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1  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Q-FlashCards for Android on: December 30, 2013, 04:22:49 PM
I'm not sure Android devices are usable without logging in... And 99% sounds like a good target value. Anyway, one day the second backup option will be local to file, if somebody prefers this.
2  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Q-FlashCards for Android on: December 30, 2013, 04:13:47 PM
Overdue question is a question that is already waiting for X% of its interval (I'm not sure about the value of X now, probably around 20). So when you add new cards, they become overdue quite quickly, but that's the point of quick repetitions - you just should answer before you forget. Once your interval becomes a couple of days or more (which happens after just 5 or so correct answers if you answer correctly each time) you probably won't hear the sound anymore - you will usually just answer cards before they have a chance to become overdue. As for "long overdue", there is no such thing in the app, maybe just the string could be improved if this is confusing.

The cloud backup is provided by Android and works automagically, I don't even know the details, I just use the API. And I verified that after installing the app on another phone, the data just gets there. However the app definitely shouldn't be used on two of your devices at the same time, I think the backup would get all messed up. So this is useful in case of accidental uninstallation of the app, or moving to a new phone.

There is also option of a local backup and restore to SD card, but it's not polished enough yet to make it available in the UI, so this will most probably come in the future.

Hmm, I'll investigate the Play Store, but definitely not yet. First I don't have time for this, and second, things like local backup and at least some form of import, should be there from the very beginning I guess, otherwise folk will just flood comments with "poor app, no importing, one star, uninstalling" smiley

EDIT: As for the algorithm of changing the repetition interval, one bad answer cancels more or less three good answers. My experiments showed that this is generally a good value, but could probably be configurable. BTW, did you notice the "almost knew it" option, accessible as the icon on the bottom of the screen when answering a card? As the mini-tutorial says, long-press icons to learn what they mean.
3  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Q-FlashCards for Android on: December 30, 2013, 03:02:00 PM
OK, feature request taken smiley I'll look at this closer when I have more time.

If you want the notifications to stop appearing without deleting your cards, you can disable card sets. Long-press a card set (then select all of them if you have more) and select Disable from the menu. They will be grayed out and inactive, i.e. the cards won't cause notification to appear. The time will go on though, so when you enable them, you will most probably be asked all the cards instantly.
4  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Q-FlashCards for Android on: December 30, 2013, 02:17:17 PM
Well, currently the notification is the only way to get to the screen where you answer the questions, so there is obviously no option to disable it... But it makes sense as a feature request to allow using as most of other similar programs work - answering questions only on demand. But the notification is actually the whole point and main idea - it reminds you of a word not just once a day or whenever you remember, but rather whenever you need to answer it to memorise it well.
5  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Q-FlashCards for Android on: December 30, 2013, 01:55:50 PM
I'm glad someone confirms it works smiley

As for importing a database of words, as I explained in the description: it's kind of a feature that you cannot import list of cards into the program - if you want to remember something, you just need to type it in first. This way you will only add cards that you really want to learn, and not just all stuff that you can find, which could turn out frustrating, and useless.

On the other hand I agree it could be useful, and it is sure to be the most common feature request. In the future I'll probably add a feature of importing a word list, with initial interval set to at least 1 day (otherwise it would be unbearable, trust me, I checked it smiley). But this is a plan for the future. For now I just add cards as I go, and I'm very happy with how it works

As for Play Store, the program would probably need to be better polished, and have a webpage or something. I'm planning to do it some day if I have time next year smiley
6  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Q-FlashCards for Android on: December 30, 2013, 07:17:24 AM
It looks like I won't find many users here. Maybe there aren't so many Android users on DC. It makes me a little sad. But anyway, I renamed the post to NANY Release so here it is, my submission this year smiley
7  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Q-FlashCards for Android on: December 20, 2013, 01:32:17 AM
Well, apk is the thing you install on Android. I added some information about installing, but it varies from phone to phone.
8  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Q-FlashCards on: December 19, 2013, 05:09:39 PM
OK, here's the app!

I added a couple of screenshots, and the apk download. I also updated minimal version requirement to 4.0.3 (ICS). Please someone at least install it and verify that it works smiley as I never shared an apk file before.
9  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / NANY 2014 Release: Q-FlashCards for Android on: December 10, 2013, 05:40:12 AM
It's been over three years since I last posted anything on DC, so probably it's time to pledge something for NANY this year smiley

NANY 2014 Release

Application NameQ-FlashCards
Version0.1
Short DescriptionAndroid program for learning (vocabulary, dates, whatever) using virtual flash cards
Download link[attachmini=5]
Supported OSAndroid 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher
AuthorTPReal


Description
There's quite a lot of programs that show you some questions every day and schedule next repetition based on how well you answer. This program is somewhat different, and much more effective, I think.

