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Knots Guide App

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo:   Knots Guide App outdoor app

When you don't have a lot to do or want to learn a new knot, use this app.


  • Easy to navigate
  • Useful AND interesting obscure knots
  • Some step-by-step instructions
  • Knots organized by type
  • History of many knots included
  • Works when you have ZERO bars
  • FREE!!!!!


  • Some pictures are better than others
  • A few knots I think of are not listed


A great TS reviewer just reviewed a set of cards which teach various knots and I thought, "What about that knot app on our Galaxy phone that we use Precious?  Think anyone would like it?"  So here we are.

I downloaded this app mainly as something to mess with while I traveled since I usually have some perlon cord around to play with. I was tired of the other games on my phone. Besides, who couldn't do with some more knot practice right? Ok, so I'm a nerd.

This app categorizes knots into Bend knots, Binding knots, Climbing knots, Decorative knots, Fishing knots, hitch knots, Looping knots, Running knots, Stopper knots and Whipping knots.

Some knots appear in more than one category because they are used in more than one discipline. 

Each zoom-able picture of the knot and how it is tied also lists other names the knot is known by, its efficiency, if it jams, its typical use, tying directions, and a little history about the knot and more. Some knots also include warnings associated with the knot. 

This app does not require a data connection!  None of the cool places have cell reception anyway. 


So, since you have your phone with you anyway, why knot try toss on yet one more app? As far as space is concerned, I don't like a lot of apps but every time I clean out the apps I don't use this one makes the cut. The kids like it too.

Did I mention it's free? 


Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Free

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