What is Beadographer?
Welcome! Beadographer is a fun tool for creating and sharing beading designs. It is simple to use, but has a lot of powerful features, too.
First time here? Watch our 1 minute video to see what Beadographer can do.
Currently, you can design projects with round beads, cylinder beads, and fuse beads.
The app currently includes seed beads from Miyuki and TOHO and fuse beads from Artkal, Hama, and Perler.
What is membership?
Membership gives you access to additional features of Beadographer, including saving and sharing your projects, and exporting to PDF.
Will Beadographer work on my device?
The app is developed for Windows, Mac OS X, and iPad. You may encounter errors when trying to use it on other devices. We recommend using Firefox or Chrome with Beadographer on Windows and OS X, and Safari for iPad.
How do I start the app?
Launch Beadographer by clicking on the Launch App button on the home page. Or click on this button:
How do I learn to use Beadographer?
Beadographer is easy to learn, and we have extra resources for you to get started:
- Our Youtube channel has videos covering all aspects of the app.
- You can download a PDF of our detailed user guide here.
Can I find the app in the app store?
No, Beadographer is only available through your web browser.
Can I use Beadographer offline?
Once Beadographer has loaded, you no longer need internet access to use the app, with the exception of one feature: loading and saving projects to the cloud using a project code.
Beadographer is made by beaders for beaders. We are a husband and wife team from Connecticut. Will Minter writes the software, and Leah Russell offers customer support. We are so excited to share this tool with you and can't wait to see what you create!
Beadographer Common Room
Beadographer Common Room is our Facebook group. It is a friendly place to:
- share your designs with others.
- see what other people are making.
- ask questions and get app support.
- get tips and updates.
- download free pdf patterns created by ourselves and members of the group.
Anyone can join the group: you don't have to be a paid Beadographer member. Join here.
Other Social Media
Follow us on Instagram to see when we publish new patterns to the Pattern Library or updates to the software. Our Instagram.
Our Youtube channel has tutorials and tips for using Beadographer. We are currently working on a new series of videos covering version 2. Our Youtube channel.
Questions? Problems? Suggestions?
We're always excited to answer questions and hear your feedback. The best way to get in touch is by using this form. We will reply to you as soon as we can.
Beadographer is currently available in English, French, and Danish.
We are so grateful to our awesome community members who helped translate the app: The French translation was created by jyhelle, and the Danish version was created by Ellinor.
If you are interested in contributing a translation, please get in touch with us.
We continue to develop Beadographer all the time and have many plans for new features. We are listening to our users and adding new features from the feedback we receive. With your support, we can make Beadographer better. Please, tell us what you want to see!
This app is built with help from the following libraries:
- phaser.js allows users to interact easily with the HTML5 canvas.
- dexie.js allows users to save and load files from the browser.
- PDFMake allows users to save PDF files.
- Tabulator creates interactive HTML tables.
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