The program is not fully polished, I stopped developing it a couple of months ago as it became functional and good enough for using, but I never put it in the Play Store or anywhere else. Maybe it's time to publish it finally, and NANY seems to be a great occasion for that.

Features
  • The initial interval of displaying a flash card is not 1 day, but more like 2 minutes (configurable). This way you have much much better chances to actually remember the word at the time of the first repetition. This is based on Pimsleur's graduated interval recall system.
  • A flash card is displayed as Android notification, so it's where you see it every time you look at your phone. Answering a couple of cards takes just seconds.
  • If a card is difficult (i.e. you repeatedly give wrong answer to it) its interval is rapidly lowered to as little as 30 seconds. This is so short that it's really impossible not to finally remember it after a couple of attempts smiley The program just hammers your head until you remember the word, which is good if you really want to. A specialised algorithm adjusts repetition interval after every response, taking card's history into consideration, to make learning most effective.
  • Answering a card is just tapping "I knew it" or "I didn't know it" (or "I almost knew it"), no typing to verify that you can spell the right answer. You just need to be honest, but if you're not, what's the point of any such program anyway?
  • You can always request some cards to be shown instantly, even if their interval is not passed yet. There is a couple of algorithms to select the cards to show, including an optimal mix, which asks some of the newest cards, some of the old ones, some of the most difficult so far, plus some random cards.
  • Can be used to remember a variety of things, like: vocabulary, dates, names, phone numbers, birthdays. Can be used even for information without easy textual answer, like: where is river X, where is mount Y - you can leave the response of a card empty, and when a card is displayed, just make sure you know the answer, or check it on the map.
  • Cards are organised into card sets, so you can learn multiple subjects at the same time without the risk of mixing them.

It's also kind of a feature that you currently cannot import any list of cards into the program - if you want to remember something, you just need to type it in first. This way you will only add cards that you really want to learn, and not just all stuff that you can find, which could turn out frustrating, and useless. Although there might be some kind of import feature added in the future.

I've been using the program since almost a year (it became functional in the beginning of 2013, but was never published anywhere, so I think it qualifies for NANY), and I have in the DB around 3000 words and expression of a foreign language I'm learning (plus phone numbers of a couple of people I might want to contact ICE - might get useful if I lose my phone).

Screenshots
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Download
First, make sure installation from unknown sources is enabled in your device's settings (it is usually somewhere in Security submenu). Then open this page on the phone and download the apk attachment, or scan the QR-code below. Select to save the file on your phone. When download is completed, tap it to install (the details might vary between phones, if the installation doesn't start, try opening the file from the Downloads directory via a file manager).
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10  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: CCCCtrlC - simple multiple clipboard utility on: June 27, 2010, 02:54:18 PM
This sounds very weird, probably you are doing something wrong. Please have a look at this screenshot (although it is in Polish).
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11  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: CCCCtrlC - simple multiple clipboard utility on: June 27, 2010, 07:14:19 AM
CCCCtrlC seems to be exactly what I need, unfortunately speed 10 is a lot to fast for me and I am not able to change the speed as described. Is it possible to get a precoded version with speed 50?

Hi,

I'm glad you like the program. I think it'll be easier to help you pass the speed as the argument. So here's how to do this:
  • Create a shortcut to CCCCtrlC.exe (for instance drag the CCCCtrlC.exe using the right mouse button, drop it on the desktop, and from the menu that appears select Create shortcut)
  • Right click the shortcut, select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, in the field called Target element, there is the full path to the original CCCCtrlC.exe. Put cursor at the end of this field and append to it space and the speed you want to use. Now the field should contain something like 'some_path\CCCCtrlC.exe 50'. Click OK.
  • Now drag the shortcut to the Start button, Programs, Autostart.
If you want to change the speed later, just go to Start, Programs, Autostart and right click the shortcut to CCCCtrlC that you put there, and edit the target element field again.

TPR.
12  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: My new pet project : makes flash games more like desktop games on: May 07, 2010, 11:23:42 AM
The idea is cool smiley But:
  • The window cannot be minimised. That's a big disadvantage for me. There should be a way to minimise it, and possibly making it an actual draggable window should also be an option.
  • I found a web page where it fails to identify which flash is the actual game: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/486811 . Instead of the game, it gets the four orange buttons from the upper right corner as the main flash.
  • This program is good, but it looks simple. I mean it doesn't do anything extra wonderful, just moves the flash from the web page to a separate window. As a programmer I guess it was a lot of work to programme it, to deal with different browsers and so on, but as a user I see it isn't very sophisticated. So I think I definitely wouldn't pay for it more than, say, $5, and I'd estimate the real value somewhere around $3. Let me say it once more, that's not because the program is poor, but because it is simple.

