Vocabify 0.2 is here! In other words, the little vocabulary notify script I posted two weeks ago has been improved by Chris Hatch. The updates are:
- Script remembers words popped up so next popup is random within the unseen words, not all words.
- You can pass in the file name as an argument.
- There are now nciku and a Tatoeba links on the popup (commented out by default though, as they don’t work in GNOME).
So the script is now run with:
python txt_file_notifier.py [vocab file] [interval]
Name and logo: Vocabify / V!
I’m going with the name Vocabify for the time being. It’s suitably daft and short, and contains some idea of what the script is supposed to do. I’ve put together a provisional logo as well, although it’s come out looking like something from a 1980’s anti-drugs video:
Google Code & GPL license
Meiqi pointed out that Popling does exactly the same thing as Vocabify. However, Popling is commercial and uses the pop-ups to display adverts as well as vocabulary items, unless you pay for a premium version. This is unacceptable to me, so hopefully Vocabify can provide the same functionality for free and without adverts.
More development ideas
There are still a lot of features I’d like to add to Vocabify (I’m currently learning Python towards this aim). The main ones:
- Option to play a sound with each flashcard
- Show images with each flashcard
- More customisation with the interval etc.
- Customise what the pop-up shows from the text file
- Use Anki deck as input (it’s just an SQL database, which shouldn’t be tricky with Python).
More ideas / suggestions are welcome in the comments.