All of my cards have images. Is this OK?

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Kevin Lee

28 Feb, 2011 02:12 PM


I'm just getting started with Mental Case Classroom Edition. I love it!

To make my cards pretty, I decided to create images instead of using text. I plan to have hundreds of cards and a lot of them will also have audio. Is this going to be cause any memory-related problems with the app? In technical terms, does the app load everything into memory, or does it only load one card at a time into memory?

I just wanted to know now before I invest dozens of hours into creating the cards.


  1. 1 Posted by Kevin Lee on 28 Feb, 2011 02:18 PM

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    I guess I may also run into the same size issue as I just read about in another discussion (

    I'm OK with it for now as long as the app doesn't crash.


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by drewmccormack on 28 Feb, 2011 02:20 PM

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    Hi Kevin,
    The Mac app still does not handle very many images terribly well. We have a new version coming (2.0) that will address this.
    The iOS apps do handle images well. They do not load all images into memory.
    If you are just using the classroom version, and not syncing, no problem.
    Kind regards,

  3. 3 Posted by Laura on 02 Apr, 2011 05:07 PM

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    I'm having trouble with crashing. I'm making flashcards to ID birds for my ornithology class and I'm using photos I took in the lab. I'm dragging them in from iPhoto (which is kind of tricky on my smallish screen). I lost over 50 notes when I hit "done" and Mental Case crashed! Unfortunately I have found using trial and error that I can't make more than a dozen or so at a time without crashing.

    It might be useful if Mental Case could resize the images when I drop them in.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by drewmccormack on 02 Apr, 2011 05:14 PM

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    Hi Laura,
    We are working on version 2 at the moment, and it handles images much better.
    For now, make sure you save every few notes.
    You can also use the screenshot functionality to import the images. This will result in a smaller image.
    Kind regards,

  5. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 13 Apr, 2011 08:25 AM.

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