Thanks kingding...I can't tell which one is best for me. Those flashcards are nice, but not for me...I'm trying to memorize things specific to jazz.
I can't decide between vtrain and supermemo. I like Vtrain because it's fairly straightforward, but I am feature-aholic, and I can see that Supermemo has tons of features, I just can't figure the program out yet (it's pretty complicated). I wonder, is there anything Vtrain can do that supermemo can't do?
One cool thing I like about vtrain is that you can apply a template (sort of). For example, if there are 12 keys to memorize, instead of writing the question out 12 times with just the key letter being different, I can write a general question "This scale is for _ key?" and just fill in the blank part in my flashcards.
Also, because for each "thing" that I have to memorize, I need to memorize it in all keys, so I am doing some stuff in excel (transposing, etc.) and I want to import the content from excel into the program. Vtrain can do this with delimiters, I can't see how to do it in Supermemo (although I see import functions available).
Also, does Supermemo make it easy to work with different symbols? I have a special music font, and I have to switch back and forth between a normal text font and the music symbols fonts. Vtrain has a symbol map that pops up with each question for this, can Supermemo accomplish something like this also?
I don't plan on doing anything really complicated...most of the difficult work will be done in excel, as far as the content of the questions. I'll need to import them in and perhaps tweak them a little bit. The template thing would help, if there was a way I could ask all the questions in the same way, without having to write the same repetitive stuff out every time.
Basically, I don't want to use the software so much as to make and format the questions, but rather to present me the questions/answers using whatever learning algorithm it has.