Brainscape: Smarter Flashcards

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4.8
8.55K reviews
500K+
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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 text flashcards is FREE. (Woohoo! And sorry, we do have to charge for image creation for security reasons.) 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 3 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 user community: it’s through your feedback that we can continue to innovate our platform to be more convenient, efficient, and even fun and social to use!
Updated on
May 17, 2024

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
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.8
7.96K reviews
ChickenTurkey The Fifth
April 5, 2024
Beautifully organized app. I use it to make my own flashcards and the ranking system has been my greatest asset in remembering what I need to. The format is super easy to navigate, there's different options for the complexity of the flashcards you're creating, and there's tons of online information banks to choose from that you don't have to make yourself. No ads.
9 people found this review helpful
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Brainscape
April 8, 2024
Awesome! Thank you for sharing your positive experience, Chicken Turkey The Fifth! Glad you love everything about it! And yes, no ads—because who needs distractions? :laughing: If you have any more feedback or suggestions, feel free to reach out. Happy studying! 🌟 Chuckee@Brainscape
Ariana Laird
March 26, 2024
I really like this app. I've been wanting to make flashcards to practice for my Salesforce Admin exam but I haven't had time. This app already has the flashcards made! And I love how it has the color coated system for how well you know each flashcard. I wanted to give it 5 stars..it has a free version and the paid version is ACTUALLY affordable. The only problem I had was that I wish I could go back to the previous card while I'm learning. I would give 4 and a half if I could. 😄
15 people found this review helpful
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Brainscape
March 28, 2024
Thanks for studying with us, Ariana! Glad to be a part of your Salesforce Admin exam prep! As for the 'going back' feature, this functionality exists - simply tap the gear icon on the upper right side of the card, select 'previous card' from the menu, and you're all set! We're constantly refining this functionality, so stay tuned! CA@Brainscape
Cloey Widmer
April 26, 2024
I have been using brainscape to help me study for my Introductory Certified Sommlier Course. Before I found the app, I was struggling to get through the coursework book and determine what knowledge I needed to retain. Brainscape makes it easy to study and retain the necessary knowledge for me to pass. I am so glad I found brainscape. They have so many topics you can study as well, and the way it tracks your progress is really motivating. It shows you what areas you still need to learn!
11 people found this review helpful
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Brainscape
April 29, 2024
Thank you so much for your amazing feedback, Cloey! We're thrilled to hear that Brainscape has been instrumental in your journey to becoming a Certified Sommelier. Cheers to your success, and thanks for choosing Brainscape! 🍷📚 Chuckee@Brainscape

What's new

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

- Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements

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