Stop thinking that every passing year makes your memory fade. Its a complete misconception that your brain will automatically deteriorate with age. Its true that you need to look after your brain and train as you do for your body. While there are various methods to train your brain, flashcard is one of the well known methods that is used as a learning drill to aid memorization by way of spaced repetition. There is a wide range of software available for creating and using virtual flashcards as an aid to learning. There there some commercially ones and some open source software that help you create and use flashcards virtually and help in learning. Here in this post we look at free open source flashcard software.
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Anki is a software aimed at making remembering things easy. Using Anki helps you to decrease the time spent in studying and increase the time spent in learning. Its a apt tool for anyone who wants to learn languages or study for medical or law or even memorizing guitar chords. With its support for images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX), the possibilities are endless. For example: it benefits anyone who needs to remember things in daily life.
The free software is available for download. It supports Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and freeBSD. The mobile version is also available for iPhone and Android phones.
Mnemosyne is a sophisticated free flash-card tool which optimizes your learning process. Its a software as a result of a research into the nature of long-term memory. With its use of sophisticated algorithm, it schedules the best time for a card to come up for review while memorizing question answer pair. Difficult cards that you tend to forget quickly will be scheduled more often as the Mnemosyne software does not waste your time on things you remember well.
The free software is available for downloa. It supports Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
The plugin called Mnemogogo allows you to review cards on Android phones and the there is also Mnemojojo for phones with Java.