Finally, today is the big day! The day I’ve been waiting for! Knit Companion for Android is now available. I suppose I could knit without this program but I surely wouldn’t want to do it. There’s so much in the app that makes following patterns so much easier. I loved it for IOS and I’ve waited and waited for the Android version to be released and today, it is being released.
JUST FOR THIS WEEKEND – you can get 30% off! If you go to the Google Play store to get it, type in “KnitCompanion” (without a space) and it will come right up.
I’ve had a beta version for a few days and while the Android version doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that the IOS version has, the Android version has some extra features; new features, different features. Also, more features will be added as time permits. The brilliant lady who came up with Knit Companion pretty much works alone, with maybe one part-time helper so even though the wheels turn a bit more slowly than I’d sometimes like, I understand.
I’ve been knitting one pattern on the IOS version and another pattern on the Android version and for the newest pattern, I reached for the Android.
While many of you love Apple devices, and I don’t dislike Apple, but I like Android better. Other than having the iPad mini purely for Knit Companion, we have no IOS devices that we still use. Android phones, big tablets, little tablets. I’m not saying we’ll never go back to IOS but for now, we’re hooked on Android.
It works on the phone, as does the IOS version on iPhones, as well as any Android device that runs Android 4.4 or higher, and one of the new (or at least new to me) features that I love is that I can download patterns directly from my Ravelry library. It truly is an amazing program but remember, anything harder than turning a device on and off seems hard to me.
I believe you can get a 7 day free trial with the new Android Knit Companion so if you’re an Android lover and a knitter, you really should give it a try. Remember, there’s a learning curve and at first, you may not feel it’s something you can live without but give it a shot and see if you don’t love it.
There’s a Knit Companion Ravelry group where questions are answered promptly either by the creator of the program or by expert users. There’s always someone there sharing knowledge.
Don’t forget . . the 30% off is only good through the weekend!