Brainscape - Smart Flashcards

Brainscape - Smart Flashcards

By Brainscape

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2011-07-15
  • Current Version: 3.20171005
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 43.10 MB
  • Developer: Brainscape
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 6,617 Reviews)
  • Price:
Brainscape - Smart Flashcards App Ratings: 4.5
Total 6,617 Reviews

Brainscape - Smart Flashcards App Description

Find, create, and share SMART FLASHCARDS on any device. DOUBLE your learning speed using the most effective study system on the planet. Keep all your content in sync across Brainscape’s website and all your iOS devices. Brainscape works by personalizing the TIMING of each flashcard repetition, using proven cognitive science. Whether you’re learning a language, preparing for a test, or just acquiring some fun trivia, Brainscape spaces the repetition of each bite-sized concept based on exactly the right interval for YOUR brain. All you have to do is rate how well you know each concept, on a scale of 1-5, and Brainscape determines the right time to quiz you again. It's strangely addicting and is scientifically proven to slash your required study time. So where do all of Brainscape’s great flashcards come from? Three places: THE WORLD’S TOP EXPERTS. Brainscape partners with top publishers, schools, and educators to create flashcards for subjects as diverse as Foreign Languages, MCAT, Music Theory, SAT prep, AP Exams, Series 7 prep, and Sports Trivia. YOUR PEERS. Top students, professors, teachers, and businesses around the world have created over 1 million subjects that are available to search on our Marketplace. YOU! You can easily create multimedia flashcards very easily both on Brainscape’s website AND within the app itself. You can also share your decks with your classmates and collaboratively develop content together. Creating, sharing, and finding great user-generated flashcards is FREE. And Brainscape's new Pro subscription option gives you access to unlimited premium content AND premium features such as bookmarks, browse mode, card reversibility, an ad-free flashcard creation experience, and a bunch of new features coming in later versions. The Brainscape Pro subscription can be purchased within the app, in billing increments of Monthly ($9.99 billed monthly), Semiannually ($29.99 billed every 6 months), and Annually ($35.99 billed yearly), as well as a Lifetime subscription option for $79.99. The three recurring subscriptions will renew automatically within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the period. You can cancel auto-renewal any time by going to Account Settings; the cancellation will apply after the active subscription period is complete. Feel free to learn more about our Terms and Privacy Policy at In the future, Brainscape plans to make our learning system infinitely more efficient, convenient, fun, and social, so please be sure to give us feedback to help us improve the product. It is users like YOU who have helped us reach a community of millions of learners already. Help us create a Brainscape community that spans the whole world of learners!

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Brainscape - Smart Flashcards App Reviews

  • Nice but one tiny improvement

    By RaD0m0sITy
    Love the app and use it for studying, but I think a nice feature would be during browse mode that swiping right lets you return to the previous slide and swiping left moves forward. Overall a great app
  • Pretty interface but missing basic functionality

    By youbreakyoubuy
    Like I said, it’s pretty. I love the interface. It’s also nice that you can have multiple decks within one course. It keeps track of your mastery level which is great. However it’s missing several basics: - it’s difficult to import cards from excel and word. This should be a basic function. You have to jump through a bunch of hoops to import the right file type, encoding, and format. It’s not fun. - once you create a deck, you can’t change the order of the cards in the deck. If you want to add a card it goes to the bottom of the deck. This is terrible when you want to organize an outline and you forget to add a card. You would have to copy cards, create a new deck, delete the cards in the original deck, paste cards from the new deck into the original deck Ughh... that’s just if you forget once. Imagine wanting to add several new cards. - the pc version does not allow you to browse the cards in order. You are forced to use their spaced repetition algorithm. You can browse on your mobile device but not your pc. That’s annoying af especially when studying a subject that contains many layers like law: rule, elements, exceptions, examples. I paid for the full lifetime membership assuming these basic functions were included. Silly me.
  • So much to learn, so little time

    By Skayell
    The subjects I am working on now: Chinese Vocabulary and ‘Survival Chinese.’* Why? Because I live in an apartment complex with about 80% occupancy of Chinese graduate students, who all speak English, but why shouldn’t I learn some of their language? (*Gotta love that name!) Knowledge Rehab Why? Because high school and college were a long time ago! (62 yo now) World Geography Why? Because when we had geography in the early 70’s, they didn’t think it was important to cover anyplace but North America, Europe and a little of the Middle-Eastern countries. Oh, sure, they pointed out India, China (they called it Red China back then!) and Australia. Oh, they included Egypt and South Africa in the list, also. Of course we all knew about North and South Vietnam, but most couldn’t point to them on a map. So, since I never learned much about the rest of the world, and since many of the names and boundaries have changed, why not learn something? Brainscape is for people who want to learn something specific and for people who just want to learn something new and for folks who want to “brush up.” Yes, it’s true that some decks are better than others. But all I’ve seen are an improvement over ignorance or incomplete knowledge. Why not learn something starting today?
  • Great way to study?

    By cmc051201
    This is an amazing app and I use it every time I have a vocab quiz before this app I would fail my vocab quiz, but when I was introduced to this app I got amazing results and got perfect scores on my vocab quizzes. GET THIS APP ITS WORTH IT!!!!!
  • Worth buying premium if in college

    By badboys213
    Have been using the free version for years and it has helped me passed multiple tests and exams, but once I came to college I realized the premium price wasn’t too much of a steal if it meant passing classes. The ability to shuffle, reset confidences and the random mix are essential to my studying practices, and I believe the algorithm is what makes this app the best flashcard app. Small problem that has never been resolved for years, using an ampersand (&) while writing cards in the app will result in Unicode when studying those cards (and&).
  • Awesome

    By Molhobics
    It's a good app for who wants to memorize words, specially for me that study Japanese.
  • Great way to Memorize. Buggy app.

    By afeedback
    This app has great potential. It allows me to go over words that i don’t know over and over again until it becomes solidified in my head. I almost considered buying the premium version of the app. However, as much as Brainscape is a great app for its flash cards, it is extremely buggy. First, it relies heavily on its internet connection. If you try to study these flash cards while in the middle of a commute and the mobile network becomes spotty it crashes when you finish. If you want to double check a meaning on a card and you quickly switch apps and come back, the app freezes. It somehow saves progress which I assume is due to its constant connection to the internet, but my inability to switch between apps while memorizing is hindering to my learning process. I even tried to find a way to contact someone from Brainscape to talk about these things, but for some reason it says that there’s no email attached to the app even though when I go to my account my email info is in there. There was even a Brainscape representative that emailed me to promote the premium version so they do have my contact info so why doesn’t the app reflect that. I love the way the app works and would like to use it for a longer period of time, but if these problems persist it’ll become hard for me to do so.
  • Excellent study tool. Use it all the time

    By ehenning
    If bought this when I started studying Chinese. The combination of creating my own flash cards from my textbook and downloading other people’s Chinese study flash cards has made my studies fly! Thanks for a great tool.
  • Too expensive

    By robodog girl
    I find it hard to believe that I would have to pay so much money for something as needed as resetting my "confidences" if I'm trying to study a second time. It really frustrates me that I'm stuck with this app because I do not want to have to recreate my many decks of flashcards on a new app.
  • Learning on the go

    By Dannare
    Easy to use. Easy to find relevant topics. Digital flashcards are a great way to take learning on the go with you.