User CommentsHere are some user comments about StitchBuddy HD as published in one of Apple's App Stores, please visit its App Store product page for more recent reviews:
A Must Have! ★★★★★
Nette86 - Version 2.9.3 - Mar 14, 2015 (USA)
This is an excellent companion for your embroidery and projects. I upload all my files so I have them with me when I shop. My machine has a black and white screen so it is not easy to keep up with the color changes on designs. I use StitchBuddy as my color map. You can also delete sections and combine multiple designs. Great for small hoop machines in laying out your design with different embroidery files or taking small designs to combine in a large hoop so you don't have to re-hoop your project. I have yet to find a need to purchase a $$$ embroidery software with this app. Looking forward to the change of background colors for this app. fabulous!
Great companion to the desktop software ★★★★★
Txpioneer - Version 2.9.3 - Feb 2, 2015 (USA)
I use both the Mac desktop version and the iPad version. I love being able to see the emulation on the iPad on my lunch break by bringing the file down from Dropbox. The support has been great via email. I use the color lists heavily to plan my work. I definitely recommend this app!
Love this app, great value ★★★★★
iPhone-o-manic - Version 2.9.3 - Jan 28, 2015 (USA)
I just got a Brother SE 400 for Christmas with a native 4 x 4 hoop. I knew nothing about embroidery. This program has really helped me. I use it to resize, crop, rotate, change the colors, and even split patterns to use with the larger multipositional hoop. I had to think about it for bit, but works very well. I've recently used it to edit an appliqué design and remove about 20 mm in the middle to make it fit in the 4 x 4 hoop. The machine still did all the steps and told me when the cut away the fabric. The integration with Dropbox is great as I can edit designs on the iPad and then just open them up on the MacBook which is it hooked up to the sewing machine. The only thing that I wish it did was open zipped files which I download from the embroidery sites. I have to use another app to do that and then open in StitchBuddy.
Love it so far! ★★★★★
Brownpuppymommy - Version 2.9.3 - Jan 21, 2015 (USA)
Pretty neat app, and it is wonderful to be able to take your designs with you!!
Fantastic Tool! ★★★★★
Bjd4 - Version 2.9.3 - Jan 15, 2015 (USA)
Thank you for your continued updates to this wonderful tool! I don’t know what I would do without StitchBuddy!
foladee - Version 2.9.3 - Jan 13, 2015 (USA)
Thank you so much for this app! I have been looking for a way to take my design editing with me and you did it! Keep up the good work! I am a fan!
WonnovMenny - Version 2.9.2 - Jan 7, 2015 (UK)
If you're looking for a machine embroidery app then your search is over... This is the only iPad embroidery app you will ever need. Stitchbuddy HD is so powerful it has features found in programs costing much more. I've spent thousands on over complicated PC software yet find it quicker and easier to just pick up the iPad and use Stitchbuddy HD. Get it, you won't be disappointed.
garyplv - Version 2.9.2 - Dec 15, 2014 (USA)
Great useful app!
Great App! ★★★★★
SST Mac - Version 2.9.2 - Dec 12, 2014 (USA)
Thank you for creating a good priced app for machine embroidery that I can use with my Stitch Buddy for my MAC program. Small learning curve, but worth it in the long run.
Terrific App!!! ★★★★★
by Dogs copilot - Version 2.9.2 - Dec 3, 2014 (USA)
This app does exactly what it says it will do. I can change colors in my designs, combine designs, import designs from dropbox, re-size designs, etc. It’s very easy to use, plus the youtube videos give a lot of great pointers. Definitely deserves five stars.
by 13geo - Version 2.9.2 - Oct 23, 2014 (UK)
Found this app by accident, but it is exactly what I've been looking for! Does everything I want, without having to spend lots of money. And I get to play with my iPad! The developer is a genius!
by Grandma with an iPhone - Version 2.7.2 - Jul 17, 2014 (UK)
This App does everything I need and more. Even expensive programmes do not have the fantastic stitch editing function that this has. Very easy to get design from iPad to embroidery machine using Dropbox and USB. Perfect.
