This app is the Legacy kC app. The latest kC can be found in knitCompanion NextGen.
Pop up ads?
I’ve enjoyed this program for the past couple years. Suddenly, google ads are cluttering up the lower part of my screen. What’s this all about?
I have always loved my Knit Companion. Have used the Legacy version for years and have had a subscription for much of that.
So imagine my surprise when I opened my app to my projects to find nothing there.
The only fix listed is if you have a filter.
I do not have any filters on my projects.
This is app is no longer supported by Knit Companion. Hopefully Apple doesn’t push out an OS update to break this app. If you purchased a lifetime license you can’t get the “next gen” application without paying again.
Wasn’t worth it
I bought this app in 2012 for $17.41, which is the most I have ever spent on an app. Despite all that money spent, there’s a huge rotating ad banner at the bottom, using up valuable pattern space. Most apps take away banners when you pay for their apps, not the opposite. There are continual pop ups advertising add-ons and their newest version of this app which is irritating as well. Just printing out a pattern, or taking screenshots of patterns and using the native iphoto editing app to write notes and cross out chart lines works just fine for me, and takes up a lot less memory on my iPhone and iPad than this app does. I never found this to be a very intuitive app.
The app worked fine until the most recent update failed to download, and the app will no longer open.
All the reviews that say the KnitCompanion tech support is rude and unhelpful? Believe them. Tech support is shockingly rude and unhelpful.
There is no way I will upgrade and pay for a yearly subscription to an app with rude and unhelpful tech support, no matter how useful the app might be.
KnitCompanion, you have lost a likely paying customer due to rude tech support. Fix it. I will be purchasing a different knitting app and a subscription to a pattern editing site instead.
Good but could be better
Love this app. To get the most out of it you at least should get the $4.99 version for magic markers. To fully get the functionality you have to watch the videos which is well worth it. Also it would be great if they could add a widget counter. Either linked to your currently open project or just general so that I don’t have to wake my phone to use the counter.
I must admit it took awhile to get the hang of it. I ran across a shawl pattern Paradise Apples that I really wanted to knit but it was so complicated! A person wrote she couldn’t have knit it without KC. Ok I need to learn how to use KC so I can knit this. So I did and really fell in love with KC. I now got rid of all my paper patterns and would never go back.
Love the app, but not the support
I love the app, but learning to use it is a nightmare. Instructions all over the place in different sections instead of one manual and they are not very user friendly. Finally touched base with the support team and got nothing but one line answers that came off rude and I felt I was being treated as though I was stupid and annoying for even having asked the question in the first place. I am keeping the app for now, but praying I never need help again!
No support contact
The app works great on my android but not on my iPad Pro. I can not get ravelry to stay enabled. Ever time I go to the ravelry login in page it will not accept my login. I can log onto my Raverly account from the browser on my iPad.
I can not find any contact info on knit companion. Please help.
Buy all the add ons or dont bother
I got this app hoping to help me track my spot in charts. There is no explanation (including the guides, website, the app itself) what functions are in the free version vs the different add ons. I bought the magic markers add on to try to track a pdf pattern but you need the full version to manipulate a pdf chart. You can only use magic markers in a pre-formatted chart from kC. Tech support was pretty glib and referenced their other products in the explanation (how should i know what those do?). I am a millenial, usually tech savvy and have been a self taught knitter working on complex patterns. I am too frustrated to want to shell out 10$ for the full version now. I understand a steep learning curve but the developers have made it very user un-friendly figuring out their product functions and im sure they’ve lost sales because of it. At least my business.