Those of you who live an active lifestyle should take time to learn how to tie different kinds of knots. That knowledge will come handy when you are sailing, climbing, or spending some time in the outdoors. You could always watch videos or read books to learn how to tie various knots. These 5 knot apps for iPhone & iPad can help you learn more knots faster:
Knots 3D: teaches you how to tie 87 unique knots. It is localized in various languages. You can rotate knots in 360 degrees to better study them. No internet connection is required for this to work.
Knots 3D was mentioned yesterday (Nov 10, 2013) in the technology column of the Göteborgs-Posten, the second largest newspaper in Sweden. The theme of the column is Appar till pappa or “Apps for Dads”.
KNOTS 3D (KNOPAR). Bejaka din inre scout och träna in nya knopar. Här ser du i 3D vad du gör och kan träna med ett finger på skärmen innan du plockar fram rep. Översatt till svenska. Av Nynix.
KNOTS 3D (KNOPAR). Embrace your inner scout and learn new knots. Here you can see in 3D what you are doing and can work with a finger on the screen before you pick up rope. Translated into Swedish.
Entire article can be found here.
In the Science on Scene section, page 19, it lists a number of apps helpful for Fire Fighter training including Knots 3D.
A few excerpts from the article:
It seems like just about everyone has a smartphone or tablet these days but few of us really explore the full power of these handy devices. Turns out these devices can be used for more than just Facebook and Google. A growing number of apps either have been developed for rescue services or have great useable features for us.
Knots 3D for iOS and Android is a cool, inexpensive app that shows 87 different knots in 3D animation, with more being added. Each knot and its uses are thoroughly described and alternate names shown. Just click on a name on the main list and the knot ties itself and allows you to turn it around to view from different positions. Speed it up or slow it down to stop action to help make learning a new knot a snap.
You really don’t want to be looking at an app right when you need that knot on a scene, but it’s great fun for drills and personal learning.
Read the full article here (Page 19): http://www.uvu.edu/ufra/news/Oct-Dec2013_STip_Webread.pdf
Another nice review — this time from Japan!
Knots 3D(ロープの結び方 – ノット アプリ) – アウトドア好きの方は必見！！
Knots 3D v3.2.1 for Google Play (5/21/2013)
Knots 3D v3.2.4 for Google Play (6/6/2013)
Knots 3D v3.2.4 for iOS (6/10/2013)
Knots 3D v3.2.2 for Amazon (5/30/2013)
Knots 3D v3.2.2 for Barnes and Noble (5/30/2013)
New in this release:
- Full localization/translation in a dozen languages: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
We are excited to add full localization to Knots 3D including knot names, descriptions, usage, menus and categories! We have also added Japanese, Chinese, Danish, and Portuguese support. We believe the translations to be accurate but sometimes the English knot name has no direct equivalent in the target language. If you think a translation is wrong, can be improved or if there is another common name or synonym for the knot, please let us know!
Droidologist review of three top knot tying apps including Knots 3D:
Do you have trouble tying knots? Don’t know how to do a Half Hitch or an Overhand Knot? Don’t worry, there are both free and paid Android apps that can help you tie knots. In this article, let’s take a look at the top 3 Android apps that can help you tie knots to see which one best suits your personal needs.
Knots 3D is another great knot-tying app. It’s less expensive than the previous app, but that’s not where its advantages stop. For one, Knots 3D lets you rotate the knots. You can simply spin the knot with your finger and see how it looks from any possible angle; it’s all in 3D. With Knots 3D you can learn how to tie 87 different knots…
Click here for the complete review.
Sailing Magazine includes Knots 3D as one of five recommended knot guides for mobile offline use in their “How To” blog.
There is no shortage of knot-tying applications available for handheld devices and they can be a handy guide to remind you how to tie less well-known knots. Some are geared more towards fishing or climbing, but many applications include knots that sailors will use.
Knots 3D gives excellent descriptions of knots and their usage, including some history. There are no step-by-step instructions provided, but there are some notes on knot structure that can be helpeful. Animation shows the knot being tied very quickly and then you swipe your finger to see it step by step.
Knots 3D v3.1.0 for Google Play (1/19/2013)
Knots 3D v3.1.0 for iOS (1/24/2013)
Knots 3D v3.1.0 for Amazon (1/20/2013)
New in this release:
- Spanish Knot Name Localization
On Christmas Day, Knots 3D was mentioned as one of 100 Essential Apps by The UK Telegraph newspaper.
iPad starter kit: 100 essential apps
iPad starter kit: 100 essential apps
Got a new iPad for Christmas? You’ll be needing some apps. Here are 100 to get you started.
If you are one of the many who unwrapped an iPad this Christmas then you’ll need some apps to get the most out of it. Here’s our list of 100 to get you started, split across categories from Culture to Sport and News to Food and Drink. There are apps to suit every budget and taste. One thing’s for sure: even the biggest iPad won’t be able to hold all of these.
Want to see how to tie a lanyard hitch, an alpine butterfly or a cat’s paw? They’re among the 80 knots which tie themselves before your eyes. If it’s too fast you can slow it down. You can spin the knot to see it from all sides even while it’s being tied.