I always tell my students that they can learn with flashcard apps for their phones. I have even made flashcards on studystack.com for my students to access. Making flashcards is for another post. Here I want to discuss using pre-made flashcards for your own learning.

Flashcard Apps for Your Phone

You don’t have to look very far to find apps in the appstore that will teach you to learn languages or prepare for tests, etc. But those apps are often expensive. Websites like studystack.org and quizlet are great, because they provide access to learning resources for free. But they do not provide the best experience on a mobile device. I suggest downloading an app called gFlash for iphone. It costs a few dollars but provides the ability to import flash cards from studystack and quizlet. The app itself works well enough, but doesn’t look all that amazing.

 

In the picture above, you can see the interface. You can also see that it does an OK job of supporting Hebrew font for Hebrew flashcards. The great thing about this cheap app is that it provides access to all sorts of different subject matter via the connected websites. So I could even load a set of flashcards for studying German within the same app for free.

 

This is actually the main reason that I recommend this particular app. There are certainly other ones that provide a better experience for one subject, or more (but cost an arm and a leg). This app is affordable and links you to an amazing library of resources.

What about other flashcard apps?

Full disclosure, I also use the logos flashcard app. I find it helpful for creating vocab lists to study from particular biblical books. But to use the app, you need access to the correct resources in your logos library. Then you have to sync that to your iphone app. The process is easy enough if you follow a tutorial but it isn’t exactly simple. Meanwhile, you can just open gFlash and select “add” and then “quizlet” and search for whatever you want. Odds are someone has already created the flashcards you want. If they haven’t, you can read my next post on creating flashcards that are compatible with mobile devices.

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