|ValliVoc 2.0||by Ingo Ostwald
Flashcard format: 3 sides (two equivalent words and a definition), one-line only :-(.
Training: shows answer after failure, can ask failed words more often, case sensitive on/off, questions can be reversed, random question order.
Edit mode. Vocabulary list displayed. Sort, merge, print vocabulary lists.
Stats (% of right answers for each question direction).
Attractive interface, but awkward to use (mouse is almost a must in edit mode).
Flashcard files are binaries, cannot import files.
|Ventanas 2.2||by Nelson Ford
[Full title: Ventanas: Spanish for Windows]
30-day trial shareware $29.95 + $4 shipping.
venspan.exe 1.9 MB Requires vbrun30.dll
One line text only. Questions can be reversed during training. Percentage scores. New word pairs can be input into each file ("category"). New files can be created. Words can be imported / exported and edited from Notepad for insertion into an existing file.
|Virtual Flashcards 2.0||by Jonathan Palley
Shareware, free lite version available.
Flashcard format: (1) text (which may now be narrated through voice recognition), (2) recorded sound (question side only), (3) a picture (question side only), (4) a region of a picture (only that region is the correct answer, or that region is outlined as the question), or (5) video (question side only).
Training modes: (1) Training, (2) Screen to flip through flashcards.
Training options: Fault tolerance (ignore spaces, case sensitive). Showing unknown cards more often, optionally depending on number or wrongs ("Historical" study sessions). "Incremental" study session that slowly increments the number of cards being studied.
Usability: Fancy, skinnable interface. Does not follow Windows conventions about menus. Hence, mouse is a must :-(
Extras: List (editor), voice synthesis and recognition, Statistics, Print, Export. Download and Upload of collections right from the program, but not available to visitors of the website.
|Virtual Train 0.6120401b
|by Oliver Jahn
Flashcard format: one-line text only :-(, plus "attributes" (e.g. gender for nouns, irregular forms of verbs).
Training modes: (1) pop-up mode, (2) regular training. Options: ask "flops" more often, etc., take cards at random, reverse questions.
Selective learning: only a "tops" and a "flops" selection. You set the number of right answers needed to sort an item as "learned".
List tables. Stats. Import/Export of flashcards and statistical results in XML. Autosave facility. Clipboard support. Shortcuts.
|Voc2000 2.0||by Cactus2000
vok2000.zip 132 kB
16-bit Windows and higher. Interface in English/German/French (same release).
One-line text only :-(. Flashcard files are 3-sided, i.e. trilingual. Flashcards (vocabulary items) files structured into "groups". Words to drill can be loaded from several different files. Special characters can be input typing < "a> for umlaut-a <ä>, for example. Stats. Multiple-choice training mode included. Additional Packs of flashcards must be purchased.
|Vocab Avenue 1.1||by VocabAvenue
Shareware (21 days), some functions disabled.
vocabavenue.exe 5013 kB
Flashcard format: (1)word, (2) type of word (part of speech), (3) importance, (4) difficulty, (5) frequence of use, (6) notes, (7) topic, (8) example sentence, (9) four lists of related words: similar, opposites, partners, and derivatives. (10) meaning, (11) translation, (11) irregular forms for English :-( adjectives and verbs. - All fields are multiple line input fields, except for (2), (3), (4), (5), and (7), where you have to choose from a (non-editable) list.
Set font for all text fields (display only) :-(.
Edit mode: Word lists ("topics") can be saved and exported. Print. Search facility on all fields of the flashcards in a list.
Training modes: (a) first of all, you have to choose "what to study" from: partner words, opposites, comparative adjectives, superlative adjectives, simple past verbs, past perfect verbs; (b) then choose: flash, enter the answer, sort jumbled letters, true/false, match the answers, multiple choice, choose one, fillin.
"Show answers" (cribbing) available in training mode.
Assessment: none; no Leitner system.
User-friendliness: editor mode comfortable for keyboard-only users, but training modes need mouse :-(
Vocabulary files available for registered users.
