User Guide


This is the main screen.

The Method Finder section lets you browse the complete method libraries and provides quick access to recently-viewed methods.

Method Collections are the main structures in iAgrams. A collection is a set of methods that you want to think of together: for example, the Standard 8 Surprise Major. The Method Collections section lets you select methods from named collections, and shows the most recently accessed collection (in this case, Std 8 S Major).

The Information section is self-explanatory.


Pressing Select a method on the main screen takes you to a list of methods from the Central Council method libraries. In this example, Surprise Major methods are shown.

Methods are listed alphabetically. In this example, the index on the right hand side of the screen has been used to move to methods whose names begin with M. The list can be scrolled up and down in the usual way, and a method can be selected.

You can also search for a method by touching the Search box and typing its name. Searching only works within the current method list.

The Change button in the top right hand corner lets you choose a different list of methods.


Pressing Other collections on the main screen takes you to a list of all of the defined method collections. A collection is simply a set of methods that have been associated with a name. iAgrams has some pre-defined collections, and you can define your own, or delete collections, or add methods to collections, or delete methods from collections.

This screenshot is from a pre-release version of iAgrams and just shows a few collections. The current version of iAgrams has more pre-defined collections. In this example, each collection contains methods of a particular kind, but in general methods can be combined arbitrarily into collections.

Pressing the Edit button lets you add or delete collections, or change the order of the list of collections.


This screen is reached by selecting Std 8 S Major, either from the main screen or from the list of collections.

Selecting a method shows the line of the method. The Edit button lets you add or delete methods, or change the order of methods within the collection.


Here is the line of Cambridge Surprise Major. The view can be scrolled and zoomed in or out, using the expected touch gestures.

The Line, Grid and Rows buttons at the bottom of the screen change the view.

The Prev and Next buttons move backwards and forwards through the collection that the method was selected from. This is convenient if you are learning several methods at once.

The Save button in the top right hand corner lets you select a collection to put the method into. In the current version of iAgrams, this button is only shown when the method was chosen through the Method Finder; it is not shown when the method was chosen from a collection. It is, however, possible for a method to be in several collections.

When you use the Save button to put a method into a collection, the collection must already exist. The My Methods collection is pre-defined and initially empty, and provides a convenient location for methods that you want to save.


This is the grid view of Cambridge Surprise Major. It is displayed at a standard size and can't be zoomed. If the grid is taller than the screen, you can scroll to see the rest of it.


This is the rows (changes) view. It can be scrolled and zoomed, like the line view. The zoom scale is independent of the zoom scale for the line view.


Double-tapping the screen, in any of the views of a method, shows a Method Information screen with all of the details found in the Central Council method libraries. This includes the falseness groups, the date and place of the first peal, and a list of references to the method in the Ringing World and other publications.