Knots 3D v2.9.5, v2.9.7 Released

On October 25, 2012, in General, Product Announcements, by Administrator

Knots 3D v2.9.5 for iOS (10/19/12)

Knots 3D v2.9.7 for Google Play (10/24/12)




New in this release:

  • Minor UI changes – Consolidation of Category and Class (renamed to “Type”) into one list separated by section headers. Addition of a “Collection” section header.  Removal of Category/Class selector buttons.
  • Fixed last row not visible/selectable defect

Android Google Play Only:

  • Fixed invalid package issue due to an invalid v2.9.5 apk file being uploaded to Google Play
  • Removed permissions temporarily re-introduced into v2.9.6

Available on iTunes, and Google Play

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Knots 3D v2.8 Released

On August 6, 2012, in Knots, Product Announcements, by Administrator

Knots 3D v2.8 for Android(Google Play, Amazon, Barnes & Noble) and iOS
(Released for Google Play and BN: August 6th, 2012)
(Estimated Released for iOS and Amazon: August 16th, 2012)



New in this release:

  • Nine new knots: Diagonal Lashing, Double Coin Knot, Mooring Hitch, Round Lashing, Shear Lashing, Square Lashing, Trefoil Knot, Jury Mast Knot, Monkey’s Fist
  • Several new Categories including “Recently Added”, “Lashings”, and “Decorative”
  • New rope textures
  • Updated several knot descriptions

Android Only

  • Removed unused/unnecessary third party libraries (i.e. Openfeint)
  • Removed unnecessary permissions (i.e. FULL INTERNET ACCESS)

Available on iTunesGoogle PlayAmazon App Store (including Kindle Fire), and Barnes and Noble NOOK Store (NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet)

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Knots 3D v2.7 Released

On June 16, 2012, in Knots, Product Announcements, by Administrator

Knots 3D v2.7 for Android(Google Play, Amazon, Barnes & Noble) and iOS
(Released June 15th, 2012)




New in this release:

  • Five New Knots: Half Hitch, Munter Hitch, Rapala Knot, San Diego Jam, Yucatan Knot (Thanks for the user suggestions!)
  • Updated App Icon
  • Rate Button
  • Handle Nook Home Button event

Available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon App Store (including Kindle Fire), and Barnes and Noble NOOK Store (NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet)

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Knots 3D – Free Knot Edition Released

On June 14, 2012, in Knots, Product Announcements, by Administrator

Knots 3D free

★ Free edition of our popular 3D knot app!
★ Tie, untie and rotate knots with your finger in 3D!

Knots 3D Free Edition will give you a whole new perspective on knots! Have you ever wondered what a knot looks viewed in 3D space? Use your finger to spin each knot and see how it looks from any angle in 3D! Front, back and side views and everything in-between!

Choose from 33 knots and see how they’re tied in incredible detail. Watch the knot draw itself or use your finger to tie and untie the knot using swipe gestures. Can your old school knot app do that?!

Product Features and Functions
– Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (Universal App) and most Android devices
– Learn to tie 33 common knots
– Browse knots by category or classification
– Watch knots tie themselves and pause the animation at any time
– Rotate knots in 3D space a full 360 degrees to view them from any angle
– Interact with the knot on screen via mult-touch gestures such as swipe to tie/untie.

Each 3D knot has detailed reference information including tying pointers, strength and reliability, structural info, and Ashley reference numbers (ABoK) and occasionally the history behind the knot.

Knots are organized into category and class.
Categories: Boating(12), Climbing(9), Fishing(6), Scouting(8), Misc(3)
Classes: Bends(7), Binding(3), Hitches(13), Loops(4), Multi-Loop(2), Special(1), Stopper(4)

Albright Special, Anchor Hitch, Blood Knot, Bowline, Bowline on a Bight, Carrick Bend, Cleat Hitch, Clinch Knot (Improved), Clove Hitch, Double Overhand Knot, Figure 8 Follow Through, Figure 8 Knot, Figure 8 Bend, Granny Knot, Handcuff Knot, Lanyard Hitch, Overhand Knot, Palomar Knot, Perfection Loop, Prusik Hitch, Round Turn & Two Half Hitches, Running Bowline, Sheepshank, Sheet Bend, Square Knot (Reef Knot), Stevedore’s Knot, Surgeon’s Knot, Taut Line Hitch, Timber Hitch, Two Half Hitches, Uni Knot, Water Knot, Zeppelin Bend

If you like the app and want more, upgrade to the full version which has over twice as many knots and more functionality such as drawing speed control, zoom, and favorites!

– The Knots 3D team


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Knot Quiz Available in App Store

On April 28, 2011, in General, Knots, Product Announcements, by Administrator

BowlineOur free app, Knot Quiz, is now available on the app store!

Knot Quiz is a fun iOS application designed to test your knowledge of ropecraft! So you think you know your bights from your bends, your loops from your hitches? Give the free app a try and see how well you know 12 basic knots. When you are ready, purchase add-on packs that add more advanced knots to the fray!

The knots are tied “loosely” in each image so you can see better how to tie them. A helpful hint button lets you know what the knot is used for and what other names it may be known by.

Knots include:

  • Overhand Knot
  • Stevedore’s Knot
  • Figure 8
  • Surgeon’s Knot
  • Fisherman’s Knot
  • Granny Knot
  • Bow Knot
  • Lariat Loop
  • Larks Head Hitch
  • Cats Paw
  • Running Knot
  • Thief Knot


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