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App Champ

    (App Champ Staff. Thursday, November 8, 2012)

Animated Knots App Ridiculously Simplifies Life

  • We got to hand it to Grog LLC, the Animated Knots App developers.
  • In an age where everything is online, digital and mobile, it's almost forgettable that some people still need solutions for good old backpacking, traveling and fishing – just like we all used to do on a cool sunday morning . . . . . . . . .

Hilton Head Monthly

    (Sally Mahan. Tuesday, August 30, 2011)

Alan Grogono: The ties that bind

  • When Alan Grogono, 75, added a bit of information about sailing knots to his family website, he had no idea that the page would come to attract more than 14,000 unique visitors every day – and become Apple's No. 1 reference app for weeks straight.

Island Packet (Hilton Head Island, SC)

    (Justin Paprocki. Friday, July 1, 2011)

Tied up in knots: Former sailor turns rope skills into website, iPhone app

  • Just a few years ago, Alan Grogono didn't know much about knots. Now, he's become a multimedia knot-tying superstar ... if there is such a thing.
  • Animated Knots by Grog registers 13,000 visitors a day. . . . . . . type "knots" in Google and Grogono's site is the first that pops up.

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    (Press Release. Friday, June 24, 2011)

Animated Knots By Grog Celebrates One Year on App Store -- 30 New Knots Added

  • World's Number One Knot Website Upgrades iPhone App to Version 2.0 With Over 100 Total Knots, New Features

    Read more: Here

Yahoo News

    (Austin, TX PRWEB. Friday, June 24, 2011)

Animated Knots By Grog Celebrates One Year on App Store -- 30 New Knots Added

  • Animated knots by grog, a popular knot tying smart phone application with over 100 knots, celebrated its 1st anniversary on the apple app store with the formal announcement of its 2.0 application.

Texas TechPulse

    (Top News. Friday, June 24, 2011)

Animated Knots By Grog Upgrades iPhone App.

  • Don't know a bowline from a square knot? Trying to sharpen up your bimini twist? Animated Knots By Grog, the brainchild of an Austin, 75-year old father and two sons, has a newly upgraded version of its smart phone application for you.

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Texas Startup

    (Bryan Menell. Friday, June 24, 2011)

Animated Knots By Grog Upgraded on Anniversary

  • Animated Knots By Grog, a popular knot tying smart phone application with over 100 knots, celebrated its 1st anniversary on the Apple App Store with the formal announcement of its 2.0 application. Along with 30 new knots, Animated Knots also has new imagery throughout, with rephotographed animations for better quality and consistency, and several other great new features.

American Statesman, Austin, TX

    (Omar L. Gallaga, Monday Jan 17, 2011)

Family's app presents, solves, knotty problems.

  • Family ties? The Grogonos have plenty.
  • For years, Alan "Grog" Grogono, an anesthesiologist and sailing enthusiast, has run a website showing how to tie (and untie) knots. With his sons Martin and David, he turned that website ( into software for PCs and Macs . . . . . . . . .

2010 Best App Ever Awards

    (2010 Best Reference App)

Honorable Mention.

  • Animated Knots by Grog by Grog LLC

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TUAW -- The Unofficial Apple Weblog

    (Erica Sadun, Thursday Jul 8, 2010)

Watch knots spring to life with Animated Knots.

  • Do you want to tie a specialized knot? There's an app for that! Animated Knots isn't particularly polished or overdesigned. Instead, it presents a list of knots that are arranged in categories, such as boating, fishing, and scouting. You tap on a knot, and you see the knot tie itself on screen using stop motion photography. I must admit, it's kind of cool.
  • Not only do you see each stage of the knot formation, but you also get a text accompaniment . . . . . . . .

Cult of Mac

    (David W. Martin, Tuesday Jul 13, 2010)

Animated Knots for iPhone Is Awesome Knot-Tying App [Review].

  • Animated Knots by Grog is a great app that teaches you to tie all kinds of handy knots. This is the first app we've reviewed to earn five Black Turtlenecks using our rating system!
  • What It is: Animated Knots presents a list of knots that are arranged in categories that include boating, climbing, fishing . . . . . . .

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iPhone Apps Finder

    (Posted on Thursday Jul 15, 2010)

Rating: 8.5 / 10

  • All in all, Animated Knots is a very handy app for those who spend a lot of time outdoors. Even if you don't want to learn how to do all these knots, it's nice to have this guide in your pocket just in case. . . . . . . .

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148 Apps

    (Chris Hall, Wednesday Jul 21, 2010)

Animated Knots by Grog [Review].

  • Rated: 4 1/2 Stars
  • If you are ever in a bind and need to know how to make a specific knot, be sure to pick up AK Grog, as it is the best resource on knots that I've ever known . . . . . . . . .

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Bright Hub

    (luis84 and Bill Fulks, Tuesday Jul 27, 2010)

Unusual iPhone App Reviews: Animated Knots by Grog [Review].

  • Overall Animated Knots by Grog is a very easy to use and educational program. The display is well designed, instructions well written and the images are very clear. Animated Knots is a great program if you have any particular need to learn how to tie knots or have this information constantly available on your iPhone.
  • There is plenty of content contained in Animated Knots by Grog. Just about every major type of not can be found in Animated Knots with detailed instructions . . . . . . . . .

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Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, SC

    (Justin Paprocki, Friday Jun 8, 2007)

Islander finds running the top knot-site a cinch.

  • He never thought he'd be the king of knot-tying Web sites, but Alan Grogono wears the crown proudly.
  • Type "knots" in to Google and up comes the Hilton Head Island resident's homemade Web site featuring every knot from a Sheet Bend to a Trucker's Hitch . . . . . . . . .

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