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PocketStackz / Learn Mode
« on: October 15, 2007, 05:05:53 PM »
I've never really liked the learn mode in Pocket Stackz.  I wish there was one slight tweak to it.

Here's my typical case:  I have a bunch of vocabulary works in my temporary stack.  Usually between 7 and 10.  I'm getting near the end of my vocabulary list or I've got some really hard words in my temporary stack.

1) So I finally think I've got one of the cards learned and I press the up button to toss it out of the temporary list ... and a new vocab card takes it's place?  Why?  This is what the DOWN button does.  Why does the up button also do this?

2) Occasionally the up and down button don't work.  Instead of pushing and popping cards from the temporary stack it just scrolls up and down the temporary stack.  Yet there is no button to toggle this mode on or off.  It's just random.

3) The card you are looking at is highlighted on the left.  This sucks.  I tend to memorize the meaning and reading of the NUMBER not the kanji.  Why do I care which card number it is in my temporary stack?  That list should be gone, which would fix bug #2, and there should just be a count of how many cards you have in your temp stack.

All my opinion of course.  However, I've been using Stackz for almost two years now and went from zero Japanese to being quite functional.  So these are requests based on tons of experience trying to actually use it to learn difficult (for me) material.

General Discussion / Re: Do you still use paper flashcards?
« on: October 15, 2007, 04:58:06 PM »
My PocketPC was on the fritz one day and I happened to have a vocabulary quiz the next morning.  So I printed up some cards for "old school" portability.

The hilarious thing is all of my classmates were wondering how I made the flashcards ...  ::)

PocketStackz / Re: Pocket Stackz 2007
« on: October 15, 2007, 04:54:13 PM »
Could you please try it and check whether it's what you expected?

I love this feature!  I've been needing it for a long time.

The PC version of Stackz 2007 has a nice feature where you can select the type of cards from the "Repeat Advisor" bar at the top of the Lesson/Stacks window.  Is this something we can also get on the Pocket version?

Edit: This is called the "Retention Manager" in Stackz 2007.

PocketStackz / Re: Where do you use PocketStackz?
« on: October 15, 2007, 04:48:27 PM »
I only use PocketStackz and I mainly use it on the train, but I also use it at school especially right before tests.  Even if I'm sitting at home in my room I still study using my PDA instead of the PC version!

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