lesson schedule adjustment on iPod/iPhone without Mac

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Tim Schledde

23 Oct, 2010 09:41 PM

I love mental case. One main reason is the ability to sync with my iPod touch. I will travel for a quite long time without my mac and want to go on learning on my iPod touch. But I have two questions I can not answer by myselfe:
1) how can I inactivat my lesson schedule status on the mac. Just put the lesson on "none" and do not sync with the mac to keep my iPod still acitve? And just switching it to "standard" when I am back and sync? After travelling, status of the iPod is the important one!
2) how can I adjust the lesson time schedule for the different groups of flash cards I have on my iPod touch without a Mac? I can not find an option to activte, inactivate, changeing the status from "standard" to "none" or "intensive", etc.

Could you please help me soon, I will start travelling in four days.

Thanks a lot in advance,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 24 Oct, 2010 09:35 AM

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    Hi Tim,
    The options on the iPhone are much less than on the Mac. The iPhone only has standard schedule.
    If you only travelling for a few weeks, I'm afraid you may just have to manually study cases outside the lesson.
    If you are travelling for months, you may actually be better to export your notes from MC in study archive format, and download them -- not sync them -- to the iPod. This way the lesson will be run by the iPod. When you are syncing, the lesson is always updated by the Mac, so it requires regular syncs.
    We are going to make scheduling equal across all platforms in version 2, but that doesn't help you much now.
    Kind regards,

  2. 2 Posted by Tim Schledde on 24 Oct, 2010 11:31 AM

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    Hey Drew,
    thanks for the quick answer. Does this mean, that when I add new cases by editing on the iPod touch and learn them by using the lesson case, that all these information will be deleted, when I sync with my Mac next time?
    I can not believe, because I edited some existing cards on my iPod and after syncing with the mac this information was on the Mac too.

    Anyway, mental case is a very helpful tool.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by drewmccormack on 24 Oct, 2010 11:43 AM

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    Hi Tim,
    I'm afraid at the moment there are two distinct lesson modes, which don't mix. For notes that have been synced from the Mac, the Mac handles scheduling. When you study on the iPhone, it will tell the Mac you studied at the next sync, and then the Mac does the lesson update with that info. But the iPhone itself does not reschedule.
    The other mode is for all notes that have not been synced. They could be downloaded from flashcard exchange, or in a study archive. These notes are scheduled with the 'standard' scheme on the iPhone. Unfortunately, once they are synced back to the Mac, the Mac takes over, so you can't really force the iPhone to do the updating. This mode was intended just for those people who don't have a Mac.
    The good news is that in version 2.0, all devices will use the same scheduling, and it should not matter where you study, or when you sync, it all should go smoothly. Bad news is we are only working on that now, and it won't be here for several months.
    Kind regards,

  4. 4 Posted by Tim on 24 Oct, 2010 11:58 AM

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    Hi Dew,
    ok, now I got it.

    looking forward to version 2.0 ;-)

  5. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 24 Oct, 2010 04:29 PM.

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