Cross Stitch Markup 4+

XStitch without paper

Ursa Software

Designed for iPad

    • 3.0 • 17 Ratings
    • Free



Written by Ursa Software, (creator of MacStitch for the Mac and WinStitch for the PC ), it is a utility designed to let you work on charts you or others have created from your iPad or iPhone (big screen recommended)

You can work without the usual array of sheets of paper and highlighting pens.
In use, you copy your charts into the iPad or iPhone using iTunes , and then when you enter Cross Stitch Markup, you can choose from those available and start stitching.

It is primarily intended to be used in conjunction with MacStitch and WinStitch, but can also read some patterns created by PCStitch (versions 4 to 7)
It is a portable alternative to printing out sheets of paper or working from PDF files.
(For your PDF charts you should use a PDF viewer application)
No ads, no in-app purchases.

What this free app will do:
Open charts (supports .CHART, .CHT, .MOTIF and some .PAT formats),
Display on screen in color/symbols/ or both
Zoom in and out, pan,
Add/remove markup so that you can see what you have done and what remains to be stitched.

(And what it won't ... :>
This is not an app to design new charts from scratch, or convert photos into charts. It is not designed to open PDF files.)

What’s New

Version 1.40

Fixed bug where the last color in the palette was not selectable.
Amended manual to include instructions needed after file handling changes in Catalina and later

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

JessCamp05 ,

Can’t use it

Seems cool but I am unable to use. When I buy pattern they always come as a pdf. This does not open pdf’s, only macstitch files.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the note.
You are correct- this app is not a PDF editor. (We can recommend GoodReader for PDF charts. )

This is a brand new way to markup charts, and over time we are hopeful that designers will offer begin to charts in other formats than PDF, since it is a simple 'save as' to create these files.
MacStitch and WinStitch owners can use Cross Stitch Markup as a free add-on, and some PCStitch charts can be used here too.

chels_11 ,

Perfect for projects on the go

I absolutely love this app in conjunction with my WinStitch software. I hate carrying around PDF printouts and highlighters, so this is perfect - especially for large projects.

I do wish there was an option for half marks or something similar to mark parked threads, but maybe that can be added in a future update.

waitsyan ,

Absurd file location UX

The only way to import a file is to use iTunes? Who thought that was a good idea? So I can’t use the file explorer on my iPad. I used WinStitch by the *same developer* to create a pattern on their own proprietary software, but because my pc is a windows I can’t get that pattern to open in this app so I can actually use it. Unbelievably short sighted. Would love to be able to use this app otherwise, but inane UI design choices have made this unusable. Wow.

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