Send Cards to Others

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We are happy to announce (officially) that Notecards now supports sending cards to other users! It has actually been in the app for a few weeks and already a number of people have made use of it.

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).

Creating an Account

To create you account, open up the app and tap on the account icon in the upper left.

There you will be presented with a text box to enter your email. Do so and tap on "Submit". Once submitted, you will be shown a screen asking you to check your email.

You should recieve that email shortly and it will include a link for you to click to verify your account. If you tap the verify link on the device that has the app installed, you will be switched to the app and logged in all at once. You may also click the link on your computer or another device and your app will be logged in within several seconds of doing so.

**Note:** Since we don't ask you to create a password for your account, you will be able to log back into your account at any time by entering the same email and going through the verification process again. But, you should only have to do so if you sign out yourself or want to use the same account on a different device.

You should then see the account screen.

This screen shows you a few key things:

  • 1. The email of your currently logged in account
  • 2. The name of your current device
  • 3. A list of cards that are currently being sent to you
  • 4. A list of cards that you are currently sending to other people.

As you only just created your account, both of the lists will be empty (unless someone already started sending you cards).

Sending Cards

Once your account is created, you can send cards from the browse view (get there by tapping "Browse" in the lower right from any main screen.

Find the folder or deck that has the cards you want to send and then you have two options:

  • 1. If you want to send all of the cards in that deck or folder, tap the share icon next to the "Study All" button.

  • 2. If you want to send only some of the cards, tap on the list of cards at the bottom and deselect any cards you don't want to send. Then tap the "Actions" button and "Share Selected".

In either case, you will then be presented with a screen asking you for the email of the person you would like to send your cards to. You can also customize the description of the cards.

Fill out that screen and tap share. At that point, an email will be sent to that address letting them know you are trying to send them cards. If they don't already have a Notecards account, they will be given instructions on how to create one so they can accept the cards.

Accepting Cards

To accept cards, you simply have to go to the Account screen by tapping account icon in the upper left of the home screen.

If someone is currently sending you cards, you should see it in your "Receiving" list like in the screenshot above. To accept the content, simply tap on the item in the list.

All of the cards will then be downloaded and you will be given a chance to organize them however you like.

Cancel Sending Cards

In case you accidently sent the wrong cards, you can cancel sending cards to someone before they accept them. Do so by going to the account screen and tapping on the correct item in the "Sending" list. If you don't see it listed there, it is likely because the person already accepted them.

Once you tap on the item, you will be asked to confirm that you want to cancel sharing them.

Questions or Problems

If you have any questions or problems with any of this, please reach out to us through the app or from our support page.