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Using an iPad and iPhone Together

written by Andrew on Apr. 12, 2018

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.

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Why We're Leaving Facebook

written by Andrew on Mar. 28, 2018

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.

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Acting on Your Guilt, Or Not

written by Andrew on Mar. 19, 2018

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.

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Effectively Making Time to Study

written by Andrew on Mar. 13, 2018

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.

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Configuring Study Timers

written by Andrew on Mar. 05, 2018

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.

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Sorting Cards

written by Andrew on Feb. 22, 2018

Today we released an update that adds the ability to change the way your cards are sorted. Let's take a look at how we can do that.

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Create Cards Efficiently

written by Andrew on Feb. 15, 2018

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.

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Have Cards Spoken in the Correct Language

written by Andrew on Feb. 12, 2018

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.

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Deliberate Practice

written by Andrew on Feb. 05, 2018

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.

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Turning Off the News

written by Andrew on Feb. 01, 2018

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.

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