An App to Make Flashcards
with Handwriting!

Making Flashcards for Learning and Studying for Exams

As a student you are seeking a simple, effective flashcard app with spaced repetition features to support your learning and help you study.  Flashcards are for serious learners and students who use flashcards get higher grades. Using NoteDex you can create amazing flashcards- even handwritten flashcards. We've been working with students for many years helping to shape our application to their specific needs - creating the special 'Study Mode' for learning digital flashcards. We know there are other great flashcard apps also like Quizlet and Anki do - but keep reading - we do some things they don't also!  With NoteDex you can use a digital pen stylus to draw your own flashcards, and being a cross platform flashcard app you can download and use it on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and the web.   

We know you are coping with tons of information overload, whether you are studying in class or via an online-course, and you need an app where you can make notes - and flashcards. This is where NoteDex shines over other apps. NoteDex features an intuitive interface and available for download on all the app stores. You can even hide your answer on the back of NoteDex flashcard! Flashcards are great for learning languages and vocabulary, definitions, formulas and so much more. Perhaps you are studying medicine - anatomy, physiology or science - chemistry, physics, maths or languages like Japanese, Korean, Chinese or German - the list goes on. What you are looking for is a flexible tool that helps you to pass your tests. Creating flashcards by hand is a great way to help remember concepts - our built-in Study Mode will help you to review your questions and answers, and support your learning practice as you memorize your exam content using the Leitner spaced repetition system we have built-in.    

NoteDex gives you a number of ways to make stacks of flashcards online - on the Web and with our flashcard apps - but you can also print and share your flashcards.   In a sense you have unlimited flashcards to create and print - no longer limited by the actual index cards you purchase.  In fact, within a few weeks you might find you completely pay back your NoteDex purchase.  In America, if you buy index cards as a pack of 50 in the store, it costs about $3 to buy. So definitely within about one study term and getting through 10 packets of cards you will have paid back your investment. And don't forget the trees you are saving!

NoteDex is also ideal for teachers - you can make and print index cards to use with your students, or for your own lesson plans!  One of our users is a teacher in China and creates handwritten flashcards that they then laminate.  NoteDex gives you a great way to experiment with making a set of flashcards faster - that you could print on regular paper or actual index cards.  With NoteDex you have this flexibility unlike any other flashcard app.  You no longer have to struggle to make flashcards on Word, PowerPoint, Google Docs and so on.  NoteDex is the best flashcard app for making and printing flashcards on the market. Learn How to Print Flashcards.  If you are a teacher we'd love to hear from you to get more feedback on how we can keep making our app better.

NoteDex features a 7 Day Free Trial - no credit card needed - where you can create unlimited cards. At the end of the trial if you choose not to continue you don't need to anything.  After 7 days you just can't add any more cards until you choose a plan to purchase (we offer subscription and one-off lifetime pricing).  Click and try now! 

Make High Quality Flashcards

When you use NoteDex as a flashcards app, it feels just like flipping through a set of real index card paper flashcards and checking your answers on the back. The intuitive interface makes using this app easy-to-use for anyone who wants to learn at School and College.  Creating flashcards is a joy, not a pain!

physics flashcard

Leitner Study Mode

If you are learning flashcards you know that it is important for even a basic flashcard app to have features that allow you to see the reverse side of the cards, shuffle cards and keep track of your learning progress.  NoteDex Study Mode does just this and implements the Leitner learning model with customizable answers (Wrong/Not Sure/Right).

Improved Study Mode gif

Don't have a Pen-Enabled Tablet?

Not everyone has a tablet with a digital pen, but that doesn't mean you can't create flashcards with handwriting.  You can attach a pen tablet to your PC or Mac.  They are very cheap, some even less than $50, and can really make a difference to your creativity and learning. Wacom and Huion make them.  Not something you can do with Anki App or Quizlet app!

wacom one pen tablet

Use Handwriting

The NoteDex flashcard app features a powerful ink engine that allows you to handwrite your flashcards and create unique handwritten flashcards.  Using handwriting is not only quick but also great for learning. Read our article on How to Ace your Studies using Handwritten Flashcards

physics flashcard

Share with Classmates

After you make your own flashcards you can do your friends and favor and earn some credit by sharing your flashcard set with your friends. You can allow your classmates to only view specific flashcard decks, or even allow them edit permission to share the work so that you are not the only flashcard maker! Not all flashcard apps can do this.

share options for NoteDex

Classify Flashcards with Tags

If you make flashcards you can classify them, so you only study a certain set of them, using category tags. You can tag cards with multiple tags, and tags can be specific to a study card stack or global to use on any stack.  Filter on any tag to study just those cards. While we have made NoteDex look like a fairly simple flashcard app, the truth is that it is a very powerful app!

blackhole flashcard

NoteDex is not only a great way to make flashcards, it's a great tool to help you test yourself and build your memory during study, with our simple yet efficient in-app 'Study Mode' - where you can use spaced repetition using the Leitner system. Read more below.   You can also use a 'background' template on a card - you can place an image background for a card just like you can change the card color.   NoteDex provides so many ways to create and print flashcards, and is ideal for students, teachers and everyone else.  That's why we do humbly think NoteDex is the best flashcard app on the market!

When you use NoteDex Study Mode you can:

  • Review the back of cards first

  • Shuffle cards

  • Select which group or category of cards you want to study

  • Test yourself using our simple implementation of Leitner Spaced Repetition mode

  • Keep track of your learning progress and select which stacks you want to relearn

  • Customize your answers (change language for Yes/No/Not Sure answers!)

  • Download your flashcards as a PDF

  • Use our smartphone mobile apps or iPad apps on the app store to test when you are on the go

  • Print out flashcards on paper if you want to!

  • As a teacher at school you can even create a stack of flashcards and share them for free on the web to your students

  • Personalize your stacks with custom backgrounds when you share flashcards

Unlike other apps with complicated algorithms for spaced repetition, we keep the Study Mode simple so it is easy to see your progress and understand 'where you are' in your learning.  Each card that you study has a color icon attached to it, so it is visually easy to see the status of your study. 

Leitner Flashcard Study Mode

Check out some of our articles on studying including and why we think NoteDex is the best flashcard app!

Ace Your Studies

How to Ace your Studies with Handwritten Digital Flashcards (

College Tips

10 College Tips for Studying Smarter not Harder (

Learn about other Flashcard apps

Anki Apps

Use NoteDex on Mac, Windows, iOS and Android devices.