Short URL
http://zel.me/fc
Free Printable Flash Card Maker
Make your own flash cards and study aids. Print, Cut, Fold, and Study.
Front (Question)Back (Answer)

Quick Instructions

  • Enter the front and back text for each card.
  • More: For more cards, click on the "More" button.
  • Import: For advanced text editing of large numbers of cards, use the "Import" button.
  • PDF: Click on the "PDF" button to view/download a printable version of your cards.
    After printing the PDF, cut on the solid lines and fold on the dotted line - instant flash cards.

Advanced Features

Images
You can use images on your flash cards by using the full url to the image as the text of the card, beginning with "http://" (not https) and ending with one of ".jpg", ".jpeg", ".gif", or ".png". The url must be the only contents of the card. The image must already be uploaded and publicly visible on the web. Supported formats are GIF, JPEG, and PNG. Images must be less than 1 Mb in size. If you need a place to upload your images, I suggest DropBox (use the Public folder and the "copy public link" feature).

Line breaks, colored text, tables, etc.
Start your card with "[HTML]" and you can have full control of the format of the card using a subset of HTML. Note that the system makes no attempt to force your HTML to fit within the boundaries of the card. Supported tags are: a, b, blockquote, br, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, img, li, ol, p, pre, small, span, strong, sub, sup, table, td, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul

Math and Chemistry
Create complex mathematical formulas by using TeX notation prefixed with "[MATH]" or "[TEX]". Examples:

[MATH]\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}

[TEX]6CO_2+6H_2O\rightarrow C_6H_{12}O_6+CO_2\\ \Delta G^\circ=+2870~\textrm{kJ/mol}


QR Codes
Prefix the text on a card with "[QR]" and it will be turned into a QR code image containing the remaining text. Example:

[QR]The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

FAQ

Will this site remain available and free?

Example of a standard layout
Example: Standard Layout

Example of a duplex layout
Example: Duplex Layout
I have no intention of taking it down or charging for it. However, it does cost me money to keep it running. So, I have a few advertisements and ask people to purchase card stock through this site. If you do not wish to buy card stock, then consider using this link to purchase anything from Amazon.

How does the duplex (2-sided) layout work?

The duplex option rearranges the answers so that, when printed on a duplex capable printer, they appear on the opposite side of the corresponding question. See the image at right. This may not be what most would expect, but it works. From there it is up to you and your printer. If you continue to have trouble, use the "Number each card" PDF option to help match up the front and back sides.

I've lost my cards. How can I find them again?

Cards can be found up to 30 days after they've been created on the search page.

I have a question or comment. How can I contact you?

Email me here. You will be redirected a few times before getting the actual address.
This is to protect me from spam. Just be patient and you'll get there.

Character Sets

These are the character sets that have been tested, there may be more since unicode is supposed to cover everything. Some character sets require that you install the additional font packs for Adobe Reader before they will display or print.
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Azeri
  • Bengali
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Farsi
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kannada
  • Korean
  • Kyrgyz
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Macedonian
  • Malayalam
  • Nepali
  • Norwegian
  • Oriya
  • Pashto
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovene
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese

Change Log

  • 18-Nov-2006: Improved word wrap and font size function for long words.
  • 11-Dec-2006: More printing options and configurations.
  • 13-Dec-2008: Some minor layout changes. Added advanced data entry option.
  • 04-Feb-2009: Added "6 per page" layout to PDF options, per user request.
  • 18-Feb-2009: Added "Duplex" layout to PDF options, per user request.
  • 12-Sep-2009: Implemented Unicode/UTF8 support. Added character sets for 50+ languages.
  • 13-Sep-2009: Additional PDF view and download options. Implemented landing page to deal with the "browser-back-button" issue.
  • 14-Sep-2009: Removed font size limit to allow larger flashcard text. Added a "Max Font Size" setting so others can choose a limit if preferred.
  • 01-Oct-2009: Internationalization using "Google Translate". Computer aided translation is never very accurate, so please forgive the errors.
  • 02-Jan-2010: Added layouts for perforated card stock:
    Business Cards (10 per sheet): Avery 5371, 5376, 5377, 5870, 5871, 5876, 5877, 5878, 5882, 5911, 27871, 27881, 27882, 28371, 28873, 28876, 28877, 8271, 8371, 8376, 8377, 8471, 8476, 8571, 8865, 8870, 8871, 8875, 8876, 8877, 8878, 8879
    Post Cards (4 per sheet): Avery 3263, 3377, 3381, 5689, 8383, 8387, 8577
  • 15-Nov-2010: Added support for images, mathematics, qr-codes, and html.

Future Plans

  • User accounts for saving flash card sets, sharing, etc.
  • Online quizzes
  • tagging, voting
  • Lists of popular, recent, recommended flash card sets
  • Report abuse of site
  • Better instructions, FAQs, etc.
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