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Sewing Kit HD iPad/iPhone App
I can't back-up :(
Rach_in_NZ

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Date: 9/29/13 2:06 AM

Yesterday I purchased Vesta Software's Sewing Kit HD App and spent several hours loading patterns and books onto it on my iPad. The App uses Dropbox to backup and restore the database and I want to backup my iPad then load the database onto my iPhone so I don't have to input everything twice. Unfortunately when I try to backup to Dropbox the app freezes and the only way to go back is to close the app completely and reopen it.

I have contacted Vesta Software asking for their help with this but am not expecting a reply for a couple of days since it's the weekend.

I am interested to hear if anybody else has had the same problem with this App and if they managed to fix it.

Thanks :)

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Date: 10/20/13 1:46 PM

I can't even get the app to run. I've contacted customer service and never got a response

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Date: 10/20/13 1:52 PM

I used it before the backup facility was available. I now have my patterns on Evernote, much better and I can have exactly what I want.

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Date: 10/21/13 8:44 AM

I wish I could say something positive, but I've had similar problems with this app. When I tried saving to Dropbox it froze and also killed the 'projects' option. So when I click on Projects the app now shuts down, also I can't save to Dropbox at all. So the information I put in is stuck on my Ipad and Projects doesn't work, the latter being one of the best things about Sewing Kit. And this is not a free or cheap application. Unless the developer can fix the problems and assure buyers that their product works I reckon this app is a dud. It's such a pity as if it actually worked it would be really useful!

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Date: 10/26/13 0:03 AM

After posting a comment on the Vesta Software Blog, I finally got an answer from the developer. He says he is currently working on a fix for the Dropbox issue but doesn't know how long it will take. Other than the backup problem I haven't had too many other issues with the app - it crashes occasionally which is annoying but just means I have to close the app and re-open it again. I'm reasonably happy with the app and hopefully with another update or two the bugs will be ironed out and while I know there are alternative (perhaps better) apps available I would like to keep using this one since I paid NZD13.00 for it!

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Date: 1/5/14 4:10 AM

Update came thru, I thought yay no more freezing or spontaneous shutdowns! But no, it kept my patterns but wiped all but one thing in all the other categories - people, projects, threads, notions etc.
So disappointed with this app. Wasted money and so much time.

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Date: 1/5/14 8:05 AM

I have an older iPod touch that I used this app on successfully since its first rendition. Since the most recent update I can't even open the app. I'm disappointed because I really relied on it to keep track of my patterns. Fortunately I also kept a spreadsheet of my patterns which I have uploaded to google drive and I can access it off my smartphone.

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Date: 2/10/14 6:56 PM

i recently purchased the "new" version, and have not had any major issues, I did notice that on a few patterns that didn't scan, the wrong picture came up when I input the pattern and pattern number manually, other than that, so far so good.

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Date: 3/14/14 4:27 AM

I've had this app for a long time, and have built up a large database of patterns and projects. However, it has been unusable for months. After the latest update, it did work a couple of times, but it had lost most of my pattern database (nothing after 'H'). It has now gone back to crashing on launch, so it is totally unusable again.

I have never had a reply from the developer.

Sadly, ever since this app was updated to version 3 it has simply not worked at all. It looks as if the developer doesn't really know what they're doing.

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Date: 3/14/14 8:03 AM

I have been talking with the developer. There is an update today.
Mine will not connect to McCalls. He is looking into it.
I had deleted it and downloaded it again last week. Just not ready to give up on it yet.

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