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flash cards for androidAnyone who has learned a foreign language knows just how useful flashcards can be. So it’s easy to see that having flashcards on your smartphone is a fantastic idea. If teachers were to set up flashcards and share them with their students to use on their smartphones, that would just be too useful for words.

Today we’ll take a look at some of the better applications with flash cards for Android, which teachers could recommend to students for studying flashcards in their classes. There’s a number of applications out there, so if none of these take your fancy, there’s still plenty more free options to choose from.

When trying to decide which application to write the flashcards for, there’s a number of things to consider :

  • How much information can you put on each card?
  • Does it allow pictures, videos and URLs?
  • How easy is it to write a new set of flashcards?
  • Is there a web interface?
  • How easy is it to backup your flashcards?
  • How easily can students transfer those flashcards to another format which suits them better?
  • Is there a client for iPhone, Android and Blackberry?
  • Does this flashcard application keep track of your progress and show you the flashcards in an intelligent manner?
  • How big is the application?
  • Overall, how easy is the application to use?

StudyDroid

StudyDroid is an easy-to-use flashcard application. You can get started very quickly making your own flashcards by clicking “add“. You can also make your own flashcards on your computer or you can browse the public flashcards at Studydroid to find something you like. When making your cards, it’s easy to change the text size or colour of the cards to make them more memorable.

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GFlash+

GFlash+ is my personal favourite flashcard application for Android. I like that I can keep a Google document with the up-to-date flashcard information and occasionally re-sync the phone’s flashcards to the online version. All that’s required is to build (or import) a simple spreadsheet in Google Documents and share it with the email address gwhizmobile@gmail.com, thus sharing it publicly to all gFlash+ users.

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The free version won’t allow URLs or embedded media, but it’s still very useful to have control over the public version of your original flashcards, since you can add to them or fix minor errors.

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Kaka Flashcards

Kaka Flashcards lets you import public flashcards from Studystack or Quizlet easily via their application, from your SD card, using a QR code What Are QR Codes? Digitize Your World & Back Again What Are QR Codes? Digitize Your World & Back Again Read More and many other ways. You can also quickly export your cards as .csv for later use or for use with other flashcard programs. It’s got a great interface and looks very professional. Cards are shown to learners according to the Leitner system.

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More Android Education

If you’re into self-education and want some ideas for edutainment on your Android or online, here’s a few more articles you’ll probably appreciate:

Do you use flashcard apps on your phone? What’s your app with flash cards for Android? Why? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Stacey Bennett
    March 27, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Anonymous, there is research to support that things go into the brain better when you write them down. :-)

  2. Anonymous
    April 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Jeeeeesus christ.

    Just get a pen and paper FFS

    • Tina
      April 23, 2011 at 12:01 am

      Paper doesn't support copy&paste, no easy editing or sharing, paper cards quickly suffer from wear and tear and offer less features overall. Having flashcards on a mobile is not just cool, but also a lot more convenient, and kids certainly won't forget them! You gotta go with the time...

    • Anonymous
      April 23, 2011 at 12:18 am

      Bah gibberish :P
      lol

      Are these flashcards for use in class? Because believe they will be more interested in facebook than looking at the cards

    • Angela Alcorn
      April 23, 2011 at 11:28 am

      Heh. I see your point, but if a teacher can create cards for the whole class in one hit it's far easier than everyone making them individually. Also, the cards are more likely to be correct.

      As for the point below, the intention is most likely for the teacher to offer these as a resource for students who want to learn between lessons. Don't forget students can be adults too! :)

    • Anonymous
      April 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      True true but.....

      Things go into the brain better when you write them down with a pen. ;)

  3. Doru Mihai
    April 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I use Ankidroid

  4. Joshua Clarke
    April 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I use http://quizlet.com/ and it is a great platform for flashcard studying online. There are also many apps for many different phone operating systems.

  5. Joshua Clarke
    April 21, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I use http://quizlet.com/ and it is a great platform for flashcard studying online. There are also many apps for many different phone operating systems.

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