Other times we need to have the same things drilled into our heads over and over and over. That’s my experience with learning French. For me, the best way to learn a new vocabulary has been the time honored way. Flash cards.
Of the nearly a dozen apps I’ve tried out, Flashcard Hero might be the best, and a bargain at that. It all starts with the Deck Library; stacks of flash cards for whatever subject matter you need to learn.
Deck cover cards can be different colors with different icons so as your library grows you’ll be able to find the deck you need.
Writing cards is the meat and potatoes of Flashcard Hero. Cards can be formatted many ways, include notes, be question and answer style, and have images as needed.
Perhaps the most important function is the Full Study mode, which is where the action takes place. Cards can be setup to hide and then reveal answers, and the card can be rated.
Navigation allows you to move quickly between cards.
It may not seem that way, but the Card Ratings is an important aspect of Flashcard Hero as it gives you a quick glance to see which questions are toughest or easiest, and how that impacts your confidence level in the material.
Flashcard Hero is available on the Mac App Store but the price tag is slightly above my threshold for ‘buy-without-a-try.’ Fortunately, the developer is smart and provides a download demo from the Flashcard Hero site.