Kyoku Flashcards is the first flashcard app to give us a paper-like flashcard experience on our iPads. They just added a Save+ button to their app. It allows you to save your flashcards without leaving the workspace of the app; you can now create multiple cards in a row. Before, you had to save a card, go back to the homepage and then add a new flashcard from there. It wasn’t very convenient and they have changed that.
They also reduced the size of the cards to help save storage space on your iPad.
You can now Export deck for backup or sharing with your friends. Kyoku Flashcards now has Deck preferences that allow you to choose the options for your:
- Review direction
- Default style
- Rename deck
You can now drag & drop cards between decks. When you pick a card to drag it, its size doesn’t change and it makes it difficult to see where you are dropping it. Let’s hope they can fix that in a future update.
You can now add folders in your app and this gives you a two-level organisation in Kyoku Flashcards. We look forward to having folders-within-folders.
Spaced Repetition With Leitner System
Kyoku Flashcards has 5 boxes for your cards in its Leitner System. As you study your flashcards and grade them; the app puts your correct cards into the next box and your incorrect cards into the first box. The idea is that you frequently study cards from the first box, then the second, then third. Therefore, cards you get wrong will always be put back into the first box and they get upgraded to the second and third boxes the more times you get them right. This is quite a decent approach to reviewing your flashcards.
- Rename folders: Swipe to the left to rename or delete a folder.
- Know the folder your deck is in: Your deck has a name and tells you the number of cards in it and the folder it’s in.
Reset Learning Process
You can now reset all your learning to send all cards to the first box. To do that:
- Open your card deck.
- Go to the three dots icon.
- Look for SPACED REPETITION and Reset Learning Progress.
Kyoku Flashcards released a very significant update that we need to talk about.
Add Images To Your Flashcards
A lot of us requested this feature. Diagrams are a must-have for digital flashcards, aren’t they? In your card editing window, you now have an Image icon on the toolbar. Tap on it to add an image from your photos library. At the moment, we can only add images from photos only. We hope to get more options in the future in case our images are in Files for example.
To move your image around, you have to long-press it. Besides rearranging your image, there’s not much you can do yet. We are excited to have this feature in Kyoku Flashcards, but it certainly needs a bit more work. We would love the ability to crop, resize and rotate our images. That’ll certainly be fun.
New Card Style
They have added a Music style card template for all the musicians and composers out there.
In the review mode, you can now use the Draft area to write your answers down instead of saying them out. For technical subjects, this is very useful. Once you have written your answer, you can check and mark it yourself. Brilliant!
At the moment, you have to clear your draft once you’ve finished reviewing your card. Let’s hope in the future we can save these drafts cards and hopefully even add them to our decks to iron out sections we haven’t quite mastered yet.
Support Landscape Orientation On iPhone
If you wanted landscape mode on your iPhone, they’ve added that as well in this update.
This is an exciting update from Kyoku Flashcards and we certainly look forward to seeing more updates from them.