|Pauker 3.1 (Geiger)
Shareware ~10 Euros, pauk3.exe, 633 kB
Fancy interface. One-line text only :-( Special characters dock (ANSI). Simple edit mode with no shortcuts -- mouse is a must :-(. Print list. Stats (percentage of cards failed once/twice/three times). Fault tolerance: can ignore blank spaces and parentheses, can tell words you typed without a blank space in between. No Leitner system :-(
|Pauker 1.1 (Standke)
German & English interface
|by Ronny Standke
Freeware (open source).
Runs on Windows (95 and later), Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, OS/2, provided a suitable Java Runtime Environment is installed.
Flashcard style: Two sides, multiple-line text, one font for each flashcard side.
Edition: Flipping the cards. Import (CVS, SSV and TSV). Unicode is supported.
Training: 6-step Leitner system, plus an Unlearned batch and Ultra-shortterm-memory and short-term memory batches. The latter are intended for slideshows, not for training. They make use of timers (in s and min, respectively). Simple training options (newest/oldest cards first, random order).
Usability: Mouse is a must :-(. Having to install the Java RE may be an obstacle for novice users.
|by Daniel Gorin and Veronica Sina
Demo (20 Euros).
<Not reviewed yet>
|Polyglot 1.0 FR / US
French & English versions
Macro-application for Microsoft Excel (5 or later)
|Popup Dictionary 3.5.140
|by Artyom Lukanin
Shareware ($20) VB. 2.42 MB
Combined English, Russian, and German interface.
Flashcard format: two text fields (text/translation) plus a media file (sound, video, etc.) and a phonetic transcription on each flashcard. Multiple line text, but window cannot be maximized. Choose font, font encoding and color for each text field. File format is *.mdb.
Training: (1) Q&A. Pops up every now and then and asks you a word. Words you regard as known can be moved to the section of "learned" vocabulary. (2) Slideshow. -- Direction of questions can be reversed. Timing.
Edit mode: No card list.
Extras: String inversion Hebrew, etc. Sort facility. Comfortable pop-up for word search mode (press Ctrl+Ins+Ins from any external program). "Always on top" option.
Usability: some shortcuts (user input during training, browsing words in search & slideshow), but buttons on main window require mouse clicks. Non-standard interface (no menu bar).
|Prisma Vokabel 2.0b
German & English interface
|by W. Saiger, or here [Beware: server
does not support file download resuming !]
- Other programs by the same author: Prisma (see below)
Shareware ~10 Euros
PrismaVokabel.zip 999 kB Dual language release (German, English, but help only in German)
Editor. Four training modes.
One-line text :-( only. Font size can be changed from RegEdit :-( only (!).
9-stage Leitner system :-). Up to five users. Files can be sorted in a two-level structure ("ÜbungsdatenPack of flashcards"). Export/import facility.
Two flashing (slide show) modes: simultaneous question/answer, or answer delayed. There are two training (i.e. scored) modes: user can either input if (s)he knew the answer, or type it in. No shortcuts for training mode :-(. Print flashcard lists.
Menus do not provide direct access to all functions. Uninstall function (did not work, but no files were written outside destination folder, anyway. Only changes in Regedit: KEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\You 2\PrismaVokabel\, and shortcuts in Windows Start Menu)
By the same author:
Prisma 1.0 by W. Saiger 1997
Shareware <German interface only>
Beware: server does not support file download resuming !
Prisma.zip 2283 kB
Similar to Prisma Vokabel, but one training mode only, where each flashcard :-) can be customized as cloze test, multiple choice, synthetic speech dictation (using an external Speech Machine; not optimal, anyway). Shortcuts for training mode.
<bmp> and <wav> (sound) files can also be put on the fronts of the flashcards.
Menus do not provide direct access to all functions. Uninstall function (did not work, but no files were written outside destination folder, anyway. Only changes in Regedit: KEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\You 2\Prisma, and shortcuts in Windows Start Menu)