Browsing stacks on iOs

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08 Oct, 2016 02:14 AM

Not sure if I am missing something here but is it possible to just open a stack on the iOs app and flick through the cards rather than as a study session?

I now have a massive library of flashcards, many of which I would like to reference on an ad-hoc basis

When I open them in the iOS app, I cannot easily view their contents on a reference basis.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 10 Oct, 2016 05:56 AM

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    The Studies apps are designed to be used in study mode for studying. That mode is optimised for the purpose, and works with things like scheduling.

    The other modes are designed for editing and organising, and should work fine for those purposes.

    I'm not quite sure why you think this aspect changed. The Studies app on iOS is basically the same as Mental Case.

    One way to see content, is to tap a note to go into edit mode, and then use the arrows to move between notes.

    But I encourage you to use Study Mode for study purposes. Otherwise you might as well use a standard text editor for study — a flashcard app would not provide much advantage in that case.

    Kind regards,

  2. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 10 Oct, 2016 05:56 AM.

  3. drzoo re-opened this discussion on 04 Mar, 2018 09:13 PM

  4. 2 Posted by drzoo on 04 Mar, 2018 09:13 PM

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    Hi Drew,
    Sorry I guess I missed this reply.
    You are correct - I understand the primary purpose of the app and it serves that function very very well. However, I just thought I would write back and clarify my position.
    Now that my exams have been passed, I have a catalogue of cards, many of which I would like to view at a later date - not for study - just for reference. For example, I might be working on a hospital case and think - "I know I have a card in there that has that list of diseases on it". I would usually want to look at such cards quickly on my phone rather than firing up the app on my computer. It would be great to go back to the relevant section and view the card just in 'browse' mode for want of a better term. When viewing in edit mode on the iOS app, you only see the first couple of lines of the facet card without drilling in further - its quite a laborious way to view the information - and yes, I realise that that is not the intended purpose of the editing feature either....

    So that was why the question was asked. Clearly not a high priority request I wasn't being a complete dunderhead in asking it - there was method to the madness...


  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by drewmccormack on 05 Mar, 2018 08:17 AM

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    On iOS, I’m afraid you would have to tap the note to go into edit mode to see the content, but on the Mac you can select the note and hit the space bar to quicklook the content. Perhaps that could be of use at times.

    Kind regards,

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