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 a few minor optional features such as bookmarks and card reversibility.

The Brainscape Pro subscription can be purchased within the app, in billing increments of Monthly ($9.99 billed monthly), Semiannually ($41.99 billed every 6 months), and Annually ($59.99 billed yearly), as well as a Lifetime subscription option for $129.99. 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!

What’s New

Version 3.20210202

Bug fixes
Removed Facebook registration option

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10K Ratings

10K Ratings

kringle777 ,

Foreign languages are so much easier now

I have tried a ton of methods for learning foreign languages over the years — audio only, grammar intensive, books, audiobooks, videos, computer apps, etc. They all have their little gimmick — no studying, guided situations, games, etc. And at the end of the day, the simple flashcard method (with audio) works the best at having things to say in the moment you need it and at the tip of your tongue. Brainscape takes it further by offering curated professional flash cards courses for Spanish and French, plus smaller subsets of offerings (like verbs only or nouns only) for other languages like Mandarin or Italian. I wish they had entire courses in all the popular languages, because their method works best. It really does. Their method of progressive training, interval recall, and 5-level self scoring quite well at getting you to recall words and phrases. Plus I can create my own sets of flash cards and hook audio or picture content to them. All in all, there is no better method for learning a foreign language.

Developer Response ,

Kringle777, please accept this virtual high five! You get us :) And yes, we do hope to add more and more Brainscape certified classes for additional languages (and beyond). Happy studying! -- Courtney@Brainscape

afeedback ,

Great way to Memorize. Buggy app.

This app has great potential. It allows me to go over words that i don’t know over and over again until it becomes solidified in my head. I almost considered buying the premium version of the app. However, as much as Brainscape is a great app for its flash cards, it is extremely buggy. First, it relies heavily on its internet connection. If you try to study these flash cards while in the middle of a commute and the mobile network becomes spotty it crashes when you finish. If you want to double check a meaning on a card and you quickly switch apps and come back, the app freezes. It somehow saves progress which I assume is due to its constant connection to the internet, but my inability to switch between apps while memorizing is hindering to my learning process. I even tried to find a way to contact someone from Brainscape to talk about these things, but for some reason it says that there’s no email attached to the app even though when I go to my account my email info is in there. There was even a Brainscape representative that emailed me to promote the premium version so they do have my contact info so why doesn’t the app reflect that. I love the way the app works and would like to use it for a longer period of time, but if these problems persist it’ll become hard for me to do so.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. We are working on some of the sync crashing issues.

For what it's worth, the app does *not* use an internet connection constantly when you are studying. We only ping the server (to update your study progress) when (1) you finish a study session or (2) you close the app and send it to the background. There are indeed times when doing one of these things with a spotty internet connection can cause problems, and we are working on these. #softwareIsHard.

Regarding the contact issue, could you explain what you mean by "it says there is no email attached to the app"? You should be able to just Contact Us to report a bug. If you want a near-immediate response from a human, you can always email

Hope we can continue to make the app useful for you!

Reverend Onyx ,


Right now I’m currently attending a high school, in the Jrotc, I was informed about a way to prepare for the ACT and ASVAB. I decided to take them up on the offer and went to the website, since I don’t have a computer and have to use a mobile device I had to use the app. On to the point it’s easy to navigate and the questions don’t seem random and actually have structure like the real ACT. I won’t have to take the ACT for another two years as I’m currently a freshman but I do have experience with the ACT, which allows me to say definitely use this app. I shouldn’t even have to mention that the sight I used is technically a navy owned sight, which means if the military is willing to bet on this then you should too.

Edit: Forgot to mention some cards have cut off sentences making them impossible to be done correct making them what I call “freebies.” As in there’s nothing to do but skip.

Developer Response ,

Hey Reverend Onyx, Wow! Thank you so much for studying with us! We'd love to hear more about the flashcards that are being cut off. Would you mind sending us a screenshot including the name of the class and deck, so that we can take a look and see what you're seeing? Here to help, Courtney@Brainscape

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