Many people have never been taught how to tie useful knots. This skill is an important one to have. There are a few apps that will teach this to you. We compare our favorites in this AppGuide.
Knot Guide HD (100+ knots)
Knot Guide HD is the essential knot app for the iPad. This app not only looks beautiful, but also contains fantastic information. There is a seemingly endless collection of knots included. For each knot a very detailed description of what the knot is used for and in-depth images show you how to create the knot. This is our favorite knot app for the iPad.
Knot Guide (100+ knots)
Knot Guide is the essential iPhone knot app. The interface is very barebones and simple, but the content is top notch. There are now 95 knots included in this app. The images and explanations are very clear. You can even favorite ones you want to find again. Knot Guide is the best knot app for the iPhone.
Knots, Splices and Rope Work
This $0.99 app takes a classic treatise by Hyatt Verrill and turns it into an ebook type app. The content is fantastic and the app is great too. You’ll learn all you need to know about knots, splices, and rope work in this app. A great complementary app to one of the essentials.
Knots, Splices and Rope Work HD
Those with iPads can enjoy the HD version of the app by the same name. The content is the same, the interface is redesigned for the iPad and it works really well in this larger form. A great complement to the iPad essential app.
Knots Guide for iPad
Knots Guide for iPad is very similar to the essential app Knot Guide. It is created by a different developer and it shows. This app does not have the high polish that the other one has. The images in many cases are fuzzy and not clear. The positive of this app is that it is free. The information and images make this app hardly worthwhile though it is free.
Easy Knots HD
Easy Knots HD is an underwhelming app. It includes 10 tie knots and 34 rope knots. More will be coming soon, but right now the content is simply not there. The images are okay, but the ones found in the essential apps are much better. This is just an okay knot app for the iPad.