iFlipTips is a new study and note-taking app from TECHtionary, which enables you to make bite-sized notes that help you record information, learn more efficiently, and experience a greater retention rate.
Whether you are studying literature, or simply love to read, keeping a reading journal can be a rewarding and useful experience. iFlipTips is perfect for this kind of activity, as you can use the app to make text notes, use images, and create audio and video recordings. These different formats can be helpful for creating a comprehensive reading journal that surpasses traditional text reading records.
The iFlipTips app is divided into three different sections: iFlipCards, iTips-Ideas cards, and iFlip-Slides, a new addition to the app. Each of the sections can help you create a reading journal, and you can add text, images, video and audio to each flashcard.
Each section has its own folders system, which allows you to organize your cards in a way that suits you. The app’s filing system can be helpful for ordering your reading journal entries. You can create folders and sub-folders for different genres, or literary periods, then save each new flashcard into the corresponding folder. Alternatively, you can use the folders to create a calendar, designating a folder for each year, then a sub-folder for each month of the year, so you can keep track of how many books you read in a given month or year, and access your chronological records in just a few taps.
The most helpful sections for creating reading record cards are iTips-Ideas cards and iFlip-Slides. Using either of these two types of flashcard, you can create a card for each different book, containing a text synopsis of the book, an image of the cover; any related videos you want to include, and even an audio recording. The ability to include information in different formats opens up a range of possibilities, especially if you are studying literature and want your reading journal to double as a revision aid. You could use the audio section to include a recording of a book group or seminar discussion, and listen back to these recordings through the app later. The text section is useful for a brief synopsis and, for the purposes of studying, to include any important information that is relevant to the social and historical context of the book.
If you’re using your reading journal as a study tool, or want to test yourself on the knowledge you’ve learned through your reading, you can use iFlipCards to create question and answer cards. These cards are completely customizable so you can create cards that ask simple questions about certain books, and cards that require longer, essay-style answers. On the flip side of the card, enter the main points that the answer needs to cover, so that you can compare your blind answer to the model response.
You can share iTips-Ideas cards and iFlip-Slides with others over Facebook, Twitter or email directly from the app. Whether you want to share your notes, ideas, or opinions with fellow book group members, with classmates, or with friends, you can upload the information, or send an email containing the text as part of the body, and links to the video and audio clips. With the ability to share flashcards on Facebook, you can also use the app in place of Facebook apps that showcase your reading habits.