Unlimited Flash Cards On Your Kindle

Unlimited Flash Cards On Your Kindle

 I was looking for a cheap way to study flash cards.  Well, cheap, and not bulky, e.g. not paper. How brilliant would it be if there was a simple app (or "Active Content") that I could purchase for a few dollars that would convert popular sites like FlaschCardExchange or Quizlet flash cards to the Kindle! So I searched...and searched....and searched. 

Nothing. No one is doing this. So many folks are going for Kindle Fire, or have some other touchpad that have plenty of flash card options. Me, I just don't want to carry around that much entertainment, with that low of battery life.  I love the E-ink Kindle BECAUSE it is less powerful, more focused, cheap, and has a gargantuan battery life. 

So I created one. Well, I had one of my talented developers create one. It was functional in his first 8 hours of development. It's rough around the edges, but so extremely useful, it can't be overstated. This is an amazing way to study a never ending source of flash cards. Any flashcards you find on Quizlet.com can be exported immediatly to .mobi, and transferred right into your documents folder on your kindle. That's it!

Go here to use ithttp://kindle-convert.bixly.com/

It's a free tool, so please send over a message if you enjoy using it. Currently, you can only use Quizlet flash cards, but later on I will probably add others, should the tool get popular. 

Can someone please get excited about this? I am geeking out about it.  This is easily the best method of studying on your E-ink Kindle. Otherwise, you are stuck buying the many one-off flashcard apps on the Kindle shop that are about $3 per subject, and not flexible. 

 

Comments

  1. Mary

    Mary on 01/05/2012 11:43 a.m.

    This is fantastic. I just got a Kindle Fire and am still figuring out how to use it, futzing around especially with various flashcard apps. This is simple and does exactly what I need. Thanks!

  2. Sam

    Sam on 01/19/2012 1:14 p.m.

    Love It. I haven't even downloaded it yet, and I love it. I was just thinking about it this morning and poof, you did it.

  3. Sara

    Sara on 01/20/2012 5:45 p.m.

    LOVE IT!!! Haven't even gotten my Kindle Touch yet, but I'm already loving this :D

    One question though, can you shuffle through the flashcards? I don't mind if I can't, because I can definitely adjust since I can study on quizlet as well. The portability on e-ink is the awesome part.

    Thank you soo much for creating this. I can't wait to use on an actual kindle. I'm going to test it out on the kindle app right now.

  4. Anne

    Anne on 01/22/2012 11:15 a.m.

    I've held off buying a reader until now because I read relatively little fiction and until now so few books in my non-fiction areas of interest have been published in digital format. Also, because I read so many things in pdf format I've wanted to wait to get a reader that supports pdf without conversion hassles. I am seriously considering the Kindle Keyboard. I also use Quizlet for a number of types of learning, and so am thrilled that someone has produced this option! If I end up getting the Kindle I'll try this and let you know what I think. Kudos for your contribution.

  5. Brendan

    Brendan on 01/25/2012 1:16 a.m.

    WOW You just made it this month? I am so lucky to have stumbled upon it! Thanks so much, freeware programmers like you truly make the world a better place!

  6. Anne

    Anne on 02/04/2012 8:33 a.m.

    Got my Kindle and was eager to try this. But it isn't working for me. Knowing nothing about software programming, I can only tell you that it gives me a message that says "You're seeing this error because you have DEBUG = True in your Django settings file. Change that to False, and Django will display a standard 500 page." Can you tell me what to do from here?

  7. Dondyzulu

    Dondyzulu on 02/19/2012 5:28 p.m.

    Could somebody help? I did the export and paste and convert but the window just flash and no .mobi file or any file is shown. Does anyone know why?

  8. Adam

    Adam on 02/20/2012 12:28 p.m.

    Dondyzulu,
    sounds like a browser setting. Have you tried in Chrome of FireFox?

  9. Meggy

    Meggy on 02/21/2012 2:01 a.m.

    this is the greatest!!! exactly what I was looking for--thanks so much!

  10. William Rainier

    William Rainier on 02/25/2012 11:01 p.m.

    THANK YOU!

  11. Deb

    Deb on 03/01/2012 7:10 a.m.

    Adam! This is brilliant! Thank you so much. I was struggling with a kindle fire app, typing cards on the screen keyboard. It was torture. Never thought about using my e-ink kindle for flashcards. Yee haw.

  12. Adam

    Adam on 03/01/2012 9:18 p.m.

    Ah! This worked earlier today and now I'm getting Django errors everytime I try! Help! This is such a cool program!

  13. Rob

    Rob on 03/15/2012 9:20 p.m.

    After the conversion, and upload to kindle touch, the flashcards show the answer first, then the question second. How do I reverse the order?

