Lie Back and Learn

The iPad is a great reading device, but it is also perfect for studying. The bigger screen is easier on the eyes than an iPhone, and its portability makes it more comfortable to use than a Mac. Mental Case for iOS is designed from the ground up for the iPad’s larger screen format, and the same app works great on your iPhone or iPod touch. It’s ideal for learning on the sofa or lying in bed.

A Feel for Your Notes

The iPad takes the multitouch experience to a new level. More than ever, it feels like you are directly interacting with your content. Mental Case for iOS has been designed with this in mind. Rather than a simple list of notes, it includes a beautifully-crafted 3D note browser. It feels just like you are opening a drawer of study cards, and flicking through them with your finger. It makes interacting with your notes much more personal, and it’s not just about flashy graphics: the 3D browser actually shows more notes per screen than a 2D browser, making it faster to scan your notes and find the one you are looking for.

That Syncing Feeling

Let’s face it, entering information on iOS is not ideal. Even with the iPad’s larger keyboard, it is still not on a par with a Mac. Luckily, Mental Case for iOS syncs via iCloud or Dropbox with Mental Case for Mac OS X and your other iOS devices (requires upgrade). This means you can create and organize your notes on a Mac, and then sync them over to the iPad. And for those occasions when you do enter notes on the iPad, they will be copied back to the Mac.

No Mac? No Problem

If you don’t have a Mac, you can use a web browser with a free account at Flashcard Exchange or Quizlet to enter your notes, and then download them directly to Mental Case (requires upgrade). If you would rather create your notes offline, you can make a study archive with a standard text editor, and transfer that via Dropbox or Mail to Mental Case on the iPad.

Cases in the Cloud

Mental Case on the iPad has built-in support for FlashcardExchange.com and Quizlet.com, the World’s largest online repositories of study cards (requires upgrade). You can download study cards made by others from Flashcard Exchange or Quizlet even if you don’t have an account there. If you do sign up for a free account, you can create your own flashcards on the web site, and download them in Mental Case. Whether you want to learn Chinese or famous Churches, Flashcard Exchange and Quizlet give you great free content at the tap of a finger.

Project Your Knowledge

With Mental Case, you can download study archives exported from Mental Case on the Mac. This means a resourceful teacher can create some notes in the Mac app, export them, upload them to a web server or file sharing service like Dropbox, and have the whole class download them to their iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches.

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