Once I had decided to move into flash cards I looked into what freeware was available such as jMemorize but it didn’t seem to do the things I wanted.
I finally purchased Mental Case from MacCoreMac for USD$25.00, or about GBP£15.00 (inc. VAT) and have been more than happy with it. Here is a quick look at the software and why I think its pretty and cool.
As you can see, I have been entering the study notes into the system. When you select study, the screen blanks and the first part of the question is displayed – something like this:
and then the second part of the question:
Of couse, the content can be anything. I have created lessons that only have learning material in it, and
thus I see a single flash card per topic with my Multicast study notes on each card.
You can change the display a reasonable amount, I normally use black/white (but am using different colours for this post).
It also creates different lessons. If there are Folders of Notes that haven’t studied, it will “create a lesson” for you. You can also set how many times you see the cards, and you can mark them as completed etc. All the things that you would want to be able to do.
This is a really well thought out program, and seems to be scientific in their approach to creating it.
In the last couple of days ((at time of writing)) they have submitted their iPhone version to the Apple Store and it should appear soon. This means that I can carry my flash cards wherever I am and review my study material.
The also have a special offer:
Mental Case for iPhone is almost here. To celebrate, we are giving away Mental Case for Mac at the special price of $10. Mental Case for iPhone will be free, so that’s two apps for less than half the usual price!
Get in quick, because the offer is only available to the first 500 people that enter the following coupon code when purchasing: CPN7646143480.
Check out the MacCoreMac web site to go and purchase your copy.
Flash cards are a study must have for me, and Mental Case is my choice. I hope you like it as well.