iCardSort lets you put ideas and concepts on cards which can then be grouped and ordered any way you like. As of version 1.6 iCardSort also supports adding images to cards and decks as well as changing font color to increase readability.
Grouping and Ordering
To form a group position the cards so that they touch. Card sorting lets you explore the relationship between items which you can then share and discuss with others on your team or in your class.
Cards in a group can be moved as a whole by dragging with two fingers.
You can switch between grouping and ordering with the control in the toolbar.
New Cards can be created by double tapping the tabletop or by pressing the “+” button on the toolbar. They can then be edited by double tapping them. Cards can have notes as well as visible text. Cards with notes have a little black corner. Cards can be starred to mark them as special or to remind yourself to revisit them in the future.
You can also set the card color and card font for each card to be different than the default.
You can create multiple cards at once by *double tapping with two fingers*. This brings up an area where you can enter multiple lines of text. Each line becomes its own card. This can be really handy when cutting and pasting from a text document with a list of items.
Deck Title and Defaults
The deck title can be changed by double tapping the title in the toolbar. This also lets you set the default color and font for this deck and add a note for the deck itself.
Shuffling the Cards
If you want to randomize the position of the cards select the Shuffle option from the menu. This lets you start over and continue exploring relationships with out getting stuck on one grouping. Before you shuffle you can duplicate your deck to save your work and if you change your mind about the shuffle the undo button will revert the cards to the original position. Though, you need to undo before you make to many changes or leave the app.
Sharing Your Deck
When you want to share your work, you can email it to co-workers and family members. They can then import it into their iPad running iCardSort.
You can also beam and blast your deck to other iPads running iCardSort on you network or in your general area. Blast will send the deck to all users that want it and Beam lets you select one user to send it to. To share a deck you can choose beam or blast and the other user can select import. The apps should find each other and exchange the deck.
Beam and Blast will use Wifi if available and then try bluetooth if turned on. Sometimes wifi networks are configured to not allow discovery and this can keep the app from finding other ipads to share decks with. In this case try turning wifi off and using bluetooth instead.
Thanks for trying out iCardSort. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
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