TPR.
13  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: CCCCtrlC - simple multiple clipboard utility on: November 12, 2009, 03:38:39 AM
Can you at least use bold or underline attribute?

Sorry, nothing smiley Really, I played with various combinations for quite a long time before I finally chose this one. I think it just has to be as it is. Come on, it's not that bad.

TPR.
14  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: CCCCtrlC - simple multiple clipboard utility on: November 11, 2009, 12:11:12 PM
  • underline "_" for empty clips
  • lowercase "c" for non-empty clip
  • en-dash "–" for selected empty clip
  • uppercase "C" for selected non-empty clip

I experimented with various similar combinations (especially the lowercase 'c' seemed a good idea) but those letters vary in width and the result seems even more jerky.
15  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: CCCCtrlC - simple multiple clipboard utility on: November 11, 2009, 10:16:17 AM
Some time ago I recommended Ditto here, but recently got disappointed with reliability of the latest version. At the same time I realized that I'm seldom using older clips, and that I can live without graphic clips as well. So I tried CCCCtrlC and I'd like to thank you.

I'm glad you like it smiley Thanks for letting me know.

As for your suggestions:

2. The thing that is displayed on the screen is not a form, but simply a tooltip, similar to those that are shown when you hold your mouse pointer over various elements of GUI in most programs. That's why I can't do anything more than just display text. The only thing that could be done is try to align the Cs by putting more spaces between them, but I've checked that it doesn't look better. So I'm afraid there's no way to correct it without breaking the almost no GUI principle.

1. Currently the selection doesn't cycle over the cccclipboards anyway, so I decided to extend the capacity dynamically so that you can pretend that it's fixed at any number you wish smiley And using more than 5 of them is not very convenient anyway. I thought about this but finally decided to leave it as it is. Again, the almost no configuration principle would suffer if I tried to change this smiley and I think it wouldn't be worth it.
16  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: CCCCtrlC - simple multiple clipboard utility on: November 09, 2009, 07:36:33 AM
- With every start of computer the exe-file of this programm has to be initilized. Why programm cannot start with computer?
Add it to Windows autostart. It's a simple program, you just need to do it manually, that's all.

- The cursor running much too fast for beginners. Speed cannot be changed. Given on -start -execute the recommended CCCCtrlC.exe [Intervall] say CCCCtrlC.exe [20] just pop the shabby grey windows-mistake-information-window. Bumm! Reply: "'CCCCtrlC.exe doesn't exist" !
Not CCCCtrlC.exe [20] but CCCCtrlC.exe 20, the square bracket is a standard notation for optional parameters. Also in the help that is displayed when you hold Ctrl+C+V there is no square bracket at all. And the option works like it should.

- Copied with normal (short-time) Shift+C the copy has doubled i.e. 'CCCCtrlC.exe [Intervall]CCCCtrlC.exe [Intervall]' - unbelievable but it's true.
I can't understand what you mean. First, probably you mean Ctrl+C and not Shift+C, second, I don't have any problem with anything double copying and can't reproduce your problem.

- There is no uninstall
There's no install so there's no uninstall. Just remove the program from the autostart. To stop the running program, press Ctrl+Ins+V and select Close from the tray icons that appears.

Fazit: Just to test your nerves and to confirm that it is better to use commercial programms
I've been using this program frequently since I posted it here, that is four months, and if I had any complaints about anything, I'd simply correct it.

So, in general, I don't agree with what you say. Of course this program is a simple tool provided "AS IS", so it shouldn't be compared with commercial products, but on the other hand I haven't found any similar program, even commercial, that I liked more than this one.

TPR.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is your preferred font? on: September 07, 2009, 11:52:13 AM
My favourite monospaced font is definitely Monaco. It's a TrueType font, works well both with and without ClearType, and is great for writing code because there's no way to mistake I,l and 1, as well as 0 and O.

As for the rest, I use the default fonts smiley
18  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: CCCCtrlC - simple multiple clipboard utility on: August 05, 2009, 04:38:55 PM
I thought about both the things that you mention, and I decided to make it as it is smiley But I think that during regular usage it really does not make any difference.

As for your general remark, well, that would have to be quite a complicated mechanism I think. But I guess this could be done. Not in CCCCtrlC, though smiley
19  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: CCCCtrlC - simple multiple clipboard utility on: August 05, 2009, 03:49:40 PM
Thanks smiley

The main purpose why I wrote this program was because I didn't like those where you have to click something on the GUI or press multiple keys or a complicated chords to access additional clipboards. So there are surely people who think just the opposite, and then this program is probably not the best choice for them. Also, the number of additional clipboards is not limited by the program but I guess using more than 5 would be a pain. So everything just depends on how you use your clipboard.

