Happy Birthday, StitchBuddy!
At January 4th, 2008, I released the first version of StitchBuddy's predecessor: JEFview was a QuickLook plugin, originally written to preview designs of my wife's brand-new Janome MC350e on the Apple iBook she was using. JEFview was a free download, and because of many user requests it was followed by PESviewQL for Brother embroidery machines. I combined both plugins and created StitchBuddy, supporting more file formats and offering editing functions.
Over the years StitchBuddy has become a mature solution to work with embroidery files on Apple computers, iPhones, and iPads, and viewing designs is still provided for free. I spent hundreds of hours, designing, analyzing, and writing many thousands lines of code, and it still is a fascinating hobby to me.
But StitchBuddy would not be the same without you, giving me great feedback, encouragement, and a lot of community support … Thank you!If you are interested in some more background info about StitchBuddy's history, I recommend to browse through its news archive and version histories (macOS, iOS). And if you like StitchBuddy I'd appreciate your rating or review in Apple's App Stores.
StitchBuddy is starting the new year with a fresh website design: Actually I became a little tired of its former look, which was very pure, but somehow old fashioned… I'm still maintaining the site using RapidWeaver from Realmac, separating web content from its design without running a full-fledged content management system. For my purpose it's the perfect solution and I was able to migrate all former content to the new Ruby design from Elixir with only a little tweaking.
Happy New Year to all of you, and I hope you enjoy the fresh look of StitchBuddy's website.