Flash My Brain is a $20, browser-based application that allows you to create flashcards for just about anything. You may be thinking that anyone with internet access can get a huge number of flashcards for just about anything already, without paying any fee, and you’d be right. The difference between Flash My Brain and the free alternatives is versatility. With Flash My Brain, you can put your own content, which includes images and text, as well as sound (for browser-based review of the flashcards). I often appreciated using flashcards available on the internet, but there were times when I wanted to add or modify information on them and couldn’t. Flash My Brain allows you to make the cards that serve your purpose perfectly, whether you want to review them through the browser (to study for a test), or print them. I generally print my cards and laminate them for classroom use, as they get destroyed fairly quickly if they’re not laminated.
Flash My Brain offers a wide variety of printing options, which separate Flash My Brain from other flashcard options. If you make flashcards in Microsoft Word, for example, you are tied to printing the cards in the size you created them- if your cards are 4 cm by 6 cm, then they can only be printed at that size. With Flash My Brain, however, you create your cards and the application can resize all of the content automatically and allow you to print it out in 6 different formats, including a custom format. You can also make flashcards for use on an iOS device.
As I indicated before, I paid 20 US dollars for Flash My Brain (a one-time fee, not a subscription). Considering how often I use it and the benefits of flashcard use for students, it’s a tremendous bargain. One more thing: you can access a large public library of flashcards other people have created, and choose to make your own flashcards public as well.