Fauxflash is a tool that allows users to build their own customized flash cards. The cards are a virtual version of the real thing. Users can access shared decks that cover many subjects, from the Japanese and English languages to greetings, times tables, CPS maritime radio courses and organic chemistry. The cards are displayed on the web page and include whatever content the user places on them. The user can easily page through cards and see how many cards are in the deck. Fauxflash cards are listed in categories as well, including calculus, elementary school, English, French, marketing and other categories. Fauxflash can make learning easier by providing users with a fast, easy and effective way to study almost anything.
Fauxflash was created in 2011. The team includes Jamie Gilgen and Shawn Allison from Unspace. The application includes a number of flash card decks, although it is obvious that it is rather young because of the limited subject options. Some current decks only contain a few flash cards. In time, this will most likely change as more users contribute. For the time being, Fauxflash is a budding application that provides a simple but effective way to reinforce learning.
The concept behind Fauxflash is not terribly original. The flash card idea has been used in schools for decades. Other applications have also offered a similar service,. Fauxflash may be more appealing to some users because the application is easy to work with and provides the user with a completely blank card so they can create study material for any subject.
Fauxflash has a basic design that works rather well given the basic service it provides. The homepage uses pale colors contrasted by hints of slate blue. The actual user interface is very easy to grasp and allows the user the flexibility they need to generate flash cards to their subject’s specifications. Unique characters can be added as well as regular text. The flash card display area is kept clutter free and allows the user to focus entirely on the flash card with no distractions.
New Fauxflash users can get started by clicking the white “Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The form on the next page asks for an email address, username and password. The user must also enter the Captcha code at the end of the form before clicking the blue “Sign Up” button. Two buttons below the form are available for users who prefer to sign up using a Twitter or Facebook account. After submitting the form, the user is invited to start designing their own deck of flash cards.
Fauxflash is a simple application that can serve a practical purpose. Although many students and educators may find Fauxflash useful, it is still not sufficient enough to charge a fee. All users can access Fauxflash for free. There are no charges for creating an account and a subscription is not required to maintain accounts. Users can access other player made flash card decks or design their own to share with the Fauxflash community.
Fauxflash.com is a helpful, economical learning tool for students, teachers and anyone else. The user can design flash cards with any information they like. Ambitious learners can also explore flash cards produced by other users to try their hands at new languages, topics and more.