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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 3.20160802

Updated for iOS 10, bug fixes, and answers to the meaning of life.


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Customer Reviews

Mixed Feelings

Honestly this app is OK. I have some complaints so I'll start with those first. One is the payment, I feel a little mislead? They offer different payment options for how long you want to be pro with them & I thought they'd be charging me $2.99 a month for a year plan which I was like I can do.. comes to find out I paid $35. I don't see why they had to tell me I'd be paying $2.99 a month when I just ended up paying the whole thing. Another complaint I have is that I can't add photos or voice memos on the app. I actually have to turn on my laptop to add sound so I can practice korean and for it to be on my index cards. Other then those complaints I do like how organized the app is and I do find it great for studying & since now I'm stuck in a year plan with this app I'll be using it for Japanese when I learn it in school and also for when I practice korean.

Excruciatingly slow bug fixes...

Emailed these guys a few months ago because sometimes the cards play the sound for the answer when the show a new card - they replied said it was a known error and they were on it. No fix after months so I've downgraded the score, these guys are way too money hungry to be providing bug fixes so slowly (i.e. never). My previous review is below..

---previous thoughts:
The app is great and is the best way for improving the pace at which you learn flashcards. They finally started fixing the paid cards which had errors, therefore greatly improving the quality. Only 4 stars because they are really too money oriented at this point, what was once a free setup with paid flashcards has become a very much pay-to-play setup. They haven't made any real/major changes from the original implementation to justify this shift to paid usage.

4.5 stars but can't master basic technology?

I needed this app for my surg tech program. I need to take pictures of hundreds of instruments to make my flash cards....I pay for the 6 month subscription only to find out that you can't even upload/take a picture directly from the app. Seriously? That's like the most basic technology! I'm failing to see the reason behind that. So I go to the webpage and it takes WAY too long for it to actually upload a picture and THEN It FAILS to upload!!...again... technology that should be so basic! I hate that I paid for this. The app is a great idea in theory and looks like it works wonders for others...So long as you aren't relying on uploading photos for your studies. Ridiculous.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 3.20160802
  • Size: 25.4 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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