Master your Studies. On macOS and iOS.
Some things in life just have to be memorized. Facts, formulas, words, pictures, dates, procedures, even names and faces. Everything you do includes information that needs to reside in your head. Studies can help with that.
Studies is a flashcard app for the serious student. It's a tool to extend your knowledge, and it doesn't matter what you want to learn — medicine, law, language, history, driving, fine art, music, 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.
There are Studies apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac (separate purchase), and they sync up beautifully via iCloud. Start studying in class with Studies for Mac, continue on the bus ride home with Studies for iPhone, and finish off on the sofa with Studies for iPad.
(Note: Studies was formerly called Mental Case.)
EVERYONE'S A STUDENT
Everyone's a student.
A student of Spanish.
A student of Physics.
A student of Medicine, Law.
A student of Art.
A student of Nature...of People and Places.
A student of Comedy, of Theatre.
A student of Flight.
A student of Love.
A student of Life.
Everyone's a student.
– Apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac (separate purchase)
– Rich media study notes (flashcards), with formatted text, images, audio and video
– Draw new images, and draw on existing images (requires purchase)
– Study notes with as many sides as you wish
– Immersive study sessions
– Sync all or part of your library via iCloud
– Study scheduling for long-term learning or exam cram (Spaced-Repetition and Leitner systems)
– Multiple choice quizzes
– Search and download from Quizlet.com
– Export to share your notes
– Import from text and Excel files
– Migrate data from Mental Case app
STUDIES FOR MAC
Studies for Mac is available in the Mac App Store as a separate purchase.
We love to get feedback about Studies, and answer any questions you may have.
Please send email to email@example.com, or visit mentalfaculty.tenderapp.com
- Long tap on top of the screen in study sessions now causes all text to be read
- Better handling of Pencil on iPad
Ratings and Reviews
I’ve been using this app for several years—since back when it was still Mental Case—and I’ve been very happy with its flexibility, effectiveness, and the improvements made over the years. One feature request that I’d love to see implemented is the ability to sort stacks (and/or search results) automatically by a given field, like by the date a note is created or in alphabetical order. The default order (notes are in stack by the date created) is generally what I want, but I have some stacks with thousands of cards and often find myself swiping for ages to scroll to the end in order to see the most recent few notes. The ability to manually reorder stacks is nice, but with very large stacks it’s not practical, especially if I, say, want to toggle between alphabetical and date created. This is a minor shortcoming, however: I use this app nearly every day and highly recommend it to anyone who works in a field requiring commitment of large amounts of information to memory!
Highly recommend, but still needs improvement
I’m currently studying to be an electrical engineer. I was looking for a good flash card app that would allow me to create flash cards on any of my devices, as well as study on any of them without always having an internet connection. I use it on an iPhone 6s+, an iPad Pro, a MacBook Pro, and a Mac mini. What I like most about it is having my flash cards with me everywhere I am, whether that be sitting in a doctor’s office, studying at the library, or sitting at home at my desk. Believe me, my stack of notecards had gotten too large to carry around! I just purchased the writing tool for use on my iPad Pro and was a little disappointed in the response with the Apple Pencil. I decided to try a regular stylus instead and had even worse luck. My finger works great! Unfortunately, I don’t write or draw well with my finger, and I want to be able to get the flash cards for my high level math classes to look right. I have had this app for about a year now, and I can definitely say the developer is working to get things right. I recommend it to all my classmates who have Apple devices. I hope better Apple Pencil support is coming soon... With iOS 11, I think a lot more students are going to be using iPad Pros, and this could easily become the best app out there for this purpose!
Good but lacks easily added features
I am studying medicine. Many of my slides have a lot of information. I can’t zoom into the answer to read text better. Also, I can’t change the orientation when using the app. I have to rotate many diagrams so they fit better in the answer. Superscript and subscript buttons in the toolbar are really needed.
Regarding zooming in text, I really dislike the facet feature as a solution. Just let me enter the information and zoom into it. I don’t have a lot of time to invest in making study guides and adding extra steps to make something readable will not work for me.
So, I recommend it but it really needs a few basic features to make this app knock it out the park.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback.
You can change the orientation in the study session section of the app, so you shouldn't have to rotate images yourself.
The reason we think facets work well in this context is that the app is about learning, and it is easier to learn small chunks of info rather than a page of text. It isn't designed to be a general purpose note taking or document writing app. It is really designed for small summarized chunks of info.
In terms of medicine, I think the best approach would be not to put whole documents in, but to summarize the information, concentrating on the most important points. When you do that, the tool becomes a lot more powerful.
But we certainly like to hear how people are using the app, and what they want to see, so thanks again for the feedback.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.