Who among the more mature of the adult population today hasn’t created flash cards from 3×5 index cards? To some of us, mastering flash cards was a right of passage into adulthood. Here’s a way to bring flash cards to your Mac and the digital age with a very smart card app. In fact, the app is called Smartr.
How Much Smarter Is Smartr?
Flash cards are nothing more than a stack of cards with information that you need to learn, questions that need an answer, or a math problem to solve.
I still remember hours spent with my parents and siblings going through vocabulary stacks, division and multiplication stacks, and then the disasters that came from chemistry and trigonometry.
Flash cards today can still be 3×5 inch index cards, but modern, digital technology being what it is, flash cards on a Mac are almost the cat’s meow. Almost.
Smartr is a smarter way to do flash cards. Use Smartr to create stacks of information on your Mac. Q and A. Vocabulary. New language. Definitions. Math.
Smartr is good for anything that requires good old fashioned hard, factual learning in a hurry.
The advantage to using Smartr over index cards is reduced labor when creating the stacks.
Smartr can be completely interactive, too.
Drop in photos to a card in a stack, set it to ask a question, and provide for the correct answer (or hint).
Smartr gives you plenty of flexibility when creating a stack of cards. Smartr also means that a smart algorithm helps you to learn what you need at a pace good for optimal retention.
I have to make an assumption that flash card apps don’t sell all that well these days as Smartr is free, though I’d prefer a business model that seems more permanent. Smartr could also use some kind of user exchange of stacks.
Smartr also suffers from lack of an iOS version, as well as a name that doesn’t come across as all that smart. Tumblr. Flickr. Smartr. It’s trendy, though.