Good app, but no choosing 4/5
A flaw with Flashcards in general is that there is only one answer available even if in reality multiple choices could be correct. In French for example questions can be written and spoken in different ways. But with the Flashcards if you use a correct form that is different than the answer on the card, you get marked as wrong. The same is true of the meanings of words. That being said, the Flashcards work well given their limitations.
Sometimes there is more than one correct answer. 4/5
This is a great aid to language learning.
There are a few things that might improve its effectiveness. If there was a way for Tinycards accept more than one correct answer. For example: i pesci in Italian is the plural of fish but in English the most common plural of fish is fish, but this answer is counted as wrong.
Great product with fixable flaws 4/5
This is great app, probably even better than its sister app Duolingo. However, there are a couple of flaws:
* The biggest one is that, on missing a card, it is whisked away before I can even compare my wrong answer to the correct one. It should stay on screen until swiped away. This needs to be fixed.
* For language review, a better presentation of the initial card would be to have me type it in from a display of the answer. That is, the card would say “good: хорошо” and make me type in “хорошо” even on the first try. For any complicated phrase, the current mode has me see it, flunk it, type it in from the prompt which disappears as I type, and then asks me once more.
* The second introduction of a card is also too easy. The app might show “там” and “собака” and then immediately make me choose between them which is “dog”. Better to show “совака”, “собаку”, “собака” than the trivial memory test from two seconds ago. These cards seem more useful for later review than for immediate introduction.
* When editing a deck, display the front and back together and allow immediate editing of both. Perhaps an edit mode where the front and back of each card sit joined together on left and right, with pairs of cards scrolling horizontally as present. The current interface is too cute; a clumsy spreadsheet would be better than the current implementation.
Good companion app 4/5
It is basically flash cards. For people familiar with Duolingo. Nothing really special or extreme. Has quizzes though which is nice. Not many options but whatever, it is hard to make one for every language.
Now I have a list of suggestions from my experience and other reviews:
- Add an ‘slow turtle’ audio option like on the app.
- Add the “Another correct solution” or something of the sorts like that to Tinycards as well.
- Add an option to turn off ‘Beginner Mode’ and by that I mean the swipe to move forward thing that shows up below the cards sometimes. It’s slightly annoying and according to someone else, it impacts their ability to learn.
Very helpful app 5/5
I love using this app so far as part of my Spanish Duolingo journey. I am a tad bit better then a beginner but not quite intermediate. With that said, I do really enjoy seeing the words I already know as well. I like to be able to click the “I already know this word”, the word just really sets into my brain well at that point. It’s like flash cards and pop quiz’s all in one. Thanks tiny cards! You guys are doing a good job :)
Great start 3/5
I love the TinyCards platform and the design principles that guide the work DuoLingo is doing. The app is delightful and simple to use, and I'm truly happy that I can create and share my own flash cards. I am concerned though about the curation of user-generated content and the fact that so much of it is created without any eye to how it will eventually be used. TinyCards staff recently chose to highlight one such deck and it quickly became apparent that the way the deck is designed with questions on one side and complicated or simple answers on the other simply cannot work with the way the app is structured. One question asks for a date, another for a short response, when a card is juxtaposed with potential answers taken from other cards, the syntax is such that it's clear without knowing anything about the cards that only one answer could be correct. Furthermore, the app constantly shows you the cards and asks you to indicate whether you remember it or not. If a card deck is built correctly there is no reason to ask users to indicate whether they know the card. This really breaks up the flow of using decks. TinyCards should simply present that card again to the user and if the user answers incorrectly continue to show it.
Good tool 4/5
It's a good tool to help with Duolingo vocabulary. However, they need to work on differentiating cards for words like "but" and "husband" that have two possible answers.
Okay flash card app 3/5
By somewhat upset reviewer
I like how the app has flash cards that match Duolingo courses and lessons, but I still preferred Quizlet.
Perfect flash card app 5/5
Does everything it's supposed to do. You can build your own flash card decks and use ones created by others. Just what I wanted.
I love this app! 5/5
By Koo Koo head lindsey
I love this app I give it 5 stars! Please get this app I am sure you will love it! You can make your own decks and have your own account! You can also learn so many different languages!
FREE. SIMPLE. CUSTOMIZE-ABLE /backflip 5/5
By Awe Heal
FREE w/ NO Ads. /backflip need I say more?
but there IS more...
SIMPLE to use. Find a deck - “star” it - and it’s added to you desktop. Tap the deck and learn.
but it gets even better...
I can make my OWN DECK OF FLASHCARDS!!! Because I use multiple Apps to study Japanese, the random so-called “beginner” words & phrases are vastly different between Apps. So to help ease my boggled mind, I create (private) decks that I can enter the word/phrase and go back to it after I research its meaning & how to write it & use it in everyday life. That’s right, research! If you’re serious about learning a language, a dictionary is a must. I use an App for that too.
So for all you snivelers, make your own deck if you don’t like what others have offered to you for free.
