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Dec 28, 2011 08:42:17   #
Pat B
 
A great app for your ipad is KnitCompanion. You can store all your patterns on it. If they aren't jpg's, there is a place to go to change them. It lets you add charts, and highlights rows and anything else you can think of. It costs $16, but is well worth it. Look on Ravelry and you can join a group. You can receive help and they answers all your questions. It's awesome!
 
Dec 28, 2011 08:45:15   #
Sailgurl
 
I use knit counter lite. It's a free app. I also use Lion Brand app which was free and has tons of free patterns.
Dec 28, 2011 09:31:46   #
Grannybean
 
I have just loaded 5 free apps onto my iPad this morning. Thanks for the ideas Ladies. I'm so excited to be able to carry so much info with me in such a small space. Thanks again, Irene
Dec 28, 2011 10:55:20   #
MzBarnz (a regular here)
 
I have a couple on my ipad that I haven't had a chance to play around with yet, but they are KnitEvenly, KnitMinder and Knit Counter. They are the "lite" version, meaning they're free but the full version is for pay. If you find anything else new and exciting, let us know!
Clarebear wrote:
Someione mentioned somewhere about having a knitting app on their iphone where they can keep track of rows etc. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thank you
Dec 28, 2011 12:16:22   #
laylajeanne
 
I have an Android smartphone and use one called "County (Plus Version)." I found it on Amazon for $1.63. It's a basic counter, but you can enter multiple projects.
Dec 28, 2011 13:01:08   #
NanGreen
 
cordlessdog.com has a free knit counter and a conversion app that is 99 cents. The Conversopm app claims to have a needle gauge that you can use to measure your needles also.
 
Dec 28, 2011 16:59:20   #
MamaBonz 55
 
Clarebear wrote:
Someione mentioned somewhere about having a knitting app on their iphone where they can keep track of rows etc. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thank you


The Vogue knitting app for iPhone is terrific. Well worth the $3.99 price. You can store details of every project - WIM, WIP and Finished as well as all your yarns, needles, hooks, books and patterns + space to make notes about all the above. Also assorted other info and how-to. There's no need to file those pesky label bands or copy the yarn info onto a file card. It's right there in my phone when I go shopping, including the dye lot and where I bought the yarn, book, needles etc.

There are so many apps for knitting as well as crochet, embroidery and other needlework - go to the app store and type in knit for lots of choices. Many have a free demo.

You can even use your phone's camera to take a picture of your yarn or project and insert it in the index/description. It sorts your yarn stash according to weight or name but not according to fiber although there is a place to note all that, including the exact % of various fibers for blends. The work-around for that problem is to insert the initial of the fiber at the beginning of the yarn name: Ww for washable wool, B for blend etc. It will then sort for fiber within the other categories. Maybe they'll do an upgrade someday so we won't have to play that game.

I'm not sure if there's a stitch/row counter but others here have mentioned some good ones. I don't do well with them; a good ole pencil and paper seem to work better for me.
Dec 28, 2011 19:12:00   #
kathy320
 
I've got knitCompanion on mt iPad. I don't know if it will run on an iPhone, but I absolutely love it.
Dec 28, 2011 19:28:11   #
Sarah KW
 
Now I want an iPad just for all the cool apps.
Dec 28, 2011 21:44:23   #
Stink
 
Amazed that you can get knitting apps for 'phones!!! Have just received a Samsung Galaxy SII but still finding my way around it (I had had my last mobile over five years and it was very basic). Would be interested if anyone has the same 'phone and can also point me in the right direction. Thanks.
Dec 29, 2011 19:24:52   #
marknitz
 
Dreamweaver wrote:
Me too! Trying to find a few knitting apps for new i-Pad.


Check out knitCompanion (http://www.knitcompanion.com). It's only for iPad for now.

There's an active group on Ravelry.com for KC and more general iPad & iPhone groups.
 
Dec 29, 2011 20:04:39   #
funthreads623
 
hey, ALL--if you even THINK that you would like an iPad, go for it! I have been wanting one for a long time, and even wished that I could play with one first...well, daughter came home and let me play with hers. So....a couple of sweet words to Santa, and guess what? I got one! ABsoLuTEly LOVE it! best thing ever...it is small,does not get hot, lightweight, and its battery lasts longer than my laptop....love it, love it! and I am having fun loading all the apps...
Dec 29, 2011 23:52:15   #
Carolyn Gay
 
Sarah KW wrote:
Now I want an iPad just for all the cool apps.


Me too!!! :D
Dec 30, 2011 00:56:06   #
msusanc
 
Under links and resources there's a discussion going on about how to convert documents and web pages into PDF documents to save in iBooks or other PDF reader apps you may have. Saves printing.
Dec 30, 2011 00:57:47   #
msusanc
 
funthreads623 wrote:
hey, ALL--if you even THINK that you would like an iPad, go for it! I have been wanting one for a long time, and even wished that I could play with one first...well, daughter came home and let me play with hers. So....a couple of sweet words to Santa, and guess what? I got one! ABsoLuTEly LOVE it! best thing ever...it is small,does not get hot, lightweight, and its battery lasts longer than my laptop....love it, love it! and I am having fun loading all the apps...


And when you get it, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it! :D
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