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Stackz - New Feature Requests / Track failures
« on: October 09, 2007, 12:33:49 AM »
The website "Reviewing the Kanji" has a very cool feature:

You can Test your cards as long as you want, and naturally you'll fail some and pass some.  The cool thing is, when you quit, you get a screen that shows you all of the cards that you missed, so you can review them.  It would be cool if this would be implemented in Stackz.

It would essentially require tracking of your failures during a given test.  At the end of the test, you could choose to automatically highlight those missed cards for Learning.

When the number of cards in your Stack grows so large (my vocabulary now passes 6000) a cool feedback system like this would be invaluable.


Stackz - New Feature Requests / More options for example sentences
« on: August 29, 2007, 10:32:14 PM »

I really find the new Example Sentence feature to be great!  I have some suggestions on expanding its functionality.

Copy - It would be cool to copy an example sentence to the clipboard to paste it somewhere else.

Add to selectedstack - In addition to my "Vocab" and "Characters" Stackz files, I have a "Grammar" file which is Japanese - English.  It contains all of the sentence pairs I've found in practice tests, textbooks, etc.  It would be great to be able to copy example sentences directly in here, like you can with words in the dictionary.


The way I use Stackz is to have a set number of words to learn in a given time period, and then put them in my Review stack, which I test several times a week.  So, when I have long lists of words to learn (for example, for JLPT2) I first randomize them and break them up into weekly "lessons."  Then I learn one lesson per week (usually 100 words or so) and at the end of the week I copy-paste that entire lesson into the Unknown bin of my Review stack.

The problem is, what happens when I want to go back and add more cards to those lessons?  For example, right now I have a certain number of weeks until JLPT2.  So, I broke up all of the words I need to learn into that number of lessons.  But, occasionally I'll find a nice wordlist online, for example the onomatopoeia list, and I want to distribute that evenly among my current lessons.

It would be a simple matter of copy and paste, but the problem is, Stackz doesn't let you remove focus from the Edit window when you're in it.

So, instead of: Highlight words in the onomatopoeia list, Ctrl+C, selecting a lesson stack, Ctrl+V...repeat...

I have to: Edit list, Highlight words, Ctrl+C, Save, Close edit window, Select Lesson Stack, Ctrl+V, Select new list...repeat

I know it doesn't sound that annoying, but it is!!!  :D

Anyways, it would be nice to be able to select another stack while having the edit window open.

PocketStackz / System Requirements Listing??
« on: June 06, 2007, 08:25:09 PM »
Hi everyone,

I've been thinking of buying PocketStackz (and obviously a PocketPC to run it).  Since this is the ONLY thing I'll use the PocketPC for, I want to get the cheapest one possible.  Of course, I don't want to buy one so cheap that the software won't run!  Is there a listing anywhere of the minimum system requirements?  I couldn't find one anywhere on the website.  Thanks!

P.S.  I found a version of the HP Jornada 525 on the cheap:
Was thinking of buying it but don't know if it will run the software!

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