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!

What’s New

Version 3.20180808

Top-rated flashcard app & website now with millions more classes/cards, a refined Confidence-Based Repetition (CBR) algorithm, & many other tweaks.

Also: Browse mode now free! More slimy bugs eradicated. And better confirmation messaging for Help and Contact Us.

Email us at anytime to keep us moving forward with your ideas!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.6K Ratings

5.6K Ratings

theCaT4568 ,

Definitely Recommend!

I first found out about Brainscape Senior year of high school. My friend recommended it and I absolutely LOVED it! I got it when everything was free, but I liked it so much that when they came up with "Pro" I chose to buy the one year subscription (thinking I wouldn't use it after high school). However, I continued to use it through college and STILL love it! So much that when the year was over I upgraded to the lifetime subscription. This app got me through some of my toughest classes. It also helped me study for HOSA state which I then qualified for HOSA nationals and went even further! I couldn't have done it without this app! I will do anything for my grades and success in life, and Brainscape proved to me that I'm even willing to pay for a subscription to help me study! Definitely recommend! Even if you're not planning on buying the Pro.

Developer Response ,

Wow! So happy to hear your glowing review, CaT4568 :) And the whole team appreciates your support with going Pro, THANK YOU!!! Good luck on your future studies and don't ever hesitate to shoot us a message at with any questions or feature improvement requests. 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!

Jdhdjdhdh ,

Great app

I downloaded several flashcards apps to see which one had the best diversity of study options, and though it costs to acquire the options I wanted it seems worth it to me. Like- being able to reverse or shuffle the deck, having deck categories and being able to study them together or alone. Most free apps just don't make the cut for what I need to really study effectively. I was looking for an app that was ideal for making my own flashcards, and not only did I like this one the best for flashcard creating, but it also actually has a pretty wide variety of already made decks that can be download and studied that I like to utilize for the fun of it sometimes. The one thing I really really wish was available was being able to put a gif, an animated photo, or even a video on a flashcard. I haven't yet found a flashcard app that has this option available but it would be so helpful! I am studying sign-language and an animated photo or video option would be perfect. Brainscape would be the ultimate flashcard app if they added a feature like that!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the great feedback! We have good news -- adding photos and gifs to flashcards will be added in the coming months. We first need to change the way this feature works on our website, and then we'll be transferring the feature to the app.

Thank you for your patience in the meantime! Remember that you can always log into our website on a computer and add images to your flashcards there.


Bold Learning Solutions, Inc.
67.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Bold Learning Solutions, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Brainscape Pro $9.99
  2. Brainscape Pro $59.99
  3. Brainscape Pro $41.99


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