Tinycards - Learn with Fun, Free Flashcards
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Memorize anything while playing a game! Tinycards is a brand new app from the team behind Duolingo, the most downloaded education app in the world.
*Tinycards. Big fun.*
Have fun unlocking new levels and keeping your memory strength bar full while you learn.
*Memorize anything quickly.*
Tinycards uses spaced repetition and other smart learning techniques to help you remember new material.
*Choose from thousands of topics or make your own decks.*
Learn almost anything with delightful, animated decks. Create your own decks and share them with friends, or pick from a variety of ready-made collections. You’ll find country capitals, vocabulary in different languages, history, constellations, hat styles, you name it!
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*Simple and free.*
Easy to use, 100% free.
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What's New in Version 1.0.19
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Promising platform, but better curation needed
I love the TinyCards platform and the design principles that guide the work DuoLingo is doing. The app is delightful and simple to use, and I'm truly happy that I can create and share my own flash cards. I am concerned though about the curation of user-generated content and the fact that so much of it is created without any eye to how it will eventually be used. TinyCards staff recently chose to highlight one such deck and it quickly became apparent that the way the deck is designed with questions on one side and complicated or simple answers on the other simply cannot work with the way the app is structured. One question asks for a date, another for a short response, when a card is juxtaposed with potential answers taken from other cards, the syntax is such that it's clear without knowing anything about the cards that only one answer could be correct. Furthermore, the app constantly shows you the cards and asks you to indicate whether you remember it or not. If a card deck is built correctly there is no reason to ask users to indicate whether they know the card. This really breaks up the flow of using decks. TinyCards should simply present that card again to the user and if the user answers incorrectly continue to show it.
I've been using DuoLingo for German for a while and love it. It does some really nice things that could seem like extras but are really important. For instance, it recognizes that "I eat" and "I am eating" are both correct. It also recognizes minor typos and alerts you to them without penalizing you. Tinycards doesn't do any of this. It also does things like not specify singular or plural for "you" (which are different words in German) and ding you for it when you don't guess correctly which one it meant. In fairness, it does allow you to claim that you were right on a "wrong" answer, but that's not a great solution for something intended to teach, IMHO. Final complaint... Duolingo's model is one of building you up as you earn gems and check off lessons you learned. Over time a lesson or two will degrade a little promoting you to review, which I like. This app lets you fill a bar for various lessons, but over the next few days ALL the bars degrade. It feels very punitive and like it's trying to force you to do an unreasonable amount of upkeep to _keep_ all those bars filled. I hope these issues all have inbound fixes because the app has potential, but is currently somewhat disappointing.
This is the best flash card app ever and the only one you will need. Firstly, this is great because while it IS made by a language learning company and has preset decks, it's super useful for other subjects too. On top of that, you can actually add pictures. How cool is that? And finally, it does what physical cards can't: it makes them unique and takes its potential to another level with its preset lessons and quizzes.
Only thing I wish the app did was have a shuffle mode, where you shuffle the cards and go through them at your own pace as if they're just regular flashcards. But besides that, this is THE go to for me now. It's helping me with Spanish, since I can use pictures, and I'm sure to use it for other classes as well. You don't nee Quizlet anymore: this is the real deal people!
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- Category: Education
- Updated: Mar 27, 2017
- Version: 1.0.19
- Size: 48.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Duolingo, Inc
- © 2017 Duolingo, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.