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The Knots Guide application is a SIMPLE quick reference collection of different knots. Currently the application contains 92 knots divided into 10 categories.

- 92 knots
- Zoom Feature: Click knot image and a new view with zoomed knot image appears.
- Illustrations and descriptions of each knot
- 10 categories(Bend, Binding, Climbing, Decorative, Fishing, Hitch, Looping, Running, Stopper and Whipping)

Some included knots
Albright knot
Anglers loop
Ashley's bend
Ashley's Stopper knot
Beer knot
Bimini Twist knot
Blood knot
Boa knot
Bottle Sling
Bumper knot
Carrick bend
Diamond knot
Double Overhand knot
Double Fisherman's knot
Dropper loop
Fisherman's knot
Euro Death knot
Figure-eigth knot
Flemish bend
Hangman's knot
Monkeys fist
Nail knot
Overhand knot
Packer's knot
Running Bowline
Stranglers knot
Stevedore knot
Surgeon's knot
Thief knot
True Lover's knot
Water knot
Zeppelin bend
Zeppelin loop

How To
The first view of the application contains a list with all the knot categories. By clicking a category a new view with the listed knots for the respective category are shown. By further clicking on a knot a more detailed view with illustrations and text is shown.

Note1: Ad Supported!

Note2: A knot is a method for fastening or securing linear material such as rope by tying or interweaving. Due to England's strong naval tradition, the English language has a large technical vocabulary for describing knots.

What’s New

Version 2.0

- iOS7 support.
- Updated Reference Libraries.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

iisentaku ,

Useful Knots app

Bought this app years ago. Wasn't a great app; wasn't a bad app. A little inconsistent, but it still proved useful.

The 2014 update made it cleaner, and more user-friendly. Still, it could benefit by more consistent photography, and a few of the listed knots could use some edits to the text, to provide much clearer tying instructions.

Another update is also necessary, as this is supposedly the last version of the iOS that the current (2014) version of Knots Guide will run on.

Ads are OK, if they mean that a developer will continue to support an app on a regular basis, but these ads are not 'appropriate' for me in that they don't connect to fishing, sailing, or any other topics closely related to knot-tying.

This app is -- at least, for me -- a bit like carrying around a Swiss Army knife all of the time: I really don't need it very often, but when I do need and want it, I am glad to have it. Without much work, this could be turned into a 5-star app. I hope the developer will prep a new update in time for the next iOS update, and then do some basics to keep improving it.

PhelineCat ,

Not as bad as all that

Isn't broken and doesn't crash for me. Some have more illustrations than others; I suspect it's a compendium from many sources so some are more detailed than others. Some have large gaps from point d-g than I'd want but origami does that all the time and people have dealt for 1000's of years. Oh. With knots too, I guess.

GamerCane ,

I liked this app

The fact of the matter is that, without sight, a lot of the drawn/animated knot guides aren't accessible.
This app had instructions and descriptions.
I wish it was updated for the latest iOS.


Max Soderstrom
7.4 MB

Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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