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oducing Flashcards

Quizlet is more than just flashcards, but flashcards is a feature that helps our users in their studying journey. So we wanted to have the best flashcards ever.


We're pleased to introduce our new, improved version of flashcards on Quizlet. Flashcards 2.0 is amazing to look at and even better to study with.


Focus on studying, not navigating

The old version of flashcards had two distinct actions: one for revealing the answer and one for moving to the next card. On mobile, you have to keep switching between swiping up and swiping sideways. In the new flashcards, we've combined these two separate actions into a single, fluid motion.

We designed the new flashcards so that you could study an entire set with just one motion. For mobile, you swipe up to reveal the answer and swipe again to move to the next card. On Web, you can press the down arrow to do the same thing. With only one gesture to worry about, you can concentrate on what you're studying rather than how you're navigating.

Drill down on troublesome terms

A big request we saw in feedback is the ability to filter a subset of terms that you're struggling with and just review those terms. Now you can click on the star icon (or press "S") to mark a card as difficult. Review just the starred cards by clicking on the star tab (or press "L").


Your stars automatically save to the server so they'll be waiting for you next time you come back to the web or mobile web (and coming soon to our Android app too). Unfortunately they won't yet sync to the iPhone app (we're working on this).

We are considering expand this system of starring to the rest of Quizlet so that you could work on just your stars in Learn Mode for example. Ideas on how you think this could work for you are welcome and encouraged!

Hear your flashcards

We've always had audio as an option on flashcards but it wasn't easily discoverable and it wasn't very customizable. We think audio is one of the coolest features on Quizlet, and a lot of people didn't know about it. We took that bold step of turning audio on by default for the new flashcards to introduce all our users to it. But don't worry, you can turn it off and we'll remember that setting for you in the future.

We added even more audio options as well. You can now adjust the speed and choose to hear audio for only one language or the other.


Hearing only one side of the card has been a top request from students learning foreign languages. It takes longer to speak the English word than it does for them to read it.

And...hear your cards hands-free

We added an option to play the cards automatically, so that you can listen to the words while you're doing your laundry or out on a run (on mobile!). Press the play button on the sidebar or press "P."

This is already a popular feature on our iPhone app and now it's available on our website.

Enlarge your images

Images can now expand to the whole screen. Just press "F" to expand the image (or click it).


Edit your cards inline

If you notice a typo in your set or want to add some more information to a card as you're studying, you can now edit right from each card. Just press the edit button.


Extra speed with keyboard shortcuts

One great feature on our old flashcards was the keyboard shortcuts. We've made them even simpler in this version. Start studying by pressing the down arrow and continue through your entire set by just pressing down.

Up/Down Arrow = Navigate through cards Left/Right Arrow = Show/hide sidebar S = Star a card L = Switch to starred cards F = Expand image P = Automatically play cards

Project your flashcards

A lot of teachers use flashcards on projectors or SMART boards to introduce a class to new material. We built in a great full-screen experience for them: you can now hide the side bar so that students can focus on just the words.

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Jump to any card with the list view

Need to find a specific card or jump to a certain place in the set? The list of terms in the side bar makes that easy.


The list stays out of your way by default but you can bring it up by hovering on the right side of the screen.

Do it again, with ease

At the end of your set, we offer some options for what do do next. You can jump right to your starred cards. Or if you've just gone through once with Both Sides showing, try testing yourself with only one side showing.


Instantly Switch Study Modes

During the construction of our new flashcards, we added a new header for all the study modes on Quizlet. Now you can quickly switch from one to the next without having to go back to the set page.


Move from Cards to Learn Mode to a few games of Scatter and then go to Test. You'll be done studying in no time!

Try pressing X

There's one more shortcut in this new mode. In order to animate the flashcards, we had to build this 3-dimensional view of how the cards moved. We've left it in (for now) since it's a pretty cool experience. Just press "x."


You could even study like this.

We don't take the summer off...


We delivered the exceptional study experience we set to build. But flashcards is just the first step of more exciting developments we'll be working on this summer. Be prepared to see sweet new features next fall, including an Android app...

As usual, please let us know if there's something you think we should include in those projects (or anything else for that matter). Thanks to thousands of users who gave us feedback in person and on the web for this project. Enjoy your summer!

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