Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Top 10 Best Apps For Crafters!




Love playing with apps?  We have put together the Top 10 apps for creatives!


1. Hands down ... is Pinterest!
FREE
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With the addition of RICH PINS, your Pinterest posts are that much more powerful!  We've added RICH PINS on The CraftStar, so Pin your favorite items and share with the world!

The difference between an enhanced (Rich) product pin and a regular pin of a product is the enhanced pin shows current pricing details and has a direct link to the product page. Regular pins require the user to enter the price (which can only be updated by the user) and the link only pops up when someone hovers over the image.

2. Instagram

FREE
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Over 200 million users love Instagram! 

It's a simple way to capture and share the world's moments on your iPhone. Customize your photos and videos with one of several gorgeous and custom built filter effects. Transform everyday moments into works of art you'll want to share with friends and family.

Share your photos and videos with friends and followers in a photo feed, or send posts directly to your friends. 
Follow what your friends post with the click of a single button. Every time you open up Instagram, you'll see new photos and videos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world. 


3. Color Snap

FREE




Capture color inspiration on the go with ColorSnap® from Sherwin-Williams. The new ColorSnap easily matches images you capture with your iPhone to Sherwin-Williams paint colors. 

Find color inspiration from over 1,500 Sherwin-Williams paint colors. Once you’ve found a color, you can adjust by hue, lightness and saturation and get even more ideas with instant coordinating-color recommendations.

Save your favorite colors individually or create a personal palette to capture all the colors for your next painting project. You can access your saved colors and palettes on your computer or tablet with Sherwin-Williams’s Color Visualizer or ColorSnap Studio when you sign up for a profile on myS-W.com. 


4.  Stitch Minder

FREE



StitchMinder is a free stitch counting utility application for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. The program provides four customizable counters that can be used to track rows completed, pattern rows, increases, and decreases. Counters can be configured to count upwards or downwards, and your counts are always stored when you close the program or if your knitting is interrupted by a phone call. Simply tap on the number to count up or down!

5.  Stanley Level

FREE




Stanley®’s Level App for the iPhone gives you a portable level in the palm of your hand. The app asks you to calibrate your phone for the first use. Once completed, the digital level is available anytime, anywhere. Just like a real level, the bubble will indicate when you’re straight. For ease of use, numbers indicate how close to center you are - the farther from 0°, the farther from straight you become.


With the app available in two styles, you can choose the look that fits your mood. Pick from the classic Stanley cherry wood level or the modern yellow FatMax Level. 


The digital level makes hanging objects a breeze. For fast projects or unexpected needs, you will always have the level device right in your pocket. Perfect for hanging, building, mounting, creating and more, turn to your Stanley Level App.


6.  How Much Thread

FREE




Have you needed an estimate on how much thread to use on a quilt/project? Fear no more! The "How Much Thread Does it Take?" app by Superior Threads will take you through quilt size and give an estimate as to how much thread is needed for your project.


7.  Sketches To Scrapbook

$4.99


Sketches2Scrapbook is a Scrapbooking Sketch application that will allow you to think creatively on the go with over 100 unique sketches and layouts to keep you inspired.  


Sketches2Scrapbook is a totally self-contained system where you can search the sketches for the one that suits the layout you want to make - you can search by style, by number of photos, by embellishments, even by the number of different papers you want to use.

Once you have your sketch selected, you can flip to see a sample layout made by some awesome Scrapbookers from around the world. Each of the beautiful layouts comes with a supply list of all the products they used to create the sample layout. 

This App will help you to find the perfect sketch for your photos saving you both time and tote space – no need for magazines and books taking up valuable paper or embellishment space, no need to sit in front of your computer or print our online sketches to take with you. And when you are out at the store, you can use the app to pre-plan your layouts and even use the supplies list to remake the layouts with your own photos. 

With 104 sketches, you have enough to make 2 layouts every week for a year plus the 12 free sketches for 1 extra layout each month (the Lite version comes built into the full version as extra sketches) – that’s a lot of inspiration especially with the sample layouts added as they are inspiring in their own right.


8VSCO Cam®

FREE
VSCO Cam is the premier way to shoot, edit and share your photographs.

9.  Sewing Kit

$4.99



Sewing Kit is your new home for all of your sewing needs!

If you have ever been in a sewing store looking at patterns, but couldn’t remember if you already bought the one you like, or if the fabric you like will work with the project you are working on, then you will love Sewing Kit!

Now scan the pattern envelope while in the store to look it up, and add it if you don't have it!

Sewing Kit lets you search through all of your patterns, fabrics, projects, and people to make sure you are not buying something twice, or getting home and finding out you forgot to get something you really needed!

With Sewing Kit you can store and search on all of your: 
- patterns
- fabrics
- projects
- measurements for people 

All of these things, all in one place.


10.  Evernote.  My new personal favorite!  If you have LOADS of ideas (which I'm sure you do!) and want to keep track of them, you can use Evernote like a personal diary.  I currently have 33 "pages" with notes about work ideas, jewelry ideas, to do lists, etc.

FREE

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve your productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes searchable, whether are at home, at work, or on the go. 







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Thank you to DigitalTrends.com, itunes, and createcrafts.com for the above information.
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