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2018

April

Using an iPad and iPhone Together

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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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March

Why We're Leaving Facebook

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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

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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

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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

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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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February

Sorting Cards

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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January

The Power of Folders

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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.

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Learn While Entering Your Study Content

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Learning shouldn’t wait until your content is completely entered to begin! Here is a tip about how you can start learning as you enter your content.

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Study Effectively with Start Small Study Method

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Our favorite method of memorizing something new is to use the Start Small study method. It prevents you from being overwhelmed with too many things to memorize at once.

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Use Dictation to Create Cards

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Do you ever get frustrated using the small keyboard on your phone? Well, a great alternative for entering your content is to use dictation. In this tutorial, I will show you how!

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Notecards 3.3 - Study Enhancements

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In this release we focused on adding more flexibility in the way you can study your cards.

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Undo While Studying

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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.

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Send Cards to Others

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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).

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Feature Requests

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Feature requests from our users are critical to making Notecards better. Don't hesitate to reach out!

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2017

December

Notecards 3.2 - Share Cards with Others

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In this release we added the ability to share your cards with other people!

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November

Notecards 3.1 - Search

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The headlining feature of this release is search, but we also made several other improvements.

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October

Notecards 3.0 - First Significant Update of Many

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Our first significant update to the Notecards application is approved and ready for use. This is a big change that we are extremely excited about!

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What's happening?

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We have decided to focus exclusively on Notecards and the Learn Brigade family of educational software applications from this point forward.

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We’re back. For good.

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We hope you’ll jump on board and watch for updates about the features we plan to add in our next release.

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