Flashcard software for Mac that uses text files via Dropbox
December 5, 2013 11:40 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for flashcard software for my Mac, with several caveats. I'd like to create the decks as text files and sync them with Dropbox, like you can with Flashcards Deluxe. If there's a Mac app that will use the same files as Flashcards Deluxe, that would be perfect. Thanks!
posted by reductiondesign to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Doesn't a text-editor help here?

According to their website, you can create a simple tab-separated txt-file and save it in the correct dropbox-folder for easy inclusion in the program:

The flashcard text for each deck must be saved as a .txt file in the "Flashcards Deluxe" folder in your Dropbox directory. You can create your flashcard text either using a word processor or a spreadsheet, as discussed above. When you’ve created your text, instead of copy-pasting into the Upload page in this website, you can generally copy-paste into a .txt file instead and save in the "Flashcards Deluxe" folder. These should show up as downloadable decks within the app.

Alternatively you can use Excel. Almost the same instructions, which you can see at their website.
posted by KMB at 1:10 PM on December 5, 2013

I think Anki should be able to do this. Here's how to create cards using a text file. Anki 2 handles syncing via its own servers, but if you really need to use dropbox for some reason you can find the old version and follow these instructions.
posted by antonymous at 5:12 PM on December 5, 2013

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