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There are an incredible number of free sites where you can create and study flashcards online.

In reviewing many of them, I looked at this criteria:

* Is it available free-of-charge?

* Is it easy to use?

* Does it provide some “value added benefit” (besides just sticking a word on one side and a definition on the other of a virtual card) that would make it particularly accessble and engaging to English Language Learners and others?

Here are my picks for The Best Tools TO Make Online Flashcards:

Study Stack: The online flashcards are indeed very basic (and very easy for both students and teachers to create). However, in addition to flashcards, you can also make hangman games, word searches, and many more activities.  In fact, it’s also on The Best Sites For Making Crossword Puzzles & Hangman Games list.

Quizlet is another addition to this list.  In addition to letting you create and study flashcards, it also lets you study the words in “game” forms. They’ve recently added audio to the flashcards you make. A fairly human-sounding computer-generated voice provides the sound at a click of the audio button. It’s definitely a nice addition. Quizlet for learners: a step-by-step guide is by Lizzie Pinnard, and is excellent.

You might also be interested in Are Flashcards an Effective Learning Tool?, an infographic from Voxy.

Easy Notecards is a new online flashcard-making site. Richard Byrne has a good post about it if you want to learn more.

Brainscape lets you add images and allows you to record sound simply by clicking on the “Advanced Editor.” It’s easy to add both, and those features make Brainscape stand out a bit from some of the other sites out there. (Mariana Mendoza tells me that they have now removed this option, however).

Flashcards in the Classroom: Ten Lesson Ideas is from ELT Experiences.

Though I’m not sure the world needs another flashcard site, Vocapp looks interesting. You can read more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog.

Flash Card, Math and Organizer Apps for the 21st Century Student is from The New York Times.

Duolingo Launches Web Version Of New Feature “Tinycards”

Memo Stack is a new tool for creating and studying online flash cards.

Simple Cards looks like an app that might have potential.

WordsTool is a new online flashcard site that has a few interesting bells-and-whistles. It’s free to use, but you have to pay if you’re a teacher and want to create a virtual classroom.

Knowt – Quickly Turn Documents Into Practice Activities to Share With Your Students is from Richard Byrne.

MultiDecker is a new Flash Card site. You can learn more about it from Blog de Cristina.

Decks is a new flashcard tool.  It seems to stand-out from others because one of the features it offers is the ability to integrate flashcards with videos of your choosing.

Make flashcards more powerful with these 3 tips is from RetrievalPractice.org.

Here Are Step-By-Step Instructions For A Flashcard Activity I Do With My ELL Newcomer Students

Memory looks like an interesting flashcard maker.

Test Me is a new flash card creator that uses Artificial Intelligence.

3 Tips for Using Flashcards—No Prep Required is from ESL Library.

Flashcard Games For Teaching English (With A Little Twist For Teenagers!) is from Oxford University Press.

Three More Ways for Students to Create Flashcards Online is from Richard Byrne.

Words Tool is a new flash card maker.

Using Flashcards is by David Deubelbeiss.

LitGrades uses AI to create flashcards.

FlashcardX also uses AI to create…flashcards.

Wisdolia is yet another tool, this time a Chrome extension, for automatically creating flashcards.

Monica is yet another AI tool that creates flashcards.


The Benefits and Challenges of Spaced Repetition Flashcard Apps for Language Classes is from FLT Magazine.


Lit Grades is yet another AI-powered flash card maker.


PDF2Anki is an AI-powered flashcard site.

KardsAI is an app that creates flashcards out of any PDF.


Speakable is an AI-powered tool.  It includes a feature that evaluates students’ pronunciation, too.

Assistena uses AI to create virtual flashcards and more.

Langquiz is a free flashcard site. 

Feedback, as always, is welcome.

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