A neat program, but tailored for English (fields for adjective/verb irregular forms), and poor learning effectiveness (despite the many training modes built in).
|Vocab Builder 1.2||by Insoluz
Includes word sets for preparing for GRE, SAT, and GMAT exams, totallling 5600 words.
Flashcard format: word, definition, sample sentence, user's sample sentence. Plain text (no font format).
Training: multiple choice (5 options plus Do not know)
Assessment: ranks flashcards from 0 thru 9 depending on right/wrong answers.
Stats: for current session and overall performance.
User-friendliness: mouse is a must. Help file available.
|Vocab Builder Pro 4.0||by Pennant Software
Demo (US$14.50). Separate versions for learning French, German, and Italian. Windows 98 and later. Older version for Windows 3.1 and 95.
Flashcard format: One text only. One audio file per word pair can be included.
Training modes: Q&A test: user states if word known/unknown; pop-up mode: same; conjugation test: same; multiple-choice test; word dictation ("spelling test").
Training options: For learning vocabulary or conjugation, you can choose which words/verb tenses you want to learn.
Edit mode: Yes.
|Vocab Flash 1.8||by Joe Tompkins 1999/2000, www.gepetosoftware.com/downloads.htm
Share $10 ($50 site license)
(Plain) text only.
Training modes: 1. "Quiz": 4-options multiple choice (either shows English words and 4 definitions or vice versa). 2. "Flash Cards": flashcards are simply displayed in a sequel; either shows words to guess meanings or vice versa; options: alphabetical/random.
More games: Hangman, Memory ("Concentration"), "Word Zap!": 5-options multiple choice (definition given, you must "shoot" one of 5 words displayed), Scramble: a scrambled word is shown, a "hint" shows the definition, you may also give up, "Letter Drop" (kind of hangman).
Flahscard files are ASCII files).
User-friendliness: mouse is a must :-(
Uninstall from control panel.
|Vocab Tester 1.0||by Jon Simpson
Written as an ".opl" file.
vocab100.exe 437 kB Windows 3.1 looks
4 games for memorizing vocabulary and orthography (hangman, tic-tac-toe, etc.) No selective learning.
|by Llop Software 1999
vocablos.zip 539 kB
A hangman vairant with a set of (non configurable) Spanish definitions of Spanish words. Training consists in clicking letters A-Z to choose them. Training can be timed (either 3 or 5 minutes).
Number of letters chosen, number of mistakes and time elapsed are displayed.
|Vocaboly ?.?||by Vocaboly
<Not reviewed yet>
by Arnold Willemer 1999
German version available : Vokabelkasten
|Vocabuhancer 1.0||by Steve Ho
Free VB6 2.49 MB
Vocabuhancer is a study aid for standardized tests like the SAT, ACT and GRE (English for Americans). You can view and train in a word's definition, its synonyms and its corresponding roots and each root's meaning and conversely. It was awarded six rubberducks by www.nonags.com. No Leitner system nor added features. Produced access violations under NT.
|Vocabulario 2.0||by Richard van Leeuwen
vocabula.zip 5967 kB
No menu bar. You have to (mouse) click through a kind of tutorial every time, which gets more and more obtrusive as time goes by.
Flashcard format: <mdb>, format varies acc. to purpose.
Assessment: missed answers can be repeated at the end of each training session. No selective learning is allowed.
Edition mode: special characters facility.
Training modes: (1) Browse through words and translations: words or phrases (and their translations) can be viewed, either manually or with a timer.
(1b) See if I can translate words: words and phrases can be translated to test your knowledge. Mistakes you make can be repeated.
(2) Practise verb conjugations: verb conjugation that you have entered can be practised in different tenses.
(3) Do fill in the blanks exercises: allows you to practise filling in the blanks in a text.
(4) Word pairs matching: link words with their counterparts.
