Just wanted to see if there are others who are using their "smart phone" (I have a Droid X2) to assist with knitting! I found a few helpful FREE apps - Now I always have another "counter" with me. My phone app (short for application for newbies) lets me set the counter to how many row repeats there are! I just reach over and tap my phone to increase - and if you leave, or take a call - it saves the row you were on! (I think we have a new term for knitters! K, P, T (knit , purl, (and little pinky reaches over to phone) tap!)
There is also one to keep track of your needles. I haven't gone back to enter all yet - but do make sure the NEW ones are . Which reminds me - they do have the needle size converter. Metric, UK, USA ??? no problem!
Another favorite is one that holds a pdf of your pattern. I have loaded several of my favorites - complete with photos so that I can shop for yarns or buttons... whatever might be needed . PLUS... I can always have the pattern at my fingertips!
The people who are designing these applications love to hear from users - as to what should be added!
I go to the Android Market (.com) for my phone.
Another plug for these new gadgets - I can go to YouTube anytime to watch how a buttonhole is made, since I never seem to remember from one project to the next! SO MANY USES!
I use the knit minder app on my ipod to keep track of all the needles I own. This saved me
from buying anymore repeat needles.