Using Mental Case note ipad on a TV for education

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19 May, 2011 05:13 AM

Hello all and thank you for this great app.

I used to use the mac version of Mental Case to teach vocabulary to my students and was very happy with it: easy to use and very effective. Students love images, even university students.

But I decided to move from a macbook to an ipad to use in my classes and this caused a problem: with the ipad 2 I can show the flashcards to the students on the TV with the CGA output and I'm happy with the ergonomy of the app. But the text on the flash card is ridiculously small. On the mac version we have the option to choose a big letter style. But not on the Ipad.

Is there any plan to update the ipad app with severel theme and if yes, is there any plan to make one theme with bigger letters for text ?

I have converted a lot of french and english teacher to this wonderful app and I think there is a lot of people who, like me, don't use it for self-learning but to easily show flashcards to students. I would be very happy to see this upgrade, even if I have to pay for this.

Best regards to you all !!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 19 May, 2011 08:05 AM

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    Hi Simon,
    You can't change themes on the iPad, but you can change font sizes. Go to the Library and choose the Settings button top left. You can set the size for the two sides separately.
    Hope that helps.
    Kind regards,

  2. 2 Posted by Simon on 19 May, 2011 12:49 PM

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    Thank you so much for you fast and precise reply.

    I haven't thought to check the general setting. I'm not very used to my new ipad in fact.

    After changing the font size the way you told it is now perfect, in fact better than the mac app.

    I'm an happy teacher now !


    PS: for an other upgrade, i would be happy to be able to rearrange the flashcards in the order I want. Not a killer option though, this app is almost perfect !

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by drewmccormack on 19 May, 2011 03:39 PM

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    Hi Simon,
    We would like to allow rearranging too. Will certainly be in an update at some point.

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