ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois — Digital Meadow today announced the release of Studycard Studio 2.4, the latest update to its multimedia flashcard application for Mac OS. Studycard Studio 2.4 becomes the first and only product in its class to offer a companion study application for the Palm OS platform. The software allows students and educators to create flashcards or quizzes on Mac OS, then study them on Palm Powered handhelds.
With Studycard Studio and the mobility offered by a handheld, users can study while walking to class, riding the bus, exercising, or lying in bed. The on-screen buttons map to the device’s physical buttons, allowing users to study flashcards without a stylus, using one hand. Using the timed study options, interaction is unnecessary.
Users can study on Palm OS using the same study methods and options available on Mac OS. The application supports Flip, Quiz, and Slide Show study methods. Users can customize the methods with options to skip learned cards, show answer previews, learn groups of cards at a time, use time limits, shuffled or sequential order, and swapped questions and answers. Users classify cards by category and difficulty levels and then study only the cards they want to study. Studycard Studio includes features shown to reduce study time and improve retention, including automatic daily scheduling based on the Leitner cardfile system.
With fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, multiple answer, and true/false questions, users can create quizzes for a variety of material. Users can create tutorials by adding informative explanations to follow wrong or correct answers.
Cards can include an unlimited number of images and fonts in any language, style or color without the user installing additional fonts on their handheld. However, sound, video, speech, and transition effects are featured only on Mac OS.
Studycard Studio offers a unique way to specify questions and answers allowing flexible card design. Sentences can include a fill-in-the-blank directly within the sentence itself. Multiple choice answers can be arranged in rows, columns, or positioned around a picture.
Free Lite Version Available
Studycard Studio Lite 2.4 is available immediately as a free download at www.digitalmeadow.com. In addition to Studycard Studio Lite for Mac OS which supports the Quiz study method with fewer features, the download includes the full Studycard Studio Palm OS companion application.
Pricing and Availability
Studycard Studio 2.4 is immediately available through Digital Meadow’s web site (www.digitalmeadow.com), for US$29. A site license is $249 through May 15th, and $299 thereafter. Registered users can download the 2.4 updater for free at the web site.
Minimum system requirements include Mac OS X 10.1 or later, or Mac OS 9 with CarbonLib 1.6 or later. The complementary Palm OS companion application requires Palm OS 3.0 or later, including Palm OS Cobalt.