Feature Requests - Pictures and Audio

Feature Requests - Pictures and Audio

Postby foxman09 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:23 am

Her Erni, I sent this in email but I figured other users could jump in if they like any of these feature ideas or can answer how to do these if possible.


I'm a long time user of the app. I periodically check other flashcard apps but yours has always been superior since I found it 5 or 6 years ago. Lots of features but never too complex like the nightmare known as Anki.

Anyway I have three requests or maybe you can direct me to instructions that already make this possible :-)

1. In the app it would be great if when we click to add a picture, for the "online search" button, if the side 1 or 2 text was used automatically for the search so I don't have to retype it. I found this feature very useful in another flashcard app. It would be reaaaallly great if there was am option for each deck to "Auto Add Pictures from the internet". Normally i select the first image shown so it would save a lot of time, and I can just change the picture for a few if necessary :-)

2. It would be helpful if the Audio could continue to play in slideshow mode when the phone is locked (I'm using Android). That way buttons won't be pushed when it's in my pocket and can save battery. Also if this is possible please make it possible to pause and start it with a bluetooth/headset button.

3. Lastly I'm enjoying the "Pair It/Match It" study mode some apps offer. It gives you around 10 options max and then you pair side 1 with side 2. It's a nice way to quickly narrow down which words I struggle with. Hopefully that's a mode you could offer in the future :-)
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Re: Feature Requests - Pictures and Audio

Postby Ernie » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:14 pm


1a. I will plan to default search text to the existing text for that side. I don't see a problem there.
1b. I don't plan on adding the ability to fill pictures for all cards. Sorry. It's something I can revisit down the road a bit.

2a. The app won't play when device is locked or screen is off. That won't change. But I do have plans to add option for app to turn off animations and turn screen dim or black during slideshow to save battery. As for tapping, there is currently a "lock screen" option in the bottom-center menu while in browse mode that will ignore taps (other than to re-open same menu). Give that a try if you haven't. Also, pointing screen away from body helps.

2b. Start/stop slideshow with bluetooth. Currently the play/pause button on bluetooth will flip card. Now maybe it would sense that while a slide show is running, the button could change function to stop/start slideshow. Seems like a good idea. I'll put that on my list and give it some more thought for near-term update.

3. A paring game won't happen anytime soon, if ever. Adding something like this would be a nice addition, but this is a time-consuming update and I've got lots of other higher priory items for me to tackle before getting to something like this.

Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you like the app.
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Re: Feature Requests - Pictures and Audio

Postby foxman09 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:10 am

Thanks for the response.

Yes I noticed the lockscreen in the menu which essentially solves my problem, thank you.

I'm glad to hear the default search function is possible to add.

Thanks for taking into consideration the other requests.

I just had one more request idea:
1. Please consider adding an "Add Picture" button in the bottom center menu. It would help save 2 clicks.
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