Brainscape - Smart Flashcards

Brainscape - Smart Flashcards

Designed & Published By Brainscape

  • App Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2011-07-15
  • Current Version: 3.20180109
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 45.17 MB
  • Developer: Brainscape
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 6,665 Reviews)
  • Price:
Brainscape - Smart Flashcards App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 6,665 Reviews

Brainscape - Smart Flashcards App Description

Find, create, and share SMART FLASHCARDS on any device. DOUBLE your learning speed using the most effective study system on the planet. Keep all your content in sync across Brainscape’s website and all your iOS devices. Brainscape works by personalizing the TIMING of each flashcard repetition, using proven cognitive science. Whether you’re learning a language, preparing for a test, or just acquiring some fun trivia, Brainscape spaces the repetition of each bite-sized concept based on exactly the right interval for YOUR brain. All you have to do is rate how well you know each concept, on a scale of 1-5, and Brainscape determines the right time to quiz you again. It's strangely addicting and is scientifically proven to slash your required study time. So where do all of Brainscape’s great flashcards come from? Three places: THE WORLD’S TOP EXPERTS. Brainscape partners with top publishers, schools, and educators to create flashcards for subjects as diverse as Foreign Languages, MCAT, Music Theory, SAT prep, AP Exams, Series 7 prep, and Sports Trivia. YOUR PEERS. Top students, professors, teachers, and businesses around the world have created over 1 million subjects that are available to search on our Marketplace. YOU! You can easily create multimedia flashcards very easily both on Brainscape’s website AND within the app itself. You can also share your decks with your classmates and collaboratively develop content together. Creating, sharing, and finding great user-generated flashcards is FREE. And Brainscape's new Pro subscription option gives you access to unlimited premium content AND premium features such as bookmarks, browse mode, card reversibility, an ad-free flashcard creation experience, and a bunch of new features coming in later versions. The Brainscape Pro subscription can be purchased within the app, in billing increments of Monthly ($9.99 billed monthly), Semiannually ($29.99 billed every 6 months), and Annually ($35.99 billed yearly), as well as a Lifetime subscription option for $79.99. The three recurring subscriptions will renew automatically within 24 hours prior to 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; the cancellation will apply after the active subscription period is complete. Feel free to learn more about our Terms and Privacy Policy at In the future, Brainscape plans to make our learning system infinitely more efficient, convenient, fun, and social, so please be sure to give us feedback to help us improve the product. It is users like YOU who have helped us reach a community of millions of learners already. Help us create a Brainscape community that spans the whole world of learners!


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App Reviews

  • Only 25 Cards a Day

    By MelissaDann
    In high school I’d use this app for hours and hours a day and felt so proud to be learning so much about subjects that we didn’t learn in school. There didn’t used to be a limit to how many cards you could see in a day. I’ve been using this app loyally for years, and am now a junior university student studying biochemistry, coming back to Brainscape to study for the MCAT. 5 minutes into studying, I get a notice saying that I’ve used all of my cards for the day and must upgrade for more. I feel like 25 cards is such a low daily allowance for something that used to be completely free and unlimited; I went through 25 cards in 5 minutes. I used to love this app so much and have always recommended it to my friends, I was so excited to use it to study again, but I didn’t know that these changes came around and will have to find another app to study with. So sad to see it go. Update: I wouldn’t mind paying $2.99 a month for 12 months if it only charged the $2.99 each month rather than $36 at once. It’s hard to let go of $36 as a broke college student, whereas I can skip a coffee a month in order to pay for the upgrade, and maybe the app locks you into a contract where it charges every month and you can’t cancel. I think a lot of people would agree with this and you’d gain a TON of subscribers if you implemented this. You could only gain money this way, and more people would be able to learn using this app.
  • Erasing stats

    By Dhdiencnoxowhduoecyyebn
    Ever since I updated yesterday, the app keeps randomly erasing my stats for the subject I’m working on. What happened???!
  • App update required...

    By Arielito
    Just downloaded latest update, and now I can’t download any of more courses. Ugh.
  • Great design, poor business practices

    By Lyledub
    I bought the spanish app last year, before it was a subscription based service; with a recent update they removed functionality for both my paid app and for a previously free sample chapter of spanish. I typically prefer paid apps to avoid these sort of retroactive changes based on business decisions. After a lot of research, I have settled on Quizlet, which has similar functionality without the drawbacks.
  • Memorize anything.

    By Jaxgray22
    Amazing app. I've used it for years. I can memorize anything I want with such ease. Love it.
  • Nice but one tiny improvement

    By RaD0m0sITy
    Love the app and use it for studying, but I think a nice feature would be during browse mode that swiping right lets you return to the previous slide and swiping left moves forward. Overall a great app
  • Pretty interface but missing basic functionality

    By youbreakyoubuy
    Like I said, it’s pretty. I love the interface. It’s also nice that you can have multiple decks within one course. It keeps track of your mastery level which is great. However it’s missing several basics: - it’s difficult to import cards from excel and word. This should be a basic function. You have to jump through a bunch of hoops to import the right file type, encoding, and format. It’s not fun. - once you create a deck, you can’t change the order of the cards in the deck. If you want to add a card it goes to the bottom of the deck. This is terrible when you want to organize an outline and you forget to add a card. You would have to copy cards, create a new deck, delete the cards in the original deck, paste cards from the new deck into the original deck Ughh... that’s just if you forget once. Imagine wanting to add several new cards. - the pc version does not allow you to browse the cards in order. You are forced to use their spaced repetition algorithm. You can browse on your mobile device but not your pc. That’s annoying af especially when studying a subject that contains many layers like law: rule, elements, exceptions, examples. I paid for the full lifetime membership assuming these basic functions were included. Silly me.
  • So much to learn, so little time

    By Skayell
    The subjects I am working on now: Chinese Vocabulary and ‘Survival Chinese.’* Why? Because I live in an apartment complex with about 80% occupancy of Chinese graduate students, who all speak English, but why shouldn’t I learn some of their language? (*Gotta love that name!) Knowledge Rehab Why? Because high school and college were a long time ago! (62 yo now) World Geography Why? Because when we had geography in the early 70’s, they didn’t think it was important to cover anyplace but North America, Europe and a little of the Middle-Eastern countries. Oh, sure, they pointed out India, China (they called it Red China back then!) and Australia. Oh, they included Egypt and South Africa in the list, also. Of course we all knew about North and South Vietnam, but most couldn’t point to them on a map. So, since I never learned much about the rest of the world, and since many of the names and boundaries have changed, why not learn something? Brainscape is for people who want to learn something specific and for people who just want to learn something new and for folks who want to “brush up.” Yes, it’s true that some decks are better than others. But all I’ve seen are an improvement over ignorance or incomplete knowledge. Why not learn something starting today?
  • Great way to study?

    By cmc051201
    This is an amazing app and I use it every time I have a vocab quiz before this app I would fail my vocab quiz, but when I was introduced to this app I got amazing results and got perfect scores on my vocab quizzes. GET THIS APP ITS WORTH IT!!!!!
  • Worth buying premium if in college

    By badboys213
    Have been using the free version for years and it has helped me passed multiple tests and exams, but once I came to college I realized the premium price wasn’t too much of a steal if it meant passing classes. The ability to shuffle, reset confidences and the random mix are essential to my studying practices, and I believe the algorithm is what makes this app the best flashcard app. Small problem that has never been resolved for years, using an ampersand (&) while writing cards in the app will result in Unicode when studying those cards (and&).