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OpenCards 2.2 released

It is with great please to announce that OpenCards 2.2 has been released just today. Read the full release announcement at:
http://opencards.info/2012/02/22/opencards-2-2-released/

Posted by Holger Brandl 2012-02-22

OpenCards 2.1 released

It is with great please to announce that OpenCards 2.1 has been released just today. Read the announcement at

http://opencards.info/2011/10/30/opencards-2-1-released/

This release focused on an improved PowerPoint integration, added drag-and-drop support, and improved the schedule visualization.

Posted by Holger Brandl 2011-10-30

OpenCards 1.5 released

It is with great pleasure for me to release v1,5 of OpenCards, which is a free flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress.

http://www.opencards.info

OpenCards 1.5 comes along with great bugfixes and a few new features. The release notes are available at http://opencards.blogspot.com/2009/05/opencards-15-released.html

Posted by Holger Brandl 2009-05-20

OpenCards: 1.0 released

OpenCards is a flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress. The basic idea of OpenCards is to use slide-titles as flashcard fronts and the slide contents as their backs.

It is with extraordinary great pleasure for me to release OpenCards 1.0, which is a free flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress.

OpenCards comes along with all you need to memorize all the things you ever wanted to know but never kept in mind. It follows an intuitive and natural approach: Just create flashcards as you're used to create Impress-slides. With OpenCards you can use any Impress/Powerpoint-file as flashcard-set without any conversion. OpenCards v1.0 runs on every major operating system, is free and open source, and is fully compatible to OpenOffice 2.x and the 3.0.... read more

Posted by Holger Brandl 2008-09-26

OpenCards: 0.16 released

OpenCards is a flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress. The basic idea of OpenCards is to use slide-titles as flashcard fronts and the slide contents as their backs.

It is with great pleasure for us to release v0.16 of OpenCards, which is a free flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress.

http://www.opencards.info

OpenCards 0.16 comes along with great bugfixes and a few new features. Read the full release notes at http://opencards.blogspot.com/2008/07/opencards-016-released.html... read more

Posted by Holger Brandl 2008-07-24

OpenCards 0.15 released

It is with great pleasure for me to release v0.14 of OpenCards, which is a free flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress. The basic idea of OpenCards is to use slide-titles as flashcard fronts and the slide contents as their backs.

http://www.opencards.info

OpenCards 0.15 comes along with great bugfixes and a few new features. Read the release notes at http://opencards.blogspot.com/2008/05/opencards-015-released.html

Posted by Holger Brandl 2008-05-30

OpenCards: 0.14 released

OpenCards is a flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress. The basic idea of OpenCards is to use slide-titles as flashcard fronts and the slide contents as their backs.

It is with great pleasure for me to release v0.14 of OpenCards, which is a free flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress.

http://www.opencards.info

OpenCards 0.14 comes along with great bugfixes and a few new features. Read the release notes at http://opencards.blogspot.com/2008/04/opencards-014-released.html

Posted by Holger Brandl 2008-04-29

OpenCards 0.13 released

It is with great pleasure for me to release v0.13 of OpenCards, which is a free flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress.

http://www.opencards.info

OpenCards 0.13 comes along with great bugfixes and a few new features:

* New logo for OpenCards (bug 1791943)
* Much better long-term scheduling algorithm (bug 1912235)
* Learning success visualization
* Forced refreshment of flashcards (feature requests 1907526, 1880284)... read more

Posted by Holger Brandl 2008-03-23

OpenCards 0.12 released

It is with great pleasure for me to release v0.12 of OpenCards, which is a free flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress.

http://www.opencards.info

OpenCards 0.12 comes along with great bugfixes and a few new features:

* Integrated OpenCards into context-menu of Impress slide-pane which allows to configure single flashcards (feature request 1895484)
* Monitoring of flashcard-directories: Auto-discovery of uncategorized flashcard-files (feature request 1896374
* Customizable flashcard-retention, which is used to scale the spacing intervals between scheduled reviews
* New color-scheme for last-minute cardbox-view which highlights the current flashcard
* and much much more ...... read more

