A student named Joe Li told me about lichess.org. Since yesterday, I have been using the free app for iPhone. It might be my favorite app for playing online, although I've been a loyal supporter of the Internet Chess Club (chessclub.com) for about 20 years.
Features that I like: - Game analysis - Simple sharing of the notation - Training Tactics - Kid Mode. I wish there was a way to keep this on always. Parents and coaches can tell if the kid turns "kid mode" off. This feature blocks all chat (people are rude on free and paid internet chess sites).
Their features aren't anything new, but they implement them well. It's very well designed.
They have an "open source" philosophy, and they only make money by donations.
... is illegal. You aren't supposed to talk to your opponent.
Sometimes, very often in fact, a player will ask his opponent: "Do you want to stop notating?"
If you are asked this, just continue to notate.
Also, it is wrong to pressure your opponent, before the game, to skip notating.
Chess teaches you patience if you follow the rules. The rules say you have to notate until either player has less than 5 minutes. Special exceptions can be made by the tournament director for special situations.