For an iPad app this is pretty awesome! ★★★★
by BoyoBob - Version 2.7.2 - May 28, 2014 (USA)
I don't have any embroidery software as I am just starting out but this is a great option because I can merge designs with out paying hundreds of dollars for good software. My only complaint is that I use PES and I wished the software read above PES 1.0. If I have the file in another format it is an easy work around.
Great App ★★★★★
by scoopace - Version 2.7.2 - May 27, 2014 (USA)
Worth the $. So glad it's available on iPad now too. Great for quick basic edits on the go or if you don't want to or have the $ to invest in the high dollar editing software. Easy to use. The developer is very responsive to feedback and answers questions promptly. A must have for machine embroider enthusiast.
by Liten mig - Version 2.7.1 - May 1, 2014 (Sweden)
I like this app. Enkel app. Keep up the good work!
Awesome App ★★★★★
by aftondm - Version 2.7.1 - Apr 5, 2014 (USA)
This program is awesome! I'm able to combine the designs I want without paying hundreds of dollars for "digitizing" software. I definitely recommend this app if you are new to machine embroidery and want an inexpensive and effective way to combine designs!
Great Tool!! ★★★★★
by Stitch Buddy - Version 2.6 - Mar 27, 2014 (USA)
Stitch Buddy is a fantastic tool for embroiderers who wish to alter available designs without spending a fortune on software. I use Stitch Buddy to delete sections and move things around. Perhaps I like one small section of a flourish, but do not want the entire design. I eliminate the unwanted sections or stitches, and re-center (and rename) the new design. You can convert files to writable formats, and then convert back to the format used by your particular embroidery machine. A LOT of features at a very modest price.
by Apple customer215816 - Version 2.6 - Jan 22, 2014 (USA)
Works really great for resizing, combining, and splitting projects! I love it!
Very cool software; especially to have on my iPad ★★★★★
by StickChic - Version 2.6 - Jan 15, 2014 (USA)
It is so amazing to be able to view the patterns I've copied to my flash drive to put on my machine. I can use the gallery as a reference to figure out which one is which without having to individually open each one on my machine. I also love being able to edit my designs. I bought a font and was able to make my design on my iPad. I can combine existing designs and adjust the colors and even change the format. Very useful stuff here.
Can't Do Without ★★★★★
by SAM2x5 - Version 2.6 - Nov 28, 2013 (Canada)
I very much enjoy this application! The recent update includes easier to see pictures of the designs I have, which is greatly appreciated. I have also been using the DropBox option which has allowed me to have access to many more of designs. The application support is invaluable and greatly appreciated. As I learn a little more, and get a little more creative, I am finding StitchBuddyHD to be the perfect solution to allow for small edits and changes. I love being able to combine two designs and create exactly what I want!
love this app! ★★★★★
by monica16048 - Version 2.5.3 - Sep 27, 2013 (USA)
I purchased this app to do some basic editing -- resizing, adding combining lettering to existing designs and flipping designs. I was very happy with how easy this was to use. I thought it was well worth the money.
very happy ★★★★
by SarahLlyn - Version 2.5.3 - Sep 22, 2013 (Canada)
i just purchased this app this morning as i find the ipad easier to work on then my old computer. The resizing, moving elements, and rotation were easy! This let me come up with new layouts through the day ready for me to use that night. If you don't want to be stuck at the computer all day this is for you.
At last ★★★★★
by Janyorkie - Version 2.5.2 - Aug 21, 2013 (UK)
At last chance to view your embroidery designs on your Ipad and with a little playing around you can have organise them and print. Also resize and thread changing. It's not cheap but these thing take a lot of working out. Keep the good work.
Love this app! ★★★★★
by Happy997755 - Version 2.5.2 - Jul 1, 2013 (USA)
This app has made my life so much easier. The app is so cost effective and I can put together my designs on my ipad then email them to myself and upload them onto my brother machine. Thank you so much!
