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Stackz Flashcard Organizer for PC / Stackz 7.2 preview
« on: May 28, 2020, 05:59:30 AM »
Among other new features Stackz 7.2 brings
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Bigger buttons
  • Customizable keyboard accelerators

iStackz (Stackz for iOS) / :)
« on: May 27, 2020, 09:20:50 PM »


General Discussion / Stackz Forum up again
« on: July 10, 2017, 12:41:35 AM »
Dear Stackz users,

The forum has been down a while for technical reasons.
The issue is finally solved and the forum is up again.

Thank you for using Stackz!


iStackz (Stackz for iOS) / news to come...
« on: June 21, 2016, 10:35:56 PM »
News to come, taking another attempt to release this app, finally...

iStackz (Stackz for iOS) / Stackz for iOS
« on: June 07, 2013, 10:17:35 AM »
Development for Stackz for iOS has taken a very long time.

Registered users of this forum have been involved in testing early versions.

Release to the AppStore is planned for the following weeks.

More details can be seen in the member zone of this forum (free registration required).

iStackz Bugs fixed / Re: Last lesson hidden behind toolbar
« on: October 25, 2011, 07:48:34 AM »
Thanks for reporting!
This has been fixed in Test Version 0.4.

Strange indeed...
Please send us the file to further analyze the problem!

Stackz - New Feature Requests / Re: Stackz for Android
« on: August 01, 2011, 12:49:44 PM »
Our focus is currently on the iPhone version, but the Android version is also already under development. We hope to post more news after the holiday season!

General Discussion / Re: How to set up Chinese-English dictionary?
« on: February 10, 2011, 08:01:34 PM »
Please be more specific.

General Discussion / Re: iPhone development status
« on: January 25, 2011, 04:53:57 PM »
Yes, it works on iPhone 4.

Testers are still welcome! Simply follow the link in the reply #9 above for more information.

iStackz Bugs fixed / Re: Bugs
« on: January 12, 2011, 06:30:17 AM »
When running a stackz list if you click "ColorMode" then cancel the application crashes.  This seems to happen for any .szm file.

The reason for this bug has been found, it will be fixed in an upcoming release.

iStackz Bugs fixed / Re: Bugs
« on: January 05, 2011, 09:08:41 PM »
I have to confirm this bug, thanks for posting!

I was aware that there is a problem with the cancel button, but I thought that nothing happens at all with it - now I see that it acutally crashes when I insist touching it.

Simply report all bugs to this forum just as you did. I am familiar with the TRAC bug tracking system but I don't have the time to set this up now - and of course I hope that there will be only a few problems anyway!  ;D

General Discussion / Testing Stackz for iPhone/iPod Touch has started!
« on: January 04, 2011, 11:12:07 PM »
Testing Stackz for iPhone/iPod touch has started!
For more information about the features of iStackz 1.0, please visit this link!

Stackz Flashcard Organizer for PC / Re: Some questions about StackZ
« on: December 29, 2010, 06:43:41 AM »
Is it possible to add new boxes ? As I can see (at first glance) there are 5 boxes the cards can be put into. If I want 6 or 7 boxes, is there a way to accomplish that ?

Stackz is limited to 5 levels to keep the complexity as simple as possible. Do you have any particular need for additional levels?

What do I do when I want the romanji to be shown instead so I can try to remember the Hiragana ? Do I have to write a complete new lesson for that purpose ?

Stackz uses "skills" to manage different attribute appearing orders. For each skill a different order of attribute appearance is used, e.g. hiragana -- roooma ji for reading Japanese, rooma ji -- hiragana for writing kana (which corresponds to "speaking", as hiragana describes the pronunciation). That way, any appearance order is explicitly linked to a meaningful name. Some notes:
  • There are many skills required when learning Japanese because pronunciaton and meaning of the kanji must both be mastered. This translates into different skills, such as "understanding kanji" (kanji -- english translation) and "reading kanji" (kanji -- pronunciation in hiragana). Stackz allows defining and training these skills individually if wished.
  • The examples you mentioned correspond to the predefined skills "Japanese comprehension" (hiragana -- english) and "Japanese speaking" (english -- hiragana) skills.
  • The current skill can be easily switched anytime while testing or learning.
  • Test statistics are not linked to skills: a success is a success, regardless of the used skill. This is to keep the complexity low and not to overload the proficiency estimation with too many details.
  • Skills are defined in the file options (tab "Skills"). Several skills are predefined, renaming or removing them, as well as adding custom skills is easy.

Even better would be the possibility of a "mixed" test session, so that somtimes the romanji and sometimes the Hiragana is shown (in the same test). Is something like that possible ? Learning "one way only" can't be good ...

This would correspond to a "random skill selection" in the Stackz system. This is not planned at the moment because it somehow contradicts the Stackz fundamental assumption that the student is in control of the action, not the program (i.e. the student decides what to study).

On the other hand it would not be hard to implement, although adding to the overall complexity and leading to difficult situations with many words that have several possible answers. If there are many votes for that it might make it to an upcoming release.

General Discussion / Stackz for iPhone / iPod touch
« on: December 15, 2010, 09:21:36 AM »
The Stackz for iPhone test is about to start soon!
For more information, please visit this topic in the members zone (free registration required).

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