(5) You can tell Vocabulario which words of the target language are prepositions. Then, you can:
- Browse prepositions: phrases that contain prepositions can be viewed, either manually or with a timer.
- Practise prepositions: phrases that contain prepositions can be practised. A phrase is shown with a few dots; by clicking on a preposition, that preposition replaces the dots.
(6) Read texts in <rtf> format and look up words.
Features in training modes: "review mistakes", with several options.
More: merge, print, import/export files.
|Vocabulary 1.0||by Dr. W. J. Heitler
vocabdemo.exe 363 kB Uninstall.
Flashcards: Two sides plus one wave file. One line text only :-(.
Training: (1) you enter the translation and record your pronunciation, then see proper translation and hear your pronunciation and the wave file associated to the flashcard. (2) Dictation: hear foreign word(s) and transcribe it.
Questions can be reversed in the 1st training mode. Dictations will do it in one sense only.
User-friendliness: mouse is a must :-(.
Assessment: "review" button leads to list of hits and misses.
Extras: Small character map on windows, containing the 4 German extd. characters and some special characters for French (e.g. "î" is missing).
Tiny German vocabulary file included (intonation is ultracorrected).
|Vocabulary Builder ?.?||by Vocaboly Software
<Not reviewed yet>
|Vocabulary Fitness 1.3||by Merit software
Demo (two-user version: $27; multiuser version: $79 (discounts available); vocabulary files have to be purchased separately: English vocabulary Sets1&2 cost $129)
Designed for students in the U.S. grades 4 through 9 (age 9 and up) master commonly confused and misused English words. The program can be used as well by beginner ESL and adult students.
File format: set contains 36 vocabulary lessons which contain 396 questions. One graphic and a sound can be included with each question.
Traning sessions: user has to identify which of several words hightlighted in a sentence is wrong. Contextual feedback on their choice is given in form of an explanation :-)
Assessment: After a first session, you can work on specific words, or learn in a mixed practice format.
Stats: progress-to-date and session scores. Printable reports.
|Vocabulary Flasher (Swimsuit Edition) 1.0a||by Zoft Systems
Shareware ($20) 4 MB
Combines vocabulary enhancement tests and games with photos of swimsuit models to motivate the user (?!). Multimedia flashcards; auto-tracks difficult words. Editor.
|Vocabulary Learning System 1.0||by Academia Boston
vls1.zip 1.3 MB
- Other software by the same author: Vocabulary Roulette
Spanish-English pair matching game, featuring basic vocabulary in 20 groups and three "levels". No editor, so you cannot add new vocabulary.
Comments: some remarkable spelling mistakes ("surprize"; "adventura", "busqueda", and "creencías" in Spanish).
|Vocabulary Lifter||by BirdBrain
<Not tested yet. Website not found.>
|Vocabulary Master ?.?||
Other programs from the same authors: see Before You Know It
3-step Leitner system. (Words must qualify a certain number of times to climb a step.) Question
direction can be reversed. Question skipping.
|Vocabulary Roulette 1.0||by Academia Boston
roulette.zip 1.2 MB
- Other software by the same author: Vocabulary Learning System
Spanish-English vocabulary trainer, featuring basic vocabulary in 12 groups. No editor, so you cannot add new vocabulary.
Training: press go and a fast sequence of words will be displayed, until the "roulette" stops at one word in Spanish. You have to enter the English translation.
Assessment: a menu command displays a message saying how many correct answers you have, but there seems to be some bug: we got the message "you got 6 points out of 5".
Comments: some spelling mistakes in the Spanish text of the help file. Uninstall.
|Vocabulary Star 1.0
English and German versions
|by Reinhold Eicher, (mirror), ERICAPDELETETHIS@web.de
Shareware ($44, ~50 Euros) (German version is VokabelStar)
Virtually the same program as the discontinued Vokabeltrainer.
Flashcard format: word plus ten possible translations (each one-line text only).
Training: No selective learning, can only choose to train in missed flashcards. Print flashcard lists. Stats for each flashcard and bar graph for a given lesson.
