Genius
Genius 1.7.250
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Genius helps you memorize things. Genius organizes your information and carefully chooses questions using an intelligent "spaced repetition" method that's based on your past performance. It can even perform fuzzy answer checking and highlight errors visually.

Use Genius to study foreign language phrases, vocabulary words, historical dates, religious texts, marketing points, legal definitions, formal speeches--anything you need to memorize!
What's New
Version 1.7.250: Text now wraps during quiz mode and in info drawer 1933501.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later (For Mac OS X 10.3, use Genius 1.5.4.)







  • Wokabulary
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  • Anki
    +3

  • Mental Case Fl...
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  • Keep Your Word
    +1

  • StudyBuddy
    +1

  • Mental Case
    +1
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BrianAndJulia reviewed on 14 Sep 2012
Me and my wife LOVE this app! So instead waiting for someone to make an iPad/iPhone app for it, we are going to develop one and we need your help to beta test it when it is ready. We made a short video about us and why we are developing Genius+. You can also sign up for beta testing through this link also. DaGeniusLab.com/beta
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cornfieldsugar reviewed on 08 Jul 2012
Is there a way to upload somehow a list of words with the translation to the app? Or do I have to type them by hands?
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Imho reviewed on 17 May 2012
Like this piece of software very much from the moment I started using it to study words and expressions in another language. Would like it very much if there was although a version for iOS, to use the same software for studying on my iPad, with use of the data on my Mac via Dropbox.
I am sure that I will find other 'jobs' in which Genius will help me memorize.
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Strangechilde reviewed on 19 Jun 2011
This is an excellent, elegant, tiny little application that does exactly what it's meant to do. Lovely! I've never had any stability issues with it: it Just Works, and is a most useful study assistant. I love it.

I must add my voice though as YA Kanji learner. The option to increase the font size on the study cards themselves would be extremely welcome to those of us studying Japanese or Chinese characters. Sometimes even the kana are hard to make out. It would be a boon to the visually impaired, as well... always a good thing.
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AspartameMSGsuck reviewed on 22 Mar 2009
Great application! Make it work (sync) with an iPhone application and it would be perfect!
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gsuggestion tipped on 05 Dec 2008
You can make the font bigger by going to Genius --> Preferences --> Document Window --> List Text --> Very Large
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rpsx replied on 05 Dec 2008
hello. that is just for the list text, but does not make the flashcard text bigger. there is no option for that - yet.
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rpsx reviewed on 01 Dec 2008
just a quick review, as i am in the heat of cramming for the basic standard japanese test. given that, i thought i would try some other flashcard apps. i have to say, genius is the best. doesn't have some of the fancy features - but for me, the interval recall algorithm at work in genius is perfect. i learn more and learn faster. other apps i tried seemed to have too many options, approaches or features. genius is spot on. as i mentioned before, if ONLY, specifically for learning japanese kanji (or chinese characters i suppose), there was a way to increase the font size. that said, you cannot learn kanji with genius - its just too small to see all the strokes for most characters. please! i beg you! and, maybe an iphone version! :-)
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gsuggestion commented on 05 Dec 2008
From the Genius Menu click Preferences, under Document Window select Extra Large list text. Does this help?
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rpsx commented on 26 Nov 2008
i agree - if the font size could be a choice, this would be perfect. i tried provoc recently - but, i think genius integrates "interval recall" in a better way - i am switching back already, as i seemed to retain faster with genius. but, for japanese, yes way too small... please!
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flashywordz commented on 23 Oct 2008
Great application!
One small problem: I use Genius mainly for studying Japanese, and sometimes the Kanji (those complicated characters, also used in chinese) are too small to read when I'm quizzing! Is there a way to increase the font size / change the default Japanese font for quizzes?
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LaughingUnderASakuraTree reviewed on 01 May 2008
I'm a freshman in high school. So I have a lot of studying to do. I was looking for a program that would help me study, especially for French. I downloaded this program, and immediately began using it for my French vocab.

I was amazed. I learned more within the first ten minutes of using the study feature, then I would have in two class periods. It was especially helpful because I am a very visual learner.

However I found that a feature that would allow me to fill in all the "Group" and "Note" area would have been useful.I also realized that the program isn't meant for audio, which is very important in language learning. However the great features of the program outweigh the bad. It took me n time at all to figure out how to use the features.

I can't wait to use Genius next year when I'm in Honors Chemistry! Thanks so much for making a great program, it's worth giving a donation! Can't wait to see how they will improve the program...
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vkcskd had trouble on 13 Dec 2013
My Macbook Pro, running on Mavericks, will not let me install the app saying that it is downloaded from internet and may not be safe.

How to resolve?
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nenas9154 rated on 12 Nov 2013

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Rdyornot rated on 17 Nov 2011

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Downloads:91,321
Version Downloads:64,368
Type:Education : Teaching Tools
License:Free
Date:14 Apr 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Genius helps you memorize things. Genius organizes your information and carefully chooses questions using an intelligent "spaced repetition" method that's based on your past performance. It can even perform fuzzy answer checking and highlight errors visually.

Use Genius to study foreign language phrases, vocabulary words, historical dates, religious texts, marketing points, legal definitions, formal speeches--anything you need to memorize!


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