Brainscape - Smart Flashcards

Brainscape - Smart Flashcards

By Brainscape

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2011-07-15
  • Current Version: 3.20180302
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 45.39 MB
  • Developer: Brainscape
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 8,813 Ratings


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!



  • Constant popups requesting a rating

    By Bathyscaph3D
    I would have scored higher but I really dislike the constant interruptions.
  • Brainscape is great...

    By Scott A
    ... but I don't think it's the "only" flashcard app you will ever want. Anki is useful too, albeit in my experience only if you make your own flash cards. In Brainscape you don't have to. In Brainscape I have used only the pre-made Spanish cards, so that's all I can review: they're terrific. A year later: I stand by my previous remarks: Brainscape has the best pre-made flash cards for learning Spanish that I’ve seen. BUT you also owe it to yourself to use Anki. The two complement each other really well: you probably would not love making huge batches of Anki cards for every conjugation of a long list of verbs. No need: Brainscape already has them. But for learning new vocabulary, especially phrases (and things like idiomatic expressions) your own “bespoke” (get it?) Anki cards (¡with images!) can’t be beat.
  • Fantastic flash card app

    By und3adpanda
    This flash card app once allowed me to learn up to 1500 words in Spanish, in one evening. However since it’s diluted version or nothing but in app purchases and recent updates it even charges you to shuffle the flash cards up!!!! It’s went down hill significantly since my first use of the app.
  • My decks disappeared after days of work

    By Tiss83
    I took days to complete my class. Downloaded it on my phone but I created it mainly on the computer. After a couple days and multiple cards - one day they all disappeared. There is no number to call them at. I emailed them, send them messages on Facebook and posted on their wall - no answer. I’m frustrated that all the work I put into it was lost and with lack of reliable contact with the company. Specifically because I bought their premium membership.
  • Awesome study tool

    By seth cowell
    Free version is awesome. Does what it says. Let’s you study anytime. Add course on computer and study on mobile. Thanks Brainscape!
  • Meh. You get almost nothing but pay a lot

    By getmamou
    Where's the beef? Not here. Junk Won’t cancel subscription Had to tell credit card company to stop them.
  • Great study ap

    By The_a_bone
    The only thing I wished it did is enable a multiple choice and fill in the blank
  • Very good tool, could use more diverse study options

    By fellow learner
    I really like this app, however it could use some more options on how to study multiple decks together. Right now you can only study an individual deck or a random mix over the entire category (class). It would be very helpful to be able to flag certain decks, place them in groups easily (after they are created) and do a focused study.
  • Upgrading does not work.

    By Jen.Wol
    I purchased the $10 a month upgrade to pro, but it not has given me access to the locked features. I’m have tried contacting them, but they aren’t responding. It has now been 3 days since I purchased.

    By chouchoufleur
    I paid for a monthly subscription to unlock the premium features. The features were NEVER unlocked even though I was billed. I tried to contact them about this and got no response. I then tried to cancel my monthly subscription (after getting charged for two more months with no access) and their app said I had none even though I was billed. There is no phone number co contact them, only an online form. I sent them FOUR emails through it over a 3wk period and they never got back to me (even though they say they respond within 1 business day). DO NOT make any purchases with them!! Irresponsible at best, but more like a scam.