simple and effective 5/5
I like this app over others I’ve tried because it’s really simple to build your own stack without requiring the web version.
An added bonus is that there are plenty of public decks available to use for free.
I’m not a power user by any means so can’t speak for all functionalities.
When I reported a bug, a developer got in touch directly via email to address the issue.
Overall good 4/5
I love this app! If there was an option to import a deck from a spreadsheet, I’d probably switch from quizlet entirely. The learn mode where they break things up into chunks and letting you study it a bit at a time is much more effective than Quizlet’s method of throwing it all at you at once. I have a few suggestions, though:
- add the option of importing decks
- create a desktop website so you can edit flashcards from your laptop
- add the option to have more than 150 cards at a time in one deck
- add the option to duplicate a deck
- add swahili as a language option for flashcards
- add the option to hit enter on flashcards
- get rid of the “study, then swipe” animation after someone has been using the app for a while. It’s annoying and distracting.
- spread out review of missed terms (i.e., if I miss a term, don’t make me the copy the missed word, give me another random word, then test me on the missed word using multiple choice, and then immediately give me the free recall test- give me a few more random words in between so that likelihood of retention is better)
- add the option to review all the terms that have been studied, rather than just a random handful. Maybe add a scale (e.g. “quick review” up to “comprehensive review”) that users can select based on how much time they have/how comprehensive the upcoming exam is.
- Diversify the customization of learning/studying. For example: Currently, when you have two facts on the back of a card, TinyCards will show you one fact and tell you to recall the other. I would appreciate the option of turning this feature off while still being quizzed on the back of the card. I make language flashcards with both a picture and the English translation on the back and, considering that English is my first language, I really don’t need to be quizzed on what a tomato is. This is just one example of many ways Tiny Cards could make its studying modes more customizable and therefore more applicable across a variety of different subjects.
Love this app! But one flaw 4/5
By Grace the GeoNerd
I love how u can make or study almost any subject using these flashcards! One flaw for parents is that your kid could be saying their studying Spanish or something but they could be studying types of slime. Trust me I have looked types of slime up on this app and many options popped up.
WOW MUST READ! 5/5
This is great to do while your health is regenerating!
Flash into another language 5/5
Want to learn in a fast efficient manner. Use this app.
By xiao gou
The app was FABULOUS for a while, but it recently started acting up, saying I have more or less followers than I really have, repeating certain followers, saying I am not following certain people... it changes every day. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! It is LITERALLY DRIVING ME NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good app but needs a higher rating 3/5
Good app, but it should be 17+ for unrestricted web access via the image search function
Amazing! Informative! Insane! I ❤️ google 5/5
By Master of Books
Now, most of the language apps, require you to do a subscription! Which is so stupid! Now on duolingo and tiny cards, its free!!! Yes, I said it FREE! I adore google for this, which has helped me and school and even in writing. The app, if you're like me, doesn't just say fail, it'll help you through it when you don't get it! Now, there are the occasional adds, yet still good! Take it from me! I DESPISE adds with every bone in my body, they ruin games and make them annoying! But here, at least they tell you why! They say it's to keep learning free, which, heck, keep the adds coming if j get this good of an app! I seriously recommend this app to anyone who loves to learn languages and new things through helpful flashcards. Google... ROCKS, for making this app!
Minor solvable kink 4/5
Really love this app except for one kink. The cards should distinguish between you singular and plural, I never tell which it’s asking for and end up making a mistake which is very frustrating.
Needs Improvement 3/5
By Truth seer wife
Volume terrible. Doesn't work all the time. Otherwise could be a good learning tool.
Great app! 5/5
What a wonderful way to learn! It's an easy and fun way to learn a new language. I just love it
Useless because I need to write more characters on back of card. 1/5
I need to write more characters on back of card. Why isn’t that possible? One star and this app is deleted. Bye.
Great, quick flash card app 5/5
This little app is great paired with Duolingo, Babbel, or another language learning app. I use it to flash cards I’ve previously learned in Duolingo. It really helps brush up on certain words without he need to listen or read full sentences.
Great design, but it’s difficult to use this app in practice.
I am trying to use it as a companion to Duolingo French.
However, the app makes you start at the beginning. It will take hours of meaningless practice just to get caught up. On top of that, even after I ace all of the tests, my strength levels go down really fast. Shouldn’t the app focus on the words I don’t know?
It’s just a waste of time. What I need are good flash cards in English that require answers in French.
Very helpful 5/5
By Rae Camui
Even though I don’t care for Duolingo, however, this one actually is very helpful. I struggle remembering my Katakana & using the flash cards is helping me get better at it.
Great app 5/5
Amazing! I can practice words of duolingo lesssons.
Stick with official cards 4/5
Stick with the official and simple decks that are 1-2 word answers. Everything else sort of defeats the point. There is one about world leaders and it makes you try to answer with a whole sentence that you have to answer word by word perfectly. That’s not really the point here.
Otherwise, please add a dark mode in both this and Duolingo!
Very helpful but needs some tweaks 3/5
I am studying German on duolingo and I find these tiny cards do help a LOT in conjunction with duolingo. There are lots of words that either I may have missed in duolingo or that are mentioned once and this Tinycards app really helps with that! However, it does need a few tweaks. The main one for me is in the deck of German occupations 1. I think we learn both the male and female versions of occupations (such as der Lehrer for male teacher and die Lehrerin for the female teacher). However, there is no indication on the card for which one it is asking me for and I choose either male or female and it will tell me I’m wrong because it wanted the opposite. How am I supposed to know it wants the male teacher when it shows me a picture of a female teacher? Or maybe it should ask for both on the same card? Apart from that, really enjoy the app!
I love this app! I am totally addicted to learning new things. Can you name all the countries in North America? It’s harder than I thought, but now I can name them all.
Others here have given some constructive criticism of the app, so I’ll skip that.
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.