App review - not class content review 1/5
This app used to be a really good app, then it was “upgraded“ and now you can’t view projects in the app, in class comments you can go in to review answers but don’t try and get back out of the answer because you can’t without completely going out of your CLASS. The app asks you every single time you open it and select a class to view if you are enjoying it and if you answer no it asks if you want to provide feedback and DOES NOT take you into your class. What a pain in the butt, I pay for the classes and want to use them... not to review the app. Put back the functionality y’all took away and make the app usable again.
Great for viewing classes, but... 1/5
Edit 10/22/17: The latest version of the app is not working at all on iPhone 8 with latest iOS update. Please fix so I may Craftsy again!
The class purchase through iTunes is buggy. Advertised discounts do not show up through iTunes, and receipts are not always sent. There is no purchase history function, which is a must on a site through which one would make multiple purchases over time.
Response to touch commands can feel laggy, but it does function well for class viewing, allowing users to see class discussions when in portrait mode, and to view full screen when in landscape position.
Wonderful lessons 5/5
Taught myself to crochet with this app. It is so easy to use. I would highly recommend this app.
A review of the app--not Craftsy 3/5
Generally if I am watching my classes on Craftsy, the app is great. It works fine. And the platform is still better than anybody else's online crafting courses. However, it has one feature that I HATE: I have over 200 classes, and scrolling through the list on the app to find them is positively mind-numbing. I have to go through page after page, and if I stop to bring one up to look for something, it returns me to the TOP of the list all over again. PLEASE Craftsy, just give me a list, and stop trying to be so darn slick. The search function is functional, but sometimes I don't know wha time looking for, and finding classes is a real pain. And there is another general issue: Sometimes the app is unreliable in a sense. For example, today I opened discussions to read them, and I can’t get them to collapse so I can look at the rest, even after restarting the app. And in case you are wondering, I work at a college...in tech support, so I’m not exactly a newbie when it comes to how the darn thing should work. I use my iPad Air 2 typically, and I have excellent band width. There should not be issues with syncing, etc.
Top enjoyment of topics 5/5
By Chef Mamou
The way material is laid out allows nothing to stand between me as a learner and the topics I want to enjoy.
Portuguese knitting 5/5
Enjoy these lessons for Portuguese Knitting. I’m retired and love the learning process.
Only thing missing is... 4/5
I would rate it a 5 star if I could purchase through the app. I love absolutely everything else about it
Love the Classes 5/5
So many to choose from! Very convenient to have the app, carry your classes with you wherever you go!
By Whois who
I use the app at work on my down time. I found it helpful when on the go
I Love My Craftsy Classes! 5/5
This app is super easy to use and and the classes are great. I like that I can go back and review them. I have several classes from photography, sewing, drawing, stamping. I could go on and on. Craftsy is always offering special deals. Good Deals! I love it!
Love it! 5/5
I love this app. No crashes, no glitches loading. Love the ability to speed up the instructor's voice so you can get to the information you need faster. Thank you :)
Youtube is free.... 🤔 1/5
Why pay $20 per class, when you can learn the same things on YouTube for free. Facebook also has plenty of videos you can learn things on. Seems like a waste of money to me.
LOVE THIS APP 5/5
By Jen Brew
Craftsy is absolutely awesome!! The app is a fantastic bonus so I can take it all with me. Completely addictive
Endlessly crashing 1/5
What happened after IOS 11 et. al.? App will not open despite restarts. 😕
Valuable resource for learning to cook 5/5
By The Moodmeister
Sure you can watch the Food Network, subscribe to Cook’s illustrated or follow a cookbook recipe. Craftsy is different. It’s as if you have a personal audience with a master.
I had struggled to bake sourdough bread using an excellent cookbook. What the book could not convey was the way to get the right hydration of the dough. The Craftsy course was a breakthrough for me.
I can recommend the Craftsy platform and courses without reservations. Each course I have purchased has been a gem.
Great App 5/5
The Craftsy app is easy to use anywhere. I use it most while traveling to access my classes and patterns.
Craftsy Review 5/5
Craftsy is one of my favorite ways to learn Arts & Crafts! There’s a great variety of classes and the ability to download lessons allows me to learn on the go! 😃👍🏼
Love it 5/5
I use this app all the time and it works well. I wouldn't expect anything less from Craftsy!
Crashes constantly 2/5
I like Craftsy as a company but I have had to uninstall then reinstall the app several times. The app will either crash or not allow me to sign in to watch my classes. When the app works it’s great but it’s a 50-50 chance
RavArt can’t get enough! 5/5
By Good stuff@@@
Thank you Craftsy for having so many quality instructors available 24/7! I can bounce around to all my interest never getting bored. The instructors are top notch, the content in interesting and in-depth. With Craftsy you don’t just skim a subject, you learn from these courses. The instructors and other students interact with great encouragement and correction when needed. I’m having a blast without breaking my bank! Class sales go on all the time. What a steal!!!
I love that I can go back and review past lessons and do lessons on my own schedule.
So far so good 5/5
Have enjoyed the classes, both paid and free, lots of yummy patterns too
Free to be, crafty! 5/5
Flying has now become a bit more enjoyable thanks to the Craftsy app. I can download my class lessons and follow along while sitting on the plane! Thank you Craftsy!
Love it! 5/5
I thoroughly enjoy this app
Best App out there 5/5
This app is my favorite. It is easy to use and the instructors are great. Love the downloadable/printable materials list, great to take shopping.
