Do you have a good memory? Short term, long term? I don’t. I have a horrible memory and forget important details all the time. Except for IP addresses, subnet masks and other networking items that are burned into my brain!
We all have facts, account numbers, phone numbers, birthdays and even work-related material that we need to to memorize fast and remember easily without wanting to commit ourselves to a mental institution. I have tried many different methods and the flash card is usually the best. We have covered other flash card applications in the past but this is different – it runs on a schedule and starts up with Windows. Did I mention that it is awesome? Well it is!
Let’s check it out. I downloaded the 779KB file in a few seconds and ran it. It installed quickly with a few clicks of the next button. And then I was greeted with this screen:
The setup seems pretty straight forward. It is a very easy interface as you can see above. There is a place for questions, answers, score and schedule. I am going to start by adding a new question. I am going to do this by hitting the New button. Yes it is that simple!
We see that we are able to fill in the Question field with our question, The answer field we will fill in our answer and there is a drop down menu for category that will only have one option to start with. You can see how I filled it out below:
At first I could not figure out how to change the category. I guess it was too easy for me because it turns out you can change the category by simply typing in the field. This is a great way to separate your items such as work and personal or by subject like technology, languages, math etc”¦
Once you have a bunch of questions and categories they will be displayed like this:
Next let’s take a look through the applications settings before we start our first quiz”¦
As I said before, you can set it to start with Windows. Here is the place to do it. You can also set the Escape key to minimize the application and double click to edit questions. You can have the application beep at the scheduled time or tweak the notification window.
Now let’s get to quizzing! I hit the Start button and I was off”¦ It scheduled my next question for 5 minutes from now. An icon popped up, I clicked on it and chose quiz”¦ Then my question popped up.
I entered the answer correctly and then:
It scheduled the next question for 5 minutes from then. Nice!
I am going to master this program and with it – memorize everything I need to memorize. This is going to be a HUGE help to me in my day to day job and my life.
Do you have a favorite application to help you memorize random information? We would love to hear about it in the comments!