My goal here is to list available digitizing software that is available on the market for creating embroidery from your own designs. I want to have discussions about the software, their commonalities, and their differences. I know a lot of people, myself included, my not be selecting the best software for themselves. We seem to be listening to someone else’s suggestions without really doing what is best for ourselves. Our well meaning mentors are suggesting what they have in stock or what they have been using for many years. There is not enough information out there in a format usable for making informed decisions. My goal is to change all this.