We've all been there. The pile of things we have to do just keeps growing and we can't even muster up the self-discipline to get started. Even when we do, our attention is instantly pulled in another direction. Luckily, there are a number of strategies we can use to get back on track.
Recently we introduced full iPad support for Notecards. If you choose to use Notecards exclusively on your iPad, it will now work just as well as it does on a phone. However, if you are planning to use Notecards on *both* your iPad and your iPhone, there are some things you should be aware of.
We have been thinking a lot about Facebook and social media in general ever since the story about Cambridge Analytica broke. I’d like to take today’s post to explain in more detail how we came to that decision. Hopefully this sheds some light on what we value and how we strive to run our own business.
Everyone, with the possible exception of sociopaths, has to wrestle with guilt from time to time. The question is: how do we deal with it effectively? First we have to identify the source of the guilt and then we can use a couple strategies to figure out what to do about it.
Most of us live very busy lives, making it difficult to find time to study. Unfortunately, that leads many of us to study very late at night, sacrificing sleep for the appearance of productivity. It feels like we are simply suffering for our goals because nobody enjoys the feeling of being tired all the time, but in reality we aren't being productive at all.
An interesting feature of Notecards is the ability set timers for your study session. For example, you can set a timer to automatically flip to the back of each card after 5 seconds as a way to force quick recall. Let's take a detailed look at how to configure study timers and what options we have.
When developing the add new card screen in Notecards we worked hard to make it as efficient as possible. I want to draw your attention to the ability to create several cards quickly on your mobile device.
Notecards has the ability to read cards to you as you study. This can give you an extra memory queue as well as, with the combination of the study timers feature, allow you to review your cards without looking at the device.
You're probably aware of the saying, "practice makes perfect". Well, that's certainly not the whole story. Notecards is great for studying in your spare moments. However, if you have a test, interview, or other event you need to study for, random bursts of studying aren't enough.
Recently we introduced a “news” section on the home screen of Notecards. Our goal with this section is to enhance your experience with the app and ultimately your ability to learn. But, if you find it distracting, we also provide a setting to turn it off.
Notecards has more powerful organizational tools than it may seem at first glance. We always strive to make the interface easy to use, but we also account for more advanced users. A perfect example of this is the way folders work.
Did you know that you can shake your phone to undo the last card you just marked while studying? Well, now you do! If you give your phone a shake after marking a card, you should see an alert giving you the option to go back.
We are happy to announce (officially) that Notecards now supports sending cards to other users! To send cards to other people, you will have to create an account with us. To make this as easy as possible, we only ask for your email address. Once your account is created, you can send cards to anyone else (including people that have not yet created an account).