Love this app! 5/5
Favorite All Time App 5/5
Great app. Lots of good information. Easy to use.
Great app 5/5
Great app and easy to use.
On the go! 5/5
For an interactive app that I can use anytime, anywhere, I am impressed! Granted, the full version is a bit easier to use (at least for the notes and question features), but so is a full keyboard vs. this tiny smartphone screen. For the main purpose of watching, pausing, rewinding, and navigating to specific locations in the course and lessons, it's perfect. The website itself is a perfectly executed concept and design. I have purchased and watch several courses and have been thrill with each, with one two mild exceptions. I have contacted support once (chat) and found them to be professional, customer-service centered, and generous. This is an excellent way to learn; close ups are spot on and better than you can get in person. Try one class. I'm sure you'll be hooked like me.
Normally a Five 4/5
By Goldie Acorn
I love Craftsy app and the ability to download lessons as well. I purchased a new class yesterday and now the app will not open on my iPad. Otherwise I would have had five stars.
Feeling frustrated 3/5
I have loved and used the Craftsy app for many years, but a recent change to the app has left me struggling to access my the patterns in my library. It used to be that you could just open the patterns in Craftsy and use them from there, but now you have to download the patterns to another app, but the Craftsy format doesn’t seem to communicate with the more obvious places to save the patterns, like iBook.
A once user friendly format, is now a frustration!
My app keeps crashing 3/5
This is probably my favorite app but I can’t use it anymore. It keeps crashing 🙁
By Le Stew
I love that if I am streaming it will hold my place so I can switch back and forth from iPad to computer. I also love that I can download the videos for when I'm not connected to the internet.
iPhone photos 5/5
By Travelers two
Great app and lessons on iPhone photography.
They are presented in a very user friendly manner. Highly recommend especially when on sale.
Excellent app 5/5
By For Solitaire
A bit pricey on some of the classes, but they have sales quite frequently, so take advantage of those. The classes are really great, very clear and I love that you own the class and can go back and watch at any time. I'm a baker and the classes I've purchased so far have been really good, particularly the ones taught by Gesine Bullock-Prado, she is FANTASTIC. I wish she had more classes on Craftsy because I would buy them no matter what the cost, she is that good.
Love this app 5/5
On my first class, bead embroidery, and really enjoying it. So glad I discovered this app. Have already signed up for a crochet class for later.
My go to for learning drawing/painting 5/5
I'm a photographer but I've always wanted to improve my drawing. Due to my schedule I'm not able to take a drawing class just yet. But I've learned a lot on the classes offered on Craftsy. I've tried other online teaching websites but when it comes to crafts, drawing, painting Craftsy is great. Good customer service, great prices, easy and appealing app design.
Great content, great platform! 5/5
I love Craftsy videos, they’re well made, feature great content & the platform makes it easy to use them on my tablets, laptop & TV, on & offline.
I own a local yarn store (LYS) & we teach all kinds of fiber skills, so Craftsy is our competition. It’s also a great addition to what we offer. Why? Because it reinforces what we teach. It’s also helpful for our customers who live too far away to come in regularly (were in south TX & have customers who drive hours to visit us). I love being able to offer our fiber community an option that’s cost effective & convenient. For those who don’t have high speed internet, you can even download classes and use them offline, perfect for rural crafters!
Love this app! 5/5
Craftsy has so much to offer, and their app is user-friendly.
Fun, fun, fun! 5/5
I love learning to try new things. It's a joy come here and learn from those who know their crafts. I've used YouTube and have to scroll through some pretty bad videos. Here I know what I'm getting.
Inspiring and useful. 5/5
By Write approach
I love Craftsy for knitting and crochet. The classes are a great investment and have been very helpful to my hobby. I've also been happy with the yarns I've ordered although I once sent an order back because the yarn was not as soft as I expected. The customer service was great.
I've learned so many necessary techniques for sewing!! Sara Alm is exceptional. She gets right back to me with comments about my projects and helpful hints. I'm not a professional sewist, so I really need this type of class which I can watch at 5 on my iPad while I run on the treadmill before my daughter awaken. I refer to sections frequently, since there is always a great index you can choose from with an easy-to-use drop down menu.
Great site and app 5/5
I enjoy this site and app. Classes on the go!
A Solid App for Crafters 5/5
Apps that involve streaming video can be hit or miss, but Craftsy has never really presented any problems for me. The Craftsy team seems to respond to tech difficulties pretty quickly and the video has never failed to play for me. Sometimes there are little hitches, but that is to be expected.
I like the format, with viewers able to ask questions of teachers through the app. Plus, Craftsy has a money back guarantee on classes a student doesn't like.
Great app 5/5
Love being able to view class videos from my phone makes keeping up simpler. All you need is a phone stand and you are ready to use it while making a project!!
Enjoy everything I've done 5/5
I have done many different classes and have found them all to be very informative and easy to follow. I am finding so many different things I enjoy doing. Thanks for having so much to pick from 😀
Sew girl 5/5
By Lindsay Duet
I bought the learn to sew class and I can't wait to sew my first project this weekend!
Easy to use 5/5
By Goat Mama
I can download whatever classes that I want, watch them when I want, watch something over and over again with that 30 second rewind. Very handy app
Great app 5/5
This app allows me to carry my lessons with me everywhere. Live it.