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Category Archives: Commentary

Flip Fixation Flaw

I’ve decided to coin a new term to describe an issue I see in many flashcard applications and web sites. I have argued with developers over email and in comments about this issue but it is one I feel strongly about: A flashcard application is said to be guilty of the Flip Fixation Flaw when [...]

Facts and Cards in Flashcard Study

The vast majority of flashcard applications use cards as the fundamental unit of knowledge. If they record the user’s performance with a given flashcard in, say, the graded slideshow method, it is usually recorded for the card irrespective of the direction of study for that card. If the flashcard application uses a form of spaced [...]

Managing Keyboard Inputs Methods

One problem that makes it difficult to quickly and efficiently enter large numbers of vocabulary directly into flashcard software if you are dealing with non-Roman languages is the fact that the user has to keep switching the keyboard input back and forth between English and the other language, whatever it may be. This is a [...]

Tweaked Review Grading

I have tweaked the review grading a bit, making the final score an independently determined score out of 10, rather than a cumulative score out of 100. I have gone through and updated scores on existing reviews to reflect this. Next review coming up: Studycard Studio.

Upcoming Reviews

Some of the OS X applications I’m hoping to post reviews of in the coming weeks: Anki, Ebbinghaus, Mental Case, Genius, iFlash, ProVoc, Flash Cards, Mindburn, Mnemosyne, and Studycard Studio. I may eventually move to online flashcard services if I can cover these major offerings.

New Flashcard Application Review Blog

Welcome to Fool’s Flashcard Review. Ever since I designed a flashcard application for Mac OS in 1999 I have hosted some reviews here at Fool’s Workshop of other software that can be found on the web. I have long since given up on my own flashcard software project and now depend on solutions created by [...]