Flashcard Hero

Developer: Kitestack Software

Current Version: 2.6

Last Updated: 3 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 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
Version 2.6
Review by sleslie23

Virtual Paper? - Would be nice if the study screen took up less real estate. There is no need for the virtual sheet of paper. That and it would be better to have configurable keyboard shortcuts to navigate through a study session. As it is now, it requires a lot of extra hand movements to study a deck. The speaking feature is really useless. Who wants to learn to speak like a robot? Also, why isn’t the edit mode a table? You’re taking the flash CARD analogy too far. It also takes up too much space and I have to scroll forever to see the next card. At least make this configurable. Import took a little bit of tweaking, but works great for TSV and CSV. One thing this app does that most others don’t: I can select the specific decks I want to study at one time. If you could improve the UI and tighten up a few other features, this could be a 5 star app. Right now, the UI makes it a 3 (or even a 2).

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people