Scheduled Pop-up Flash Cards

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19 Jul, 2013 11:20 PM

This is for the OS X version, as I am more often on my laptop than other device and this would be harder to ignore.

I have a bad habit of setting aside flash cards for my current in-the-moment work. I would greatly love to be able to schedule a set number of to-study notes from a stack at an interval or time of my choosing to pop up and ask me to answer it. Basically the flow would be something like this:

1) Study->New Pop-Quiz->[same selections as new slideshow] : but defaults to one facet set every 20 minutes.
2) ->Custom : same choices as new slide show, but add in choices for interval/time/days of week and location (how do I want it to pop up, bump mental case, pop-up on screen, reminder/alert, where on screen etc) . Also, allow me to save custom pop quizzes so I can rotate through them.
3) ->Save & Set Current

4) 20 minutes later . . . at location chosen note facet(s) pops up for me to review/quiz/answer. I answer them and they go away. I can do it as a quiz or just as review.

I would really love this feature. It would go a long way to helping me help myself with studying.


  1. 1 Posted by support on 20 Jul, 2013 09:42 PM

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    Hi There,

    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. Support Staff 2 Posted by drewmccormack on 20 Jul, 2013 10:29 PM

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    Hi Jay,
    Thanks for the feedback.
    Some things that may help at the moment:

    1) The cram schedule may be useful to you. You can refresh the due notes as often as you like with that schedule. The others are all day based, but cram has no time interval.
    2) You can set the maximum number of notes allowed to be due in the stack settings.

    These options won’t go all the way to solving your problem, but perhaps you could set an alarm with iCal or something like that, and when it goes off, you refresh due notes on your stack, and get (eg) 20 new notes to study.

    Kind regards,

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