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Flash cards app.

Hello all, 

any recommendations for flash card apps on iPhone?

Thank you in advance. 

  • hello,

    Quizlet is a great app for flash cards.

    Have a look. I found it helpful for my studies.

  • Flashcards Deluxe and Brainscape both use (customizable) algorithms for spaced repetition. Brainscape's is a little more advanced, but both are pretty great to keep you reviewing at the needed intervals. 

  • Anki isn’t the most hip looking app, but the spaced repetition is incredible.

  • I second quizlet.  There are also quizlets from other people you can access, but remember, they wrote them so their mistakes will become your mistakes.

  • I was using Brainscape but switched to Anki after the smartest guy I know suggested it

    it's pricey for the app but worth it, just keep your categories vague and large to make the app's spaced repetition more effective (e.g. All of France, Southern Hemisphere)

  • Does it allow for combined decks? I really like that aspect of Brainscape and Flashcards Deluxe, so that I can have organized categories as my studies get more in-depth, while giving me the randomness of larger categories (all wine, all france, etc..).

  • Second on Anki. I’ve used flashcards deluxe and quizlet and here’s why I moved:

    Anki allows you to work on multiple platforms better than any other app out there. You can easily create and edit content on desktop then work on mobile and vice versa.

    Anki has multiple plugins that allow you to customize your use. I have a few on mine that include things like advanced stats, smoothing out the number of cards that are due in a day, more precise searches.

    Anki allows you to create filtered decks. You basically make a search term for what you’re looking for (typically based on how you’ve tagged them) and then you can focus on those. These filtered decks can even be toggled to allow you to count as a review or to sit outside of your normal reviews.

    Granted, the learning curve for getting it setup is massive but once you get it tweaked the way you want, it’s difficult to use another app - and that’s really the biggest plus for Anki, that you can truly make it work with how you work best.

  • Yes, but sort of. Anki uses the concept of decks and filtered decks. So in this case you’d probably use the standard decks to learn, but for review you’d create a filtered deck that only has cards in it that are due.  I basically do something very similar with how I have mine setup.

  • Yep, to clarify as I make flashcards there's a text box at the bottom that says "filter"

    It auto refills the box with the last filter until I change it

    So when I'm doing Cava which is in the "rest of Europe" category I add "Spain" and "Sparkling wine"

  • It takes practice to use all of the features but watch a few medical student guides to anki and you'll see what it can do, the "cloze" feature is incredible, you write out a sentence and then highlight what you want blank and it creates a fill in the blank card, so you can make three cards out of "Tempranillo is known as Cencibel in Valdepenos"

  • Hello Michail,

         I recommend BrainScape.  You can create your own Flashcards and import your cards from Quizlet.  You keep track of your own progress by rating your own knowledge. However, I will warn you, a note card simply has a fact connected to another fact, I don't believe any amount of flash cards will give you a complete and whole understanding of a topic.  That kind of understanding (in my opinion) comes from reading all of the wine books, compendium, traveling to regions and actually doing and seeing these topics in person.  Best of luck, boss!



  • Although it's already left the station, here's another voice for Anki.  And besides - it's Master Sommelier approved! (I won't tell you which one, though)

  • Nathan can you recommend or link one of those guides?