Dialog boxes are clumsy as can be. English used is laughable. Multiuser.
|Vocabulary Trainer 5.0
|by Michael M. Werner, 1999 -- (these pages seem to be down)
Important: download patch for version 5.0 from http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Michael_M_Werner/patch.zip
Free, Win3.2, Win95 and WinNT, but not Win98
- German version also available: Vokabeltrainer
(Plain) text only. 3 level Leitner system. Cards can be tested in inverse mode. Can be case insensitive and typo tolerant. Cards may contain alternatives (e.g. synonyms) on each side (for conjugation forms, different pronouns, etc.). Fonts must be the same for both sides of a card (hence, learning e.g. Russian is not possible) :-(.
Offers different learning methods: fill the blanks and some variants (drill German articles or declination), match to form pairs of words, correct a random mistake produced into a word, etc. In short, too much effort in implementing different training formats that could have been made available as well by way of an intuitive, simple question/answer interface. Instead, this has led to a rather messy menu bar. :-(
ASCII files can be imported into new Packs of flashcards. Packs of flashcards are always split into 10 "lessons".
Incorporates uninstall option.
|Vocabulary Trainer 2.0
|by Wormsoft 1999
$23 voctrn.zip 2847 kB VBasic
4-option multiple choice in definition / 4 words format (English vocabulary for English speaking people preparing for SAT or ACT test), already scheduled for each week in the year. Search facility.
Includes a section on tips about memory. Registered version total 1300+ words.
|Vocabulary Tutor 1.0
|by Aissen Ivanov
vt_demo.exe 979 kB
Crippled demo (50 words). Full version includes 3000 SAT words.
Ten options multiple choice program for preparing for SAT and GRE tests (in US, prior to access to Arts college studies). Cannot be used with keyboard only (mouse clicks). Can repeat failed questions 1 to 5 times, allowing for "quick" through "uh-ho" (very difficult) test sessions. Assessment: progress can be saved for next session. Flashcards cannot be edited nor imported, so it is a self-contained app.
<Not reviewed yet>
|http://www.aproposinc.com (mail to...) 1996
For learning Japanese and Chinese only.
Keeps track of performance, and a Leitner-like system is implemented. Flashcards are "three-sided", i.e. contain 3 items from which to train. Flashcards can be inverted.
<Not reviewed yet>
|Vocabulary Wizard 5.5||by www.prosigner.com, ddamDELETETHIS@nownuri.net 1998
($28, free demo available)Win 3.1/95 etc.
Cannot be installed into paths including folder names longer than 8 characters. No uninstall utility.
System (worse that Leitner's): levels from -4 to 4 including level 0.
Designed only for multiple choice tests. (Question/answer can be inverted, anyway, and automatic filling was implemented.)
Fonts can be freely chosen for each of the lines in the flashcard template.
Includes a Pack of flashcards of 6000 English words with definitions.
|Vocabulary Worksheet Factory 1.20.4||by Worksheet Factory
Shareware ($20), 5.52 MB
Builds word-search, jumbles, codes, definition exercises from user-defined word lists (includes 3000 words). Can print out answer sheets.
|VocabuLifter 1.0.1||by Kevin Athey
Windows 95 and up. vcbl101.zip 138 kB
One-line text only. Shortcuts. Maximum of 4000 words per file.
||by Andy Ingham / Emmental Software
Shareware ($10) vocabulizer.zip 941 kB
Demo limited to 25 flashcards per file.
A nice program with slight inconveniences.
Flashcard fields: Language1, alternative answers (no max. number, only limited by max. of 40 chrs.); Language 2, alternative (right) answers (same); Comment/hint for Language1, same for language2, comment for either language. All fields "one line text only" :-(.
Text formatting: a simple, propietary format for inserting bold, underline and italics. An original and convenient but limited alternative to rich text.
Flashcard training: the way "alternative answers" are handled can be customized. Objections are possible: answers can still be demanded as correct after being checked ("Typo" button). Questions can be reversed or asked in random direction.
