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Mental Case is many things - a drop box for your thoughts; RSS for your head; an index of your knowledge - but ultimately, it's just a fun way to remember stuff. And 'stuff' can be anything, from your new mobile phone number to the Presidents of the United States - Mental Case can even help you remember to stick to a diet.

All you do is gather tidbits of information in 'mental notes'. Enter some text, drop in an image, take a screen shot, or even snap a picture with your iSight. Mental Case schedules the note to reappear at future dates. When you have a few minutes to spare, you watch the scheduled notes in a slide more...

What's New

Version 2.5.3:
  • Fixed login bug for Quizlet affecting usernames with capital letters.
  • Improvements to Cram.com support.
  • Replaced QuickTime for video and still captures.


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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IgorFreiberger Member IconReview+18

To learn using flashcards was quite a simple and far-from-exciting experience for me. Not more.

Mental Case impressed me since the very first time I ran it. This app put the flashcards in a whole new level. It combines a beautiful, well-polished interface with a number of excellent features.

Firstly, you do not need to leave Mental Case to download card sets (stacks) from the thousands available for free on Quizlet and FlashcardExpress. Stacks can be grouped in cases and freely ordered.

In second place, you are not limited to the traditional two-sided cards. Mental Case 2.x can create and handle cards with multiple facets, a convenient resource to complex matters.

Card editing allow user to change fonts and colors, insert images and audio and even apply stack-wide format using templates. For each stack you can define a number of controls regarding the way Mental Case will exhibit the cards.

A very nice feature is the Learning Schedule option, what lets user to choose between five patterns. Mental Case will keep track of your studies and can handle the card exhibition considering a target deadline or a spaced repetition (the "long-term learning", based on an algorithm). The cards you gave wrong answers or did mark with "wrong" will be showed again after a while until you get it correctly.

As small pluses Mental Case groups the recently studied and added cards, the recent wrong answers, the cards not linked to any stack or the ones due to study.

Although expensive for a flashcard tool, Mental Case offers much more than any other app I tried. It can be improved in some points, as quicker card edition or more controls when searching though the stacks available on the web. Anyway, the app is quite impressive right now and a real pleasure to use.

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Version 2.4.3
Sanchai Member IconReview+116

Slow approval and too tight control by Apple on Mac App Store resulted in very slow update of software to correct bugs and add featurees.

This will definitely shy away develiopers from Mac App Store, apart from hefty 30 % margin charged by Apple

This is the beginning of the end of Mac App Store

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Version 2.3.3
Sanchai Member IconComment+116

Where is version 2.3.1 update from Mac App Store? The version on Mac App Store is still 2.3

When can I expect the update

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Version 2.3.1

Unfortunately that's completely out of the developers hands. It's likely they submitted the update to Apple and it's waiting for their approval.


Anyone have problem with Ecoute 3.0.6 as I do pease share if you have solution.

I have tested Ecoute fom 3.0.3, 3.0.4, 3.0.5 and 3.0.6 all having same problem

The dev want me to uninstall Flip4Mac, which work fine on my system. This should not. This should not be the case. The dev must ind solution!

Mar6473 Member IconComment+164

On sale right now on the app store for $9.99!! Great Deal and a Great App

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Version 2.3
Mar6473 Member IconComment+164

what is sandboxing?

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Version 2.3

In simple terms, sandboxing is a way to keep computer programs from doing stuff they shouldn't.

The sandbox sets limits on which parts of the system a program can use. For example, a computer game shouldn't be able to erase a hard drive. The sandbox would make sure that even if it tried, it wouldn't be able to do it.

Lumac52 Member IconComment+102

Note that a 14-day trial is available from the developer's site. Very good of the developer to offer this.

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Version 2.1
Zeba Member IconReview+70

Great, just great. Just to offset Genghisdons' review I'll give it all fives. More realistic ratings would be:

Overall: 4.5
Features: 4
Ease of Use: 4
Value: 5
Stability: 4.5

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Version 1.9.4

This is the right thing to do? Really? This is becoming iTunes and Amazon. This can arguably add to the "creditability" problem. Should I offset Karl_saygh's insightful review?

Garys Member IconReview+4

I've been using Mental Case as a study aid for several years. The feature set has almost everything I could use for flashcards. The exceptions are multiple choice answers and 2+ card sides. According to the developer, those features will both be included in the 2.0 update.
The sync option works well with the iPad & iTouch, and the ability to create cards on the go in the mobile apps adds even more value to them.
Highly recommended.

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Version 1.9
Genghisdon Member IconReview+2

Terrible. Just terrible.

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Version 1.8.5
Regular-Warren (developer)

Would you mind elaborating? It doesn't seem fair to the developer or other users for you to post a one-star review without providing any information as to why you were unhappy with the application.


"It doesn't seem fair to the developer or other users for you to post a one-star review without providing any information..."

That's one of the things I dislike about Macupdate, Warren. Plenty of questionable "reviews" that offer no information to substantiate a rating. Just a recent example:

His 6 more recent ratings are all half-star ratings, without any comments, and for applications that most reasonable people would rate highly.

Indeed it's not fair to a developer (or to potential users), but as long as Macupdate allows it nothing will change.


@Espiridion You (or Warren) don't seem to have a problem with "Beautiful and very useful app! Highly recommended!" as a review just on spot down. What is the fundamental difference? So, your idea is to censor reviews? That's a slippery slope. If a person can't articulate himself to a standard, his review is removed? "Two Thumbs Up" just isn't good enough anymore.


Sigli -

I'd have to say that the comment "Beautiful and very useful" at least implies that a.) the app's interface is aesthetically pleasing and b.) the app adds some kind of helpful functionality to the user's Mac experience. Ideally, the commenter would have elaborated on his point but, in this case, the information is still much more helpful than a comment that reads simply "Terrible. Just Terrible." The meaning of that comment is so vague that I don't know if the commenter is trying to imply that the app itself is buggy or, rather, that he holds some kind of moral objection to the idea of an app designed to be a "fun way to remember stuff." ;-) I agree that this is a very subjective issue, but I'm inclined to believe that there's a difference between comments that provide a very small amount of information and comments that provide no information whatsoever.

Karl_saygh Member IconComment+3

Beautiful and very useful app! Highly recommended!

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Version 1.7.4
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Version 2.4.3
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Version 2.3.3
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Version 2.3.1
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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 22,913
Version Downloads 237
License Demo
Date 08 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $19.99