Automatically Stack Cards in iCardSort

Stack Cards with iCardSortI’m happy to announce a new feature in iCardSort that lets you automatically stack all the cards in a single stack in the middle of the screen.

You’ve always been able to manually create stacks (that’s the whole point of the app), manually create a single stack and to scatter the cards with a menu option but now you can also bring all the cards together into a single stack.

The app has become popular for many uses including education. People use it for all kinds of categorization, brain storming, teaching, research, planning and all kinds of sorts. Sometimes its useful to shuffle and scatter the cards to be sorted and sometimes it is less distracting to put them in one stack and sort the card on top.

I hope you enjoy this new flash cards style feature.

Thank you.

Julio

iCardSort 1.7.0

I’m happy to announce a new version of iCardSort is now available. This version updates iCardSort for iOS8 and beyond and fixes many subtle and annoying bugs. Plus it adds:

  • NEW Export and import one or more decks at the same time.
  • NEW Use the new “Open In” to open/save decks in other applications.
  • NEW Share screen shots of your deck with friends on social networks.
  • IMPROVED Receive, Beam, and Blast decks is more reliable.

You can get it here on the app store. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you.

Thanks for your support.

Julio

First Beta build

This is quick post to let you know that the first beta build just went out to testers. There is still time and room on the list if you want to get involved, see the next features and help shape the app. Just get in touch through the contact form and let me know.

“One of the best ways to help kids construct their own understanding of content is through sorting.”

Also, iCardSort was recently in this article by Paul France. If you have stories on how you use the app or decks you want to share let me know. I’d be more than happy to post decks, retweet, etc and help share your work.

New version in the works. Want to be involved?

We’ve been working hard on the next version of iCardSort and I’m happy to announce that we should have a beta version soon followed by an app store update.

More information on features and bug fixes will be available over the next few weeks and the exact release date is difficult to predict but we’re working on getting it out as soon as possible.

If you’d like to beta test the app and help make it even better let me know by contacting me with your Apple account email, and I’ll add you to the list.

Be aware though, the update will replace your existing app. You shouldn’t lose any data but if there is a UI issue you may not be able to go back until we address it in subsequent betas.

So, if you want to help with the next version of iCardSort let me know.

Julio

iCardSort for iOS 8 in development

As you may have heard Apple has announced some major changes for IOS 8.

I’m excited to incorporate them into iCardSort and we’ll be working on a major revision over the coming months.

I’d love to hear from you and you can help shape the app..

Please take a few minutes and contact me with a comment on:

1) How you use the app?

2) What would make it even better?

Your ideas will help me make the next version even better.

iCardSort version 1.6 is out

Happy to announce the new version is available.  The big feature in this version is that both cards and decks can have images which convey when the decks are shared.

Really looking forward to seeing all the creative uses you guys come up with.

iCardSort v1.6

iCardSort reviewed in Techchef4u “Hot Apps 4 Brainstorming episode”

techchef4uIn the Techchef4u podcast on Blog Talk Radio educators & App Enthusiasts Lisa Johnson & Yolanda Barker review iPad brainstorming apps Tchart, iBrainstorm, Simplemind+, Stickyboard, Idea Sketch, and iCardSort. iCardSort coverage starts around 24:10 into the show. They give some great ideas on how to use these iPad apps in the classroom.

Make sure to check out the podcast and their blog with lots of great ideas.

Beta Testers Needed

I’m happy to be working on the next version of iCardSort and have some exciting features and bug fixes planned.

We’ll be ready to start beta testing soon and will need a few volunteers. You just need an iPad and the willingness to test a separate (temporary) version of iCardSort and report back any problems you find.

If you are interested please get in touch and I’ll follow up with the details when it is time.

Thanks.

Sharing bug with iCardSort version 1.5.3

I’m sorry to announce there is a bug with sharing decks in iCardSort 1.5.3. Decks are not added to the email correctly nor is it possible to blast or beam them to other iPads.
I’m working on a fix and it is in the works. It may take a week or two for the new version to be available.
I am truly sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.