Cross Stitch 2 Go HD : the iPad is here!



Cross Stitch 2 Go HD has now been released on the iTunes App Store!

A new app for the iPad or iPhone, from Ursa Software (More devices soon!)
The easy, affordable way to create cross stitch patterns wherever you are.

  • Design on screen in simulated stitches, or in symbol view.
  • Stitch straight from the screen, with on-screen highlighting so that you know which parts are completed.
  • Save your work as you go.
  • Optional add-on program for Mac or Windows: Convert your design into a PDF file for publishing to the web.
  • Charts can be opened in MacStitch or WinStitch 2012 (v7.2 onwards) for more work.
  • Online library of free designs: contribute your own, and help us build up a free pattern library for everyone!


What is it all about?

Cross Stitch 2 Go is a portable design tool for creating your own cross stitch charts.
It’s not intended to be a cross stitch design library: (there are many books available for that), but the free downloadable designs will build up a library over time.
You can design in colour or in black an white symbols.
Then, when it’s time to stitch, you can switch to ‘markup mode’, and mark squares on screen as you stitch the design: no more paper needed!
The app ships with the current set of DMC thread definitions, as the most popular thread manufacturers around. (Most other makers will supply conversion charts on demand, or on the internet)

A baby sister for MacStitch: the iPad beckons..


Coming soon, a cross stitch design app for the iPad.

MacStitch 2012 and WinStitch 2012 released!

Ursa Software, leading provider of cross stitch software for Macintosh , is proud to announce the release of the new editions of the popular MacStitch and WinStitch products.
MacStitch 2012 and WinStitch 2012 are released as a family of programmes for sale on 1 November 2012.
The new range means there is a program to suit your needs and every budget.

Using these programs, you can create professional cross stitch charts by hand, by importing clip art, or convert your photographs into charts with just a few mouse clicks.



Great new features like the new framed view:


New launchpad:

Improved PDF options, and a whole lot of other goodies.

MacStitch is suitable for Intel and PowerPC macs, running OSX10.2 through to Lion
WinStitch runs on all versions of Windows after Windows 98, including Windows 7, 8, and 64bit

Ursa Software are a UK company with a worldwide marketplace, and have been creating and developing cross stitch software for the home and professional since 1992.
www.ursasoftware.com

MacStitch 2011 and WinStitch 2011 available now!

Ursa Software, one of the leading providers of cross stitch software for Mac and Windows, is proud to announce the release of the new editions of the popular MacStitch and WinStitch products.
MacStitch 2011 and WinStitch 2011 are available now as free updates to users of the 2010 edition, or as a 10GBP upgrade for users of versions from 2009 or earlier.

Using these programs, you can create professional cross stitch charts by hand, by importing clip art, or convert your photographs into charts with just a few mouse clicks.


Whilst the existing programs have long been known for their ease of use and great value for money, the new 2011 editions add even more features while still maintaining the price (33 UKP / 60 USD) for the 4th year running!

MacStitch is suitable for Intel and PowerPC macs, running OSX10.2 through to SnowLeopard
WinStitch runs on all versions of Windows after Windows 98, including Windows 7 and 64bit

Ursa Software are a UK company with a worldwide marketplace, and have been creating and developing cross stitch software for the home and professional since 1992.
www.ursasoftware.com

MacStitch 2010/ WinStitch 2010 updated to r6.6

Ursa Software, one of the leading providers of cross stitch software for Mac and Windows, is proud to announce the release of the new 6.6 editions of the popular MacStitch 2010 and WinStitch 2010 products.
Using these programs, you can create professional cross stitch charts by hand, by importing clip art, or convert your photographs into charts with just a few mouse clicks.


Whilst the existing programs have long been known for their ease of use and great value for money, the new 2010 editions add even more features while still maintaining the price (33 UKP / 60 USD) for yet another year!

The 2010 editions add every single new feature request received by Ursa in 2009.

There has never been a better time to upgrade!
Users of the 2010 versions (r6 and higher) can download the new version free of charge.
Registered customers can upgrade from any previous version for only 10 UK pounds, and Ursa offer a competitive upgrade option for users of software from other suppliers: (just ask for details).

New in r6.6 :
Support for optional Myriacross plugin: allows Windows users to open and save patterns creating by other similar cross stitch software, and machine embroidery files.
New Lasso selection tool.
Zip support added to compress PDF files down to emailable sizes
Addition of ability to place a small key directly into the chart

Notable new features in the 2010 (r6) release include :
Non-square grids for designing knitting,
High quality PDF export
Greatly improved printing quality.
Petit Point
7 new stitch types
Variable sized brush strokes
Text boxes to add comments to the charts
Redesigned built-in symbol editor
...and more.
Other recent changes include..
255 colors support
File Preview
Recent Files menu shows a preview & date
Virtual Stitches View: really looks like stitched work on screen.
Open PCStitch .Pat files (V4 to V7)
English, French, German menus & help, and Dutch/Italian menus
Save as Read-Only
More zoom sizes
Variable size palette
Hundreds more symbols
Properties / Copyright dialog / chart comments
Onion Skin / Underlay image
Shrink to Fit
Faster load/save
Open a motif as a chart
Improved automatic outline
Histogram
Multi-level Undo
Export to JPEG
Supports over 160 additional thread definitions from Myriacross.com

Changes since 6.0 include:
Revised Itailian menu text.
Many new keyboard shortcuts.
Numerous small bug fixes, mostly in the printing area.
Reworked printing to speed up the preview screen and prevent some issues in Windows.
Added new German manual
Persistence of letter size, added preview to font dialog, plus centre and right alignment
Remembers favourite thread
Added Select All option
Fixed issue with symbols and problem with symbols on some graphics cards
Reverted to 2009 method of printing only the used area when printing.
Made application remember last zoom setting


MacStitch is suitable for Intel and PowerPC macs, running OSX10.2 through to SnowLeopard
WinStitch runs on all versions of Windows after Windows 98, including Windows 7 and 64bit

Ursa Software are a UK company with a worldwide marketplace, and have been creating and developing cross stitch software for the home and professional since 1992.
www.ursasoftware.com