Flashcard Hero

Developer: Kitestack Software

Current Version: 2.6

Last Updated: 5 months ago

Download Size: 10.1 MB - Download


Make your own flash cards and take the pressure out of test preparation. Flashcard Hero keeps track of what
facts you already know so you can focus on what you don’t know and save a lot of time.

Beyond your average-vocab-app: We made Flashcard Hero for those of you who want to fit more than a few words on each card. You can add images, lists, and use text formatting to structure your content. Cards even expand as you add more text so you can take notes during class and turn them into study cards later. All decks can easily be shared with others via the web.


- iCloud Drive integration (compatible with the Flashcard Hero iPhone/iPad app)

- 3 study modes: Answer covered, Multiple choice tests, Typing the answer

- Audio output (text to speech) of text on cards in over 30 languages

- Group cards by topic (e.g. text book chapters)

- Add images from your Mac and the Internet

- Basic text formatting (lists, bold font, italic,…)

- Many deck cover styles

- Difficulty level for each card

- Group cards using the Leitner study system (similar to spaced repetition)

- Detailed study session summaries

- Take notes during class; cards expand automatically

- Import decks you already have (.tsv and .csv format, Quizlet.com)

- Share decks via the web

- Print decks

- Export as PDF and lecture notes


- Compatible with the Remote Control feature of the iOS app. You can use the iOS app as a remote to control the study mode on the Mac while you are projecting on a big screen.

A note about iCloud Drive:

Starting with version 2.0 of the Mac app, using iCloud Drive requires at least Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.

What’s Next?
This is just the beginning. If you’d like to see a certain feature, let us know through the feedback menu in the app.


Release Notes:

- Solved problem with image copy & paste not working on macOS Sierra 10.12.4
- Improved importing cards from CSV and TSV files


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.4
Review by Adabella59

This is probably the greatest app, ever. - ^ And that is an understatement. Honestly, I went through every demo of apps for flashcards that the app store provides. I began with Smartr until it crashed and didn’t become available in the US anymore. Contacted them and then NO reply. I was going to consider, Mental Case but it was kind of pricey for electronic flashcards. I started with the demo of Flashcard Hero and was really impressed by the simplicity. Considering I’m a college student, I barely have any time to learn the way an app works nowadays so it is a + when it’s extremely SIMPLE. I also contacted the main person of this app directly (you can find his e-mail on the flashcardhero.com website) and gave him some ideas that he could add to make the app a tiny bit better than it already is. I got a quick response within a few hours; this shows not only dedication, but persistence in wanting to make it perfect. I suggested an iPad app, and a search bar for when people are looking for one precise flashcard within their whole stack. I told all my friends about it and the two main girls I study with already purchased it to use for other classes. When studying with friends, it helps to have the flashcards in full screen and have each one of them assure that the other one knows it. I probably would have completely failed Theories of Personality exam without this app, so thanks! Everyone should try the app! There’s a demo if you’re a tad bit hesitant!

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 2.0
Review by Catk2

Requires unnecessary OS upgrade - For an application that is relatively simple, requiring an OS X upgrade to v10.10 means older MacBooks must cannot use current features of the paid Mac version with their iOS 8 devices. Older MacBooks suffer in performance with the current OS versions, and don't gain any significant features. This is lazy engineering.

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.6
Review by Krisstaan

Randomly deleted 100+ cards (from cloud too) 24 hrs before exam - I have been using Flashcard Hero for over a year and had been happy with it, even recommending it to others, but that ends today. While using the quiz function on my iPhone, the application quit unexpectedly. When I reopened the application, over 100 cards (all those in a single topic area) were deleted. The deleted cards had been written over a period of several weeks and represented over 40 hours of work. With a big exam only a day away, I am without what had been my primary study aid. Although the application quit when I was using the quiz function on my iPhone, the same cards were gone when I opened the app on my laptop. The cards are not in the cloud either, although at least some of them had been previously. I can no longer rely on this program and will be finding another. At the time this happened, I had updated with the 4.18.17 release, but had not yet updated with the 4.23.17 release. Nonetheless, there is no indication that the 4.23.17 release fixed any problems with unexpected quitting accompanied by deletion of cards from all locations, including the cloud. I have not heard back from support, but unless they can recover those cards for me in the next few hours, there is nothing that can fix the predicament I’m in having lost the study aid I carefully constructed over several weeks only a day before the exam. This program is just too unreliable for me to ever use it again.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.6
Review by sleslie23

Solid app - After using this program for a week, it grew on me. The positives are that it imports TSV/CSV very well. It also synchs well with iCloud. I’ve used it seamlessly on 2 macs and an iPhone. A few things I would like to see to make it a 4 star app (and one of the best flashcard apps): - Option to edit decks from a table. The current editing system is a bit clunky and it’s hard to see more than one item at a time. - Ability to study “expired” cards. The current system seems to put known cards in a bucket, never to be seen again.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.6
Review by Intralizee

Love it! - The app is very intutive for creating digital flash cards fast and simple. I’m in love with the "Study Mode" feature with "Type here what you remember" and it makes memorizing a breeze by having to type the answers out for the flash cards. So far I’m extremily pleased with my purchase and I’m impressed by the design which the developer has made very elegant and simple.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.6
Review by Tarshun

Great App! Just add HIGHLIGHTING feature w/colors... - The ability to create my own digital flashcards has been a true blessing. As I am studying for an industry cert, this App has been a GODSEND. I would definitely recommend this to anyone needing to harness information for rapid memorization. The only upgrade that I suggest is to add a HIGHLIGHT feature under the Text column along with the standard Bold, Italic, and Underline choices. This would make it an ABSOLUTE winner! Thanks are due to the developers of this great app!!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.6
Review by JoiLC

Best Flash Card Program - I don’t usually write reviews, but this program is worth taking some time out of my day to give kudos where it it due. Great all around app and highly recommended!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people