iFlipr is an application for the iPhone or iPod touch that allows you to make your own sets of flash cards. you can enter any question and make as many custom =cards as you want. The app also gives you access to sets of flash cards that other users have made and shared online. The app costs $4.99 and is available right now.
After downloading the app from iTunes, it installed to my iPhone 3GS without any issues or drama. At first the app is a bit complex looking until you sit and look at it for a minute. The layout of the main page reminds me of the app store with tabs for features lists of cards, search, recent, favorites, and help. You can click on your favorites page to add your own flash cards or edit lists you made before.
To add a new flash card deck you hit the plus key. The flash cards can have questions on the front and answers on the back with whatever you want the cards to say. You can also bind images, video, and voice recordings to the app. This is the absolute perfect thing for my daughter. She needs to learn simple sight words like we, it, and others to be able to learn to read. Using the app I can make a flash card that has the word "we" on the front and then have a recording of my voice saying the word so she can see it and hear it.
For subjects that are more complex the binding of video and photos is also very nice. This would have saved me some frustration in college for learning things like muscles and the circulatory system. Your decks can have as many flash cards as you need. If you want to study and use someone else's flash cards the internet connectivity portion of the app allows you to search for flash cards that have your content made by other users.
Once you find them, you can study using other people's cards. The downside to that is that you never know if the person that made the cards is an idiot or not. If you study exclusively from someone else's cards you may find you get bad info. This would be a great app for schools that make use of the iPod touch or iPad in their curriculum where the teacher could make study aids and post them for students to use.
I really like this app and it lets me make flash cards that are much more effective than what I would make on a plain paper index card. If you have a student in your home and you are a student yourself this is one of the best $5 apps you can get to make study time easier.
Anyone who has a student in the house or is a student and has an iPod or iPhone needs the iFlipr app. This is one of the best study aids I have ever seen to help my kids learn and I highly recommend it.
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