This app helped me memorize the fifty states! I need to know this for a test, and I was so worried. I found out about the states learning on here (follow the tiny geo) and in just one night I memorized it all.
Where did the progress bars go? 2/5
I’m learning German and suddenly after updating there are no more progress bars meaning I have no idea which areas need work. Nor do I know which deck I’m working on! I have zero interest in using this now despite it formerly being good.
Works well 4/5
Enjoying it. Good graphics.
Could be really good, but... 3/5
This app is super glitchy on my iPhone 7 Plus which is running iOS 11.2.6. Most of the time (4 out of 5) it doesn’t respond to swiping away the cards, it just keeps going back and forth, from same card to answer, it won’t proceed to next card. So frustrating because it could be really useful and fun.
Tiny Cards is great 5/5
I am learning much faster using Tiny Cards. Great App.
I love the Tinycards I think they’re great flashcards I like hubby make you spell the words and the mix things up Billy thing I wish is that every time the word came up or sometimes when the word came up and you had to write the definition of it it would pronounce the word it only pronounces the word when it first shows it to you so it makes it hard to keep up with the learning on how to properly pronounce the words. Otherwise fantastic app
Epic Way 2 Learn 5/5
By C Greener
Flash cards is such a brilliant idea! And totally practical. Also nice that I can make my own decks!👍😉
I really like it. 4/5
A big problem with flash card apps is that they’re too boring. Sure, studying isn’t a game and if you go too far towards making it fun or into a game then the learning becomes less efficient and it’s maybe better to use a boring app (aka Anki). This app seems to do well to balance. It has nice sound effects to reward right answers and smiley happy faces briefly show on the screen. They’re very cute. I think most people will enjoy a cute app more than a boring one. It’s till in development I think.
One feature I really want is Chinese text to speech. I see mostly European language support so far. But I love this app.
Much Better Than I Expected 5/5
When I first downloaded this app I was expecting it to be like most flashcard apps but a bit more cute. When it prompted me at the beginning to follow a subject, I was a little frustrated since I did not want to study any of the ones they listed. Once I got passed that part, just out of curiosity, I searched the app and was shocked to find flashcard decks on the exact topics I’m studying now! And this is not a popular subject like foreign languages either; it’s computer security. They have pretty much any subject you could ever want to study made by people all over the world. And to top it all off, it’s cute and kind of like a game with levels of decks to complete. I don’t write reviews very often for apps, but I really wanted to for this one because it is just so awesome. If you want to study something, like cute stuff, and/or want a flashcard app that kind of feels like a game, please download this app now. I promise, you will not regret it! :)
Works like a charm... almost 5/5
This app is amazing. Love that you can make your own decks or find what you need and start learn. Great for vocabulary and learning a language. I put my phone in Spanish and every new word I find I add to a deck I already have over 400 words.
One bug that needs to be fixed is my app is having trouble using the audio function for reading Spanish words )or English words) in Spanish. Seems like it started after I changed my iPhone language and only on new decks or new cards I add. Please fix this.
Generally good but needs improvement 3/5
By delta Usafa
Having an flash card app that works alongside Duolingo is great. It’s very useful except for two major issues:
1) The completion level for each set of cards degrades WAY too fast, much faster than Duolingo. This is problematic for me because I’m way ahead in Duolingo and it’s made it very hard to catch up with Tinycards. Each lesson degrades in completion every single day, and so the further along you get, the more you need to do to keep it current, and the harder it is to move forward. I could just move on anyway, but as a completion freak I just need to get it all done every day. It’s extremely frustrating.
2) Some words have multiple meanings or translations. However, it will only accept one as the correct answer, not the other, and gives no indication as to which one it wants. Ultimately, because I have to redo every card set as outlined in point 1, you come to figure out which it wants from the wording of the question, but it’s still frustrating to get something wrong when it’s actually still correct.
Great help 5/5
Definitely helps with learning a second language.
This app is pretty great 5/5
I've been learning Korean, so this app is great for keeping simple phrases and words fresh in my mind, but I have also used it to study for biology test and stuff, so there really is quite a wide variety of knowledge to be gathered on there. I gave it five stars because I've been using it for quite a while, and have not had any problems with it. While I'm sure I could think of improvements if I really though hard about it, since none come to mind right of the bat, and it is quite adept at what I need it to do, I can find no fault with this app.
Great App 5/5
Helped a lot. I was going to write a silly review making sure I said everything incorrectly in spanish - you know, as a joke but my girlfriend said no. My bad. She's my fiance. (You should see the look she just gave me) :-o
Best App Ever 5/5
I make flash cards as a hobby now Tinycards is the bomb.
I ❤️ Tinycards
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!