Animated Knots by Grog 4+

Learn to tie over 195+ knots‪!‬

Grog LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • $4.99

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"Insanely Great!" - Cult of Mac. Named Best Knot-Tying App by Outside Magazine! Over 195+ Knots with Step-by-Step Animation! No WiFi or Internet connection required.

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.

Excerpts from previous version reviews:

"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..."

"I would pay twice the amount for this app. I would give it ten stars if I could."

What’s New

Version 9.0

- New Category (Horse & Farm).
- New/Updated knots
- Supports Dark Mode for a great viewing experience especially in low-light environments.
- A few minor updates & bug fixes.
- In the MORE menu, app users can now write and submit a REVIEW without leaving the app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 Ratings

dsmithy ,

Delightful reference

It’s surprising, even if you’re retired, how many times you are asked to lift heavy things, tie stuff down, control the beast, whatever. I am a theater guy who has done some sailing and I thought I knew a lot about rope. What a fool I was. I’ve used this app for a couple of years now and it never fails to amaze me how someone in the dim and foggy past had a rope and a problem and solved it simply and elegantly. Some of the knots are so elegant that it’s apparent that many people contributed. Crowd sourcing from the age of sail! Who knew? Apparently these guys knew, gathered a splendid collection and threw it into an app. Those of you who actually do stuff and aren’t just looking for fun (that works too) will appreciate the sorting by useful category, the ability to step through the animation, the use of favorites for those knots you haven’t quite learned yet or only use occasionally. Power users will know the joy of deleting a knot from the favorites list because they’ve used it so much they’ve learned it. I HATE single use apps that clutter up my phone, but this one easily makes the cut. If you’re someone out there actually doing things, camping, sailing, helping friends get it done, and only go to your screen for reference, get this app. Oh, and buy some rope…

Weaselberries ,

Incredibly helpful

This app is perfect to have at your fingertips when you’re doing any kind of manual work or play. I’ve learned a ton of knots with this app and it’s easy to pause or step through the animation to fully understand a knot, or to flip to a mirror image of a knot if your instinct is to go left rather than right. The categories are helpful, the info about each knot is indispensable, and it’s easy to add knots to your favorites section for quick reference. I got this so long ago I can’t remember if I paid for it, but if I did, it was worth every penny.

As a bonus: tying my halter top bathing suits with alpine butterflies and sewing the ends down to the back has saved me hundreds of neckaches!

JayCrash ,

The Best Knot App Period!!!

I’ve had this app for a number of years. This app deserves to be reviewed.

I have been boating for over 20 years. The increase in skill, knowledge, and massive improvement in my knot tying cannot be understated. Now I know the boat is more secure and allows me to utilize the correct knot for the application.

I also camp quite a bit and fish offshore. Again, the amount of help this app has lent me is practically invaluable.

You will learn from easy to follow graphics as you practice knots in real time via slides. Additionally, the back ground information regarding a specific knot is absolutely amazing. You will know the pros and cons of various knots. i.e. various knot capabilities regarding speed, strength, water securing abilities, etc. You will even learn a little history on the knot if you want to nerd out.

This app has always worked great for me. I hope the developers continue to keep this up to date and working as great as it has for me the last few years.

Thanks Grog Knots!

App Privacy

The developer, Grog LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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