Helpful yet flawed 3/5
I really do like this app but it can be a little confusing for beginners. I wish it was a little more like the duolingo app.
1. It should be able to get different answers like duolingo, and just say “this works too”, like duolingo. Because if it asks me “where” it doesn’t specify whether it wants me to answer là que or où so I just have to guess.
2. If the question is “which?” It should accept lesquelles, lequel, laquelle because (unless I am incorrect) they are the same. And if I AM incorrect, I would like it to give maybe a small explanation, nothing fancy. Like why is it better to use “que boivent-ils?” instead of “qu’est-ce qu’ils boivent?” It should either accept both, or specify WHY using the first is better.
I do realize that this is a lot to ask for in a flashcard app, but it would be so so great if it had these features. At the very least #1. Until then, this app is better for vocab: nouns and adjectives, not so much sentences and grammar.
Pretty Good 5/5
By Miah 👋🏾
So far I am enjoying it I am doing Duolingo American Sign Language in and I am starting on the Alphabet... I have no complaints but I just started the app.
Fun way to learn! 5/5
There are numerous subjects to choose from and I feel like I'm playing a game while I learn.
Why all the hate? 5/5
By achibalds girlfriend
Everyone's comments are negative but I love this app! It works so well with duolingo and if you learn family before pronouns you can! I love that it's all free! There are some apps that make you pay tons of money. Thank you! Keep adding content! Aramaic the language I really want to learn !
Great little app 5/5
Really like this tool. Only wish is that you could import your own lists via csv file rather than create cards one by one. And that maybe audio would pronounce the card all the time when learning language. Love it!
Sign in 4/5
I can’t sign in. I already had an account with decks I made and took a lot of hours to do. I tried signing up, but then it said that email address is already in use, so I’m like ok I go back to try and sign in and it says it has something wrong with the email or password even though I triple check for any errors. Not making sense to me...
Identify you singular or plural 4/5
I like the app, trying to brush up on Italian. The app does not identify if they are asking about singular or plural "you". For example, you in English is singular or plural. In Italian, it is "tu" for singular or "voi" for plural. The cards don't distinguish
Issues with iPhone X 3/5
Great app. I love using it to reinforce what I’m learning in Duolingo and Memrise. I’m a little disappointed that the latest version seems to be lacking in interface polish. They seem to have enabled iPhone X support without properly adjusting their UI first. I haven’t encountered anything where this issue breaks the functionality of the app, but it certainly looks bad and can make the app a little confusing to navigate (for example, if I want to go back a screen, the back button will show up in the small space to the left of the notch where the clock normally goes).
Good supplement to Duolingo 5/5
By Pequito gato
I really like it, but with only one flaw. It will ask you to type the word “you” in any given language without telling you if it is the singular or plural form! I’ve been told I was wrong for typing “du” instead of “Ihr” or vice versa, even though they are technically German for “you.” Can you please add “(plural)” to the cards so we know which ones want the plural form????
Terrible bug 2/5
By Sierra Loves This App =^.^=
The app is great but I downloaded the app and it doesn’t let me open it from my home screen I have to go into the App Store to get into the app.
No iPhone X support :( 2/5
Please update the app to take advantage of the iPhone X screen!
It's a really cute app and I love it for reviewing things you may have learned on Duolingo. My only complaint would be that words with double meanings could be a little bit hard to understand, but personally I don't mind that at all.
Amazing but please add more courses.
Great memorization 5/5
This app goes great with Duolingo. I almost prefer it to Duolingo now that Duolingo requires you to keep health up in order to continue. You can keep going as long as you’d like in this app.
WHY YOU NO SAVE 2/5
Thanks to your app my flash cards didn’t save or at least I couldn’t publish them because some were blank so in a result I missed an assignment in German because of your app. All I’m asking though is if you could make a save option or just make it allowed to publish cards even though there blank. Thank you and YOU ALSO OWE ME.
Really great. Hope they keep adding new topics. 5/5
What the title said!
Great Start... 3/5
This is an excellent resource for Mandarin as it creates pictures out of the characters to help anchor them in you mind, but unfortunately they don’t pronounce the words for you and instead of including the tonal marks, they put the number to the side (1 for first tone, 2 for second, etc).
This would be 5 stars for me if it had pronunciation and actual tonal marks.
Adjust to needs... 4/5
If you keep missing a word, it automatically makes you practice. --- simple, but keeps adding words. --- I like it a lot.
Neees iPhone X support 3/5
Neat app but needs to support the X!
The best learning app eveeeeeerrrrrrrr 5/5
It truly has the whole package that makes an app perfect. It is awesome. Thanks Doulingo for making this.
Sooooo helpful! 5/5
I use these cards to enhance my Spanish lessons with Duolingo and other my iTunesU Arkansas Spanish I class. It has been really great!
I saw another review say it was not for beginners but I am a beginner and am learning so much.
Only thing I would add would be an option to have the Spanish words spoken out loud automatically.
I would pay for this app but they offer it commercial free! Muchas gracias Duolingo!
