Apr 15 AT 1:11 AM Guest Blogger 15 Comments

StudyDroid flashcards: Absolutely perfect for the student on the go

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As a student, I often find myself in areas that are rather unconventional to study in. You have your big Medical, Math, or Science Books and it just does not seem to work out. It is also possible that you may have flashcards, but why carry around extra stuff?

As an Android lover, I have found the perfect solution to my predicament. It’s an application called StudyDroid. With this app I am able to bring the one thing I really need, my phone, and be able to study when I have a few minutes of free time. StudyDroid works by allowing you to create flashcards either within the app itself or on http://www.studydroid.com and syncing them onto your device.

One of StudyDroid’s biggest features is that it has it’s own online community. Users are able to share their packs publicly. Don’t worry though, if this is not your thing you can set your packs to private. You can also mark cards as “Known” as you study. This feature puts all of your known cards to the end of your pack, allowing you to focus on cards that you don’t remember as well.

Pros

  • Free
  • Able to create a pack of flashcards on your computer
  • Have images on cards
  • Can mark certain flashcards as “Known”
  • Lists all of the cards in a pack
  • Online community to share flashcards
  • Digital, so you’re not limited on how much you can put on a card

Cons

  • The website can get a little buggy when creating a pack every now and then
  • The user interface could be a little bit better
  • The app only downloads your cards from the web, it doesn’t upload them

Final Verdict

StudyDroid flashcards is a must have app for any student, whether you have a lot of content to study or just a little. This a very nice application that any student should have on their phone.

So what about you? Do you have knowledge of an app that is a must have for students? Post in the comments below and let me know.

Note: This review was submitted by Guy Tiano as part of our app review contest.

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  • http://Website Nick

    Pop Quiz is another great flash card application on Android. You can study multiple choice questions too along with flash cards. Although it doesn’t have the online storage of flash cards yet it has some excellent features which make it better – in my opinion – than this app.

  • http://Website Shaun

    I used Studydroid to study for a computer certification, and had all sorts of issues. It lost collections of cards multiple times when I synced, forcing me to start over inputting them in the clunky, confusing website.

    I then moved to Kaka Flashcards. Kaka is GREAT. The developer is responsive. I wrote him with some feature requests. Some of which he implemented right away, and others it turned out were already included. He wrote me a long, helpful email with a walkthrough of how to use them. Also, it accesses flashcard libraries on several popular and easy-to-use websites. As such, there are already thousands of card collections available, and inputting new ones is easy and fast.

    Avoid Studydroid. Try Kaka.

  • http://Website Steve

    Check out anki or supermemo… Each has their respective android program which is pretty useful. Based on spaced repetition. I’m going to new using it when I start medical school in august

  • http://Website charles

    i like studydroid’s ability to create flashcards in html format and include pictures. it’s much more flexible in my opinion.

  • http://groups.google.de/group/flashcards-togo Oliver

    You can also try out “Flashcards Togo”, another flashcard app for Android:
    http://groups.google.de/group/flashcards-togo

    For a comprehensive and excellent review of flashcard apps see here:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-applications/5536-review-flashcard-apps-droid.html

    (okay, I’m biased towards Flashcards ToGo because I’m the developer, but the review above is pretty unbiased and really lists pros and cons of each app)

  • http://purewaterpools.com Randy

    I just downloaded the pro version of Study Droid. I use this app to study while on the train traveling to school. This is the most important app I have. It has help my gpa 2 fold!

  • Scott

    I prefer Flash Card Maker Pro since has all the same features with improved gesture support and full animation. Also don’t have to register with a website to share flash cards. Additionally Flash Card Maker Pro has text to speech enabled and able to shuffle cards which is not currently supported by StudyDroid.

  • http://www.flashcardmakerpro.com Scott

    Welcome to the future of learning! Flash Card Maker Pro now available on the Android Market as of October 2010. The only flash card application that is optimized for Android pads, tablets, and mobile phones. Flash Card Maker Pro uses advanced gesturing and text-to-speech capability providing a fully interactive experience for users of all ages. This multi-sensory teaching tool uses all pathways of learning (visual, auditory, kinesthetic or seeing, hearing, touching) simultaneously, in order to enhance memory and learning. Use Flash Card Maker Pro on your Android phone or tablet to teach children how to read and do math, to help students study for exams, or to prepare for an upcoming presentation.
    Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand. (Chinese Proverb)

    Recycle your old paper flash cards and download the latest digital version today! Flash Card Maker Pro has the following highlighted features:
    Create Your Own Flash Cards
    Share Flash Cards with Other Users
    Download Decks of Cards from Developer Website
    Text-to-speech Audio Playback
    Built-in Study Timer
    Randomize or Change Order of Playback
    Swap Question and Answer
    Change Card Colors and Text Size
    Navigate Between Cards using Touch Gestures
    Backup Database to SD Card

  • http://www.flashcardmakerpro.com flash cards android

    Has anybody done a comparison of all the flash card apps available to Android. I would be interested in this?

  • http://www.flashcardmakerpro.com flash cards

    I can not figure out what Anki is?

  • http://www.flashcardmakerpro.com flash cards

    I like the StudyDroid application. Especially the integration with Quizlet.

  • http://nicolas-raoul.blogspot.com Nicolas Raoul

    Another great flashcards app is AnkiDroid.
    It is a free (open source), compatible with Anki, and the last version added a lot of features.
    The community maintains hundreds of quality packs.
    Images and sounds are supported.
    Intelligent repetition algorithm.

    • Liz

      I have no idea on how to add sound and picure to Anki!! I love Anki and I know that you are the developer, can you please help me??

  • cro

    Hi,

    a very good flash card android app is Vocablo.

    It has a integrated translation engine (uses microsoft translate) to translate and save your vocabulary in more than 30 languages.

    You can also im- and export from or to txt, csv …

    Give it a try
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.wagner.vocablofull2&hl=de

  • Judy Jalski

    Can anyone recommend an Android app that will help me study for the CompTIA 220-701 or 220-702? (I have to take both of them.)

    These 3 look the best so far:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.VariousApps.ExamMan
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dblpartners.CompTIA702
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dblpartners.sbundle

    This video also looks good: