Possibility to draw in a card / Japanese, Chinese ecc

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16 Oct, 2012 05:55 PM

As the below image said, who study Japanse (or others language) really need this card type: a card where WE CAN DRAW the kanji. There are no app where we can do that!

In the first card we do the question:

In the second card WE HAVE TO DRAW on the our smarthphone the kanji

In the third card we ca see if we have done the correct kanji

Please MAKE CARDS WHERE WE CAN DRAW! Add an option: audio, images and TO DRAW SOMETHING!
This is what we really need!

  1. 1 Posted by support on 16 Oct, 2012 11:52 PM

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    Hi Samir,

    Thanks for getting in touch with us! I’ve submitted this as a feature request for you. Please bear in mind that while we consider all ideas, not every suggestion will ultimately be implemented.

    We love feedback! Let us know if you have any other suggestions or questions.

    Thank you for choosing The Mental Faculty!

    Jason W. -- The Mental Faculty Support

  2. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 17 Oct, 2012 07:45 AM.

  3. drewmccormack re-opened this discussion on 17 Oct, 2012 07:45 AM

  4. Support Staff 2 Posted by drewmccormack on 17 Oct, 2012 07:45 AM

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    Hi Samir,
    Yes, we would like to add this.
    Thanks for the feedback.
    Kind regards,

  5. 3 Posted by Samir on 18 Oct, 2012 09:40 PM

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    Hi. Thanks for the answer.

    I'd like to ask you:

    -In mental case there is a SRS like ANKI or we have a very simple srs where we can ONLY chose V or X?? (right or wrong)

    -Can we import cards/deck from Anki?

    -I think that a graphic more close to Memrise can be better.

    -I can't sync my iPhone app with the Macapp.... (please could you tell me what I have to do?) Why don't you put an iClud sync for ALL your app??


  6. Support Staff 4 Posted by drewmccormack on 19 Oct, 2012 05:53 AM

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    5 levels of grading does little up improve the algorithm, and only distracts you from concentrating on your content. We just support I knew it' and 'I didn't know it'. Anything else is just distracting.

    You can't import Anki decks at this point. You can import CSV and TSV, so if you can export those, maybe it's an option.

    iCloud syncing is very difficult. Very few apps support it, other than for very simple data. Mental Case has complex data, and potentially large media files. We are working on bringing this to iOS, but it is a challenge.

    To sync is wifi, connect both devices to the same wifi network. On iOS tap Start Sync. In the Mac look for the Devices section on the left, and select your device.

    Kind regards,

  7. 5 Posted by linden on 11 Jan, 2013 05:09 PM

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    Yes! I agree with sameer. There is definitely support for drawing functionality. It would be AMAZING! : set the program apart from all desktop flashcard apps and all Ipad apps that I know of. It would exploit the uniquely tactile feel of learning on the ipad and remove the hyperdependence on heyboard.

  8. 6 Posted by idolgossip on 13 Jan, 2013 03:00 AM

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    I agree so very much re. the drawing. I do use Skritter, which largely does this -- but you have something good here -- why not make it truly great? All-around cohesive functionality (multiple sensory accession of language via reading AND writing AND aural) is key to any language, but WAAAY more so in Japanese / Chinese.

    Are you all up to it? Secondarily, are you certain the Search functions are "fall off a log" easy, yet? I always have to hunt and hunt (and hunt...!) for things. MANY things I input (in the simplest way) in Search engine -- (titles" of Cases should be SO easy, yes?) are NOT found when using the "Search" function.

    No matter how good you eventually are, if I can't find the water, should I drink "elsewhere"?

  9. Support Staff 7 Posted by drewmccormack on 13 Jan, 2013 08:44 AM

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    Drawing functionality is certainly on our radar. Thanks for the feedback.

    Which search do you have problems with? Your own notes, or online services? I'm afraid we don't really control the online search.

    If you mean search of your own notes, how do you think it should be improved?

    Mental Case Developer

  10. 8 Posted by DiltMoota on 06 Jul, 2013 02:01 PM

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    In my opinion, it is a false way.

  11. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 08 Jul, 2013 05:16 PM.

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