Brainscape - Learn Faster with Smart Flashcards
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STUDENTS: Study more efficiently with your classmates. TEACHERS: Improve your students' study habits & track their performance. KNOWLEDGE JUNKIES: Expand your brain.
Brainscape is a web and mobile education platform that helps you learn *anything* as efficiently as possible, based on solid cognitive science.
Our method is all about personalizing the TIMING of your study patterns. 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 does all this great study content come from? There are two simple ways to get it:
-CREATE YOUR OWN FLASHCARDS. You can 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.
-STUDY BRAINSCAPE’S EXPERT CONTENT. We've put together a little treasure trove of useful knowledge that you can study right from the get-go for free. And if you'd like even more of our expert material, our marketplace offers premium study packages for Languages, Standardized Tests, and even things like Music Theory and Sports Trivia. We’re adding new subjects every week.
In the future, Brainscape’s team plans to make this system infinitely more efficient, convenient, fun, and social, so please be sure to give us feedback to help us improve the product. It's 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 2.20150224
- Share your Subjects directly with studious friends using Facebook Messenger - no need to annoy all of your friends with a spammy Facebook post
- Minor bug fixes
One annoying issue
I thought this app was really good at first and to be fair it is pretty good. But there is something so annoying and counterproductive about it. If you rate words low because you don't know them well, this app keeps showing you the same words over and over and over until you rate them blue. That's so dumb. That's not helping me learn the word better. If you show it to me two seconds after I rate it of course I am going to remember it! but the next day I won't. This app basically forces you to mark everything blue otherwise it will constantly show u the same words. I suggest an update which let's that be optional, or at least show the word every once in a while after you've gotten through most of the deck. I want the freaking card to be rated red bcuz I know that I have not truly remembered it without this app blasting it back in my face every two seconds.
Superior study method
As an airline pilot, I've relied heavily on various iterations of flash cards as well as flash card apps.
Brainscape, far and away, surpasses any of the other flashcard apps and makes the traditional use of flashcards obsolete.
A friend/colleague created my first deck from his own training experience, and it's proven indispensable. The self evaluation capability is essential, particularly when learning new information, and the noticeable lack of any sort of quantified achievement (fake praise) regarding my progress is totally appropriate and welcome.
This app interface is simple and intuitive enough. A user with no experience could figure it out in a matter of minutes. The simplicity of going through the cards allows complete mastery of new information in a fraction of the time, and allows the user to focus on the information that requires the most attention to master.
Another feature I appreciate is that it is also easy to run through the cards with a friend or study partner. I enjoy being able to set my own criteria for when or if I rate my knowledge of a card higher, the same, or lower.
Great app. I will be using it for every training event for the remainder of my career.
Where was this app when I was in grad school?!?!
If only smart phones with apps like this had been common 8 years ago...my life in dental school would have been infinitely easier. I was known as the flash card king in school, printing out hundreds of flash cards for study. Printing and creating them and sorting them properly was a pain in the neck. Brainscape makes it easy, intuitive, and decimates the learning curve by allowing you to rate how well you know a fact, and then repeating it more often if you don't know it as well. My newest goal is to become fluent in Spanish, and this app is crazy helpful. Most useful app I've ever had on the iPhone or iPod touch in the past 5 years.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Mar 03, 2015
- Version: 2.20150224
- Size: 19.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Bold Learning Solutions, Inc.
- © 2015 Bold Learning Solutions, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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