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The Best Knot-Tying Apps: Knots and Splices by Sailing World

The weather's been bad, and all I've been doing is sitting at home and practicing my knots. Is there an app for that?

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Knots and Splices by Sailing World.     Photo: Courtesy of Sailing World

A:Some apps drill down on a specific area of the craft, and Sailing World’s software is a boon for anyone who needs to tie sea-worthy knots. We liked the teaching style of having both animation and video on the same knot; in conjunction, the two methods made it easy to practice our bowlines or learn to apply whipping to the end of a rope. There were a few minor glitches, however, such as when an animation inexplicably presented a different knot than its accompanying video.

NUMBER OF KNOTS: 26

iPad and iPhone ($3.99)

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