JKnit HD Pro - Knitting Project Master for iPad
By JAKRO SOFT LLC
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JKnit HD Pro for iPad will help you transform any knitting pattern into easy to follow, row-by-row instructions and will reward you with the benefit of comfortable, uninterrupted knitting. With JKnit HD Pro, you can setup your patterns directly on your iPad or do it on any computer using the JKnit Web Portal and then import them in wirelessly. This powerful app also has a built-in PDF viewer specifically designed with knitters in mind. You can also easily access your patterns on KnitPoint.com in both PDF and JKnit formats and download them into the app. Unparalleled professional-grade features and versatility make this one-of-a-kind app a must-have for every knitter.
JKnit lets you enjoy uninterrupted knitting with detailed row-by-row reminders.
Just advance the counter as you complete each row, and JKnit HD Pro will direct you what to do next. If you need to tweak your pattern or frog a few rows back, the app will track and adjust accordingly. And whenever you come back to a project after a while, JKnit HD Pro will help you pick up exactly where you left off.
Keep track of your project materials, add photos and maintain project logs.
You can easily capture and keep track of all of the essential project information in JKnit. Input your project yarn and needles, type or paste in you project directions and notes. Set your project start date, and the knit timer will automatically record the time you spend working on a project. It is also simple to add project photos by either taking them with the built-in camera (iPad 2 only) or importing them from the photo library.
All of your projects always at your fingertips.
JKnit HD Pro has a built-in database that will store all of your projects. There is no limit, as long as there is enough memory. So, wherever you go, you will have all of your projects with you - just bring along your iPad!
Built-in PDF viewer designed with knitters in mind.
It is easy to follow charts with this PDF viewer. You can rotate pages with landscape-oriented charts and add custom row highlight bars on every page of the pattern. Just double tap anywhere above the bar to shift it up or below to shift it down. Import your PDFs into the app from your computer, e-mail attachments, websites or download them directly from your pattern library on KnitPoint.com.
JKnit Web Portal makes project setup and transfer fast and easy.
JKnit Web Portal lets you setup projects in JKnit format on any computer and transfer them over to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with just a push of a button. The portal is a powerful web based application that perfectly complements JKnit HD Pro and makes it much more than just a mobile app. Get JKnit HD Pro and create your Free Basic account on the portal today! (Premium accounts are also available)
JKnit HD Pro comes with a preloaded sample project to help you familiarize with the app and its features. Please visit our website (http://www.jakrosoft.com/jknit.html) for additional information about the app and its other versions. Also, you can go to http://www.jakrosoft.com/jknit-help-center.html to access the User Guide, watch the Video Introductory Overview, Tutorials, and more.
You can also get JKnit Pro - the iPhone/iPod touch version of this app! To learn more, just search the App Store for JKnit Pro or visit http://www.jakrosoft.com/jknit.html.
Experiencing problems, have questions or need help? Have a recommendation or feature request for future releases? Please join the JKnit App Users Group on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/jknit-app-users-group) to connect with other users, share your experience and get help. You can also email us at
What's New in Version 2.1
- PDF "Perfect Zoom" feature: adjust the zoom level and position of you PDF page or chart to fit exactly as you want in the viewer's window and JKnit will remember your settings next time you return to it
- full graphics support of the new iPad's Retina display
- fix for the problem with the occasional error occurring during PDF import
- various bug fixes and minor improvements
Solid app but VERY VERY challenging to learn
Now that I have become comfortable with the app, I love working with it for all my knitting. I can stop and start a project, take a long break in between, and never have to worry about trying to figure out where I left off exactly. I like that I can link a pdf file to my project.
Setting up patterns is definitely a pain and very time consuming. For me, I use primarily Rowan books and it is nice to load a pattern in to this app and not have to carry their large books around with me. However, it takes time and patience to load a pattern correctly (since you are having to type the whole pattern in by hand. There is a lot of terminology in the app that is unique to the app and not a part of normal knitting lingo (example: Events, pieces, blocks). There is a very steep learning curve to really get the full value out of this app. Unfortunately, though there a some tutorials available and (I believe) assistance on Ravelry you are mostly left to trial and error to learn all the ins and outs of the app and the web portal.
Over all, while I am in love with this app it is definitely NOT for the casual knitter. If knitting is just a light hobby, I would get the Lite version of this app or opt for a different app all together.
Great potential but difficult to learn
This app has potential to be great for knitting, but it's just too difficult for me to figure out. I have gone through the tutorials and read through the topics on Ravelry, but its just too difficult for me to figure out how to accurately enter even my simple patterns into this program. Even patterns that I think I might have entered correctly, I don't trust to knit from this app for fear that ill have entered it incorrectly and thus ruin my project. I also think that for $10, you should not have to pay another $10 to get the iPhone version. The versions do not sync automatically, either. (Syncing involves uploading individual projects to the "web portal" [you can store 8 projects for free], and then manually downloading to your other device.) So whichever version you buy, plan on using that device for your knitting projects all the time. Also, if you wish to copy certain sections from a pattern to place in another pattern, plan on paying a fee each year so you can upgrade to get this "copy and paste function."
Great potential, but not a good value in my estimation. Maybe some day ill figure the app out and I can give it a better review. For now, I use it to store PDFs and highlight which row I'm on.
Best app ever. Does iPad sync!
Let me start by saying this app is the most needed app any knitter should have. It is hard to understand at first but join the ravelry group, read the forums and if you have any question about how to do anything, the developer is on ravelry and answers everyone quickly. As time goes on, using it gets easier once you start figuring stuff out. And once a pattern is in, you have it to use over and over. It really is incredible.
For everyone that talked about syncing between the iPad and phone. You can. It might be a feature only available to the people that paid the 15$ per year fee which I'm not sure about but it's well worth the fee. It doesn't cloud sync automatically but what you do is export the pattern on one device and then import it on the other. You just have to remember to export and import but you will have it at exactly where you left off on the other device. If you knit, you need this app! Worth every penny and I hope it's available for the rest of my life :)