Useful. Thanks for creating TinyCards 4/5
I like this app and I’m frustrated with it. I’m an off and on user of duo lingo basic French. I’m at 37% fluency when I started using Tiny cards.
Scoring algorithm isn’t very smart. Answer for d’accord is “okay” but “ok” is wrong. Ça va bien is “I am well” but not “I am fine”.
I would like to set the length of time the feedback screen is presented so I can process my errors better. If I misspell “aime” as “amie” I want time to mentally practice the correct response. At the moment I don’t know which if either of the two is correct. Maybe a “Continue” button on errors?
If I’m prompted to type a particular response it’s frustrating to start and have the desired response disappear. Especially when it is long and only the second time I’ve seen it.
Needs work 3/5
I downloaded this app to help reinforce the Duolingo Spanish lessons I am working on. It is great except for the fact that it makes you practice far too often to be able to move forward to new material. You can have full strength in all lessons, come back an hour later, and have to do 12-15 practice sessions to get those same strength bars refilled. It's irritating.
Great app, just one tip 5/5
I think the fastest way to recall and memorize information is by saying it quickly out loud. It would be helpful if we could say the answer rather then type it!
Nice app, but it keeps crashing 3/5
My device meets all the standard system requirements to use this app, but for some reason it likes to crash whenever I scroll through cards or switch to a different deck. It happens every time I use the app. I have very little apps on my device and every other app aside from Tinycards works very well. Please fix ASAP.
By Aromas <-- in game
Very good, very easy needs some tweaks 4/5
I find this app very helpful. Though when I get an answer incorrect I’m able to get it right a second time, due to the little tip telling me to “type ___” that is actually the answer. Somewhat of a stepping stool and feels like a cheat.
Great app for me 4/5
I think the pace of the learning is pretty fun memorizing words. Sometimes if I forget, I turn off typing and I’ll remember
The swipe thing isn’t really working for my iPhone SE, could you please fix or tell me what to do? Thanks so much!!!
There are no instructions to use this App. Secondly it sent me to the App from Duolingo, but there are no Japanese cards. You wasted my time, and battery. Don’t put out a garbage App that doesn’t work. This is junk ware to sell more Apps.
Good Duolingo Companion - Couple "Quirks" 4/5
I’m using TinyCards with DuoLingo to get a start on learning Spanish and overall I really like how well the two pair, but there are a couple things I find a nuisance in using TC (with DuoLingo, that is). 1) Some of the pronunciations by the female voice in TC is *very* different than those in DL, which for someone who is learning can be frustrating when you speak to the bots in DL and the voice recognition doesn’t accept your TC pronunciation but will if said the way the word is pronounced in DL. 2) I’ve run across vocabulary words in TC that appear to have incorrect definitions, or at least, DL will mark you as incorrect. Ex: in TC "Different" is ‘distinto’. In DL, you’ll be marked as incorrect, as ‘diferente’ is the word they’re looking for and in DL ‘distinto’ is "distinct" in English (which makes sense). According to iTranslate, distinto can mean different, but DL only accepts one answer, diferente (even though both distinto and diferente are in the same DL lesson). Since these two apps are created by the same dev and marketed as companions, there should be strict cohesion among the translations. 3) Some of the words found in the DL lessons aren’t even included in TC until later lessons or not at all, which makes trying to learn the vocab in TC before tackling a DL lesson irrelevant.
4) This one is more a request than an issue, but it would really be great to be able to move the flash cards around in TinyCards. If I could pair “start" and “finish” right next to each other, their visual proximity would help me remember the Spanish translations quicker. The cards are grouped by theme for the most part in TC, but having the ability to move them around freely would really be helpful.
I love using this app with DuoLingo. I feel like it’s really helped me pick up the vocabulary quicker than if I were using DuoLingo alone.
I love the flash cards, they help me sharpen my mind; revisit things that I have forgotten and learn some new things.
I can’t log in 1/5
It won’t let me log in . :(
I tried the desktop version first and the audio plays automatically every time you see the card. On the app this isn't happening, which is seriously detrimental to language learning. As an aside, in language decks the user should be asked to translate from the target language into their primary language first, THEN from their primary language into the target language.
I tried to send this feedback directly, but the app said I needed an email address attached to my account to do so, despite the fact that I do have an email address attached to my account and double checked this fact.
Fun app to practice words!
Awesome and fun.
Tiny Cards, as in tiny amount of content 2/5
By Glenna Ann
I dowloaded this app as a study tool for the two languages I am practicing through Duolingo, Spanish & Irish. I come to find out that Duolingo itself only has eleven official companion decks paired with the lessons. They don’t even have an official one for Irish. The only Irish deck that pops up is a personal deck that has typos and only sort of correlates to the lessons on Duolingo. Seeing as how this app is supposed to be a companion app to Duolingo, I am very disappointed that they don’t have decks for all available lessons. The decks they actually have are very helpful, but they need to expand their content.
We should have the option to separate our decks of cards into specific units to better organize.
Cool idea 4/5
By Tune Addict
I like that I can do these for just 10 min a day!