The things you can use Mental Case for are as diverse as knowledge itself. Here are a list of applications to get you started.

School or College

  • Geography (copy maps straight into Mental Case)
  • Technical terms (medicine, biology, chemistry)
  • Chemical formulae and structures
  • Important people in history
  • Vocabulary and spelling
  • Quotations from books
  • Foreign languages
  • Dates in history
  • Math formulas
  • Poetry


  • Names of new colleagues
  • Names and faces of important people in your field
  • Useful web sites, books, and articles
  • Codes such as budget numbers and forms
  • Standard procedures adopted in your organization
  • Phone numbers of important contacts
  • Export important mental notes and share with your team


  • Conversions between different units
  • UNIX commands and options
  • Programming language constructs
  • Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • Useful programming tips
  • HTML tags and CSS properties
  • Technical terminology
  • Error codes


  • Recipes
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • Emergency procedures
  • How to program your DVD player
  • Maps of areas you regularly visit
  • Restaurant and bar reviews you plan to investigate (use iSight)
  • Street names


  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Useful telephone numbers
  • Remind yourself to stick to a diet
  • The names of your children’s friends
  • Important events in your life you don’t want to forget
  • Your family tree
  • The importance of your family and friends (use your favorite photo)
  • Ensure you don’t forget that great gift idea you saw for your loved one


  • Sports trivia
  • Music trivia
  • Entertainment trivia
  • General trivia
  • Song lyrics
  • Chess sets
  • The rules of complicated card games
  • Words you come across for games like Scrabble