Studies
Studies
1.7.10

4.5

Studies free download for Mac

Studies1.7.10

05 July 2020

Flashcards for serious students (was Mental Case).

Overview

Studies (was Mental Case) is a flashcard app for the serious student, with editions for Mac, iPhone and iPad. It's a tool to extend your knowledge, and it doesn't matter what it is you want to learn - medicine, law, history, driving, aviation, fine art, music, or martial arts - from simple day-to-day tidbits, to knowledge of life changing importance. Studies is an app to help you achieve your learning goals.

Features:
  • Study Notes - Studies allows you to turn the information you need to learn into study notes, similar to traditional flashcards, but much more powerful. Notes can include as many sides as you like, each of which can contain text, images, audio, and even video. You can create your own, or download shared sets from Quizlet.com.
  • Due for Study - Studies includes scientifically-based learning schedules designed to make the time you spend studying as efficient as possible. Set a schedule based on your goals, from long-term learning to cramming for an exam, and Studies will automatically make notes due for study each day.
  • Study Sessions - Once you have a set of notes prepared, you can study them in beautifully presented study sessions, which make studying less of a chore. Grade yourself as you go, and studies will ensure the ones you don't know very well will reappear more often in future sessions.
  • Statistics - Everything you study is tracked by Studies. This information is used to schedule notes for future study, but also to provide statistics and predictions on how well you know the material. You can not only see how many notes you graded right or wrong, but you also have access to estimates of how long you will remember what you are studying.
  • Selective Sync with iCloud - Many of us now carry multiple Apple devices, and having your data silo-ed on one device is a drag. Studies includes iCloud sync using the latest CloudKit technology from Apple. Add notes on your desktop Mac, and they will appear on your iPhone or iPad when you come to study them later. Even your study sessions are synced, so you can start on one device, and finish on another. You can even choose what you want to sync.
  • Sharing - Studies has a multitude of different file formats to share your study notes with others. You can export an archive that can be imported into Studies (or Mental Case) on another device. You can also import and export standard text formats like CSV and TSV, which are supported by many flashcard web sites.
  • Mental Case Migration - Studies is the next generation of the app Mental Case. If you have been using Mental Case on your Mac or iOS device, you can migrate all of your data, including the study history and scheduling, to Studies when you first launch. You should even find your data takes up much less space in Studies than it did in Mental Case.

What's new in Studies

Version 1.7.10:
  • Anki Exporter enhancements
  • Due notes numbers should be consistent now

