Brainscape Flashcards

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4.5
5.68K reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

Brainscape’s SMART FLASHCARDS foster hyper-efficient studying and strong habits to DOUBLE your learning speed, with the strongest implementation of spaced repetition and active recall of any flashcard app on the planet! (And probably in the universe, assuming some super intelligent alien species out there hasn’t beaten us to it.)

With a knowledge bank created by millions of global users and experts, you can FIND, MAKE, and SHARE flashcards anytime, anywhere, and on any device, while keeping all your content meticulously ORGANIZED and seamlessly IN SYNC across web, mobile, and all your devices.

How does it work? Brainscape’s intelligent study system has been designed in accordance with decades of proven cognitive science to help you learn faster and remember longer than with any other flashcard app. (And we don’t waste time on games. Our flashcards are for serious learners.)

Brainscape distills any subject down into bite-sized facts (neatly organized into decks and classes), which are posed as question-and-answer pairs, compelling you to actively recall information from scratch. You then rate how well you know each concept on a scale of 1 to 5, and Brainscape determines the perfect time interval at which to repeat that flashcard again.
If you know the answer well, you’ll see that flashcard less often; if you don’t know it well, you’ll see it again and again, at frequent intervals, until it’s deeply ingrained into your brain. And it’s this totally unique combination of active recall, self-assessment (metacognition), and spaced repetition that is scientifically proven to significantly slash your required study time!
Where do all of Brainscape’s awesome flashcards come from? Three places:

THE WORLD’S TOP EXPERTS. Brainscape partners with top publishers, schools, and educators to create comprehensive collections of certified flashcards for a diverse array of subjects, from foreign languages (we are the best language-learning tool in the world) to high-stakes exams like the AP series, MBE (bar exam), Series 7, NCLEX, MCAT, and more.

YOUR PEERS. Top students, professors, teachers, tutorpreneurs, and businesses around the world have created over 1 million subjects that are available to search on Brainscape’s Knowledge Genome.

YOU! You can easily create and organize thousands of multimedia flashcards featuring text, images, and even audio files, both on Brainscape’s website AND within the app itself. You can also share your decks with your classmates and collaboratively develop content together.

How much does it cost? Creating and sharing great flashcards is FREE. (Woohoo!) And for unlimited access to ALL of Brainscape's user-generated and premium, expert-curated content, as well as optional features, like bookmarks and card reversibility--or to me your content private, you can upgrade to Pro for $19.99 (monthly), $59.99 (every 6 months), or $95.99 (annually). Alternatively, you can unlock a LIFETIME of learning with Brainscape for a one-time cost of only $199.99 American dolla billz.

The fine print: The three recurring subscriptions (monthly, semiannual, and annual) will renew automatically within 24 hours before 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, and the cancellation will apply after the active subscription period is complete. Go ahead and learn more about our Terms and Privacy Policy at brainscape.com/terms.

What’s on the horizon? It’s our vision to empower everyone, everywhere to rise to the challenge of personalized forever-learning. And for this reason, we love hearing from our community of users: it’s through your feedback that we can continue to innovate our learning platform to be more convenient, efficient, and even fun and social to use!
Updated on
Nov 25, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Photos and videos, Audio, and App activity
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Photos and videos and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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4.5
5.68K reviews
Charlie Pashayan
November 12, 2022
Good interface and smooth operation but the paywall is annoying and the full price is just incoceivable. Another small complaint is I wish you could go back to your last place when you open the app. I also think it would be nice if e.g. the randomize option could be set globally. I do really like the fact that you can combine card sets! And overall, the app works well.
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Brainscape
November 17, 2022
Hey Charlie, Great suggestions. We're working on a new feature for more global studying within your account. Please keep your eyes on the App Store updates. Thanks for your patience and support! -- Courtney@Brainscape
Kristin Johnston
August 31, 2020
I've been using Brainscape for a little over three years now and it has gotten me through SO many tests and subjects. The algorithm really helps make sure I can focus on cards that I'm struggling with and I like being able to monitor my progress both within the deck and in the overviews of each class. I also love that I can create my cards on the computer which is much quicker but then always have them in my pocket so I can study while I'm on the go. I've mostly used the free version but I temporarily upgraded to pro for a semester when I wanted more advanced functions for a few of my subjects. One thing I would have liked to see in pro version would be the ability to make tables and graphs directly on the cards rather than having to just paste in photos. The other BIG thing thing I would like to see in both free and pro version is the ability to flip the question and answer card within each deck. I use the app a lot my Spanish and it really frustrates me that I can't reverse the order to see the Spanish vocab first if I've originally written out the English on the question question. This seems like a very simple function to have for a flashcard app and it's the one area where I prefer other programs
28 people found this review helpful
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Brainscape
September 11, 2020
Thanks so much for your detailed feedback and suggestions, Kristin! Wow, 3 years it's like you're already a part of our team 🤗 We hear you on the ideas you've brought up and hopefully can incorporate them in future updates. Stay tuned, Courtney@Brainscape
Michael Joel
February 19, 2022
useful and easy to use. the only issue I keep running in to is that I'm often trying to edit and add more cards but instead it goes to study mode. I think it would be nice to have a toggle that allows us to default to edit or study, so that when we click the deck it goes to what we need, instead of having to go in to the deck settings every time to edit.
12 people found this review helpful
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Brainscape
March 4, 2022
Great idea for something we may be able to incorporate in the future, Michael. A lot of users want to just go straight into studying but I could see how having your own default result if you didn't want to automatically go into study mode. Hopefully, we can add something like this to the app. Thanks for your patience. -- Courtney@Brainscape

What's new


As promised, we're rapidly releasing updates of the new app. This new version includes:

- Better support for company & school licenses
- Ability to enter a code to redeem Pro access to private flashcards

Please continue to share your feedback with our Tech Support team. Thanks!