Animated Knots by Grog

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About this app

Learn to tie knots (195+ knots) the fun and easy way from the creators of the web's #1 knot tying site. Animated Knots by Grog is simply the best, most comprehensive teaching & reference app for climbers, boaters, sailors, fishermen, scouts, arborists, search & rescue, surgeons and medical students, paracord enthusiasts & hobbyists.

Over 195 Animated Knots tied step-by-step using rope, paracord or other material are organized by ACTIVITY CATEGORY & TYPE:

ACTIVITY CATEGORY - Arborist Knots (28), Boating & Sailing Knots (32), Climbing Knots (22), Fishing Knots (31), Decorative Knots (24), Household knots (24), Decorative knots (24), Horse & Farm knots (21), Scouting knots (31), Search and Rescue knots (22), Neckties (5) knots & Surgical ligatures (11).

TYPE - Basic knots (8), Bends (14), End loops (22), Hitches (35), Mats (4), Mid loops (11), Quick Release (10), Slide & Grip (13), Splices (15) & Stopper knots (10).

Watch knots tie themselves in simple step-by-step image animations, or click frame-by-frame (at your own speed) as you learn to tie each knot - using the NORMAL or MIRROR orientation (great for left-handers). When viewing a knot, simply tap INFO (top right) to get detailed descriptions about each knot's correct use, advantages & disadvantages, safety considerations, similar knots, alternatives, and other information.

SEARCH for knots, view the complete knot list & save your FAVORITES for quick access.

"Better to know a knot and not need it, than need a knot and not know it."

Google Play Reviews:

"This app has been extremely helpful, and has made me the knot expert in our camping group. Very well done." — Grant Chandler

"All around exactly what I was looking for and worth every penny." — Shannon Harder
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May 20, 2020

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1.29K reviews
June 12, 2021
Great app, would rate 5 stars but for two things. 1: Novices like me would really benefit from the ability to have the animation play at a slower speed. Maybe 50% would suffice. It's not easy to manually flip through the steps while learning a new knot. 2: $5 seems a bit steep, but overall it is a very useful app to learn knots. Highly recommend.
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A Google user
November 6, 2019
Having offline access to Grog's Knots is a great time saver. Stumbled across the website after being tied of making it up as I went. The app has saved a few camping and fishing moments in a pinch. I always hesitate to purchase apps as they usually end up sitting idle but not this one. I didn't think the app had the description which was upsetting but its in the details from the menu button at the top right.
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November 16, 2022
[Update 16 Nov 2022] Still a great app. Always come back to reinstall. [Original Review 2 Feb 2014] I learned my three favorite knots from this app. Alpine butterfly, bowline loop, and the Zeppelin Bend are amongst the various knots I've tied, having learned them from this app. I continue to fall back on this whenever I get interested in discovering a new knot!
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What's new

Fixed bug: instructional text under animation has been restored.