Flashcards are one of the most commonly used study techniques among students. And yet, when making and using them, it’s hard to know whether you’re utilizing them correctly. Are you covering the right things? Retaining the important parts? It can be hard to track, and even harder to stay focused. It is a self-testing method, after all.

That’s where flashcard apps come in. Apps and their methods are created with the most effective study processes in mind and can be tailored to each individual’s needs. Not to mention, digital cards and accompanying materials are easier to make than physical cards.

But which app do you choose? Well, here is a list of the best flashcard apps of 2022.


Anki seeks to help users memorize anything in their lives, whether it is studying for tests, learning languages, or playing instruments. With these customizable flashcards, you can learn more effectively without increasing your study time! Anki can even support images, audio, videos, and scientific markup (via LaTeX), giving you a range of options for studying.

Use Anki for free with Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and any device with a web browser. Anki can also synchronize for use across multiple devices.


Brainscape is an optimized, flexible resource designed to improve learners’ retention of study materials. Twice as effective as books and paper flashcards, proven by a study by Columbia University, Brainscape uses a spaced-repetition method to help students excel.

With Brainscape’s free features you can find or create flashcards, track your progress, and share and collaborate with your classmates! Or, sign up for pro features for $5 a month and gain access to unlimited premium cards, upload media, track your classes stats, and more!

Brainscape is available on iOS, Android, and on your web browser!


Quizlet is a favorite among students for its user-friendly interface and expansive variety of flashcards. With Quizlet users find and create flashcards and use these flashcards, as well as quizzes and study games, to help users memorize material.

Creating a Quizlet account is free! However, users can choose to purchase a Quizlet Plus membership for $35.99/year. With Plus, you can search unlimited step-by-step textbook solutions and expert explanations, personalized study paths, check progress insights, study ad-free, and more!


With Cram.com, you can search their expansive collection of flashcards and student-submitted essays for all your study needs! Create your own flashcards or use the Cram Writing Tool to make your essays the best they can be! With the Writing Tool, you can detect grammar issues, plagiarism, and add citations.

Cram is home to over 195 million flashcards you can access for free online or on the app for iOS or Android!


StudyStack allows users to find flashcard sets with its comprehensive search feature or create their own. With these cards, you can take practice quizzes to improve your understanding or play study games to help with memorization. You can log what you’ve studied to keep track of your progress or share cards with classmates!

Study stack is easy to use anywhere – on your web browser or using the app on Apple and Android Devices.

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