knitCompanion

knitCompanion

By Create2Thrive LLP

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2011-07-15
  • Current Version: 3.8.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 158.73 MB
  • Developer: Create2Thrive LLP
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 492 Ratings

Description

knitCompanion helps you knit faster, make fewer mistakes, and tackle more techniques. With knitCompanion you focus on your knitting instead of spending time tracking rows, stitches, counters, and “at the same time" instructions. ***** Endorsed by knitty.com and The Knitter ***** ***** A Can't Live Without App -- USA Today ***** Features: * KEYS always in front of you * LINK CHARTS so you have one row marker for the whole row. Plus lots of tools to manage wide charts and keep your place. * MAGIC MARKERS to find like stitches and then color, highlight, and count them. * REMINDERS for "at the same time" instructions so you never miss a step. * INVERTED MARKERS are easy on the eye and make color-coded/colorwork charts a breeze. * APPEND clues for Mystery KALs. * NOTES, HIGHLIGHTS, COUNTERS, KNIT TIMER, RULER and much more. * Also helps cross stitch, beading, weaving, crochet and more. With free knitCompanion you can QuickStart as many patterns from your library as you'd like and use hundreds of kCDesigns. In-app purchase options provide access to knitCompanion's patented* tools for keeping track. Visit us at knitCompanion.com to learn more about knitCompanion. We also have a very active Ravelry group (knitCompanion). *Patents 8,506,303 & 8,529,263

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Reviews

  • Buy all the add ons or dont bother

    2
    By Tylermerckx
    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.
  • Great app aside from minor complaints

    5
    By tabi1015
    I have to say that I absolutely love this app. I was a bit hesitant after reading some reviews, but I’m glad I gave it a chance. It does have a bit of learning curve to it, but that’s understandable considering all that it can do. And boy can it do a lot! My minor complaint are things that would make it perfect in my opinion. I’d love to be able to use apostrophes when naming my projects! I sometimes make multiples of one project for different people, so it’d be great to be able to label them as “Avery’s mittens” and “Zoey’s mittens” etc.
  • Not bad, some issues

    3
    By z245387
    This app allows you to store patterns, insert notes, and sync with Ravelry. I like having all my patterns in one place to quickly scan through before deciding on a project. I find that I don’t use the app though because of what I DON’T like. When it first came out years ago, you used to be able to upload PDFs directly from your computer, but now you have to have a Dropbox or iCloud account — which I don’t use because neither offer adequate privacy or encryption for files. There are sample patterns included with the app — that you cannot rename or delete. So if you don’t want them, too bad, you are stuck with them mixed in with your own patterns. You can’t even give them a name (like z-pattern) to put them at the end of the alphabetical list where you don’t have to see them. Tech support says this is because some people complained when they accidentally deleted them. Seems like a lame reason to make everyone else have patterns in their library they don’t even want. You also cannot rename your own patterns to include any type of non-alphabetical character (like a comma, as in “Scarf, Reticular” if you like to organize patterns by type). Finally, you can’t read an entire pattern as a PDF, you can only see the first page. You have to turn it into a project in order to actually view all the content. The app has a lot going for it, but room to improve before its truly customizable
  • Mixed feelings

    3
    By Abt1950
    I find this app very useful but it's got a stiff learning curve. The guide that comes with it doesn't make it easy to find answers. I bought the app a few years ago and thought I was getting the full version. A few months ago, I changed devices and downloaded it again. Turns out that there are now annual subscription fees to get the fancier bells and whistles. Personally, I would rather pay a slightly higher initial price and not have to deal with annual subscriptions.. I hate this model of business.
  • Love this app

    5
    By knitqueen
    I do love this app the only thing I wish it did was to take all your. Patterns with highlights, progress and notes and have across all my apple iOS gadgets. i.e my iPhone, iPad etc. other than that. I truly love it.😁😍👍🏻😉
  • No more crumpled paper patterns!

    5
    By Lyssaszoo
    I’ve uploaded at least half a dozen PDFs into KC - from Ravelry, Dropbox, etc - and had great results every time. The app is easy to use, intuitive, and best of all it keeps track of multiple projects at once! If you’re like me, you have multiple WIPs on the needles. With KC, there’s no more scrambling to remember which stitch counter I used for which project (was I on row 36 or 15?), or find the hard copy of a pattern that fell to the bottom of a bag I haven’t used in weeks and got crumpled beyond recognition. You can label your counters - even change the background color to help you keep track of sections. If you like MKALs (mystery knit-a-longs where clues are time-released), KC makes it easy to add pages to your project as you go, so you keep your momentum. I cannot recommend this highly enough. Try the free version (which is great for basics), but you’ll soon want to upgrade when you realize how handy it is!
  • Brilliant

    5
    By juliesla
    I haven't used the advanced features yet BUT just the Basic functionality is so cool! You can click on PDFs, link to Ravelry and load any project you have in your library - it just pops right up on QuickStart. You can follow Lace charts incredibly easily. That's just the free version. I don't know all the other things you can do but just this is pretty amazing
  • Don't waste your money.

    1
    By Rreames48
    Although the app is great to use after you jump thorough all the hoops to set up a project, there is one major drawback. If you use both iOS and Android devices you have to have 2 subscriptions and the accounts don't sync! So you can't take a project and work on it in the car or on the plane on your iPhone and then later pick it up synced on your Android tablet. This subscription is $13.00 and the Google subscription is $10 and they don't mention this flaw anywhere on their store pages or on their website. I've wasted time and money on an app that doesn't work for me! (And the Google app has better features.
  • Could use some improvement

    4
    By 1•••
    I use this app everyday. Works like a charm. It worth paying for the yearly subscription. The only down fall is that it doesn't integrate between devices. That's why I'm only giving it 4 stars.
  • Bad app

    1
    By ???cats???
    So I have never knitted before. The app makes it very hard for just a learner

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