Selective learning: possible, but to be selected from a Preferences window (percentage). In List, items are highlighted in three colors, depending on current state of each flashcard.
Pop-up training mode: window appears every now and then (timing customizable) asking you to answer a question.
Stats: overall, for last X sessions. Stats can be reset.
Print: vocabulary lists, daily stats.
Extras: Card list. Search. Plain text import/export.
Working directory: data files are stored in same directory where Vocabulizer was installed :-(
Bugs: preferences dialog box crashed sometimes.
||by Karl B.
Freeware, 6.1 MB
A program with a good set of features but with an unconventional interface.
Flashcard format: question/answer, root/stem, transliteration, morphology, frequency. One font per field, links to two sound files and one image file. One line only :-(
Edit mode: Yes.
Packs of flashcards vs Study Files: Yes, "Test" files edited separately from vocabulary list files.
Training modes: Slideshow ("Scrolling"), question/answer (variant: "pictorial prompt"), multiple choice, matching pairs.
Training options: Reverse direction of questions. Random order. Progressive testing (words added progressively to the Test, conditioned to prior achievement). Iterative testing (wrongly answered flashcards are repeated).
Selective learning: "Confidence" filter and frequency filter. Level of confidence for a flashcard is varied automatically by a certain (customizable) percentage each time it is tested. This yields a type of Leitner system.
Usability: Mouse is a must in some situations :-( Full-featured, but slightly difficult to get to grips with.
Extras: Printed tests. Vocabulary lists available for download.
|Vocatude 2.0||by vocatude.com
Flashcard format: question, answer, context, part of speech, pronunciation, etc. One font per field. One line only :-(
Training modes: question/answer, multiple choice.
Training options: Timing, show-answer button etc., three levels of difficulty.
|by Friedemann Zenke
File format: each file contains "lessons" (categories).
Flashcard format: three sides: question, answer, explanation or sample sentence. One-line text only (in edit mode) :-(
Training modes: simple Q&A training ("Test"), and same with added options: right answer request and hint request.
Training options: case sensitive on/off, ignore spaces, accept "synonyms" (tagged by commas in flashcard). Customize flashcard order in training. Timing.
8 shortcuts to special characters (customizable).
Extras: search (called "dictionary" mode).
User-friendliness: keyboard shortcuts throughout, but you have to choose a "lesson" when you open a file. To do it with the keyboard, press a cursor key first.
|Vokabel Champ 5.0
German & English versions
|by Mischa Mundwiler
Shareware, Euro20 (~$20) German and English interfaces.
Did not work under NT (produced access violations). Produced runtime errors under Win98.
Writes into Registry. Uninstall by way of Control Panel.
Sort files in a two-level "Lektionenmanager". Prioritize Packs of flashcards building a "Focus group".
Flashcard format: One-line text only :-(. Flashcards sides (/backs) consist of two fields: one for the word itself, and one the article, a part of speech (in English always "the", in other languages varying as per word gender).
Multiple-choice "flashcards" consist of three wrong answers and one right answer, plus one "explanation" field.
Malicious comment of mine: file writing must be so bad it includes a "compression" facility to purge flashcard files every once in a while.
Invertible questions: yes.
Training modes: usual, self-grading ("QuickLearn"), multiple-choice, cloze test, crosswords (incl. an editor), and a Memory® game (VoMe), in which you have to match hidden pairs (native/foreign).
Assessment: 7-stage Leitner system :-).
Fault tolerance: case (in)sensitive, words between parentheses (comments) can be ignored.
An "alternate words" set can be customized: thus, e.g. «'ve» could be checked as if you had input «have». The help file gives an awful example for this : "I've a wash" is supposed to be right.
Stats for each training session (or game session), Leitner overview for normal training mode.
Edition: "Import/Export" function to copy files across its own <.vok> files.
Card lists: no drag and drop.
Up to four users :-( per flashcard file :-).
