8 Flashcard Apps for iPhone to Make Your Own Flashcards App

Whether you’re studying for a final exam, learning Spanish, or preparing your toddler for Preschool, Flashcards apps can go a long way. While there is no shortage of Flashcard apps for the iPhone, finding a perfect one that suits all you need takes time. I tested quite a few apps for the iPhone and came up with this list. Let’s check out the best flashcard apps for iPhone.

Read: Best Flashcards app for Android to improve memory

Best Flashcard Apps for iPhone

1. Studystack

It works like a normal flashcard app and you can create your own decks (sets) and add cards. You can add different colors to each card to make it easily distinguishable from each other.

Generally, a flashcard has two sides, front, and back. The front has the question or the title and the back has the answer or definition corresponding to the front. In StudyStack, however, you can add more sides to the card. For example, your question is about a flightless bird, its answer can be kiwi, ostrich, chicken, etc and followed by another follow-up question: which is the largest among them? The next card can store the answer, Ostrich.

You can add as many sides to a card as you’d like. You can choose to make your deck of questions, public or private as per your discretion. All the public decks are available and you can easily search and study with those decks by searching in the ‘search online sets’ page by tapping the hamburger button.

Now my favorite part of this app isn’t the decks but the number of ways you can play to memorize your cards. You get standard flashcards, hangman, match the cards, crossword, and quiz.

Platform – Studystack is available on Android and iOS

Price – The app is free to use and contains no ads.

Download StudyStack (Free)

2. Study Blue

Study Blue like most apps either lets you create your own flashcards or choose import from crowdsourced data. You can also share your cards with the world. Though you need an active internet connection to use this app.

The home screen shows a variety of decks and its algorithm also suggests you which decks based on your existing likes.

You create your profile and selecting your profession and it generates a relevant profile which helps you study, take quizzes and review the subjects of the deck. With its crowdsourced study materials you can search for questions related to your academics and if anyone has posted the question, the app shows you the answer for it.

You can create your own decks and cards, both text and image based with its templates without a hassle. The template is pretty easy to grasp and you can do basic manipulation like changing the color of the text for emphasis, add the subscripts and superscripts. You can add images and even audio recordings making your cards even more interactive. Your personal decks show up in the profile and you can share it directly pressing the deck and select share by tapping options. With its smart algorithm, it continuously suggests relevant information about every topic you make a card on to refine your subject.

Platform – Flashcards Maker is available on Web, Android, and iOS.

Price – The free version comes with limited options, to get all the features you need to buy a subscription starting from $7 per month.

Download StudyBlue here (Free)

3. Tiny Cards

Powered by Duolinngo Tiny cards is a flashcards app that teaches you different languages with the help of flashcards. You set up your profile by linking one of your social media accounts or an email account. One thing that separates Tiny Cards from the rest is the incredibly well crafted minimalistic layout.

The home page of the app shows you your favorite decks, people you follow and trending subjects all around the world. To start with a deck, tap on the subject and it shows you the unlocked decks and your progress in the subject. Tap on the deck and it loads up the questions which are generally an image based question with a few options with one right answer.

If you choose correctly, the level bar on the top fills up and if you get an answer wrong, the app gives you the same question until you get the answer right. For example, I was learning about the United States’ flag and kept forgetting California’s flag. The app kept repeating the question between other questions until I the bear imprinted in my memory.

The card template gives you to options for both front and back. You can set the question with a text or an image and same with the back. And add as many cards as you’d like to the deck. You can keep your deck private or share it with the world.

Platform – TinyCards is available on Web, Android, and iOS.

Price – It is entirely free to download and use. There are no premium accounts need.

Download TinyCards here (Free)

4. Brainscape

Brainscape is flashcard app aimed at students to make them more productive. Each subject is classified into classes and you can find thousands of classes online. The homepage shows you the progress of all the classes that you’ve added to the app to study.

Perhaps the best feature of this app is adjusting the timing of each flashcard. The app claims to be able to double your learning speed. 

Online classes are locked and can be unlocked by finishing the easiest decks first and then proceeding progressively towards harder decks building your level up. You can add your personal decks as well by tapping the + button on the top right. The edit button on the top right creates a class. In this class, you can add decks and add flashcards to it.

Each side of the card has the option to take text, image or audio as input and you can create comprehensive and engaging flashcards for your personal study sessions or for your whole class. You can share your personal cards with your students with a unique link which you can copy by tapping into your class and tap on learners tab or directly sharing it to your social media.

Platform – Brainscape is available on Web, Android, and iOS.

Price – The free version comes with limited options, to get additional features like Unlimited Flashcards, Bookmarked Flashcards, Reverse flashcards (A/Q) etc you need to buy a subscription starting from $9.99 per month.

Download Brainscape here (Free)

5. AnkiMobile Flashcards

Anki is one of the oldest flashcard app out there. What separates this from all the other app in the list is its availability in each platform such as Web, macOS, Windows, Android, and iOS.

The first thing you do when you open the app make an account to use this app. And after you’re done, you can begin adding the decks available online and save it to your phone locally.

For example, I downloaded a Greek alphabet deck to learn about it and it shows me a letter and I have to make a guess and check if I’m correct by flipping the card and then it shows me 4 buttons, fail, hard, good, easy and you have to choose one option. This creates a pointer for the app to realize how you’re performing and which cards need more repetition. After every 10 cards, it shows you your progress in the form of a table. Its updated after every 10 cards and shows you an evaluation.

The homepage shows you the information about your average review, total reviews, and progress of your recent decks. You can create your own decks with this app as well. Tap on the + button and add a new deck, select a layout. And begin adding info to the front and back of the cards. After you’re done adding, press save. Your deck shows up in My Decks and you can review it from there.

Platform – Anki is available on Web, macOS, Windows, Android, and iOS.

Price – Anki is free for Androids and Web but the IOS version will cost you $25 one-time purchase.

Download Anki ($25)

6. Quizlet Flashcards

Quizlet is the largest flashcard app in the market. Like Anki, Quiz is also available on the most platform such as Android, iOS, Web, there is also a Windows 10 app.

Like all the other flashcard apps, you can either create new decks of cards or search for sets made by other Quizlet users by typing in your subject you’re studying.

What separates this app from the rest in the list is the feature called Quizlet Learn. The company claim, it uses data from millions of anonymous study sessions and helps you track your progress, and sends you reminders to study.

Platform – Anki is available on Web, Windows 10, Android, and iOS.

Price – Quizlet is free to use with limited features. If you want to remove ads, add your own images and audio to your flashcards, upgrade to the premium version for $20 a year.

Install Quizlet (free)

7. DeckU Flashcard

DeckU Flashcard is a flashcard app that lets you create custom decks and not just that you can customize every card with text and audio. Using the decks is easy, tap to turn the card over and swipe to the move to the next card.  The app also has a slideshow feature which allows you to rearrange the cards in different ways.

The ingenious part of the app is the stats option, you can see the stats for every deck that has been played with the date, time, correct answers and percentage. The app is free but comes with ads and a few features locked behind a paywall. You can pay $1.99 to remove ads, unlock limits, and export decks to other apps.

Platform – Studystack is available on iOS.

Price – The app is free to use and contains no ads.

Install DeckU

What’s the Best Flashcard app for iPhone for you?

Flashcard Maker and flashcard+ are the best apps to practice for a test with flashcards. Studystack has an innovative approach and has a few other games along with the standard flashcards setup. Brainscape and Anki are great for checking progress and stats for every deck you study. Tiny Cards has a good collection of decks if you plan on learning a language. Tell us which Flashcard app do you use?

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