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Resurface App = FlashCards/Anki + Spaced Repetition + Priming for your notes & highlights

Marcin Czech

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Hello, fellow Evernote users!

My name is Marcin, and I have been using Evernote for almost a decade now. I still love it.

There are many ways to use Evernote, but the thing that was missing for me is that I have hundreds of notes, moments of insights, quotes that I have stored or highlighted from various sources but very little ways to use them in creative ways. I wanted some lightweight operation on top so that the Evernote content - that I worked so hard to input over the years - works for me in real life with minimal effort, even if just a bit.

I was interested mainly in two aspects : 

- Spaced Repetition for notes and highlights (using Ebbinghaus forgetting curve https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgetting_curve)

- Priming myself with notes and highlights in a lightweight way (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priming_(psychology))

Since I'm passionate about mobile experiences, what could I do? I built a tool for myself that fills that void for me.

If I found it valuable, I thought it might also help others. So today, I've submitted Android app to the Google Play store as a free app.


iOS app is in the works.

Let me know if you find a tool like this useful or not. It is very basic at the moment, but gets the job done and I have few ideas how to push it further.

Here is a video showing basic features


- Marcin



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Thanks @MrCed!

just released Resurface 1.2 for Android with some cool new features.
iOS version is also submitted to AppStore ("in Review" state for a week now) with the same feature set. Will update this thread as soon as Apple approves it.

You can quickly see via animated gifs and more on why?/how? here


What's new in 1.2.0?
- premium version with Recall Question, think of it like flashcards/Anki for your Evernote notes & highlights
- Grouping by tag
- Feedback/Suggestion Button

Check out this 15sec gif to see how the app feels currently
(wallpaper on this gif is generated from priming -> "#" tag)


What's next?
- Pattern Editor
- Improved highlight support
- Note & Highlight quick flashcard review based on tags


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hey all 👋

just released another big update for Android -> version 1.4

it adds support for Evernote Notebooks (previously only via @ tag) and "Review Deck" option which allows you to use flashcards in bulk.

Another cool feature is "Use Note Titles as Recall Questions", with that there is no need to define Recall question for each note 🙌

Here are some screenshots that go with this ver.

Sadly IOS app is still in "in review" state for 4th week now! (after reading a bit it seems that this happens with new dev accounts)





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