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Brainscape - Smart Flashcards

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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!

What's New in Version 2.20160107

We heard you didn't like bugs, so we decided to squash a few. Enjoy the smoother app!


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Customer Reviews

Best spaced-repetition app I've found

Ever since I had learned about spaced-repetition learning (essentially, the idea of being asked to recall something right before your brain would forget it... a little longer each time), I've sought flash card apps which support it. Previously, my favorite was Sticky Study. However, Brainscape has won me over. I think it's spaced-repetition implementation is better (where it lets you indicate how difficult each recall was) and it also has a very impressive set of cards for various topics. My topic of study is Spanish, and, at first, I didn't like the fact that some of the cards asked me to translate sentences. However, I realized that the sentence cards were part of "lesson" stacks which were aimed at clarifying some nuances of the language, and the cards' answers would include some explanation of why the translation was such. Another feature I ended up really appreciating is that the app syncs your progress across your devices. So, I can do some flash cards on my iPad, and then switch to my phone and it will pick up from where I left off on the iPad. Handy.

Easy self improvement

My New Years resolution was to improve my vocabulary in both English and Spanish and this app has been fabulous. I purchased a full subscription so I have access to everything. I use the GRE flash cards for English and download the various flash cards for Spanish. It's great if you're mostly fluent and want to tweak or improve your overall lexicon. I found more difficult language training less easy to find in other apps, which focus a lot on beginner language training (eg duolingo). I use the app at least once a day--it's very easy to get a 15 card run through in five mins.

I give it four and a half stars because I think it would be better to have more example sentences. Specifically, with grammar drills and complex verb tenses.

Very useful app

Syncs beautifully between devices which is why I got it. I can create notecards on my iPad and then study them anywhere on my phone whenever I have a few spare minutes. I would advice you to not use "advanced editor" on the website (even though you get the perk of adding media to your notecards) as once you do this you can no longer edit note cards on your more portable devices. I would like to see the ability to add media (pics and audio) to the "simple editor" on the iPad and iPhone come - but it's not terribly necessary (for me anyways). I would also like to see the ability to free draw on the note cards (ie. for chemical structures and complex reactions etc.)

Brainscape - Smart Flashcards
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.20160107
  • Size: 19.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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