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Flashcard Importing


To import your own cards into the App follow these simple instructions. However, take care to follow them carefully!

First, create a plain text file using TextEdit, or Notepad or whatever your favorite text editor is. However, be sure to save it with a .TXT extension, encoded with UTF-8 Encoding. If you save it with a .RTF or other extension, then it is possible that extraneous characters would be included in the document that will interfere with the import. The file will be comma-delimited and separated into the following fields:

Subject, Category, Translation, Phrase, Phonetic (don’t include this line in your file)

French, Greetings, hello/good morning, bonjour, boN-zhur
French, Greetings, goodbye, au revoir, oh-re-voir
French, Greetings, see you later, à bientôt, ah-be-in-toh
Dutch, Eating, I'd like a coffee, Ik wil graag een koffie, Ik vil khraakh ayn KO-ffee
Dutch, Eating, black/with milk, zonder melk/met melk, ZON-der melk/met melk

Make sure that there are no blank lines at the top or bottom of the file.

Please note that each card is on a separate line, and that none of the fields contain a comma as part of the phrase. Since commas separate the fields, including a comma in the middle of a phrase will throw off the import and you will not get the results you expect. You may always go in and edit the card once it is on your device and add the commas back in there if you wish. As a final precaution, you should search your text file for the comma character, and continue to “Find Next” verifying that you find a result exactly four times on each line, no more, no less.

Save your text file with a descriptive name, such as French.TXT

Now, it will be necessary for you to transfer that file to a website on the internet. If you have your own website, as many people do, simply FTP your file to the home directory of your website just as you would any regular HTML file. If you do not have a website, someone you know is certain to have one. You only need to keep your file there long enough to do your import.

Once the file has been transfered to a website, take note of its URL (address). That should look something like:


Type your URL address in a browser address bar and see if it will bring up your text file in the browser. If it does, then you are all set for your import. If not, check to see that you have the correct URL for the file.

Once you are able to navigate to your text file using a browser, start up the App on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, ensure that you have an internet connection, and click the Cog icon to open up the Settings View.

If you are using an Android app on an Android powered device, then click the Add button (+), and on the Add screen, click the Import button to get to the Load screen

Next to the Load button, you will see the beginnings of a URL. Tap in this text field and use the keyboard to type in the URL of your text file. When finished, click the Done button to dismiss the keyboard. Double-check that the URL in the text field is correct, and when sure, click the Load button. You will receive an alert that the file loaded successfully.

Check that the import was successful by clicking the arrow button next to the Subject or Category filter field to see if any new Subjects or Categories you imported appear (they should). Select a new Subject or Category to filter by, Save your settings, and return to the cards. You should now see your new cards.


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