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Notecards app review: virtual flash cards



If you're looking for a cool study tool that you can carry around with you wherever you go, you'll definitely want to check out the Notecards app on your iPhone or iPad.

What we have here is a way to help you create your very own flash cards and study in a fully customized manner and then study without distractions anytime, anywhere.

This  flashcard app can be found in the Education section of the App Store, where it can be purchased completely free of charge! Let's take a look at this app's features.

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Notecards is a very lightweight app, taking up a mere 1.1 MB of space on your iPhone or iPad. When I first launched this app, I was taken aback by its beautiful, clean interface, and as I proceeded to use it, the ease of use also blew my mind. It made me wish this technology was around when I was making my way through academia!

Creating notes is as simple and tapping on the Create button and then typing in what you'd like to see when the card is presented to you. Tap "Flip" on the bottom right and you can key in the reveal. That's it! Your card is ready! Adding multiple cards is a breeze due to this simple process. Although you will only be able to create a limited number of cards in the free app, you can use the $1.99 in-app purchase to unlock unlimited cards.

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Modes of Study

When it comes time to study, having all these notecards handy on your iDevice makes studying very accessible, whether you are on a long commute or you are waiting a quick few minutes in line for your morning coffee.

Users can arrange cards in five ways. You can either have the cards come to you in a specific order of your choosing, or you can have them shuffled so you get random ones. As you go through the cards, your progress will be tracked and you'll be able to see at a glance your weak and strong areas.

Three other arrangements are Divide and Conquer, Start Small, and Practice Worst. The latter lets you practice the cards you get wrong the most times, while the former helps you divvy up your cards into small groups so you can master them effectively. The Start Small option lets you tailor the number of cards so you can start with a group of a few cards, and then add cards when you feel ready.

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Pros & Cons


  • Create new cards with ease
  • Choose from five ways to receive the cards when you study
  • Free and lightweight app
  • Tracks your progress as you keep using the app


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

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Final Words

Notecards is a pleasant surprise, a study tool that I'd highly recommend to those who love studying with flashcards. It makes for a very handy and convenient way to carry around your deck on your iPhone or iPad and study when you get a spare moment.


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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.