Posted by Holger Brandl 2008-02-22

OpenCards 0.11 (1.0rc1) released

It is with great pleasure for me to release v0.11 (aka 1.0rc1) of OpenCards, which is a free flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress.

http://www.opencards.info

OpenCards 0.11 comes along with great bugfixes and a few new features:

* Added icons to context-menu of file-view in the long-term memorization manager
* Added link to the OpenCards-flashcards repository to the OpenCards-menu
* LTM-Manager becomes invisible if a card-file is double-clicked
* The preferences-dialog is resizeable now (which should fix the layout-problem when using Ubuntu)
* fixed: Auto-select user-interface language (thanks to Charles Brunet)
* fixed: Negative scheduling-dates in feedback-tooltips
* fixed: Two-keys-feedback broken when pressing left/right arrow first
* fixed: The result of a forced synchronization becomes not serialized
* Various minor stability-, user-interface- and usability improvements... read more

Posted by Holger Brandl 2008-01-13

OpenCards 0.10 released

Just on time to be burnt on CD as an Xmas-present for your friends, it is with great pleasure for me to release v0.10 of OpenCards, which is a free flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress:
http://www.opencards.info

OpenCards 0.10 comes along with a great bunch of new features, which includes ultra-short-term rescheduling, new statistics, three sided cards support, new synchronization policies and much more.
More exhaustive release notes (including screenshots) are available at http://opencards.blogspot.com/2007/12/openxmascards-010-released.html
The new version will be automatically deployed via auto-update if OpenCards >= v0.6 is installed.... read more

Posted by Holger Brandl 2007-12-21

OpenCards 0.9 released !

It is with great pleasure that we announce the v0.9 release of OpenCards, the free flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress:

http://www.opencards.info

OpenCards 0.9 comes along with a great bunch of new features:

* First beta of OpenCards :-)
* Auto-synchronization on changes, insertions and deletions of slides while being in learning mode
* Streamlined keyboard control interface by using arrow-keys only
* Common drag'n'drop operations for LTM-Manager
* Optional automatic recursing into child-categories in LTM-Manager
* Schedule files based on mean "learn-urgency"
* Major performance improvements
* Fixed: negative scheduling times in LTM-Manager
* Fixed: invalid configuration of windows in dual-screen setups
* Fixed: STM* and LTM-learning can be started within a single Impress-frame in parallel
* Various minor stability and usability improvements... read more

Posted by Holger Brandl 2007-12-04

OpenCards 0.8 released !

It is with great pleasure that we announce the v0.8 release
of OpenCards, the free flashcard learning extension for
OpenOffice Impress:

http://www.opencards.info

OpenCards 0.8 comes along with a great bunch of new features:

* Import of flashcards from csv-files
* Simplified long-term learning manager
* Improved overall stability, by taking more care of OpenOffice-events
* Improved long-term learning algorithm
* Automatic detection of changes in card-sets
* New UI for LastMinute-Learning
* Started wiki on website which allows to share own card-sets with other users
* Unified API of different learning approaches
* Bug-fixes... read more

Posted by Holger Brandl 2007-11-03

OpenCards 0.7 released !

It is with great pleasure that we announce the v0.7 release of OpenCards, the free flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress:

http://www.opencards.info

OpenCards 0.7 comes along with a great bunch of new features:

* fully integrated into the OpenOffice menu structure
* flashcard-category management
* two new presentation modes (random reverse, both sides independent)
* graded longterm memorization scheduling algorithm
* improved short-term memorization model... read more

Posted by Holger Brandl 2007-09-20

OpenCards 0.6 released !

It is with great pleasure that we announce the v0.6 release of OpenCards, the free flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress:

http://www.opencards.info

OpenCards 0.6 comes along with a great bunch of new features:

* card-side reversing
* configurable Leitner system
* improved learning algorithms
* enabled auto-update (using the OpenOffice extension manager)
* presentation specific persistent learn-settings
* keyboard mappings for learn-dialog
* global settings management
* first localizations (English, German, French)
* bug-report dialog in case of exceptions
* removed Java6 dependencies
* fully compatible with the coming OpenOffice 2.3... read more

Posted by Holger Brandl 2007-08-18