We're excited to announce today's launch of Quizlet Plus, which includes the ability to upload and add your own images to your flash cards to study! It also enables you to create and join unlimited groups, which is useful for school and teachers. And you get to use Quizlet without seeing ads.
Think of Quizlet Plus as a way you can support Quizlet and help us fund the development of new features. If you can spare the $15, sign up here. We really appreciate it!
Now, more about image uploading: check out this video demo of how easy it is to add your own images to a flashcard set.
To make this happen, we completely overhauled the interface for adding both images and text. The previous design was okay:
But it had some undesirable elements and a less-than-desirable interface. We've made some improvements:1. The fonts are larger and more readable (especially for foreign languages like Arabic and Chinese where you need all the clarity you can get).
- The auto-definer is now much, much faster.
- The textboxes will intelligently expand and shrink, so if you have long text, the boxes will show everything.
- It's easier to add rows. Instead of clicking the little + button, you can now click the entire bottom row as a button OR you can just press enter/return on the last input box. Additionally, pressing Return or Tab on any input box will skip you to the next box automatically. If there isn't a next box, it will create one. That makes editing and creating sets a lot easier!
- It's now more obvious that you can have definitions with just images, just text, or a combination of both.
- It's easier to see how you can add symbols or accents to your text.
Let us know what you think of the new process, we'd really appreciate your feedback.
Andrew and Phil
Quizlet Plus and Images Q&A:
I previously donated to Quizlet. Do I get upgraded?
Yes! We very much appreciate your donation, and want to thank you with an automatic upgrade to these new features. Your dashboard will now show a special
How much does it cost?
It's $15 for one year of Quizlet Plus. That works out to $1.25 per month, or about 4 cents a day. We think that's a great price! But you said Quizlet would always be free. At a the end of our last blog post, someone posted this comment (excerpted):
"First a CEO, now a full time developer. Quizlet is going places... How much will we have to pay for this? It’s the logical progression of everything good and free. Some greedy jerk steps in and wants to charge for [it]."
This was a great reminder that our mission is to provide the best online study tools to hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Which means the core Quizlet service needs to continue to be free (it is and always will be). So in addition to launching some new paid features today (Quizlet Plus), we're also adding some major improvements to free Quizlet, such as easier/improved flash card creation and editing. If you don't need Quizlet Plus and the new image upload feature, Quizlet will work just how it always did. However, we do have real costs (support, developers, servers, and office space, to name a few) and upgrading will allow us to continue to make Quizlet even better. What about Flickr images?
Creating sets with images from Flickr will continue to be free for everybody. You can also study images that other people uploaded. How many images can I upload if I upgrade? We are offering unlimited storage for upgraded users. You can put as many images in your sets as you want.
So what are you waiting for? Go upgrade now and put some images on those sets! :)