Hej,

It has been a while since I wanted to share this post, finally managed to write it 🙂 This time, I will cover one of the learning tools that many of us are using: Flashcards.

I personally did not start using them until recently. My vocabulary keeps on expanding, therefore I needed to use a new tool to practice. I investigated and tested various apps, to see which ones would best suit my needs, as a learner of the Danish language.

Below is a selection of flashcard apps that I would personally recommend to practice your Danish. They work fine because you can save your vocabulary into flashcards and practice straight after.

Please note this is an unbiased review and absolutely based on my own appreciated of these apps.
Do not hesitate to share your feedback on @learndanishblog and/or Facebook, if you are using these or other flashcard apps.
I would be very interested to hear about your own experience.

Have fun with learning Danish!


Flashcards apps to learn Danish

Anki

About the App
Their mobile app is very easy to use, it is really straight to the point. You set up your lists with themes and edit your words.
The interface allows you to edit the font, add photos, create bullet points with the flashcard, etc (Rich content creation). It also includes cloud access, so you can create flashcards on one device, and then study on another.
When practicing Danish with the flashcards, you can rate how satisfied you are about the word you just practiced (Fail, Hard, Good, Easy). You then can view your daily stats and track your improvement. I think this functionality is nice to have to follow up and improve. Overall a very user friendly app to use flashcards.

Free/Paying
Free version: This is entirely a free version (as of November 2017) and also ad-free.

Download
More info on: https://www.ankiapp.com
Download the app on your smartphone: iOS | Android


Quizlet

About the App
Quizlet is a very easy app to use both on your smartphone and computer. You can create study sets with different themes and add as many words as needed. It also includes some games and tests to help you practice and improve.
A nice feature from this app is that you can import your data from word, excel, Google Docs, etc.

Free/Paying
Free version: available, expect some ads interfering from time to time.
Paying version: Extra features such as adding images to your study sets to make them more engaging, recording your own voice to remember what you are learning, ad-free studying keeps distractions out of your work, and more.

Download
More info on: https://quizlet.com
Download the app on your smartphone: iOS | Android


Brainscape

About the App
Phone and computer versions are both available for users.
After each word that you practiced, you can rate it from 1 to 5 and the app will remember it for next time. The app has an adaptive learning algorithm which works by varying the interval of time between each flashcard’s repetition and how much you rated them.
The app also includes extra features such as finding flashcards already existing in their database (quite nice if you want to start with a good load of words to practice).

Free/Paying
Free version: The free version is very suitable for basic flashcard study.
Paying version: Some of the extra features include copying other users’ flashcards, studying unlimited flashcards, adding images and sounds, copying other users flashcards, etc.

Download
More info on: https://www.brainscape.com
Download the app on your smartphone: iOS | Android


Studyblue

About the App
StudyBlue offers various features, one of them being flashcards. You can make unlimited cards and upload notes for free on the app. They include quizzes and flipping cards to practice what you edited. User friendly app to practice, you can select which flashcards you want to practice based on what you rated.

Free/Paying
Free version: Free version is really fine I think if you need a basic app to have your flashcards.
Paying version: Ad-free and also extra features for studying.

Download
More info on: https://www.studyblue.com
Download the app on your smartphone: iOS | Android