There was a time, not that long ago, when studying, making notes and flashcards all took place on paper using pens. Now students need apps to record notes, create flashcards and write term papers and essays.
Apps are more familiar, easier to use and especially when revising for an exam or working together on an academic project, far more convenient for collaboration and sharing notes and flashcards.
Flashcards were card-based memorisation tools so that you could note down dozens of complex issues in easy-to-digest cards. Now, flashcards to memorize academic notes, have digital equivalents, available within a couple of apps you can download using Setapp, with considerably more powerful and convenient features than cardboard versions.
Instead of hastily scribbled paper notes, you can access more detail, link to journals, documents, articles and resources, while also making it easy to share and collaborate with others studying the same subject. Depending on what you are studying - a humanities or science subject, or foreign languages - there are two apps in the Setapp education collection we highly recommend for those who need to create flashcards on a Mac.
How to make flashcards to support your studies
No matter what you are studying - fine art, history, languages, law, mathematics, medicine or music — Studies is a hugely useful companion, with built-in study notes. Similar to traditional flashcards, except you can have unlimited slides, and can include text, links, images, audio and video notes.
For anyone studying foreign languages, one of the most valuable apps, either alongside or separate from Studies, is Wokabulary. This is the most effective way to learn and manage your vocabulary, with flashcards at the heart of this apps suite of tools.
Both are very useful, and you can easily create flashcards in either app. It only depends on what you are studying as to which you might want to use. You could also use Wokabulary for vocabulary exercises, while using Studies in the broader context of your academic work, therefore benefiting from the convenience and functionality of both apps.
Studies is the advanced version of Mental Case, a popular education app on the App Store. Compared to the cost of an education, this is a small change, but with a powerful list of features, students find they save a huge amount of time, absorb more information - thanks to Study Notes - the feature that is a modern flashcard. All you need to do is click New Note, or New Stack, to create a new series of Study Notes within Studies on your Mac. With both apps, these notes can be synced to Apple iPhones and iPads.
How to share flashcards with other students
Within both apps, Wokabulary and Studies, students can easily import information in multiple formats and share with friends and others studying your course. You can share notes and flashcards through a range of formats just with a few clicks. With Studies, you also have the option of sharing an archive of a set of flashcards, so that anyone else with Studies can upload and share with others.
Collaborative study is a great way to share knowledge, test your abilities, help others and gain insights to other research you may not have uncovered. Thankfully, with Setapp, you can download these apps and dozens of others that make studying manageable, even fun at times!
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