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Flashcard Hero

By Kitestack Software

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Make your own flash cards and take the pressure out of test preparation. Flashcard Hero keeps track of what
facts you already know so you can focus on what you don’t know and save a lot of time.

Beyond your average-vocab-app: We made Flashcard Hero for those of you who want to fit more than a few words on each card. You can add images, lists, and use text formatting to structure your content. Cards even expand as you add more text so you can take notes during class and turn them into study cards later. All decks can easily be shared with others via the web.

Purchase includes FREE iPhone app so you can study your cards on the go.


- Free iPhone app

- iCloud Drive integration

- 3 study modes: Answer covered, Multiple choice tests, Typing the answer

- Audio output (text to speech) of text on cards in over 30 languages

- Group cards by topic (e.g. text book chapters)

- Add images from your Mac and the Internet

- Basic text formatting (lists, bold font, italic,…)

- Many deck cover styles

- Difficulty level for each card

- Group cards using the Leitner study system (similar to spaced repetition)

- Detailed study session summaries

- Take notes during class; cards expand automatically

- Import decks you already have (.tsv and .csv format,,

- Share decks via the web

- Print decks

- Export as PDF and lecture notes

A note about iCloud Drive:

Starting with version 2.0 of the Mac app, using iCloud Drive requires at least Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.

What’s Next?
This is just the beginning. If you’d like to see a certain feature, let us know through the feedback menu in the app.

What's New in Version 2.0

Over 30 new features and improvements. Most notably: improved iCloud upload speed, organizing decks into folders, multiple choice tests, audio output / text to speech, and much more.

Here is the full list.

Studying cards:

- New study mode: type the answer and have the app match letter by letter or word by word
- New study mode: multiple choice tests with answers taken from other cards
- Multiple choice cards with pre-defined right and wrong answers
- Have cards read out aloud in over 30 languages, many with different voices
- Jump to other cards while studying
- Use the Leitner study system (spaced repetition)
- Topics are shown when studying cards

Decks in Finder:

- Organize decks in folders in Finder (this is replacing the Deck Library)
- Support for Finder tags
- Support for Finder’s Smart Folders (along with two custom search attributes “total cards” and “cards to study”)
- Decks with due cards are automatically tagged (set via Preferences)
- Spotlight and Preview integration (to find all decks, search for kind:flashcards)

Working with decks:

- Open multiple decks at the same time
- Copy/paste or drag cards between decks
- Use your own pictures as cover cards
- Browse and restore older versions of a deck (integrates with Time Machine)
- Clear study statistics for selected cards (Control-click on selection)
- Zoom into cards
- Cards are placed next to each other in the editor if there is enough room
- Easy to tell which cards to study next (based on difficulty, last studied, Leitner system)
- Easier to study by topic: you can now see the study progress separately for selected topics (Ctrl-click on the topic)
- The app detects duplicate cards when dragging cards between decks
- Export as printable PDF
- Export as lecture notes


- App gets its own folder in iCloud Drive (decks in the “Flashcard Hero” folder show automatically in the iOS app)
- Drag individual decks in and out of iCloud Drive in Finder (no need to store all decks in iCloud at the same time)
- Improved the way decks are saved → decks take up to 80% less space and transfer quicker through iCloud


- Scrolling large cards in study mode
- Swiping left/right during study mode to change cards
- Better undo support when reorganizing cards in the card outline
- Reduced text size for topic cards
- Number of study cards is now shown at the bottom of the card list
- Improved responsiveness when reordering cards in large decks
- Decks with a forward slash in the title would not export as tsv file
- Improved copy & paste text from MS Word documents


- The deck library (replaced by folders in Finder)
- Sharing through cards attached to PDF (you can now share the deck documents directly from Finder or from within the app’s Share menu)
- No more automatic combining of iCloud conflicting versions (the “Changed on another device” topic cards). You can drag cards from one deck version into the other, duplicate cards are skipped)


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Customer Reviews

Great update!

New version makes it possible to move cards between decks.
Also like that I can Import flashcards from Quizlet, I have my cards to study within 10s.

app corrupted.. i LOST everythimng

horrible.. im really annoyed… be aware… this app is subject to corruption.. i lost 200+ detailed researched cards… gone .. poof… no data file.. nothing… avoid this app

Requires unnecessary OS upgrade

For an application that is relatively simple, requiring an OS X upgrade to v10.10 means older MacBooks must cannot use current features of the paid Mac version with their iOS 8 devices. Older MacBooks suffer in performance with the current OS versions, and don't gain any significant features. This is lazy engineering.

Flashcard Hero
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  • $7.99
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 8.2 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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