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…
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On Christmas Day, Knots 3D was mentioned as one of 100 Essential Apps by The UK Telegraph newspaper.
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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.
Knots 3D is currently featured as Amazon’s Free App of the Day (FAD/FAOTD) for July 18, 2012! If you have an Android device or a Kindle Fire, this is your chance to get a pretty cool app for free!
This is the full 70+ knot version that is normally $1.99.
Sorry for the short notice, Amazon was originally going to do this promotion tomorrow but bumped it up a day.
Knots 3D v2.5 for Android and iOS
(Released Apr 27th, 2012)
New in this release:
- New Speed Control Slider
- Three new knots: Cleat Hitch, Figure Eight Follow Through, Tensionless Hitch
- Fixed hard key Back button to behave the same as soft key Back button (Android only)
Knots 3D was mentioned as a great outdoor resource in the Springfield, Illinois newspaper The State Journal-Register
This app can help even the most helpless Scouting washout tie a proper knot in a variety of situations. Tap on the type of knot preferred, and an animation plays. The two ends of the line or rope are colored blue and red so it is easy to see how the knot is tied.
Weekend anglers and boaters need not worry about forgetting knots again.
After the iPad 3 became available late last week several users informed me of a bug on the iPad 3 making Knots 3D unusable. We worked on a fix over the weekend and have submitted it to Apple for review and approval. It typically takes Apple about a week to approve new releases and updates so hopefully the latest version of Knots 3D including the Retina Display bug fix for iPad 3 should be available around March 26. I have asked Apple to expedite the fix so it may possibly be available before that. The good news is the release also includes over a dozen new knots along with the fix including: Alpine Butterfly, Truckers Hitch, Palomar Knot, and more.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Knots 3D has been accepted by Barnes and Noble for inclusion in their NOOK app store and has also been approved for installation on the popular NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet! It is currently the only Knot reference app available for NOOK devices.
The NOOK App Store link: Knots 3D
Knots 3D has been accepted by Amazon for inclusion in their app store and has also been approved for installation on their popular Kindle Fire. Knots 3D has already received several 5 star reviews and has been ranked as high as #6 in the Reference category!
The Amazon App Store link: Knots 3D
Highland, Utah – Nynix LLC is pleased to announce the latest release of their popular reference app, Knots 3D, on the Apple iTunes store. Knots 3D makes learning knots fun and allows interaction with the knot on screen like no other app in the store today. Each of the 50 featured 3D knots can be drawn, rotated, zoomed and flipped. The beautifully rendered knots can be paused at any time during the drawing to be studied, then advanced, and then paused in a repeating fashion to learn how a knot is tied. The knots can be rotated a full 360 degrees so they can be viewed from the side, back or any angle in-between.
This app is an invaluable reference for scouts, fishermen, boaters or other outdoors enthusiasts. The 50 knots are listed by usage category and knot classification and each has descriptions of usage, strength, and helpful tying tips. 3D Knots includes:
* Albright Special
* Anchor Hitch
* Ashley’s Bend
* Blood Knot
* Bow Knot
* Bowline on a Bight
* Buntline Hitch
* Carrick Bend
* Cats Paw
* Clinch Knot (Improved)
* Clove Hitch
* Constrictor Knot
* Double Overhand
* Double Sheet Bend
* Figure 8
* Figure 8 Bend
* Figure 8 Loop
* Fisherman’s Eye
* Fisherman’s Knot
* Granny Knot
* Grief Knot
* Jug Knot (Spanish Hackamore)
* Lanyard Hitch
* Lariat Loop
* Larks Head Hitch
* Loop Knot
* Overhand Knot
* Perfection Loop
* Rolling Hitch
* Round Turn & Two Half Hitches
* Running Bowline
* Running Knot (Slip Knot)
* Square Knot (Reef Knot)
* Sheet Bend
* Stevedore’s Knot
* Surgeon’s Knot
* Surgeon’s Loop
* Taut Line Hitch
* Tiller’s Hitch
* Timber Hitch
* Thief Knot
* Trilene Knot
* Two Half Hitches
* Uni Knot
* Uni-to-Uni Knot
* Water Knot
* Zeppelin Bend
Knots 3D takes knot tying technology to the next level allowing unprecedented interaction with the computerized knot – and it all fits easily in a pocket for reference on-the-go. Compared with instructional videos or old fashioned knot tying manuals, Knots 3D views knots in a completely new way. Smooth drawing leaves no question about what happens next – the student can see exactly where the rope goes without any guessing involved and no fingers to get in the way.
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.1 or later
* 70.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Knots 3D 2.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Reference category. Review copies are available upon request. Knots 3D is also available for Android devices on the Android Market.
Located in Highland, Utah, the Nynix LLC team is an independent software company with a focus on the iOS and Android platforms. Nynix’s goal is to create fun, useful and cool utilities for mobile devices. Copyright (C) 2012 Nynix LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.