StitchBuddy Community goes live!


Finally, StitchBuddy users have a home base to connect and share experiences!


Website secured

You might have noticed the little padlock in your web browsers address bar when visiting this website: Finally I updated StichBuddy's website to use TLS encryption to protect its communication with your web browser.


StitchBuddy leaves Facebook


StitchBuddy's Facebook page will be deactivated due to Facebook's intransparency about compliance to European's General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).


Website reloaded!


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.

Feature Overview

Today I added a feature comparison table, which summarizes all functions provided by the StitchBuddy family. Here you have an easy overview how the products compare regarding their differences, and functions in common.

As a consequence I removed the feature tables on the individual product pages.

New section "User Comments"

StitchBuddy has received some very positive feedback, both, by email and on the web. I will not reveal personal mails without permission, but I decided to link public user comments / reviews in a separate section. There you'll find Jim's review and some other opinions about StitchBuddy. Check it out!

Unreachable for the last week

Due to a misconfiguration all StitchBuddy email addresses were unreachable for the last week. This effected PayPal payment notifications as well as individual mails. Fortunately I received a user's request today and was able to fix the issue and send the pending license codes. Please accept my sincere apologies for this issue, which was totally my fault.

If you tried to contact me since July, 14th, please re-send your email!

Website relaunched

I relaunched StitchBuddy’s website with a complete new layout: The old version was designed with Apple’s iWeb, which I found sufficient for a small product page when I started with JEFview over two years ago.

In the meantime StitchBuddy, its website, and my requirements have grown and I wasn’t satisfied with the more or less limited iWeb look. When I realized the website couldn’t be viewed with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, I decided to switch the web design (although MSIE users aren’t in focus as potential StitchBuddy customers).

RapidWeaver is my web editor of choice as it combines the easy use of templates with the flexibility of HTML coding. While searching for more sophisticated templates I stumbled over the Chameleon theme from Elixir, a very versatile and sleek design. The most work was to recreate the FAQ section, based on a blog before. Unfortunately I had to sacrifice the comment feature. Anyway, feel free to contact me by mail and I will incorporate useful hints ...

StitchBuddy 2.0

Happy birthday, StitchBuddy, you’ve grown up!

After four months of serious coding and one year after its first release, a major update of StitchBuddy is released. I won’t summarize all changes in this blog entry (some more details can be found in the version history), but now StitchBuddy has become a full-featured embroidery editor: You can select parts of a design and move, resize, rotate, flip and delete them. All modifications can be undone, real-size templates can be printed and a lot more functions were added. Just look at the feature page for more information. StitchBuddy-QL and StitchBuddy-MD were updated to support new thread charts and hoops.

To reflect these major changes this web site was completely redesigned, featuring a blog, some YouTube videos and a detailed FAQ section to answer all product-related questions.

StitchBuddy v2.0 is a free update for all registered users and can be purchased for USD 49.95 / EUR 39.95.

StitchBuddy-QL / -MD released

I rewrote all code to support more file formats and enable future enhancements, now it’s a kind of embroidery framework I’ll use for upcoming applications. The first steps are releases of StitchBuddy-QL and StitchBuddy-MD to preview PES and JEF embroidery files in the Finder and search for them with Spotlight.

I registered the domain and created a small product website based on Apple’s iWeb, featuring some descriptions, FAQs, and screenshots. Both plugins can be downloaded from this site and used for free.

The developments of JEFview and PESviewQL are discontinued.