Do you love your iPad? Janome apps make it even more fun!

Did I say I seriously LOVE my iPad?  Not only can I watch online sewing/quilting video’s or Netflix in my hotel room at night when I am traveling, but I can also check emails without having a big, hot laptop on my ……lap.  In addition, I can read my books without having to drag heavy books along with me taking up precious space and pounds in my suitcase.

But let’s not forget that we have JANOME APPS on the iPad! Janome has a number of APP’s especially for those of us who love our iPads + love having the ability to do some very cool things SEW easily!

AcuEdit app showing opening screen with the word hello added……now time to have some fun and easy mobile editing!

  1. AcuEdit app (above) allows us to customize our embroidery designs on the iPad  with a FREE app in a very similar way to how we can do it on the screen of our Janome Embroidery machine or on our PC using the applicable editing tool included with our Janome embroidery machines.  Change thread colours, duplicate designs, corner them, resize, flip, rotate, …you name it. AcuEdit is FREE and is compatible with our WIFI enabled embroidery machine models: Janome Horizon MC15000 (all 3 versions) as well as Janome Skyline S9

AcuMonitor app showing the progression of our elephant stitch out >> we are currently seeing 5,423 stitches done of the total of 11,974. Go cook, watch TV….no need to babysit your MC15000 or Skyline S9!

2. AcuMonitor  (above) is kind of like a baby monitor for your embroidery machine: need to go cook dinner? (yes…..I know sadly it does not cook itself yet!) or maybe you want to go watch TV in the family room? Instead of having to babysit your machine while you get on with other things, take your iPad with you and prop it up on the kitchen counter or armchair and occasionally glance at it: it will show the simulated stitch out currently taking place in the hoop of your embroidery machine in the other room.  If a thread breaks or a colour completes stitching and you are needed to thread up with the next colour, the App alerts you to this fact. Is that clever or what?? Man alive, I love this AcuMonitor APP. Cannot tell you how many times it has saved me time and effort from having to jump up & down like a jack-in-a-box to go check on the progress of my embroidery at my machine. It really is a fantastic tool which also happens to be FREE.

AcuSetter – using the camera on the ipad + this App to perfectly position your designs in the hoop….very slick clever!

3. Acusetter APP (above) is also worth a LOT to us – even though it is another FREE app. It lets us use the camera in the Ipad to reposition designs within the hoop without having to re-hoop (say we maybe hooped up a little crookedly?) OR to position designs EXACTLY  where we want them in a particular hooping. Think positioning a name tag or a company logo exactly where you want it above a shirt pocket? Or what about positioning a flower in the perfect spot on a printed fabric? Or lining up an elephant on an incline like a hill? This is all effortless and oh so easily possible with AcuSetter App.

Using this together with the Janome Clothsetter (as your 3rd hand for hooping), we have a team of tools which will give us immaculately perfect positioning of all our embroidery projects. Has to be seen to be believed…………… so ask your Janome Educator or local authorized Janome dealer to show you how it works. This App is compatible with Janome MC15000 and Janome Skyline S9.

AcuSketch app – the fun continues!!

4. AcuSketch. Now this app (above) is also FREE although we just got an in-App optional purchase of additional stitches. I am very crazy about this app. I have done all sorts of scribbles and doodles, taken pics with my iPad of interesting looking carpets, people, drawings my grand children made for me……and then just used these pics as a backdrop to scribble with my finger or the special Janome Stylus pen to create incredible designs to stitch at the embroidery machine. Up till last month, we could digitize instantly straight stitches – so IDEAL for quilting designs and thread sketching. Now we have the additional in-app purchase offering zig-zag, stem and triple straight stitch as well. I cannot tell you how much fun I have had with this app and it gives me a simply wonderful option for creating quilting-in-the-hoop simply by doodling squiggles and swirls on the iPad screen , instantly turning it to stitches and sending – just as instantly – directly to my embroidery machine as it by magic (WIFI).

Janome Screensaver App

5. The other free app is the screen saver app  (above) which lets you add your own pic’s from your iPad camera or Gallery  – you can save up to 5 pics at a time.

