*New Notebook idea for duolingo
I think it would be helpful if each user had an online "Notebook" which could be used for writing down rules and idea's that we want to remember, and when you learn a new word you can click "Add to notebook" and it automatically ads it to your notebook, this way we can keep track of our words (I guess it's like 'Vocabulary' a little bit but you can also type your own description in it) I also have a note book that is not on the computer wear I keep my words but the folder gets lost and stuff spills on it and other reasons why an online one for duolingo would be ideal to add to this awesome website! -anyway I love duolingo so much!
I keep a small notebook by my computer to write down words and phrases. It's very helpful. I'd love to have an extra tab that in Vocabulary to add my words to - according to each section learned, and in alphabetical order. I occasionally add to the discussion tab in French., but would like to see a separate Journal tab, where I could practice sentences learned, and make up new ones based on the lessons I'm working on.
It's a great idea... except that it has nothing to do with Duolingo. There are plenty of Notebooks apps out there: Evernote, CintaNotes, Notepad++, Stickies... and plenty of web apps that do that on your browser. Doing this stuff on Duolingo would demand for a lot of resources, such as implementing a new feature, QA, Automation and whatever for something that has already been implemented by other people and work quite well.
Copying and pasting into a Word doc or Excel spreadsheet has been working for me. Plus, I never have to worry about a feature suddenly disappearing or turning into a feature you have to pay to use. If it was something that duolingo could easily implement, I might consider it, but seeing what has happened with duolingo's Words tab would definitely make me hesitate.
For a discussion thread on the Words tab, past and present, see: VOCABULARY PAGE IS BACK!!!. 220 comments were posted in reply to this topic. If you only have time to read one, this one here probably paints the picture most clearly:
... With the old page, you could click the words to bring up a detailed page with the various forms of the word that you've learned (e.g. masc./fem. forms, plural, singular, various conjugated forms for verbs), a conjugation table for verbs, usage examples and an option to drill just that word. You can see some screen shots of these details in this thread. Ultimately, the current incarnation of the vocabulary form is only an updated version of the front page of the old vocabulary tools. All of the features that made it so useful have been scrapped.
As for the notes I've collected while using duolingo, I find them extremely valuable and I will always want to have the ability to access them at a later point in time. If such a feature were to be implemented and it gave users the opportunity to export or download those notes to a computer, that would alleviate any fears about not being able to access them in the future if the developers decided to do away with it.