Flash Cards

  1. I am in School finally. I am needing a flash card program for Windows and Windows Mobile.

    Anybody know anything good and cheap (free) that this broke student can afford?
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   midcom
    I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for but I'm finding it interesting.This website has flash cards that others have made & you can practice online for free. However, for a one time fee (19.95) you can use all their features & I just discovered that you can use them on your PDA. Instead of getting flash card software there is something you can do using Adobe reader that makes the question on one page & the answer on a second, question on the third and so forth. It's all explained on the site.
    The site is http://www.flashcardexchange.com I think I'm gonna sign up. There are hundreds of readymade flashcards. I just havn't checked yet to see if you have to share those you make.
    Dixie
  4. by   With A Jeep
    So, did you ever try that site?
  5. by   midcom
    Yes, I did. There is a cost if you want to be able to print out your flashcards or save them to the PDA. In my opinion, it's worth the cost. I can use other people's flashcards instead of making my own if I want. Why reinvent the wheel, you know?
    For my Fundamentals class we had to make flashcards from a list the teachers gave us & bring them to class to be graded so they knew we did it. I made mine this way & it took so little time & look so neat & professional. Next quarter, if a student knew where to look, they could find my flashcards & just print them out instead of inputting all that data again.

    Dixie
  6. by   With A Jeep
    Thanks. That is what I wanted to know. We got into our Pharm now and the amount of information is getting huge. So, we are all finally looking for this kind of stuff.

    So, it just saves them as a pdf and you read them from the SD card that way?
  7. by   midcom
    Yes, you decide how to format the cards & there is a place where you indicate that you want to save it to a PDA. That way it is formatted so the each side of each card takes up a page. So when you run through the flashcards on the PDA, you see one side, go to the next page & it's the back & so on.
    Then if you want to actually print them out, you just chage the formatting & save that file. It's kind of confusing to explain but you end up saving all the fronts in one file & all the backs in another if your printer doesn't duplex (print both sides in one job). I printed 12 cards to sheet of cardstock & had nice small flash cards for my assignment.
    Dixie
  8. by   TheCommuter
    This might sound silly and unwarranted, but old-fashioned paper flash cards and inkpens would perfectly fit into the budget of a 'broke' student rather than PDA flash cards.

    I recently purchased a 300-pack of index cards for $1.27 and a 10-pack of inkpens for $0.48. I'm making it through school with 'A' grades.
  9. by   With A Jeep
    But I am never without my PDA, and I would have to bring extra stuff to bring the paper cards with me. I have my youngest daughters concert Thursday night, and a test Friday. Then next Friday my other daughter has her concert and I will be working towards a test that monday. So, things like PDA flash cards are so much easier to carry around.

    And, just because I am broke now does not mean I do not already have my PDA. Had it before I started school, and it will be upgraded before I finish school.
  10. by   midcom
    Quote from TheCommuter
    This might sound silly and unwarranted, but old-fashioned paper flash cards and inkpens would perfectly fit into the budget of a 'broke' student rather than PDA flash cards.

    I recently purchased a 300-pack of index cards for $1.27 and a 10-pack of inkpens for $0.48. I'm making it through school with 'A' grades.
    We aren't all broke. If we have a PDA why not use it?

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