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Survey Results – Knitting Apps

The number of people filling out the survey was surprising and disappointing.

Suprising, in that as of right now 121 people have responded.  Disappointing, in that SurveyMonkey only allows me to see the first 100 results without paying for an upgrade…I ain’t paying.  If anyone would like the results, you can pay to have my account upgraded for one month at $24 and I’ll give you my userid and password.

Knitting Apps Survey

Just a couple of obvious flaws with the survey…
  1. I didn’t really define “app” very well, so the answers are a bit more vague than I might have wanted
  2. I didn’t take into consideration other countries’ currencies when I asked for maximum price (so I converted approximately when other currencies were entered).
  3. The list of apps that people currently use might have typos (mine or the respondents) and might not be apps at all
All that being said here are the results.
1. Do you use any knitting or fiber-related apps on your smartphone or tablet?
answered 94
skipped6
ResponseCountPercentResponse
Yes5457.40%
No4042.60%
Other6
-I have niether of these devices.
-I would if I had an app to suit my needs
-need to buy a tablet – don’t like using phone for apps
-Knit Visualizer on my laptop; Excel spreadsheets for stitch/row counts, if necessary
-inventory on my Palm.
2. Are you interested in using knitting apps (if you don’t already)?
answered 93
skipped 7
ResponseCountPercentResponse
Yes4649.50%
No1819.40%
N/A2931.20%
3. Which types of knitting apps are most useful to you?
answered 83
skipped 17
ResponseCountPercent Response
Project Tracking2934.90%
Design Assistance 4453.00%
Software Interfaces 4655.40%
Pattern Readers/Assts5161.40%
Database 2327.70%
Tutorials/Videos3339.80%
Other (please specify)8
– theoretically, since I haven’t tried any of these!
– Yarma to upload photos to Ravelry
– Love Yarma…might be considered an interface
– none/Not interested
– First I’d have to buy an iDevice (assuming that apps run on iDevices and programs on computers)
– Yarnphone (shop finder)
– Row counter
– PDF Markup Software
4. For what platform do you use/look for apps?
answered 85
skipped 15
ResponseCountPercent Response
Smartphone4856.50%
Tablet5160.00%
Computer3237.60%
Other (please specify)
– none
– Ipod
– INTEGRATED with cloud storage so all data is available on all platforms
– I need to buy a tablet but am contemplating a tablet because I want some of those apps
– hooked up with my ancient Palm
5. What is the maximum price you’d pay for an app?
answered 78
skipped 22
ResponseCountPercent Response
0 or free78.97%
US$0.9922.56%
$256.41%
$356.41%
$411.28%
$52532.05%
$622.56%
$733.85%
$101215.38%
$1211.28%
$1545.13%
$2067.69%
$2522.56%
$3511.28%
$5011.28%
$50011.28%
Other Comments: 
Depends on what the value is to me (obviously!) but I prefer my apps cheap or free – I think the most I’ve paid is about $5
Nothing. Mobile websites are better for simple information seeking (pinch and zoom).
That depends!
depends on functionality but probably 9.99
haven’t app shopped to know what is reasonable
It would depend on how much the app did. Some would be priceless
it all depends . . . .
Not sure, right now I only use free app’s
It would really depend on the app..
depending on what it would be used for.
If it really addressed my needs, whatever the market is
6. What current knitting apps do you use?
answered 68
skipped 32
APPCount
A  Generic Counter4
BeeCount1
Button Wizard1
County/County Plus3
Craftsy8
Gauge2
Gaugefy5
GoodReader5
iKnit NdlSzr3
iKnitGauge2
iSpin Toolkit2
Jknit/Light3
Knit3
KnitCompanion9
KnitCounter12
KnitEvenly6
KnitGauge1
KnitHandy9
KnitMinder1
Knitters Handbook2
Knitting HD1
Knitting Help Videos3
Knitting Shop Finder1
KnittingBag1
KnittingDaily3
Lion Brand App1
MetaPost1
None17
Personally built App2
Raglanify1
Ravelry12
Ravulous4
Ruler1
Sock Calc1
StitchCounter1
StitchMinder4
Stitchopedia2
StitchSketch1
TeX1
Touch and Go Knitting HD1
VK KnitBuddy3
Wooly4
YardToMeter1
Yarma6
Yarn Geni1
Yarnphone!1
Yarns1
Zinio1

Current Knitting

I started on a new project, again based on a photo I saw on Pinterest recently that I really liked.  It’s a scarf in two colors of Koigu KPPM, knit in garter stitch on the bias, with little picots on the side edges.
This fabric:
Made with these two colorways:
I’m really loving the resulting dark colored fabric with glints of color coming through.

Readers’ Comments/Questions

Claire (via e-mail) writes, “I recommend highly an application for passwords (and other secure

information) that works and synchronises beautifully cross-platform:
 1Password
https://agilebits.com/onepassword
There are lots of password manager apps, we’ve tried several, love this one.
Thanks Claire, I’ll have to check it out

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