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Learn what flashcards are for and how they’re best used.

Discover the differences between flashcards and quizzes.


What are flashcards? Flashcards are small cards with information: a question or term on one side and the corresponding answer on the other.

Why are they needed? Flashcards are used as a tool to aid in the memorisation and retention of information.

What can I learn with flashcards? Flashcards can be used to learn a wide range of information. They are particularly effective for subjects like language learning, science, maths, history, music, art as well as standardised tests like GCSEs, GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT, naturalisation, driving theory, etc.

Where are they used? Flashcards can be used anywhere, including in the classroom, at home, during a commute or on a trip.

How to study flashcards?

  1. Read, view or listen to the question.

  2. Answer it in your head.

  3. Turn over the card and find out if you’re right.



What is a quiz? A quiz is a test or game that consists of a series of questions designed to assess knowledge or understanding of a subject or topic.

Why are they needed? Quizzes are needed for assessment, learning reinforcement, feedback, accountability, and just to make learning fun.

How is a quiz different from flashcards? They differ in purpose. The purpose of flashcards is to help you acquire knowledge. Whereas the purpose of a quiz is to determine the level of mastery of knowledge. That’s why quizzes are usually used after the flashcard learning. But your life — your rules.

How to take a quiz?

  1. Read, view or listen to the question.

  2. Review the answer options.

  3. Submit your answer and find out if it’s correct.



How are flashcards and quizzes on Everycards different from the other similar apps?

There are three key differences, and they affect the effectiveness of learning.

First, your content is king on Everycards. It takes up all the card space. If content looks too small, you can temporarily expand it to fill the entire screen. No control elements are overlapping or downscaling the content.

Second, simple flashcard navigation. You can swipe it in any direction. You can mark any card as learnt, at any time. But you don’t have to do so.

Third, smart quiz mechanics. The answer options are not shown all together but scrolled as slides. It allows you to better focus on matching the question and the correct answer, to divert your attention from the wrong options.


You control cards with just two gestures: tap and swipe. You can practice them at any time, it’s super easy.

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