Stitch buddy hd ★★★★
by Camree89 - Version 2.5.2 - Mar 18, 2013 (Australia)
Wow what a great app. Had it recently at embroidery retreat and it got me out some printing problems by allowing me to email templates. So easy to use and best of all it doesn't require the Internet. Thanks heaps
Love this app ★★★★★
by Mlwdragons - Version 2.5.1 - Mar 6, 2013 (USA)
It is great! I am new to machine embroidery but between this program and the relatively inexpensive "Letter It" program i got for my PC i have been able to do everything i need. StitchBuddy lets you chose sections of a design to delete and makes combining patterns and re sizing them to go together a breeze. The last update lets you syncs with drop box and that is a HUGE improvement. I also love how easy it is to save and re name things. Thank you!
Great App for Viewing PES files on the Mac! ★★★★★
by Jmpurchase - Version 2.4.5 - Dec 13, 2012 (USA)
I'm really enjoying being able to view and print my PES files from my iPad. This is really great. Matthias Arndt offers support clearly, promptly and willingly. I'm so glad I purchased this app!
StitchBuddy is Great!!!!! ★★★★★
by Lou2662 - Version 2.4.5 - Dec 10, 2012 (USA)
I have StitchBuddy on my iPad as well as my Mac. The software is very user friendly and very easy to use. It allows me to view and edit designs with ease. StitchBuddy works with PES as well as other types of files. I have had no problems opening or editing PES files. The results are perfect. Finally someone has realized the need for embroidery software for Mac users at a bargain price. I can't say enough good things about this app. I am thrilled to be able to work with designs from any spot I happen to be. You will love love this app!!!!!!! And Matthias Arndt will quickly answer any questions you may have. So go buy it - you will NOT be sorry.
I love this app! ★★★★★
by CherylKD - Version 2.4.5 - Dec 9, 2012 (USA)
I have had stitchbuddy for my Mac, and I love being able to use my fingers to move stitches around. I have .pes and have had no problem. You just need to remember to use version 1.0. Since I have to email my designs to use them, I use my computer or the design websites for color changes. Thanks Matthias for an excellent ap!
by Deidie - Version 2.4.4 - Nov 11, 2012 (Australia)
Perfect for viewing embroidery files on my iPad!
by Sendaglue - Version 2.4.4 - Aug 31, 2012 (USA)
This is great for me to find and edit embroidery designs while I am away from home.
Super App ★★★★★
by A meche - Version 2.4.4 - Aug 13, 2012 (USA)
Very simple and intuitive to use. I resized some patterns and it worked great! Color alteration and file type conversion work perfectly. Looking forward to future hopeful's, like adding and especially removing, stitches. Keep up the great work. :)
A must have app' for embroidery folks ★★★★★
by Sid Jervis - Version 2.4.1 - Jul 3, 2012 (Canada)
Thanks for making this app available, I am using it on the new retina screen iPad. It is really useful to be able to examine embroidery designs in detail, the ability to convert designs is also a big plus. I have converted about 60 designs (so far,) so that they can run on my Brother SE400; the process is fast and easy, everything works well, with no problems at all. This App' is great for "couch surfing" the design gallery and for use at the sewing table. Downloading designs to the gallery is a breeze. Is StitchBuddy HD worth the asking price? For me, most certainly.
Best money I have spent in a long time! ★★★★★
by diamonddi2 - Version 2.4 - May 25, 2012 (USA)
SB is one jammed packed app! You get so much for so little money. It is extremely USER FRIENDLY. Designs load instantly, no waiting, all functions in the app are lightening fast . With the convenience of the iPad and SB we can take our designs everywhere we go and play around with them! SB is so EASY (can't say that enough) to use. If you enjoy machine embroidery you will LOVE THIS APP! If you love machine embroidery you will not want to be without this app!!!