Charts are square, and it doesn't do colorwork It works OK for sticking symbols into graph paper, but that's basically all it does. And they're only monochrome - forget using it for colorwork in more than two colors (you can use the black "no stitch" symbol for one color and the blank box for the other, but that's all you get). Another major flaw, if you want to use it to chart specific designs is that you can't change the aspect ratio of the grid. Knit stitches aren't square, they're more rectangular - that's why there's such a thing as knitting chart paper that's not just normal square graph paper. So basically, it's an app that sticks a small number of symbols into normal graph paper. I would think that the aspect ratio thing and the option for multiple colors would be the absolute bare minimum for a knitting chart tool; being able to add your own symbols and/or re-arrange the tool bar to show just the ones you need would be very close behind. This app doesn't do any of that. I'd be happy to pay more for an app that actually did the job; but this one ain't it.
UPDATED Review While I still feel it's a bad choice to make upgrade options as "In app purchase" which is NOT refundable, and therefore there is no free way to "try before you buy", I bought anyway just to really try it...and it's worth the $4. I feel it does enough for that price, so I'm giving it 5 stars now. It's easy to use while designing and test swatching stitch patterns. Some symbols are a bit odd for this American. Text output is also really good, just a bit cluttered with redundant [ ]'s. Works smoothly.
Looks like a useful app Dear App Maker, looks like a good app & I'm sure it is well worth the $3.99 price, but I'm on SSI and without actually trying a demo version of an app (meaning actually do anything-like actually creating a new knitting chart--even without ability to save said chart), then I honestly CAN NOT justify paying $3.99 for the full version of the app. Plz fix this. I'd sincerely love to buy app, but can't even actually try the simplest of features like creating a new chart unless I buy it? Seriously!?
This chart maker is great for making "rough draft" charts, but still needs work. Every time I wanted to scroll up or down to get to the higher-numbered rows, I had to save the chart, close the app, and then re-open it. The app does not allow for Portrait viewing on my tablet, so I cannot just rotate the tablet to see all rows at once. Also, the motifs I am trying to make patterns of sometimes call for purling within a cable stitch set, and there are no such symbols available in this app. There is also no way to make custom symbols, which can then be translated to whatever text is needed. That is why I am only using this app as a "rough draft" chart maker, so that I can see where the custom stitches are needed, and use a different chart generator for the final product.
What's the point? You can't save your work without buying it,it says its got a max of 40 rows but it doesn't show it(I'm sure you have to buy it for that too.) Why not just make this a paid app,so that people don't think they get any useful features for free when they in fact do not? Then people wouldn't be so disappointed.
Looks ok Have read the reviews and understand the needs expressed by users. Going to try it anyway to convert a written pattern. I don't understand comments about blank boxes for K1, as this is standard on all the charts I've ever seen. Will edit review when I have saved first chart.
Update to purchase functionality for V3 of Google API