Simple Flash Cards
By Matt Shepherd
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The most intuitive digital flash card app. Works exactly like you would expect a stack of flash cards to work. Ability to create numerous stacks of notecards, shuffle, edit, and blur the content to test your knowledge.
-supports lion fullscreen for no distractions
-Companion Mobile App(iPad/iPhone) with iCloud Syncing
-A function to export/import card stacks from friends
Useful Great App- Needs Improvement
I like this application and it works really well for studying.
However, it'd be nice if there was an option to check off whether or not you want that card to be seen again while studying.
I have to continually skip through cards I know very well to get to the ones I don't know as well, where I'd rather just be able to take them out of that pile without having to delete them.
Not only that, but I think adding more personalization would be great--i.e. fonts, colors, etc. And some cards I have a lot of information that doesn't fully fit on that card, so maybe a scrolling option would be a good idea, that or just simply smaller font choices.
Maybe too simple...
The good: Very easy to use, good for simple stuff and short answers
The bad: You cannot print the cards (Print function is unavailable and Ctrl-P gives you the error ping), the Mac app does not have an equivalent for the iphone so you cannot transfer the cards to your iphone (that would have been nice!), the size of the cards are unchangeable and you cannot scroll to view more, you cannot change the font or the size of the font, the window for the card is not expandable (really??) so if you put more information than the card can show in the viewable area, you are out of luck, most Command shortcuts do not work (like print, copy, paste,…) and you have to go through the standard menu at the top (yes, even though this is 2012).
Good but Flawed
This application does what it purports to. It allows you to write a question, blur out the answer, recall the answer in your head, and then click to see the answer. It however is missing some important features that should be standard in every flashcard app.
(1) The allowed length for questions is very short. Exceeding the character limit causes the questions to go off screen and you can't see the rest of the question without several extra clicks.
(2) There is no algorithm in shuffle mode that diagnoses you success rate on a particular card. The same cards you already know will continue to be shown to you over and over again.
(3) Card stacks not exportable or importable.
(4) Photos or screenshots can not be embedded on cards.
(5) There is no formula editor for entering mathematical expressions or greek letters.
The addition of these features would make this a 4 or 5 star app, but because of the missing features I can not give it more than a 3.
- Category: Education
- Released: May 10, 2012
- Version: 1
- Size: 1.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Matt Shepherd
- © 2012 Matt Shepherd
Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later