iFlipTips is a new study app from TECHtionary. Using text, images, video and audio, you can create digital 3×5 flashcards on your iPhone and carry them around with you wherever you go. Thanks to iFlipTips’ visual component, the app is an effective study tool for subjects like art. Art, and other visual subjects, can be difficult to learn using traditional text-based study methods, however iFlipTips’s versatility means you can learn using a variety of mediums.
The use of different formats enhances iFlipTips’ effectiveness as a study tool, as it caters for people with different learning styles. Whether you learn best by reading, listening, watching or through images, you can customize the cards on iFlipTips to create a library of information that benefits your studies.
Whether you’re studying history of art, fine art, sculpture, textiles, illustration or any other art-based subject, iFlipTips can help you create effective notes and organize them in a way that makes learning easy. The app’s customizable folders system allows you to file your work in way that suits you.
For example, if you are studying history of art, you can create different folders for each artistic period, with a sub-folder for each major artist from that period. Art students whose courses focus on practical art skills can use folders to create a library of their work, with a separate folder for different semesters, different mediums or different shows.
Using the different functions within the app, you can create a comprehensive and visual catalogue of different items, whether you are studying them or want to keep a record of your own artistic progress. The app is divided into two sections: iTips-Ideas cards and iFlipCards. iTips-Ideas cards are helpful for keeping a record of your work, or creating study notes, while you can use iFlipCards to test your knowledge when studying for exams.
Using the integrated camera function, you can take pictures of notable drawings or paintings, or record your own work.The video function enables you to capture details of more complex works you create or study, like sculptures, mosaics, or reliefs. Alongside the image or video of a work, you can include details of the drawing or artist in the text box, or record an audio description using the sound recorder. The audio recorder is also useful for recording important lectures or seminars, so you don’t have to take notes under pressure and miss potentially important information.
The iTips-Ideas cards can help you create a catalogue of your works, as well as works you might have to study as part of your theory lessons. When it’s time to study for exams, you can use the iFlipCards section of the app to test yourself on your art knowledge. One way of doing this is to create a question card containing a painting or the name of an artist, then an answer card containing details of the painting’s period, style and significance, or the artist’s background, style and works. Like the iTips-Ideas cards, you can record information on iFlipCards using text, image, video or audio. This means you can test your knowledge in a variety of ways and ensure you know the material thoroughly before sitting your exams.
iFlipTips newest additionsis called iFlipTipsPro and has a iFlipTips Calendar and multicolor notepads/iDoodleGrams called iFlipPads are perfect ways to adhere to a schedule and manipulate pictures and images for a variety of note uses. The ideas tool is useful for organizing and tracking notes, and other academic related activities. Use it to organize contacts of people you meet during your study or research, reminders or just creative drawings which can be shared via Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter or email.