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Complete list of changes

Studying cards:

  • New study mode: type the answer and have the app match letter by letter or word by word
  • New study mode: multiple choice tests with answers taken from other cards
  • Multiple choice cards with pre-defined right and wrong answers
  • Have cards read out aloud in over 30 languages, many with different voices
  • Jump to other cards while studying
  • Use the Leitner study system (spaced repetition)
  • Topics are shown when studying cards

Decks in Finder:

  • Organize decks in folders in Finder (this is replacing the Deck Library)
  • Support for Finder tags
  • Support for Finder’s Smart Folders (along with two custom search attributes “total cards” and “cards to study”)
  • Decks with due cards are automatically tagged (set via Preferences)
  • Spotlight and Preview integration (to find all decks, search for kind:flashcards)

Working with decks:

  • Open multiple decks at the same time
  • Copy/paste or drag cards between decks
  • Use your own pictures as cover cards
  • Browse and restore older versions of a deck (integrates with Time Machine)
  • Clear study statistics for selected cards (Control-click on selection)
  • Zoom into cards
  • Cards are placed next to each other in the editor if there is enough room
  • Easy to tell which cards to study next (based on difficulty, last studied, Leitner system)
  • Easier to study by topic: you can now see the study progress separately for selected topics (Ctrl-click on the topic)
  • The app detects duplicate cards when dragging cards between decks
  • Export as printable PDF
  • Export as lecture notes


  • App gets its own folder in iCloud Drive (decks in the “Flashcard Hero” folder show automatically in the iOS app)
  • Drag individual decks in and out of iCloud Drive in Finder (no need to store all decks in iCloud at the same time)
  • Improved the way decks are saved → decks take up to 80% less space and transfer quicker through iCloud


  • Scrolling large cards in study mode
  • Swiping left/right during study mode to change cards
  • Better undo support when reorganizing cards in the card outline
  • Reduced text size for topic cards
  • Number of study cards is now shown at the bottom of the card list
  • Improved responsiveness when reordering cards in large decks
  • Decks with a forward slash in the title would not export as tsv file
  • Improved copy & paste text from MS Word documents


  • The deck library (replaced by folders in Finder)
  • Sharing through cards attached to PDF (you can now share the deck documents directly from Finder or from within the app’s Share menu)
  • No more automatic combining of iCloud conflicting versions (the “Changed on another device” topic cards). You can drag cards from one deck version into the other, duplicate cards are skipped)