Tech: The best flashcard apps to get you through finals

Finals are approaching and unless you enjoy attempting to read the chicken-scratch notecards scattered around your room, here’s a list decoding which flashcard apps are worth your time but not your money — they are all free.

StudyBlue

Price: Free, $7/month

Available: Web, Google Play, App Store

Rating: 4/5

Evernote users rejoice — StudyBlue gives you the ability to turn your notes from Evernote into flashcards and practice tests while storing them in your Evernote account.

You can find flashcard sets made by other people and search for specific courses at UBC to share notes with classmates. StudyBlue is fairly easy to use. When actually flipping through your cards, you are met with a clear, non-distracting screen with simple uses of keys to move through the set. The only downsides to this app are its slightly confusing layout and the ads for StudyBlue Pro taking up half the screen on the browser version. You can upgrade to Pro for $7 a month to rid of ads and gain access to more study materials, but it doesn’t seem that the pricey upgrade is worth it. This app is effective and boasts many tools that its competitors don’t.

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About StudyBlue
StudyBlue delivers the mobile and online study service that help students learn their stuff, for free. StudyBlue provides a Digital Backpack™ for students to store, study, share and ultimately master course material – working alone or together. Flashcards with images and audio, cloud storage for notes, personalized practice quizzes and free mobile apps are among the tools offered.
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Michelle Lee
StudyBlue
408.644.2189
mlee (at) studyblue (dot) com