Brainscape - Smart Flashcards

Brainscape - Smart Flashcards

By Brainscape

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2011-07-15
  • Current Version: 3.20170222
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 42.71 MB
  • Developer: Brainscape
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 6,536 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!



  • App won’t open on iOS 11

    By lad_jr
    I contacted Brainscape during beta letting them know there was a serious bug not allowing the app to open. It opens and crashes. They wrote back and said that they are aware of it and are waiting for Apple to approve their update, but honestly this should have been taken care of weeks ago! This is not some small bug that can be worked out in some future update. This is a bug that doesn’t even allow the app to open, hence the 1 star. When the app is updated, then I will update my review.
  • Wonderful

    By Pennyjs
    Wonderful app wish I had when I was in college
  • Doesn’t work with ios11.

    By AkamaiOkole
    When launching after upgrading to ios11 app goes blank when trying to load subjects.
  • Excellent app with a wide range of subjects

    By kmmarasco
    I have lifetime pro access, and I think it is definitely worth it. I've taught myself new subjects as well as sharpening areas I'm familiar with. I like to pop it open a few times a day and get at least 10 cards per session. If flash cards are a way you can learn, get this app and consider upgrading!
  • Flashcard Space

    By Pat Likes to Travel
    I typed in over 25 verb conjugations before I decided to try the flash cards. That was a mistake. The app gives you plenty of room to type at least two conjugations but when the card is presented for the answer, they are all mixed up! This was not the case with Flashcardlet. Bummer for me....
  • Great study aid

    By italiansaint
    My kids love it for vocabulary.
  • Awesome!!!

    By dr. LMc
    I bought the lifetime subscription. I hate to waste time and now I have tons of decks on my phone and can flip through them whenever I have a free moment. I think that keeping the mind active is an important step in preventing age related mental deterioration. This app makes it easy to review GRE words, learn Spanish, practice mental math, and "rehab" my knowledge base. #thisissixty
  • Looks promising but not clear pro distinction

    By SanDiego76
    The app has a clean interface and successfully implemented spaced repetition. The website integration also looks promising. However it's not clear what you cannot do in the free version. You can download a deck in the market and when you click them to study it's asking you to upgrade. I'm not sure if it is related to being certified to or not. If so, it should be clearly market before downloading. By the way, pro version is very expensive.
  • Love Brainscape

    By Glutenfreegirl2009
    Really helps my son study for school
  • Very useful

    By VivianMaria
    It's a practical way to learn and review contents in a shorter amount of time and with trustful sources. It really is awesome, but I find it too expensive as this app may be being used mostly by students who would prefer buying something else with that money. Although most people prefer paying Spotify, iHeart radio, Amazon video, than investing on educational material, it would be great if this app were more accessible.