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» 26 February 2011

Audio FlashCards now available for Apple Mac OS X!

Declan Software’s Audio FlashCards titles are now available for the Apple Mac OS X. Click on the languages below to go directly to the Mac App Store pages:

  Japanese, Chinese, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesian, Portuguese

» 15 May 2010

Audio FlashCards now available for iPad

Declan Software’s Audio FlashCards for iPad was released for sale on Itunes today. Here are the direct links for each available language version’s iTunes page:

  Japanese, Chinese, Chinese (Traditional), French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesian

» 13 Feburary 2010

Bahasa Indonesian Online

Bahasa Indonesian is now available on AudioFlashCards Online - featuring over 4000 words.

  http://audioflashcardsonline.com


» 02 January 2010

Online FlashCards BETA

Our Online FlashCards service is now in beta. 


» 1 June 2009

ReadWrite Korean version 2.3

Version 2.3 of ReadWrite Korean is now available — featuring improved audio quality and sundry other improvements.  This is a free upgrade for existing customers, as per our longstanding lifetime license . For those yet to try ReadWrite Korean, here is a link to a free trial copy. 

» 3 May 2009

Brazilian Portuguese FlashCards for Windows

The Brazilian Portuguese version of our FlashCards for Windows is now available with audio wordfiles totalling over 3,300 words and phrases. Full details including screenshots and a free trial download is available here
 

» 25 January 2009

Audio FlashCards now available for iPhone and iPodTouch

Declan Software’s Audio FlashCards for iPhone was released for sale on Itunes today. Here are the direct links for each available language version’s iTunes page:

  Japanese, Chinese, French, Korean, Russian, Italian, Spanish, German

Audio FlashCards for iPhone and iTouch is a foreign language vocabulary learning tool. Each version includes at least 3000 words and phrases each with a native speaker audio recording. Words are organized into approximately 100 WordFiles with each WordFile containing up to 100 words.

Features include: Every word and phrase includes a native speaker's audio recording, flashcard review and exercises to aid memorization, and learning-list testing technique ensures word retention. Further details are available on our blog.

* Arabic, Greek, Portuguese and Chinese (Traditional) versions
   coming soon.


» 01 October 2008

iPhone Word of the Day Applications now available

Our Word of the Day iPhone (and iTouch) applications are now available in the Apple iTunes App Store. Here the the direct links to their iTunes pages:

  Japanese, Chinese, Chinese (Traditional), French, German 
  Korean, Russian, Spanish, Italian


» 30 August 2008

iPhone Word of the Day Applications

Declan Software's iPhone (and  iTouch) Word of the Day applications will soon be available in the Apple iTunes App Store.

Versions for Japanese, Korean, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic and Indonesian will be available. We expect that applications will be in the iTunes App store in the next week or so.

The cost will $0.99 or 0.79 euros for a one year subscription. See our blog for more details.
 

» 22 April 2008

HSK Audio WordFiles

We have just posted word files for the first level of the HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) vocabulary. The word files can be found here on our Chinese FlashCards wordfile archive for both Windows (here) and Mobile Pocket PC versions (here).

The HSK committee has set forth four levels: Beginning, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Chinese. The total number of words on the HSK committee list is around 8840. We have just posted the audio wordfiles for the beginner level and we will be releasing wordfiles for the other 3 levels shortly.
 

» 24 March 2008

Chinese Dictionary version 1.5 Released

We just have posted a new version of our Chinese Dictionary - Version 1.5. This latest version includes the latest CEDICT database which is now bundled with the downloadable software so users no longer need to download and install the dictionary databases manually.

As always this upgrade is free for registered users. Here is the direct download link.


» 15 January 2008

HSK Audio WordFiles for Chinese FlashCards

We have posted word files for the first level of the HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) vocabulary. The word files can be found here on our Chinese FlashCards wordfile archive. What is HSK?


» 10 December 2007

Updated Audio for Spanish and French FlashCards

The audio for our French and Spanish FlashCards wordfiles have been totally rerecorded and the number of wordfiles now available has almost doubled for both languages. The changes include both the Windows and the Pocket PC/Windows Mobile versions of the wordfiles.

 

» 29 October 2007

FlashCards Version 1.6 Rollout - UPDATE

We have now completed the roll-out of Version 1.6 for our FlashCards software for the following languages (direct download links included):

Version 1.6 for the other languages will become available over the next few weeks.
 

» 31 August 2007

FlashCards Version 1.6 Rollout

We are currently rolling out version 1.6 of our Flashcards software. This version does not add any new features or functionality, or include any bug fixes and will not require registration code updates.

Version 1.6 addresses some compatibility issues when using the software in non-administrator mode in Windows Vista. It also includes further security enhancements.

Japanese, Chinese and Korean FlashCards Version 1.6 have been posted so far and the other languages will follow shortly.
 

 

» 26 June 2007

New Versions of FlashCards Coming

New versions (1.5) of Declan's FlashCards are being rolled out. This release includes a Reset Wordfile option that zeros all word scores and resets the learning list so that the wordfile can be tackled afresh. Also added has been the ability to play the audio associated with words almost anywhere in the program either by right clicking on the word for by clicking a small speaker icon nearby. The French language version of this release was posted today with all other languages to follow shortly.

» 09 February 2007

Software on CD Option Now Available

We have started to roll out the option to order a CD copy the software you purchase at Declan Software. The options is available for both single software purchases and discount bundle purchases though the process is slightly different in each case. Please see our blog for details.

» 01 January 2007

Software on CD Option Now Available

We are starting to roll out versions of Audio FlashCards (for Windows Mobile/Pocket PC) that allow audio wordfiles to be accessed off external storage cards. To date we have completed the Japanese and Spanish versions. The remaining languages will be completed over the next few days.


