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Shareware Spotlight Featuring WinFlash Eductator

WinFlash Educator will supercharge your study efforts. WinFlash Educator is featured in this week's Shareware Spotlight.
Published: Nov 20, 2007
Author: Tucows Editorial Staff
Related OS: Windows
Shareware Spotlight

In The Spotlight: WinFlash Educator

by Dick Bryant of Open Window Software


Powerful PC and PDA flashcard-style study system for students of all ages

Why WinFlash Educator?

As any student will tell you, LEARNING can be rewarding and fun. Unfortunately, learning most subjects requires a substantial amount of rote memorization - not so fun. Think of the thousands of facts you draw on every day that were originally mastered by memorization. The multiplication table, letters of the alphabet, notes of the scale, foreign language vocabulary - all these and many more are acquired by memorization. Why not use the most effective method available when tackling this type of task? Whether you're an airline pilot looking for the most time-efficient way to prepare for periodic recertifications, a high school student hoping for a quicker way to master Spanish or a first-grader needing help with spelling words, WinFlash's electronic flashcards are key to reaching your learning goals.

Educator's easy content creation, flexible importation tools and sophisticated learning algorithms - including a user-configurable implementation of the proven Leitner system - make it easy to master the facts you need to excel in any subject you choose to pursue. Educator is the most award-winning program in its field - including the coveted 5 cows from Tucows!

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Educator's features include:

  • QuickDeck editing mode boasts the fastest possible creation of text-only decks. Simply tab between Q and A and then on to the next pair
  • Full Unicode and font effect capabilities support any language - including right-to-left languages such as Hebrew
  • Educator can import directly from text, delimited text, .csv, and columnar data on the Windows clipboard, allowing easier creation of study decks from already-existing materials. HandyCards and JTutor files can be imported as well, making it easy to work with your PDA
  • Flashcard Exchange files can be opened directly, accessing the world's largest on-line repository of ready-made flashcards on thousands of subjects

Educator has Text-To-Speech support - let your PC read your decks to you. Even more powerful - export your decks in .wav or .mp3 format for study when PC or PDA use is impractical

Run a standard-pair deck in multiple choice mode with the multiple choices automatically generated from the other pairs' answers - great for things like vocabulary, state capitals, etc.

Run a standard-pair deck in fill-in mode with the required answer generated from the text portion of the standard pair. Similarly, run a deck created in fill-in mode as standard when you don't feel like typing in the answers

Powerful file merge feature (Educator|Create Composite Source File) combines pairs from two already-existing source decks. Filter by only including specific categories and/or specific pair characteristics (disabled, priority, unlearned, etc.)

Included compiler can create .FLZ (study) files usable by all versions of WinFlash. These files are built from .FLU (source) files and include ALL of the related multimedia and graphics files supporting the study deck as well as the .FLU file itself - all compressed in a single, easy-to-use and easy-to-distribute package.

Advanced, printable, statistics allow the user to snapshot their own or their students' progress and to pinpoint areas of continued difficulty by category or by specific pair.

About Open Window Software:

Open Window Software has been creating educational software and utility programs since 1992. We provide quick response to technical support questions and are always interested in users' suggestions for product features and improvements.



About Tucows Editorial Staff

Tucows Editorial Staff works to achieve our goal of helping people to use the Internet and computers more easily and more effectively. Tucows Editorial, started in 2005, keeps this goal in mind as we strive to bring you informative articles, editorial specials, tutorials, and answers to all of your questions.

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