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Animated Knots by Grog app for iPhone and iPad

4.6 ( 496 ratings )
Sports Reference
Developer: Grog LLC
4.99 USD
Current version: 7.0.1, last update: 7 months ago
First release : 24 Jun 2010
App size: 49.3 Mb

Named best knot-tying app by Outside Magazine! Learn to tie knots the fun and easy way from the creators of the webs #1 knot site. Animated Knots by Grog is simply the best, most comprehensive teaching and reference tool for boaters, climbers, fishermen, scouts and hobbyists. Watch knots tie themselves in simple step-by-step photo animations, or go frame-by-frame as you learn each knot. Tap the info button to get detailed descriptions about each knots correct use, advantages and disadvantages, and other information.

["Insanely Great!" - Cult of Mac]

INCLUDED KNOTS: (Knots go by a variety of names with the most common shown here. App includes a complete, searchable list.): Albright, Alpine Butterfly Bend, Alpine Butterfly Loop, Double Alpine Butterfly, Anchor Hitch, Arbor, Ashley Bend, Ashley Stopper, Australian Braid, Back Splice, Barrel Hitch, Bimini Twist, Blakes Hitch, Blood, Boom Hitch, Bowline, Bowline on a Bight, One-Handed Bowline, Running Bowline, Water Bowline, Braid Single Rope, Braid Three Strands, Locked Brummel Splice, Brummel Demo, McDonald Brummel Eye Splice, Buntline Hitch, Butchers, Carrick Bend, Carrick Bend Mat, Celtic Mat, Chain Sinnet, Chain Splice, Care & Cleaning, Cleat Hitch-Deck, Cleat Hitch-Halyard, Clove Hitch-Loops, Clove Hitch-End, Clove Hitch-Half Hitches, Cobra Lanyard, Coil Attached Rope, Coil Unattached Rope, Common Whipping, Constrictor, Constrictor-Surgical, Cow Hitch-End, Cow Hitch-Loops, Crown, Crown Sinnet, Davy, Double Davy, Diamond Lanyard, Distel Hitch, Double Fishermans, Double Overhand, Drapery Tie Back, Dropper Loop, Duncan (Uni) Knot, Farrimond Friction Hitch, Figure 8, Egg Loop, Directional Figure 8 Loop, Figure 8 Flake, Figure 8 Follow Through, Figure 8 Bend, Double Figure 8 Loop, Figure 9 Loop, Flat Overhand Bend, Flemish Flake-Spiral, Four Strand Square Sinnet, French Sinnet, Girth (Strap) Hitch, Gnat Hitch, Half Hitch, Half Knot, Halyard Hitch, Handcuff Knot, Hasty Webbing Harness, Heaving Line, Highwaymans Hitch, Hunters Bend, Icicle Hitch, Icicle Hitch-End, Improved Clinch, Klemheist, Lashing-Diagonal, Lashing-Round, Lashing-Shear, Lashing-Square, Lashing-Tripod, Ligature (Instrument), One Handed Ligature, Two Handed Ligature, Lightermans Hitch, Long Bury Splice, Masthead Mat, Double Matthew Walker, Midshipmans, Monkeys Fist, Mooring Hitch, Munter Hitch, Super Munter Hitch, Nail Knot, Non-Slip Mono, Noose, Ocean Plait Mat, Orvis, Overhand, Packers, Palomar, Tying a Package, Perfection Loop, Pile Hitch, Poachers, Prusik, Purcell Prusik System, Radium Release Hitch, Rapala, Rat-Tail Stopper, Square (Reef), Rolling Hitch, Rope Ladder, Round Turn & Hitches, Sailmakers Whipping, San Diego Jam, Sheepshank, Sheet Bend, Shoelace Bow, ShoeLace Fieggen, Siberian, Grogs Sliding Splice, Slim Beauty, Slip, Snell, Spanish Bowline, Eye Splice, Short Splice, Stevedore, Stopper Loop, Strangle Knot, Stronger Soft Shackle, Surgeons, Surgeons Loop, Surgical Tie, Two Handed Surgical Tie, Surgical Slip Tie, Childs Swing, Tensionless Hitch, Necktie (Bow Tie), Necktie (Four-in-Hand), Necktie (Half Windsor), Necktie (Pratt/Shelby), Necktie (Windsor), Theodore, Thief, Timber Hitch, Trilene, Truckers Hitch, Tumble Hitch, Turks Head, Underwriters, Wall Knot, Wall & Crown, Water Knot, West Country Whipping, Zeppelin Bend


5 stars - The Coolest Ever!
Easy to understand and use, very informative with clear instructions on how to makes hundreds of knots step by step, divided by categories for easy navigation, truly inspiring and beautiful knots. Enjoyable to just watch, practical and relevant to learn. This is the second App enticing enough for me to actually buy.

5 stars - New to knots
This is my first review. I would pay twice the amount for this app. I would give it ten stars if I could. It can be done step by step unlike others Ive seem that you have replay a dozen times to get the same results. Thank you for you time and effort.

Pros and cons of Animated Knots by Grog app for iPhone and iPad

Animated Knots by Grog app good for

This app is really cool and easy to use. It gives you a picture by picture, step by step directions on how do it. At first the pictures come quickly so that you can watch the knot evolve. Then you can go at your own pace, frame by frame with the written directions under the picture. There are different categories with many knots in each. Its amazing what you can do with a piece of rope. Great for kids on the way to the lake and gives them something to do when you get there. Well worth the price of admission. The creators of this app really did their homework.
Would have given the app a five but 2 things are wrong. 1. I found that the tying of the not was too quick to watch and should have moved slower. 2nd, there is no description as to what the knot is used for or why, and this would have been nice information to know. Especially when trying to choose a knot. Otherwise a very nice application
Ability to visually follow clear, distraction-free, and sequenced photos of the knots being tied as well as synchronized textual descriptions is a real help. I like the fact you can replay the photo sequences at your own pace. This app also provides very useful background information each knot, including how/why it is used, advantages/disadvantages. Extensive list of knots that may be categorized by use, makes finding suitable knot a breeze. $5 may sound a little steep, but I think that this app is worth it. Ive got a few knot-tying instructional books on my shelves now that are simply gathering dust!
Excellent app. Would have been 5 stars if there had been more knots tho. Covers all the basics very well.
I cant believe anyone would complain about paying $5 for all the work that went into this great app. Not only does it teach you in an incredibly clear way how to tie tons of useful knots, but also outlines their uses and pitfalls. This app and a piece of rope is a great evenings entertainment. Worth every penny and more!
Got the knot I needed initially through their website and it is very well explained. I decided it is worth to have them all on me at all times. It would be nice if knot description and usage got added on an future update

Some bad moments

For the price its not worth it. It definitely tells you how to tie the knots but doesnt give any background to the knots or what they are used for. If it was updated with this info it would be excellent.
That says it all - loser app compared to all others that dont slyly "rope" you in to pay more :(((
osx 10.9.5 iTunes 12 0 12 6 can’t animate this app..Just screen shots. It is downloaded. Did i miss something? Otherwise it is not very useful.