Sunday, January 5, 2014

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Flashcard Machine

Today's Free App of the Day is Flashcard Machine
Originally $2.99


Yay! I've been looking for a flashcard app that does what this does, and this is a very good one. The app lets you create flashcards that have text on them. When you first open the app, you are presented with a set of four flashcard sets, including one entitled Flashcard Machine Welcome. Selecting the Welcome, one is brought to the main screen for using a flashcard set. You can select Study, Quiz Me or Shuffle. If you select Shuffle, Unshuffle becomes an option. Select Study to work through the flashcard set in order. (You'll want to do the Welcome this way.) If you are in portrait mode, you'll see the front of the flashcard at the top and another card at the bottom with the answer hidden. Tap on the bottom card to see the answer. You can drag the text if you can't see it all. You can also change the font size of the set if you don't want to have to do this--go to "Settings." Swipe right to left to see the next card. If in landscape mode, you'll see the front of the card. Tap on the card to see the answer. Swipe right to left to see the next card. As you work though the cards, you can tap the green checkmark if you've gotten it right, the red checkmark if you've gotten it wrong, and a yellow flag to flag the card. The cards you've flagged or marked incorrect will be the cards you see the next time you open that flashcard set. You can reset the markings using the menu (stacked squares in upper right hand corner). You can change what tapping on these does using the settings. If you don't want to start from scratch with your flashcards, you can browse content on the website and download publicly shared flashcards to your device. You can then edit those cards to suit your needs. You do not need an account to do this. You can also search for a specific topic. I'm very pleased--I've been wanting to create some birding flashcards to practice bird IDs, and this one will let me do that. Though registering with flashcardmachines.com is not required to use the app, if you want to create flashcards with more advanced features, such as image or audio cues, you'll need to do those using their website. Once you've done that, you can download the flashcards to your app and use them offline. Also, if you want to be able to use your flashcards on multiple devices, or to share them publicly, you'll need to register. Registering is free, though you are encouraged to donate to be ad-free on the website for a year. This is going to do exactly what I want it to do, it's a winner. I wish it let you add images from your device to the app, but that's not really a biggy.

21 of 23 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HD 8.9" 4G. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

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