» 04 November 2006

Version 1.2 of ReadWrite Chinese has been released featuring completed character review. The latest version can be downloaded from here.

» 25 October 2006

The Declan Software Blog has been launched here. We will use it to post news about the range of Declan Software foreign language learning products including new product announcements and product updates. We will also try to include hints for most effectively using Declan Software products.

Finally I would also like to include comments on and links to things of interest to students of foreign languages.

» 18 October 2006

Declan's Indonesian FlashCards is now available with audio wordfiles contains over 3000 words and phrases. Download a free trial copy from here.

» 04 October 2006
Version 1.4 of ReadWrite Kanji
has been released featuring a completed kanji review feature. This has long been requested by users. The latest version can be downloaded from here.

» 28 September 2006
Version 1.3 of Declan's Chinese Dictionary has been released featuring hanzi character lookup by radical and stroke count. The search algorithm has also been further optimized. The latest version can be downloaded from here.

» 14 September 2006
Version 1.3 of Declan's Japanese Dictionary has been released featuring kanji lookup by busho radical and stroke count. The latest version can be downloaded from here.

» 28 June 2006
Declan's Arabic FlashCards is now available with audio wordfiles contains over 1600 words and phrases. Download a free trial copy from here.

» 13 June 2006
The Windows Mobile/Pocket PC version of Audio FlashCards (German) is now available. Download a free trial copy from here.

» 12 June 2006
The Windows Mobile/Pocket PC version of Audio FlashCards (Italian) is now available. Download a free trial copy from here.

» 01 May 2006
Declan's Italian FlashCards is now available with audio wordfiles contains over 4400 words and phrases. Download a free trial copy from here.

» 25 April 2006
Our German language audio wordfiles have just been overhauled with improved sound quality and many many more are now available. Download you new German wordfiles from here.

» 21 April 2006  
We have just completed our new website design. Please let us know what you think.

» 8 March 2006  
We have started our new Japanese Word of the Day feature that includes a native-speaker pronunciation recording. You can find it on our Japanese software page here.

» 24 February 2006 
As requested by users the latest version of our Chinese Dictionary includes a pinyin tone marker option (in additional to tone numbers). Click
here for further details.

» 17 November 2005 
Scores of new Japanese audio wordfiles for Declan's Japanese FlashCards for Windows and Pocket PC have been posted containing thousands of new words and phrases. Click
here (for Windows) and here (for Pocket PC) for the complete lists and download links.

» 15 November 2005 
Declan's Russian Dictionary
has been released.
Click
here for further details.

» 20 October 2005
The Korean edition of Declan's Word Creator Pro has been released. Click
here for further details.

» 07 September 2005 
Spanish Audio FlashCards for Pocket PC
has been released. Click
here for further details.

» 25 August 2005 
Declan's Spanish FlashCards
has been released.
Click
here for further details.

» 12 May 2005
The Traditional Chinese edition of Declan's Word Creator Pro (Chinese) has been released.

» 4 May 2005
Declan's Word Creator Pro (Chinese Edition) ver. 1.0
released. Create custom Chinese wordfiles with online access to Declan Software's 8000 word Chinese audio recordings archive.

» 28 March 2005
Declan's Word Creator Pro (Japanese Edition) ver. 0.9
released. Creator custom Japanese wordfiles with online access to Declan Software's Japanese audio recordings archive.

» 23 March 2005 
RSS News Feed
: Declan Software is trialling a RSS (XML) news feed. The content will be considerably more detailed that this news page. All major and minor software releases will be announced and well as all new audio wordfile releases and fixes. The URL for the RSS feed is:

  
http://www.declan-software.com/rss/news.xml

» 30 January 2005 
Declan's Word Creator Pro
will soon be available for Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Korean, French and German. This tool will allow users to compile their own audio wordfiles based on Declan Software's library of over 40,000 native-speaker audio recording files.

» 28 December 2004 
Audio FlashCards (Russian) Pocket PC 2003
has been released - an Russian vocabulary memorizing tool featuring audio recordings for all words and phrases. Free word files containing over 2200 words and phrases are available for download. Click
here for further details.

» 23 December 2004 
Declan's Chinese Dictionary for Pocket PC 2003
has been released - a 23,000 word Chinese-English dictionary.
Click
here for further details.

» 29 November 2004 
Audio FlashCards (Korean) Pocket PC 2003
has been released - an Korean vocabulary memorizing tool featuring audio recordings for all words and phrases.
Click
here for further details.

» 22 November 2004 
Declan's French FlashCards
word files have been reworked with new audio recordings for over 1000 existing words and phrases. The reworked French audio word files can be downloaded from
here.

» 11 November 2004 
Declan's Korean Dictionary for Pocket PC 2003
has been released - a 23,000 word Korean-English dictionary.
Click
here for further details.

» 05 October 2004 
Audio FlashCards (Chinese) for Pocket PC 2003
has been released.
Click
here for further details.

» 23 September 2004 
Declan's French FlashCards
has been released.
Click
here for further details.

» 20 September 2004 
Declan's German FlashCards
has been released.
Click
here for further details.

» 9 September 2004 
Audio FlashCards (Japanese) for Pocket PC 2003 pre-release is now available
. Click
here for further details.

»
20 August 2004 
Declan's Software to release Audio FlashCards for Pocket PC 2003.
The first version will be a Japanese edition. We are looking for people interested in trailing a pre-release version. Please contact us if you are interested.

» 20 August 2004 
Build v1.0.906 for ReadWrite Arabic is been posted.
This build includes a number of bug fixes.

» 2 August 2004 
Declan's Software's new web site launched.

» 21 July 2004 
Declan's Russian FlashCards
has been released.
Click
here for further details.

» 12 July 2004  
ReadWrite Arabic
has been released.
Click
here for further details.

 

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