Shortcuts throughout :-).
Custom print function for all games (even in card format on DIN A4 sheets, on both sides).
More: Fancy interface, no menus, but a 'navigation bar'.
|VokabelCoach 1.11.98 FW
Vokabelcoach.exe 996 kB Windows 95
One-line text only. Non-customizable set of buttons for special characters. No Leitner system, but asks missed flashcards more often. Install and Uninstall procedures.
|by Christoph Gräßl 1999
vokabelstar.tar 5740 kB Uninstall.
[Special kind of shareware: you have to 'pay' them contributing to their site with 20 transcriptions of school homework (in German).]
Flashcards: one-line front side, multiple-lines back side (different possible translations separated by linefeeds).
Training: (1) question shown, think, press some key, get right answer, press "right" or "wrong"; (2) question shown, input text (will not be checked by application), etc.; (3) 5-stage Leitner system (choose a stack). Time limit: each stack can be assigned a number X of cards. Test will go on until only X cards remain in the stack.
Help: context help only, no general help.
|by Horst Abendschein (broken link)
vokabel.zip 45 kB
Edit and save vocabulary lists.
Format: one line only :-(, no font choice.
Training: ask either all cards or those you failed before. You can choose the direction of questions.
Assessment: case sensitive on/off.
Prints vocabulary lists.
|Vokabeltrainer (für Ghettos) 0.4
|by Jonas Diemer
vt04.exe 1354 kB
A very simple flashcard trainer.
Flashcard format: one question, three possible answers. One-line text only :-( File type: plain text.
Training: Questions can be reversed. After test a percentage score message appears. Option: repeat missed questions.
Bugs: after a blank answer the string "<Return>" appears.
|by Reinhold Eicher
Virtually the same program as VocabularyStar.
No Leitner system, but missed flashcards can be repeated.
Flashcards consist in a question field and five fields for possible answers. All fields one-line text only :-( MS database file format. Stats. Printing. :-(
Freudenreich 1998. Fax: 05031/949356
Shareware ~10 Euros
Win95Vok.zip, 974 kB
No Leitner system.Training direction can be reversed. Case (in)sensitive testing. Time limit for each card. Sound can be inserted into one side only.
|Vokabeltrainer für Windows 1.50
|by Hemmer-Online (Diginvent)
Question direction can be reversed. (Non-)Case sensitive check. One-line text only. :-(
Assessment: 2-level Leitner system :-(
Import/export. Stats. Find facility. Special characters map (mouse is a mus)
Extra: a vocabulary "Memory"-like game implemented (find pairs).
|Der Vokabel Trainer 2.2beta (Mike)
Freeware voktr22.zip [the About box reads "2.0", the help mentions 2.1] VB
Simple, text-only vocabulary program. Selective learning: Leitner system.
Bugs: runtime error 424.
|by Marco Niesen 1995
|by Sebastian &
vok.zip 89 kB
Seemingly housemade freeware (no help file, no credits)
Train until all questions got right / got right once. You can train in preset/random order. Plain text question/answer sequence.
|at Otto Mantler's site
Simple Windows flashcard trainer, but one-line text only :-( , and no flashcard editing function -- you must content with the 500 German-into-English word pairs.
|Vokabeltrainer und Grammatiktrainer Englisch ?.?
|by Heureka Klett Softwareverlag
[Similar program by the same publisher: Vokabeltrainer und Grammatiktrainer Französisch.]
[Note: the engine of this program was also used for the program 5000 Vokabeln zu allen Themen (Oberstufe Englisch/Französisch), and 6000 Vokabeln zu allen Themen (Oberstufe Englisch/Französisch), while the vocabulary varies.]
This program was conceived as a companion to textbooks (up to junior secondary school) by the same publisher, so it features the vocabulary contained in those books (Green Line, Découvertes).
Flashcard format: one line only :-(, one sound (foreign language), one image.
Training modes: (1) review mode, (2) user input mode, (3) cloze tests.
