StudySmarter - The app for students

StudySmarter is a free smartphone and desktop app that lets you find the perfect study group! Share your study materials with your friends or learn together your fellow students.


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Study together with your friends

Stuck on a task? Join a study group and get help! Connect with your peer to discuss study materials and any questions you have regarding your lecture notes.


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Study with over a million shared cards

An app where you can share your cards with your friends and peers and learn in a study group with more than one million shared cards.

The StudySmarter app offers:

creating flashcards

study groups

individualised learning plan

creating summaries

progress reports

grade tracker


The only learning app with exam relevance.

We founded StudySmarter during our studies because we experienced the problems in the learning process ourselves. That's why we know exactly what will help you as a student in your studies and what the perfect exam preparation looks like.

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9 reasons why you should share your flashcards with your friends

Every student knows this problem: You have to learn 500 lecture slides, but the creation of the flashcards costs you more time than the lecture itself. So how can you learn effectively?

The burden will be so overwhelming that you’ll end up rolled up with a pizza and a movie at home and just keep pushing this horror in front of you for as long as possible. But it can also be easier!

In our blog we have already shown you which learning methods are best for flashcards. But if you are looking for a study group to share flashcards with, you have many more advantages, which we will explain to you now.

1. Save time by sharing your flash cards

It is clear that by sharing the effort, it will be split in half. One thing that is really annoying about flashcards is the time you have to invest to create them at all. This often leads to the biggest mistake: It takes an eternity to create, so there is no time left for learning them. This problem is easy to solve. Find yourself a study group with people who are taking the same course and split the work. All you have to do is create index cards for three topics instead of ten.

Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

Even better, you now have so many tools you can use to create digital flashcards that can be shared instantly with your team. So you can share, edit and correct the tabs without having to write a whole new one!

2. Take responsibility

One of the biggest problems students face today is staying focused and motivated throughout the semester. We all know that voice inside our heads telling us to watch just one more episode. If you have a deadline and others are counting on you to finish the job, you’ll probably be more motivated to do it so you don’t disappoint your team members.

3. Have fun

Learning with friends in a study group is much more fun. When a joke is thrown into the round from time to time, it brightens up the gloomy mood. And that doesn’t necessarily distract you, it can also improve the quality of your learning. When learning takes place in a relaxed atmosphere, the learning material is remembered much better, because more associations with the learning material arise during the cramming session.

4. Improve your understanding

In order to create good flashcards, you need to understand the content very well and recognize the important points. This is another thing that your group members can help you with. During the learning session your fellow students will explain to you what you missed or misunderstood. And vice versa, every time you explain some learning content to your fellow students, you learn it better yourself. This is how you use the so-called Feynman technique.

5. Encourage competition by sharing index cards

In addition to motivation, competition is another advantage of teamwork. Everyone in the group naturally wants to show how well they can do the content and this can only be achieved by learning continuously. You could make it interesting by including prizes and asking each other questions so that it’s like a real competition. An additional bonus is the motivation to get to the top.

6. Read aloud and improve your memory

It is also known that it is much more advantageous to read the learning material aloud instead of going through it in one’s head. Learning groups can also be practical. So you practice the flashcards more effectively together because you use several areas of the brain at the same time: seeing, hearing and speaking.

7. Generate exam questions

Normally, through learning with fellow students, one also considers examination questions that your professor might possibly ask. Since each student has a different focus in the courses, together you will cover more possible questions and leave fewer gaps. This will prepare you directly for your exam.

It is clear that flashcards are not everyone’s cup of tea. But now you know that time is really not an issue when you find your team, because you share the effort as well as the index cards.

Do you have other tricks to quickly create flashcards & learn effectively?

Have questions about Studysmarter?

StudySmarter is completely free of charge for you and will always remain so. You can register with your mail without any risk and delete your account at any time.
StudySmarter does not share any personal information about you, your learning process or your email address. We use anonymous data to improve our features and to develop teaching together with professors. StudySmarter also provides you with career opportunities without having to share your information with outside parties.
StudySmarter is your all-in-one learning solution for university. StudySmarter really covers your entire learning process. Beginning with an automatic learning plan up to create and sharing summaries, flashcards and many other learning materials, everything in one app. Very large learning materials can be easily processed with StudySmarter - by yourself or with fellow students.
You can create everything from mind maps and flashcards to summaries quickly and easily, share them with your fellow students and view statistics on your progress. So everything you need for a successful exam!

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