So when I found out that Brother machines supposedly weren't compatible with Macs, I was TOTALLY bummed. That meant I was going to have to use Grant's glitchy PC for my projects. Boo! Plus, I had found a design software I really wanted to use because, well, the creator of the software loved Macs as much as I did, which meant this software was probably going to be simpler to use than the PC versions I'd been researching.
Loooong story short, I emailed the owner/creator of Stitch Buddy, Matthias, to ask several questions about what I intended to do, which was use Stitch Buddy on my Mac, save it to a Flash Drive, and take it to hubby's computer to hook up to Brother. Dude got back to me very quickly, and he's all the way in Germany! He's very technical but was throughout in his explanation that concluded that Stitch Buddy wasn't going to be the best choice for me. :(
This made me want to use the program more because of the customer service and honesty of this guy. (I also loved how explains on his website that he came up with this program for his wife. Sweet touch.) But I sucked up and thought we were through. Then Matthias found a post I written on a completely different sewing help blog asking a similar question to someone else, but I had given this person more info about my machine, etc. Can you believe that Matthias took the time to look up my owner's manual and email me back with, not only how I could use his program, but also the simplest way to do it. And, best of all, he told me how my Brother machine COULD BE COMPATIBLE with my Mac!!!
This guy has spelled it out for me in great detail. His program is easy to use with a helpful website to back me up. I am a complete newbie at this, so I'm still learning. I'm glad I get to learn using his software. This is THE solution for people who want to use their Mac for embroidery programs.
Oh, and if you own a Janome machine, his program is even more beneficial to you because that's what his wife owns, so he has integrated more features for Janomes. But I do love my Brother LB6800. And now I heart Stitch Buddy.
Thank you, Matthias!