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28 Reviews of Studies

5
Evgin
23 November 2019
Version: 1.7.3

Most helpful

I really appreciate the creator. After some problems, everything is in order now. I shake his hand. Thank you for giving me all your time. He's a great guy. I'm starting to appreciate the potential of his software. Thanks again.
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5
Evgin
23 November 2019
Version: 1.7.3
I really appreciate the creator. After some problems, everything is in order now. I shake his hand. Thank you for giving me all your time. He's a great guy. I'm starting to appreciate the potential of his software. Thanks again.
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Evgin
08 October 2019
Version: 1.7.1
Studies 1.7.1 I am testing the potential of your application, and I am experiencing the very consistent problem of Font Size and Alignment, which works randomly. It is really buggy like hell! I confirm! It takes me 72 seconds to open a group of Stack!
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0.5
sup3rny4nb0y2
14 April 2019
Version: 1.6.2
Unfortunately, buggy like hell! ≥__≤
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RogerKatz
20 May 2018
Version: 1.2.5
Available today for $9.99
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Bort1611
14 March 2018
Version: 1.2.5
Current available at 50% off, see https://nucleobytes.com/pifest/index.html. Note that malware is NOT detected in the download. I am not affiliated with the developers, just thought people should know.
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4
Iwolf2
30 November 2017
Version: 1.2.3
IMPORTANT NOTICE PLEASE READ BEFORE DOWNLOADING! Downloaded today and my system tagged this item as Malware! MacUpdate, Developer and downloaders please take note this program may be infected! Needs to be investigated further.
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5
werner57a
30 April 2017
Version: 1.1.5
Extremely pleased that I chose Studies. Reasons include: User support so far excellent (though very little has been needed) Powerful User friendly Interacts happily with Excel, a really big deal, imo Unlimited "facets" - basically, these are fields or columns in Excel lingo (build in Excel, upload to Studies, bring all fields in) Import online Quizlet files No need to "master" Studies as one must master certain other powerful "flashcard" apps - developers put the user first. By itself, Studies is powerful; used in connection with Excel, one can do, and do simply, about anything.
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5
Kt2
03 January 2017
Version: 1.1.3
Better than Anki
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5
Igor-Freiberger
30 April 2013
Version: 2.4.3
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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3
Sanchai
30 October 2012
Version: 2.3.3
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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Sanchai
20 August 2012
Version: 2.3.1
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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Mar6473
16 August 2012
Version: 2.3
On sale right now on the app store for $9.99!! Great Deal and a Great App
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Mar6473
16 August 2012
Version: 2.3
what is sandboxing?
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Lumac52
23 March 2012
Version: 2.1
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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5
Zeba
03 September 2011
Version: 1.9.4
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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4.5
Garys
18 February 2011
Version: 1.9
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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Genghisdon
10 November 2010
Version: 1.8.5
Terrible. Just terrible.
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Karl-saygh
12 April 2010
Version: 1.7.4
Beautiful and very useful app! Highly recommended!
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Zeba
04 January 2010
Version: 1.6.1
Version 1.7 is an intermediate update to Mental Case, and includes support for audio: Redesigned note editing pane to support audio. Extra column available for notes table which indicates whether audio is present. Import of audio files for the prompt and/or content sides of notes. Record audio directly from the system default microphone. Added a button to repeat sounds in a slideshow. Import and export audio to/from Mental Case Archive and Study Archive files. Sync audio with Mental Case for iPhone version 2.4 and later.
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Picon
11 May 2009
Version: 1.5.3
Just love this app. I really want to get the companion iPhone application (not the lite version), but I just cannot get myself to spend $8 on it. Waiting for it to come back down one more time to $4.99 (developer, I hope you are reading :-) Mind you, I'm not saying that it is not worth what you are asking, just that I have this $5 barrier for iPhone apps.
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Zeba
02 April 2009
Version: 1.5.1
Version 1.5.1 is a bug fix release that improves stability, particularly for users of Mac OS X 10.4. Here is a full list of changes: Note count badge for case collections now updates properly when cases are dragged into a collection. Fixed stability issues on Mac OS X 10.4 when creating new cases and case collections. The slide controls now appear when you press the tab key in a slide show, the way they did before version 1.5. Progress panel now appears when you drag-and-drop to export an archive. Fixed a bug in slide export where if a note had an image on its prompt slide, but no text, the prompt slide would not be exported.
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Bumbleb
08 October 2008
Version: 1.4.2
I have this app, and sometimes put info into it, but I rarely use it. I think it requires some discipline to sit down an watch a lesson. It needs some factor that will make me have to think. Like choosing random cards as possible answers, then I'd have to selectth right on, that matches the question. As it is now, I'm too bored to use it daily. Better to spend the money on some ginseng, and the time on some meditation.
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Robert-Coogan
20 April 2008
Version: 1.2.2
Very nice and works great - but horribly overpriced.
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4
Bumbleb
12 April 2008
Version: 1.2.1
The new on-the-fly feature is JUST WHAT I NEEDED. Gracias. Merci. Thanks! And on the app itself... I use it on and off... But this app is unique, and I think many people, including myself, fail to realize the power of scheduling your learning, and working actively and effectively to learn new stuff. It can be anything. For me it is mostly new habits/strategies/reactions, and technical stuff. The app is stable, simple and a pleasure to use.
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4
Ticonuck
28 March 2008
Version: 1.2
Beautiful app. Great idea. A pleaure to use. Real potential. Combine Mental Case's interface beauty and ease-of-use with Studycard Studio's richness of features and of customizability; then on top of that add hierarchical folders ("cases"), tagging, and comments, and I'd gladly pay $30 or quite possibly more for it! Well done!
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Numbnuts
08 October 2007
Version: 1.1
Nice program, but overpriced. I'd buy it if it were $19.99 or less.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
08 August 2007
Version: 1.0.1
Good God, this is capitalism at it's best (or most ridiculous)! This appears to be an incredibly simplistic program, yet the developer has the chutzpa to charge $30 for it. Then I can imagine a scenario where someone, somehow connected to the developer perhaps, produces the first polyannishly glowing review to reinforce the idea to a genuine MENTAL CASE out there in the consumer world who'd shell out so much money for a program that does so very little.
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Kenaroni
18 March 2007
Version: 1.0b2
Wow, this is cool, very different, and fun to use. The icon is great too :) If this had an option to use an iPod or a USB stick to store the data (instead of in your "library" or "documents"), you'd be onto something. As a daily multiple Mac user, I'd love such a thing. While we're dreaming, I'd like to have an app like this that the ability to publish html pages to an FTP directory, which I could then password. Then I would have my own little database online!
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