Flash Card Factory provides users with a simple way of improving their foreign language vocabulary. Though it features a pair of excellent tools for the job, the program doesn't provide all it promises.
The program's interface will take some experimenting in order to get used to it. For the most part, navigating and utilizing its functions is simple, but the smaller tools are unlabeled, and it might take a visit to the Help file to fully understand them. The program's flash card function was the highlight of the program. A cartoon image of a hand holding a card reveals the English word and the Spanish translation. Users cycle through the alphabetical list using arrow keys. Users can also choose to hide either of the answers in order to quiz themselves. The second component to the program is a translation dictionary that is quick, effective, and fairly standard. Our only concern is that the description promises to help with a wide array of languages, though we couldn't find a simple way to change from Spanish and English, even after looking at the Help file. The program's best special feature is its ability to create new flash cards. This is a simple matter of filling in blank fields and is a great way to zero your studies in on specific words.
With useful functions and great features, it's a shame this freeware program suffers by making it difficult to study other languages. That said, if you need to work on English or Spanish, this is a great tool.