StitchBuddy for Mac

StitchBuddy for Mac comes with a full-functional trial version, which can be tested 50 times before purchase. Even if you don't register the stand-alone app, both plugins (for Quick Look and Spotlight) remain functional, and can be used for free.

Features:

  • Change individual thread colors, or replace the entire thread palette.
  • Select from several different manufacturer thread charts. A preferred thread chart can be set as default (auto conversion)
  • Copy and paste, rotate, flip, move, resize or delete selected stitches or the entire design. Center the design or add basting stitches with a single click.
  • Extensive display options include zooming, 3D stitch display, show or hide jump stitches, show or hide the first and last stitch, design center, or stitch structure. Supports millimeters or inches as measurement units.
  • Extensive printer options including actual size templates.
  • Easy export of designs to USB media, while eliminating hidden OS X files that embroidery machines do not recognize.
  • Copy designs to the clipboard or drag them to other applications in either TIFF or text format. Drag'n'Drop support to create JPEG images in Mac OS X Finder (and other applications)
  • Multiple levels of Undo while editing.

StitchBuddy for Mac can be downloaded here.

StitchBuddy-QL

StitchBuddy-QL previews embroideries directly in the Finder. As a Quick Look plugin it integrates seamlessly into Cover Flow, Spotlight and every Quick Look enabled application like Apple‘s Mail.

StitchBuddy-QL shows a list of all thread colors including color samples and uses a pseudo-realistic 3D effect to display designs. It supports the same thread charts as StitchBuddy.

The plugin can not be downloaded separately, but is an integrated part of StitchBuddy.

StitchBuddy-MD

StitchBuddy-MD is a Spotlight-Importer and allows you to search for embroideries based on their attributes: Height and width, the number of stitches and colors.

Not only is it easy to locate designs with Spotlight, you can also use “Smart Folders” as a new and efficient way to organize your files in Apple‘s Finder.

The plugin can not be downloaded separately, but is an integrated part of StitchBuddy.