StitchBuddy HD by Matthias Arndt (iPad)
Released: May 11, 2012
Version: 2.13.0
Size: 3 MB
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StitchBuddy HD

Matthias Arndt
Are you into machine embroidery? With StitchBuddy HD you can view, edit, combine, convert, and even print stitch designs on the go.


• Rotate, flip, move, resize, or delete selected parts or the entire design.
• Resize selected parts or the entire design (without adjusting the stitch count)
• Copy and paste to duplicate parts, or to combine different designs.
• Center a design in its hoop.
• Add basting stitches to fix the underlay.
• Change individual thread colors, or replace the entire palette.
• Select from several different manufacturer thread charts.
• Reorder threads and delete color changes.
• Display options incl. zooming, 3D stitch display, or stitch structure.
• Navigate in a gallery with folders and design previews.
• Print detail sheet (via AirPrint, see below*).
• Mail detail sheets or real-size templates (PDF).
• Share images of designs via Facebook and Twitter.
• Multiple levels of Undo while editing.
• Convert designs between different embroidery formats.
• Synchronization between different devices or with StitchBuddy View via iCloud
• Import via iCloud, iTunes File Sharing, or open from other applications like Safari or Mail.
• Export via iCloud, iTunes File Sharing or by email (design file).
• Open designs in other applications.

Supported import formats:

• Janome JEF, JEF+, JPX, SEW
• Brother PES, PEC
• Melco EXP
• Tajima DST
• Pfaff VP3, KSM, PCS, PCQ, PCD

Supported export formats:

• Janome JEF
• Brother PES v1.0, PEC
• Melco EXP
• Tajima DST
• Pfaff PCS

If you are still not convinced, "StitchBuddy View" offers the opportunity to evaluate StitchBuddy on iPad for free.

NOTE: StitchBuddy HD can *not* transfer designs directly to your embroidery machine! You need to send the design to your computer first, either by iTunes File Sharing or by email, and transfer it in the usual way.

*) Printing on laser printers is reported to be slow (due to the transferred data volume).

What's new in version 2.13.0
• iCloud support
• Dropbox synchronization discontinued
• Thumbnail creation improved
• Swipe action to share / delete designs
• Hoops added for PES v1.0 (only for alignment)
• PES v1.0 supports 30,000 / 50,000 stitches (hoop M / L)
• Import of PES v10.0 files
• Fixed PES / PEC export with Umlaute in file names
• Janome hoop RE18 support

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Our verdict: Good
  • + StitchBuddy HD is a highly rated app (4-star).
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