I am looking for a flashcard/tester app for iOS, and the web.

I'm going to use it for learning languages, but it could be used for anything.

It basically needs to take in 2 things, for example, English and German words/phrases.

The app should then allow me to test myself on these, either way (like switching sides on a flashcard), by typing, looking at virtual flashcards, or hearing the things. If there are 'games' that help you learn the stuff, even better!

To summarise (and add a few points):

  • free iOS and web app (probably need to register)
  • supports languages (audio pronunciation for languages, especially German and English)
  • supports tests (type in the opposite language, say English to German)
  • supports typos (preferably with a button saying 'typo' or similar. Definitely not automatically thinking it's a typo)
  • supports case sensitivity toggle (German requires capital first letter for nouns, but for something that's not a language, I don't care about capitals, so I shld be able to turn the feature on or off)
  • supports 'I don't know' to show me the answer if I don't know it
  • hopefully statistics on games/tests, preferably testing me more frequently on things I don't know
  • hopefully a way to just look at the words/phrases (in flashcard form, or list form - anything!)
  • hopefully speed 'games' or similar to aid learning

I know these are a lot of strict requirements, but only the first 6 are required - I'm sure there are many apps to do this, but I'm looking for a recommendation based on experience so I know whether it works for them or not :)

  • Related: softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/q/504/6834 – Tymric Nov 21 '14 at 20:07
  • @Timmy Does look related, but looks like I'm asking for the complete opposite! I want to be tested whereas the other asker didn't :) – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Nov 21 '14 at 20:12
  • Indeed. But the answer for that question does satisfy some of your requirements, and would help if someone is looking for something similar – Tymric Nov 21 '14 at 20:16
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    @Timmy Tested it out... it isn't exactly what I was thinking of, although it is definitely powerful in terms of when it asks you specific words. I think this is a possible backup choice if nobody else answers this question, but I'm sure there are people who are looking for a similar type of app, so, I'll wait. I've upvoted that question and answer anyway, as they are both very good :) – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Nov 21 '14 at 20:36
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Quizlet.com looks perfect for me!:

  • free iOS app, Android app, web app
  • supports audio pronunciation for German and French
  • supports tests - 'Learn' mode
  • allows you to override it in case you had a typo
  • if you don't know the answer, just leave the space blank and it makes you type it out again
  • I think it tests you more frequently on unknown words - it feels like it does anyway!
  • view as flashcards/list
  • 'games' - although I don't think they help me learn - they might help you!

But, it doesn't support toggling capital letters.

You need to register for a free account. You can also share 'sets' with other people with an account. Or make 'classes' for a group of people.

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