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Index Card Magic for iOS

By Evergreen Ruby Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 18, 2013

The genius of the Index Card Magic app from Evergreen Ruby LLC is that it is open ended. The format and layout of this app is perfect for creating to-do lists, flash cards, or project boards on which you can visualize data fairly easily.

The basic interface for Index Card Magic is fairly rudimentary and will take some time for students to get used to. You must create categories and then projects to fit into those categories before creating index cards to populate the project. The process takes some time to get used to, but once done, you can create endless index cards that are then organized according to your preferences. Better yet, you can export your index cards as outlines, task lists, scripts, or even an iBook document, allowing you to share and interact with the content whatever way works best for you. Combined with color-coding of index cards, priority tagging, and due date assignments, this is a very in-depth app with features to match almost any possible use.

Index Card Magic may not have the most user-friendly interface at first and the price is high for a student-focused app, but it is exceptionally well made and works well in almost any content-organization system--whether studying for a test or writing an outline for an essay. It's a great app that anyone who needs help organizing information will benefit from.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2

Added Images to Script view output. Minor updates to the Script and Outline outputs Correction to assigning index cards icons.

General

Release April 22, 2013
Date Added April 22, 2013
Version 1.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPod Touch (3rd generation or later, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad. iTunes account required.

Popularity

Total Downloads 312
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Index Card Magic - Start with index cards, organize your ideas, and share! Send out an outline, script or book - each card can become a bullet point, outline section, script scene, or book page. Touch-to-Jiggle and arrange your index cards like app icons. You can set priority, due date, card color, attach images, etc. Use the app to organize ideas, queue for emails, prioritize tasks, or write a quick book. Export & Sharing options:A. iBooks: your selected index cards will make up each book page. (fixed format eub)B. Script: Index cards show as colored scene selections in the output documentC. Outline: Each index card becomes outline section showing index card number, title and text areaD. Task List: each card shows as task with due date and priority levelE. Each card can also be emailed out individuallyPlenty of tools, plenty of uses: 1. Index cards that can be edited and arranged 2. Side menu holds multiple index card project screens2. Color your index cards 3. Thesis card settings simplify the cards like headings, and affect script output.4. Apply priority levels; Red, Yellow, Green for low, medium, and high. 5. Icons can be assigned to cards 6. Due date with on/off 7. Check for completed 8. Attach images to cards (up to 4 images)9. Outputs include outline, script, task lists, and epub books (fixed format) 10. Number your cards 11. Category and Project organization: Each Screen of cards is a project, you can have multiple Categories holding as many projects as you like. 12: Customize the background color of the appUse Index Card Magic forTASK MANAGER: use your cards as a place to jot down things you want to do, and arrange the cards using the same touch to jiggle like app icons. you can choose a due date, and you can can mark the task done with a green check mark. a convenient on/off feature allows you to display or hide the date you select.SCRIPT WRITER: Using the the cards color system, and Thesis card setting, your cards can be exported to a professional looking manuscript. The number and subject of the card are display in bold, and the supporting text describes each scene. Images are also displayed in the output, and each scene is highlighted by the color of the cards.OUTLINES: Select more than one card and export to outline view, and each card becomes a section of an outline. The Thesis card setting centers and italicizes he subject and text of the card. The cards are displayed in order, and the outline contains the cards number field, title field, and supporting text below.BOOK WRITER for iBooks: Each card becomes a page. Text and images are shown on each page. Text size is optimized for one cards worth of text shown on the page. Images show under the text on page in 4 image table format.EMAIL ORGANIZER : Each card has a subject title, body text, and attached images if you like, perfect for composing and prioritizing emails. select more than one (or all!) and index card magic wraps them up for you if you want to combine more than one idea into an email. Each Screen of cards is Project. (The screen will scroll sideways if many cards are created). Projects can be organized into categories. Cards and can be jiggled and re-arranged. Index Card has a cut/copy/paste feature for duplicating moving cards to other projects.d Dropbox Support: Backup or use to Sync your ipad and iphone Index Card Magic files using Dropbox. Idea Writer Pro compatibility: Index Card Magic files can be transferred to upcoming app Idea Writer for flowable text epub support.