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As it has been quiet for some time I'd like to tell you about the current development of StitchBuddy, which is keeping me busy for the last and definitely for the next weekends…

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10th Anniversary

10th

Happy Birthday, StitchBuddy!

At January 4th, 2008, I released the first version of StitchBuddy's predecessor.

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Website reloaded!

Website

StitchBuddy is starting the new year with a fresh website design: Actually I became a little tired of its former look, which was very pure, but somehow old fashioned… I'm still maintaining the site using RapidWeaver from Realmac, separating web content from its design without running a full-fledged content management system. For my purpose it's the perfect solution and I was able to migrate all former content to the new Ruby design from Elixir with only a little tweaking.

Happy New Year to all of you, and I hope you enjoy the fresh look of StitchBuddy's website.

StitchBuddy v2.14 ... Action!

Today a new version of StitchBuddy for Mac was released! The main enhancements of StitchBuddy v2.14 are Automator actions to convert designs, change thread palettes and print into PDF files. With these actions you can create workflows to handle multiple files completely automatically.

Only few people know about the possibilities of Automator, so I have created two dedicated video tutorials for this topic:

More information about additional changes can be found in the version history.

StitchBuddy for Mac will automatically update to version v2.14.0 depending on the App Store settings in your Mac's system preferences. This update preserves In-App purchases you might have made to unlock the trial's limitation.

Please leave a rating / review in Apple's Mac App Store or update your existing one if you want to support StitchBuddy's development.

Do you know "Automator"?

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Sometimes users ask me for a batch conversion feature in StitchBuddy: They want to convert multiple embroidery files into other formats or graphics without the need to repeat the same operation manually for every single file. I'm currently working on a solution based on Apple's Automator: With this application every user will be able to easily define workflows with embroidery designs, e.g. exporting PDF files, combining them into a single document, or importing these files into Photos, or converting PES files into DST, or … The options are countless!

Automator workflows can be used as single applications or as "Services" e.g. to the context menu of files / folders. They can even be linked to folders and perform their actions automatically whenever a file is copied into these folders.

In my opinion Automator is a very powerful utility and definitely worthwhile to look into. But it seems only few macOS users know about it, so I will provide some video tutorials with examples with StitchBuddy actions once these are available.

How about you, do you know Automator? Feel free to comment on StitchBuddy's Facebook page