We have covered the 5 FREE Janome apps in this post. There is also the purchasable Janome AcuDesign App which is covered in other janomelife posts and at this link.

Janome does indeed think of everything! 

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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26 Responses to Do you love your iPad? Janome apps make it even more fun!

  1. Joan Kopp says:

    Acu Monitor does not have an audio button which would be extremely handy. I find that I must run around with a baby monitor & an iPad to see & hear what is going on. I would like to see an update that has an radio button to turn on or off the sound.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Joan,

      Yes, the AcuMonitor APP is designed to show the progress of the embroidery although it does make an alert sound for colour chnages or thread breaks. I can certainly put forward a suggestion to incorporate more sound into the app.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  2. Nana Jean says:

    what are the minimum IOS requirements for an IPAD. I have a Skyline S9. I have access to a used IPAD and want to be sure it will be compatible.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Nana Jean,

      Each app will list the iOS requirements when looking at the apps in iTunes. The iOS requirements for all of our “Acu” apps are iOS 9 or newer. Please note, however, that an iPad will not update to a newer iOS if it is too old.

      Hope that helps you.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  3. Catherine Conley says:

    They thought everything but the many of us who use android/PC and not apple. If they can make it for iPad they can make it for android.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Catherine,

      We do offer software for PC’s: Horizon Link/Suite and Acutools etc – depending on the machine model. This is included with the applicbale embroidery machine models as well as Stitch Composer with some sewing machines as well.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  4. monica johnson says:

    are there apps available for my 500e and if so, what are they called?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi,

      Yes, I think I mentioned in this post that AcuSketch and AcuDesign are the apps you can use with 500E. There is also the Jnaome accessory video app which is also available for free.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  5. Dale Heseltine says:

    Are these apps compatible with my Janome Memory Craft 9900?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Dale,

      The Apps are primarily for our embroidery machines which are WIFI compatible. The MC9900 is not. However, you are able to use AcuDesign and AcuSketch as you can email designs out of these apps to transfer to a USB stick at your computer and then use in the MC9900.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  6. Anne says:

    When will these apps be available for Android users?

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  7. Sharon Hamer says:

    Can these apps work with Janome 12000

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  8. Virginia (Ginger) says:

    Are there printed instructions as how to use the apps? Being a visual person I do better reading instructions.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Virginia

      Yes, each app has a visual tour built into the app (touch the i) as well as there are many posts on janomelife and video’s on You Tube offering more information on the apps.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  9. mnakdib says:

    Nothing works with 500E

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  10. Margaret Makaltses says:

    Does this software work with the 500e?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Margaret,
      Yes, the AcuSketch and Acudesign apps work with 500E – and many other embroidery machines too.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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      • mnakdibN Dib says:

        How do you use with the 500e? You choose from listed machines and the 500e is not one of them. Accu Edit does not give you that option.

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      • lizafrica says:

        Hi,
        I believe I listed in the blog post which Janome machines were compatible with each of the Apps. Not all will work with the 500E but AcuDesign and AcuSketch are compatible with your machine.

        Liz
        JANOME CANADA

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      • N Dib says:

        On my iPad I have downloaded the Accusketch app and created a file. My 500e is not listed as an option. Please help. What am I doing wrong?

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      • lizafrica says:

        Hi
        You are correct: the 500E is not listed as there are only 2 models which are wifi compatible: the Mc15000 and the S9. But you can create a file, do the acuSketch and then either save it or email to yourself using the send icon. Once you have it saved as a jef file, you can save it onto a USB stick and open it at your 500E.
        Does that make sense to you?
        Liz
        JANOME CANADA

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  11. Ceil says:

    Thank you for showing how each of these apps are used. Also don’t forget the My15000 and Footbook apps by Jim Stutsman! They must be purchased at the app store but I love them and think they should have come with the machine! There’s also a Quilt in the Hoop app which is fantastic too!

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Ceil,

      Thank you for your input. Most of our apps with the exception of AcuDesign are free. The apps you refer to are not official Janome apps but are purchasable in the App store.

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