Good chart maker. It really needs the functionality to create your own symbols and incorporateadditional existing ones. For example I trasfered an existing chart I am currenrly using from a knitting magazine. The chart requires in some rows to make one stitch (M) and other rows make one purlwise (MP), all while working with circular needles. The is only an M and could not add a P or the dot in the same box to reflect what's needed. So it's good for straight simple charts but you cannot make any changes to existing symbols.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good interface, not enough symbols I mistakenly assumed that the full version of this app would include a larger symbol library. It's pretty much useless to me as is. Would definitely be worth the money if it included a comprehensive symbol library.
Update to purchase functionality for V3 of Google API