|by Samuel Gonzalo
diccio.zip 25 kB VBasic (formerly distributed as xahdiccio.zip)
Flashcard format: five fields: part of speech or kind of word (9 fixed types possible), word1, sample sentence or alternate meanings, word2, same.
Edition: you cannot edit the flashcards after you input them. Sorting.
Training mode: "match pairs". Did not work in Win2000.
Bugs: sometimes icon does not appear in ALT+TAB sequence. Sometimes seems to hang up. Switch over to another app and go back to Diccio. It will work again.
|The Dictator 2.0||by Shay Leon and Mertens Ron, http://www.way.com/~ronm
(Freeware) Includes ad banners (CyDoor enabled)
For single words only, but ".bmp" and ".wav" files can be attached to each word. No scoring.
|Dictionary Program 2.3||by Tom van der Mijden
Versions in seven languages, with different names: Slovar' (Russ.), Woordenboek Programma (NL), Programme Dictionnaire (F), Wörterbuch Programm (Ger.), Programma Dizionario (Ital.), Lexikon Program (Swe.), Ordbog Program (Norw.). Each version can be downloaded for different language pairs. (English is British English).
You can add words from the (editable) dictionary into a "practice list". You can train with adjustable speed (one-line text only, no scoring).
|DigiCard for Windows 3.0||by Robert L. Chen
Multimedia support (images, sound, video). Search. Printing (single cards). Sequential, random, and "KeyLink" presentation. Slideshow. Questions can be reversed. Keyword filter for selective training. Missed answers can be asked later.
|Digital Teacher 3.20.2||by Francis Software
Shareware ($99), 7.89 MB
Edits multiple-choice, cloze, true/false, yes/no, matching answers, sequential numbering and essay tests. Taken on individual computer or on a local network. Multimedia enabled (OLE). Test reports.
|Dixi Vokabeltrainer 1.0
Shareware (~10 Euros) dixiVokabel.zip 4180 kB
Questions can be reversed.
Selective learning: three stage :-( Leitner system.
No help file. No shortcuts (mouse is a must), a beautiful background for a clumsy interface.
Extras: a test sheet in form of a vocabulary list to fill in.
Bugs: the program was still running after the window disappeared, as could be seen in the Windows Task Manager.
The author did not even hesitate to add an applause recording to the About display. I would laugh if I could.
|DoYou '99 220.127.116.11.0
Combined Russian & English interface
Attention: under development; it might deserve a higher rating at a later date.
|by Khourshed Yakubov
Freeware (beta version, next versions probably Shareware)
doyou.zip 1032 kB
An application with an original approach, but still in its early stage.
Flashcard format: part of speech, phonetical transcription of English word, prefix, English word, synonyms, antonyms, Russian word, synonyms, antonyms, description. Flashcards are collected in "notepads" and these in "books". Rich text, but one line text only :-(, you can edit the font.
Training: can show hint after X failures, timing, randomized training, flashcards can be flipped, etc.
Edit mode: list of flashcards. Buttons for easy access to some of the characters of the IPA (international phonetic alphabet) used for transcription of English words.
Extras: Import of tagged plain text files. Stats. Sort. Search.
Bugs: some tabs in the options dialog did not work well. This is a beta version. Much of the English interface is still in Russian (in Western versions of Windows showing as odd characters). In W. Windows Russian typed in in the edit mode is displayed as odd characters. although this problem doesn't appear in the training or list mode.
As shown by the labels in the dialogs, it is tailored specifically for Russian learners of English. No help file supplied (yet). Tips on startup -like assistant can be shown during session.
|DrDo Chinese Multimedia Language Trainer 3.03||at ThinkRed
Shareware ($40, 4.7 MB) and Freeware versions. Win 95 and higher.
English and German versions.
10-level Leitner system and other multimedia games. Text, images, and sound files supported. Designed for learning Chinese, but flashcards can be customized for other subjects. Pinyin transliteration (Unicode and MS IME support) and 7000 characters included. Add-ons for quick character access freely available from the site. Praised by German magazine Focus 36/1999.
|Drill Assistant 4.0
Combined Dutch & English interface
drlass40.exe 660 kB
Due to a runtime error, the interface appeared in Dutch, although context explanations appear in English near the status bar, and the help file was not found.
One-line text only.
Training modes: (1) Q&A (without typing in, just tell if you knew it), (2) multiple choice (four options), (3) input answers "fill-in".
Questions can be reversed and postponed. Fault tolerance in (3) available, but not customizable. In (2), the program tries to offer 4 options with a similar spelling.
Edition of wordlists.
Comfortable shortcuts. Uninstall incl.