I myself use the default timing parameter and successfully hit first and second cccclipboard without looking at the tooltip (well, OK, from time to time I happen to miss, too smiley but it's not as often as to be annoying). And as I only occasionally use more than those two (plus the regular one), it is just perfect for me.
20  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: CCCCtrlC - simple multiple clipboard utility on: August 04, 2009, 01:12:31 PM
Thanks. Probably I was just too shy smiley
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: August 04, 2009, 01:09:58 PM
Haha, this is my hundredth post.

Probably not many people are reading this smiley but let me make a little summary of TPReal at DC.

I came here about 3 years ago because of the C++Builder contest and I'm very glad I did. First, I won a C++Builder 6 copy which served me a long time (now I no longer programme in C++), and second, I joined a community. For me the average of 33 posts per year is joining a community smiley I just don't like writing too much. But I read various parts of the Forum from time to time, and of course have the DC blog in my feed reader.

Apart from that, I consider DonationCoder my "software home", by which I mean that if I happen to write a piece of code that I'd like to make publicly available, DC is the first place I think about. The sad part is that I don't do this too often. Apart from my participation in a GOE and two NANYs, I published here CCCCtrlC - multiple clipboard utility and earlier TPGoogleReader - Google Reader extension for Chrome (which had appeared before on Chrome Plugins).

So, to sum up my summary, I'd like to say that I'm really glad I'm here smiley even if "being here" is just 33 posts a year. Thanks!

Tomek.
22  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: CCCCtrlC - simple multiple clipboard utility on: August 04, 2009, 12:47:23 PM
Cool
I think it was noticed because of this post on FreewareWire, and it didn't get there by itself too - I had spoken with Jon, the site's owner. Do you see? I had to find another blog for the program because you didn't put it on DC blog smiley
23  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: CCCCtrlC - simple multiple clipboard utility on: July 14, 2009, 10:45:00 AM
I'm not planning to add a search option because this program is intended to be as easy to use as possible, and I'm not going to add any GUI to it, save for the tooltip smiley So probably it's not the tool you're looking for.
24  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / CCCCtrlC - simple multiple clipboard utility on: July 14, 2009, 07:42:59 AM
As a part of not-working on my MSc I decided to finally learn AHK and programme myself a little multiple clipboard tool, using an idea which came to my head a long time ago. Now that it works like I want it to work, I thought why not share with you, maybe someone is waiting for this kind of software smiley

Here comes some description of the program:

CCCCtrlC

Simple multiple clipboard utility. Creates any number of additional clipboards
(called cccclipboards) and allows accessing them using normal keyboard shortcuts.

To put it simply
  • Hold Ctrl+C to select a cccclipboard, and release to copy to it.
  • Hold Ctrl+V to select a cccclipboard, and release paste from it.

Some more description
If you press Ctrl+C or any other clipboard shortcut (see below) and release it normally (without delay), then the regular clipboard is used for the operation. But if you hold the shortcut for a moment, in the bottom right corner of the screen you will see a clipboard selection info scrolling over cccclipboards. Release the keys and the action will be executed on the currently selected cccclipboard.

Supported clipboard manipulation shortcuts
  • Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V
  • Shift+Del, Ctrl+Ins, Shift+Ins

Special functions
  • Ctrl+C+V - display this help
  • Ctrl+X+C - display cccclipboards list; symbols on the list:
    • C - data in cccclipboard
    • _ - cccclipboard empty
  • Ctrl+Ins+X - erase all cccclipboards (does not erase the primary clipboard)
  • Ctrl+Ins+V - show / hide tray icon (right-click the icon for options)

Cccclipboard selection speed can be customised using command line parameter:
CCCCtrlC.exe initial_interval
where initial_interval is the cccclipboard switch time (the lower the faster, default value is 10 which is pretty fast).

Screenshot
Here I'm holding Ctrl+V. There is some data in cccclipboards number 1, 2, 4 and 6, and the selection is currently at cccclipboard 4. If I release Ctrl+V at this very moment, I'll paste from cccclipboard 4.
[attachimg=1]

Download: CCCCtrlC
25  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: TPGoogleReader - Google Chrome Extension on: July 05, 2009, 01:47:11 PM
Thanks smiley

I'm wondering what to do when I make a new version of the extension. For now I just change the .crx file (which is hosted on dcmembers.com) so that the download link points always to the latest version, and I also write in the original thread on Chrome Plugins forum. If anybody here is interested in receiving updates, I can also write a short post here after each update.

I just updated to 0.3.7 where a bug making feeds appear multiple times on the feeds list is corrected. Available under the download link in the original post.
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