This article is outdated since StitchBuddy v2.12.0, but kept for reference

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - How many designs can be managed?

"I have some hundred designs in StitchBuddy HD / View, and the app is becoming slow, stalls or crashes"

Since version v2.7 StitchBuddy HD / View are supporting subfolders in their galleries, and the Dropbox syncing and preview caching is much more robust. Please update your apps to resolve the mentioned issues. The following hint holds true for former versions, and can be used in addition to gallery subfolders of the StitchBuddy's current version.

In 2011 when I designed StitchBuddy HD I thought users would hold only a few dozens of embroidery files on their iPad, just to work on favorite designs. I clearly underestimated what people would do with a highly mobile embroidery editor, especially after introducing Dropbox synching...

In the meantime I have learned about users holding thousands of designs in StitchBuddy HD / View, unfortunately pushing these apps over their limits: The flat gallery can't keep track of all the preview images, literally running in cycles, the synching can't complete in time, and the apps might stall or even crash. These issues are high on my priority list, and after releasing the iOS 7 versions my next goal is to improve StitchBuddy with a more robust and powerful gallery and synching process, so you can save and manage more designs on your iOS device.

But how to handle the current situation? I recommend to use folders on Dropbox outside of StitchBuddy's folder and put the majority of files into these folders: StitchBuddy won't synch them, keeping its number of files at a manageable level, and you can use the Dropbox app on your iPad / iPhone to move working files to and from the application folder. For sure only a bypass, but at least a possibility to have all your designs at reach when being mobile, and still keeping StitchBuddy responsive.

This article is outdated since StitchBuddy v2.12.0, but kept for reference