What are the best flash card apps?

Dear parents, are you looking for creative ways to teach your children? Flashcards are always a fun way to learn--whether you want to hone their language skills or sharpen their basic arithmetic skills. Check out this list of enjoyable flashcards apps!

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    #1AnkiDroid Flashcards

    AnkiDroid Flashcards
    AnkiDroid Flashcards is a mobile app that lets you create memorization flashcards of any kind. You can sincronize it with your PC.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Phillip Brown
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "On your way to becoming the next great trivia master the world has seen? Then AnkiDroid Flashcards is for you. Challenge yourself to see if you can memorize some answers. Another perk is that for free you can download more packs even some in foregin languages to help you on your journey. What do you have to lose? I have tried it and liked it currently making my way thru the kanji course with the help of these flash cards."
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    #2Quizlet

    Quizlet

    Quizlet is a useful app and website for learning. You can create your own flashcards in order to make your study session more manageable. Quizlet also allows you to share your flashcards with friends and other online users.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Ronald Ellis
    Written on September 7, 2018
    "I'm not very good at memorizing that's why I need flashcards to study, Quizlet was the easiest to use and it makes me easier to sort flashcards and study them for big quizzes and exams for different subjects ranging from science, math, and vocab. "
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    #3StudyBlue

    StudyBlue

    StudyBlue is a powerful app for students. With this app, you can memorize your syllabus easily. The app allows you create your own digital flashcards, customize it and track your study. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tyler Wade
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "StudyBlue is a flashcard app available from the Google Play Store. It lets you create your own flash cards and give a wide range of customization. It ties into the StudyBlue website which is well done. The app is free but there is a monthly subscription to use the service. I would say this does fit the topic."

DID YOU KNOW?

Despite flashcards being dubbed as one of the most boring ways to study, did you know that it engages active recall? What does activDe recall mean? Dear parents and teachers, a huge part of educating young children is understanding how the brain works. Active recall is the brain's process of remembering concepts from scratch. How is this different from other learning methods? It is different in such a way that it involves much deeper mental activity compared with just a multiple choice type of exam. Experts say that active recall creates stronger neuron connections. Yet, it doesn't come easy for some kids. So repetitive flashcard exercises are encouraged to build more connections and improve visual memory. Interestingly, did you know that flashcards are useful for language learning as well? Since these cards are used to make associations, relating a known word to its foreign counterpart makes it easier for them.

Perhaps the fun part of all these is parents and teachers do not need to buy or make cards anymore. Thanks to some of the best flashcard apps, you can utilize your tablets and smartphones to become a learning tool. For the aspiring Mathematicians, there are math workout games that you can try to hone your kid's basic arithmetic skills. With all these, it is just amazing to think that despite technological advancements, the old-school ways of learning have remained in-tact by nature.

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    #4Brainscape

    Brainscape

    Brainscape is a smart flashcard app for Android and iOS devices. With the app, users can create and search for flashcards ranging from millions of different subjects and learn faster given the color-coded flashcards provided.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Katherine Gardner
    Written on September 7, 2018
    "This is the best flashcard app I've tried since it has a variety of already made decks I can work with and it's super simple to create flashcards myself depending what I need it for. This app is a total package and has helped me greatly!"
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    #5Flashcards+ by Chegg

    Flashcards+ by Chegg

    Flashcards+ is an educational app developed by Chegg Inc. for iOS devices. The app lets users create their own flashcard decks for subjects such as SAT, ACT, AP, vocabulary, math, Spanish, biology, anatomy, chemistry, and more.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Marcela Vera
    Written on September 7, 2018
    "I think that the interface of this app is very easy on the eyes and straightforward so it was not at all difficult to use. I just wish I could draw into flashcards with a stylus because I'm a rather visual learner but other than that, great."
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    #6Tinycards

    Tinycards
    Tinycards is a free app developed by the team of Duolingo that will help you to learn and memorize several things. You can choose from more than 200.000 flashcard decks, make your own and share them with the community
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Zhao He
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "I love learning using flashcards. This app has made it so much easier for me to do just that. It's customizable and that really helps."
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    #7Evernote

    Evernote

    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Carol Hernandez
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "As a minimalist, Evernote enables me to keep only the ideas that I like best, all in the same place. I like the ability of text and handwriting input , and the ease with which I can connect with others and share my ideas and notes"
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    #8StudyStack

    StudyStack

    StudyStack is an educational app that allows users to create flashcards developed by John Weidner for Android and iOS devices. With the app, users can study their flashcards, quiz themselves, and play games based on the cards they made.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Joshua Harvey
    Written on September 7, 2018
    "What makes this flashcard app stand out is that the fact that the flashcards turn into games like word search which makes studying interesting and easier since my attention span is very short and i like making learning as fascinating as possible."
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    #9TED

    TED

    The TED app lets you see all the talks from the media organization and bookmark them for later viewing. You can also listen to podcasts and download videos or audio files for offline playback. There are subtitles in 100 languages available.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Kelly Gilbert
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "This application is perfect for when you need a quick organization tool for those topical moments. It allows you to efficiently learn the subject matter whilst educating yourself on the application's other organizational capabilities."
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    #10Vocama

    Vocama

    Vocama is a free learning mobile application which will help you improve your vocabulary by providing you simple and natural ways to stimulate your learning process. This can also import and export data. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    YanchigaSoft
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "I've made this app because I wanted easy-to-use flash cards application which is able to import vocabulary exported from Google Translate. But it's still a beta version. I'd like to get some feedback and improve it."
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    #11VocApp

    VocApp

    VocApp is an app for learning foreign languages such as Chinese, German, Spanish, and English. This app uses flashcards for improving the vocabulary skills. It also serves as a translator app by typing a word. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Giorgio Pinellini
    Written on September 28, 2018
    "I use Vocapp because flashcards are funny and effective. You can also create your own flashcards for a course, but there are a lot of contents and also some professional courses."

Summary

Best What are the best flash card apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AnkiDroid FlashcardsApps 22 Free
2QuizletApps 17 Free
3StudyBlueApps 13 Free
4BrainscapeApps 13 Free
5Flashcards+ by CheggApps 8 Free
6TinycardsApps 7 Free
7EvernoteApps 6 Free
8StudyStackApps 5 Free
9TEDApps 2 Free
10VocamaApps -1 Free
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