Written by Ursa Software, (creator of MacStitch for the Mac), it is a utility designed to let you work on charts you or others have created from your iPad or iPhone (big screen recommended)
You can work without the usual array of sheets of paper and highlighting pens.
In use, you copy your charts into the iPad or iPhone using iTunes , and then when you enter Cross Stitch Markup, you can choose from those available and start stitching.

It is primarily intended to be used in conjunction with MacStitch and WinStitch, but can also read some patterns created by PCStitch (versions 4 to 7)
It is a portable alternative to printing out sheets of paper or working from PDF files.
(For your PDF charts you should use a PDF viewer application)
No ads, no in-app purchases.

What this free app will do:
Open charts (supports .CHART, .CHT, .MOTIF and some .PAT formats),
Display on screen in color/symbols/ or both
Zoom in and out, pan,
Add/remove markup so that you can see what you have done and what remains to be stitched.

(And what it won't ... :>
This is not an app to design new charts from scratch, or convert photos into charts.
It is not designed to open PDF files.)

What's New

Version 1.22

NEW: Now for iPhone too!
FIX: Some people reported unable to access 'Shared Files' option via iTunes
Icons changed.

Ratings and Reviews

Can’t use it


Seems cool but I am unable to use. When I buy pattern they always come as a pdf. This does not open pdf’s, only macstitch files.

Developer Response

Thanks for the note.
You are correct- this app is not a PDF editor. (We can recommend GoodReader for PDF charts. )

This is a brand new way to markup charts, and over time we are hopeful that designers will offer begin to charts in other formats than PDF, since it is a simple 'save as' to create these files.
MacStitch and WinStitch owners can use Cross Stitch Markup as a free add-on, and some PCStitch charts can be used here too.


Jeff Tullin
14.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Ursa Software 2018


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