Brainscape is a web & mobile flashcards app that helps you double your learning speed. We've spent years researching and building the best study tool.
One of our most popular questions throughout the years from students, teachers, and investors is “How are you different from Quizlet?”.
So, we figured we’d put together a handy guide for you! As you may know, Quizlet is a great product that makes studying vocabulary super fun, but it serves a different type of need and market from Brainscape.
Indeed, many people call Brainscape “the grown-up version of Quizlet”.
Table of comparison: Brainscape vs. Quizlet
- Vocab words only (i.e. definitions & translations)
- Multiple vocabulary games that assess you and give you a score
- Make learning vocab fun and social
- Basic (2 buckets: Know vs Don’t Know); requires Quizlet Plus to use it
- Loose searchable "sets" (e.g. Ch. 7 biology); some "classes" (e.g. Ms. Jones' Biology Class)
- A separate scoreboard for each vocab game, in each set
- Web, iOS, Android
- Mostly K-12, with some college & professional
- No (at least not yet)
Private enterprise licenses available
- Free basic mode; upgrade for Quizlet Plus
- Any type of rich media that can fit on a flashcard
- A focused, self-driven "adaptive flashcard" experience where you rate your own confidence in each flashcard
- Learn faster and remember longer
- Confidence-Based Repetition (5 Leitner confidence buckets); included in free version
- Organized "subjects" (e.g. Biology 101), which each come with a full curriculum of "decks" (e.g. Ch 1 – Ch 25)
- A rich, hierarchical dashboard of learner mastery at each level of the curriculum
- Web, iOS, Android
- Some advanced high school students; but mostly higher ed, medical, law, finance, & corporate
- Free basic mode; upgrade for Brainscape Pro
We hope this comparison is helpful! If you want to learn more about the science behind Brainscape, check out our white paper on spaced repetition.