June 7, 2007 in Educational (E)
[prMac.com] 7th June, 2007 - MacCoreMac Software today announced the final release of Mental Case 1.0. Mental Case includes a unique mix of flash card, personal database, and note taking functionality, and uses spaced-repetition learning techniques to help you remember things.
To use Mental Case, you enter tidbits of information — known in the application as 'mental notes' — comprised of text and images. You can also use the built-in screen shot functionality and iSight capture to avoid retyping information already on your screen or in a book. Mental Case uses an optimized learning algorithm to schedule these mental notes for future revision. When you have a few moments, you view the scheduled notes in a slideshow.
Mental Case has been designed to combat the rise of information overload in modern life. With so much information bombarding us each day, it is no longer about what you know, but where you know to find out more. This could be called ‘know-where', because you know about the existence of something and where to find the details. For example, Mental Case can help you remember about the existence of a book, web site, or particular technique so that you know where to find out more later. Knowing what to search for is 99% of the battle.
Mental Case 1.0 is available immediately from the MacCoreMac web site (http://mentalcase.maccoremac.com). It costs $29, but there is a 30-day fully-functional trial. Mental Case is a universal binary, and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
Founded in 2001, MacCoreMac Software is a company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, that develops exclusively for Mac OS X. Their products include the financial software Trade Strategist (www.trade-strategist.com), and the memory-aid application Mental Case (mentalcase.maccoremac.com).