Training features: you can record your own pronunciation to compare with the original, questions can be reversed, order be randomized, a hint asked for (shows some word of the right answer).
Selective learning: by 4-level Leitner mode or by parts of speech.
Extras: Statistics. Dictionary. Grammar trainer that includes modes: cloze tests (feedback, you can call up rules), "lecture mode" (matching parts of sentences), scrambled sentences. Grammar info.
|Vokabulator II 9.0
Windows 95/98, demo: 3276 kB.
A former version was named Vokabulator. This program was developed into LingoMaxx.
(~25 Euros, incl. English learning package for Germans, 80000 words with sound, microphone)
Flashcard collections contain up to 200 'lessons'.
Q&A mode one-line text only. :-( Multiple choice, fill-the-blanks, conjugation and other training modes. Sound. Statistics. Fault-tolerant check. Import / export function. Print flashcard lists. Leitner system with number of levels limited. Separate font for each flashcard side in a collection. -- Flashcard collections can be purchased through the web (at ~25 Euros)
|by Timo Haberkern, Kressbachstraße 43, D-74861 Neudenau
Shareware ~15 Euros TurboPascal 1.5
vokalix.zip, 409 KB
Does not support long file names.
(Plain) text only. 5-level Leitner system. No distinction between Packs of flashcards and Study Files. Flashcards can be tested in inverse mode. Hints can be given. Check can happen case insensitive and some typing mistake toleration is implemented. Each Pack of flashcards can contain up to 10000 cards.
- This program was developed into Üb!Fix
vok3ev.exe 965 kB
Shareware (~24 Euros)
Questions can be reversed, randomized. A single training mode: customizable timeout of answer / right answer display. Assessment: you can only click on a button to dismiss a card for further training. Prints lists. Flashcard files are plain text. Did not work properly under NT.
French, Italian, Spanish, etc. files supplied contained numerous spelling mistakes.
vokplus.exe 731 kB
(Shareware. Files for German-speaking learners of English, French and Latin incl.)
Further training modes are declination, conjugation and exercises, etc. <txt> files can be imported. File lists can be printed out. General protection error under NT.
|by Max Senft
- Also published as Max Senft's Vokabeltrainer
Freeware voktest.exe 675 kB
Two programs supplied: a simple one-line plain text flashcard editor, and a training program. Training mode is a simple question / answer mode. Questions can be reversed. Assessment: user her/himself must click on one of two buttons (next word / ask this again later). :-( Only at the end of the test you get to see a score percentage.
English and German versions
|by Paul Rädle
Related software: Clip2VTrain.
For 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems (XP through 7).
Shareware, 19 Euro or $25, but free for schools and universities (see website).
Flashcard format: Flashcards contain two sides. Multiple lines, rich text (accepts formatted pasting), support for images, audio, and video (OLE-enabled); in addition, a wave file can be attached to each of both sides of a flashcard.
File format: This is one of the few apps that distinguish between Decks of flashcards and Review "Cardfiles". Flashcards are shown in lists that allow drag & drop operations.
Training modes: (1) Plain question/answer; multiple-choice and cloze tests can be implemented by way of special tags. (2) Flashing (slideshow).
Training options: Timing. Reversing questions, plus "mixed" (alternating) mode. Training shortcuts (skipping a flashcard, marking as passed or failed, cribbing). Fault tolerance on/off [case (in)sensitive, ignore characters of your choice]. Hints on flashcards are ignored by answer check procedure.
Assessment: Leitner system with up to 99 stages.
Scheduling: Scheduling feature that keeps track of which flashcards are currently "due" for repetition. Must be customized manually.
Extras: Search, Sort, Print, Import/Export. Special character windows, support for two keyboard layouts. Statistics. Files can be synchronized over a local area network.
User-friendliness: A neat standard interface, but file format (see above) and MDI (multiple documents interface) may cause some trouble to beginners. Tip: Read the "tutorial" from the Help menu.