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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Note taking software

There is something which both teachers and students need urgently everyday – note taking software. Both of them need something easy to use but quick to open and write on.

Today we are presenting another free and open source software about note taking – QOwnNotes.

QownNotes is the open source (GPL) plain-text notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that (optionally) works together with the notes application of ownCloud.
  • You own your own notes! All notes are stored as plain-text files on your desktop computer.
  • Sync them over devices (desktop & mobile) with ownCloud.
So you are able to write down your thoughts with QOwnNotes and edit or search for them later from your mobile device (like with CloudNotes) or the ownCloud web-service.
If you need more information just go to their own site: QOwnNotes. If you want to download it, just press installation on the same page.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Free Flash Card Tool

How many times as a teacher or student, one is reading something and would like to write down a note, comment or observation? How many times students would like some short questions in order to revise what they studied? People do look for simple programs which can organise their studies and makes it easier to follow their learning method.

We suggest a free and open source program called: Mnemosyne. It’s a strange name isn’t it? Well it’s the personification of memory in the Greek mythology! It could be used on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android operating systems!

The Mnemosyne Project has two aspects:
  • It's a free flash-card tool which optimizes your learning process.
  • It's a research project into the nature of long-term memory.
We strive to provide a clear, uncluttered piece of software, easy to use and to understand for newbies, but still infinitely customisable through plugins and scripts for power users.

Mnemosyne uses a sophisticated algorithm to schedule the best time for a card to come up for review. Difficult cards that you tend to forget quickly will be scheduled more often, while Mnemosyne won't waste your time on things you remember well.

To download the program just go here. If you would like some videos to get to know how to use it properly, this is the link. For a written tutorial, problems, questions etc… go to this link.