  14. Rob

    Rob on 03/27/2012 5:28 p.m.

    Adam, thanks for your hard work, the defs and terms are now in the right order, and this tool works great! Many, many thanks.

  15. Lori

    Lori on 04/21/2012 2:42 p.m.

    Hi,
    I'm super excited that I found this. I've been waiting for a way to study flashcards on my kindle. I'm not very computer savvy, and I'm having trouble with what to open the document with.. as in, where it says "convert file" after I click on it. Everything I try comes out jumbled. Any suggestions?

    Thanks so much,
    Lori

  16. DD

    DD on 04/26/2012 2:37 p.m.

    Hi
    Do you know how it works with arabic script? I just can't get it to work for arabic. If I could, it would change everything!
    Thanks for the post

  17. TIA

    TIA on 05/01/2012 8:21 a.m.

    I'm trying to export this but it isn't working. I tried using internet explorer and firefox and it isn't working. This is the message I'm recieving. "URL not found or connection between server and quizlet.com was interrupted". Please help.

  18. alison

    alison on 05/23/2012 7:58 a.m.

    I was so excited when I found this post this morning, but I can't get it to work. export file:
    http://quizlet.com/1377625/export/

    then error:

    Duplicate headers received from server
    The response from the server contained duplicate headers. This problem is generally the result of a misconfigured website or proxy. Only the website or proxy administrator can fix this issue.
    Error 349 (net::ERR_RESPONSE_HEADERS_MULTIPLE_CONTENT_DISPOSITION): Multiple Content-Disposition headers received. This is disallowed to protect against HTTP response splitting attacks.

  19. alison

    alison on 05/23/2012 8:04 a.m.

    Please disregard my comment above - I found the issue. I must rename the file. I had copy/pasted the flashcard name into the program - thus causing the error. thanks for a great program!!!

  20. Charles

    Charles on 08/31/2012 1:33 p.m.

    Thank you for developing this- it is exactly what I need!

    One problem though- I clicked submit and got back "Error writing file"... any leads why this is?

    Thanks!
    Charles

  21. Franny

    Franny on 09/18/2012 11:53 a.m.

    Thank you, this is great, I totally agree with you, the simple Kindle is fine by me, I get distracted easily and too many options for entertainment is never a good thing for people like me! :-)

  22. Lauren

    Lauren on 09/23/2012 6:02 p.m.

    Hi Adam,

    I am having difficulty converting my flash cards. Here is my URL: http://quizlet.com/14207463/export/

    I am receiving this error:
    "URL not found or connection between server and quizlet.com was interrupted" and am curious if there is a limit on the amount of flash cards? I am trying to make a set with 64.

    Thanks for an awesome product!

  23. Catherine

    Catherine on 11/15/2012 8:28 p.m.

    I'm having some difficulty getting this to work... =)

  24. Belle

    Belle on 11/29/2012 1:46 p.m.

    This made me super happy! Thank you!

  25. Jake

    Jake on 12/09/2012 1:46 p.m.

    Super freaking easy to use! Took three minutes and I had over 300 flash cards on my Kindle, it worked like a charm!

  26. Sharon

    Sharon on 01/06/2013 2:06 p.m.

    I have been trying to use this and when I click submit I can't figure out where the .mobi file is going so that I can move it to the kindle folder.

  27. Janice

    Janice on 01/10/2013 9:19 p.m.

    Great tool but I just went to convert an export from Quizlet and I get the following message

    URL not found or connection between server and quizlet.com was interrupted

    does anyone know how to fix this?

    Thanks

  28. Janice

    Janice on 01/12/2013 6:42 a.m.

    Great tool but went to add some entries and redo some flashcards and got an error:

    URL not found or connection between server and quizlet.com was interrupted

    Any chance of a fix? THANKS

  29. Curtis

    Curtis on 01/18/2013 2:24 a.m.

    you should receive nobel prize for apps

  30. yaelaldrich

    yaelaldrich on 02/06/2013 9:40 p.m.

    What am I doing wrong? I keep on getting an error message telling me that the URL is incorrect. Please help me.

  31. yaelaldrich

    yaelaldrich on 02/06/2013 9:53 p.m.

    got it finally -- thank you!

  32. Cody

    Cody on 03/08/2013 2:43 p.m.

    I love this tool! It's incredibly easy to use. I don't know if this is the place to notify someone, but it looks like the tool is currently broken. I tried a new stack, as well as an old stack, and both just spit lines of debug code back at me. If interested for more details, please email and I'd be willing to provide the debug info.

    Thank you!

  33. juli

    juli on 03/22/2013 4:48 p.m.

    Hi,
    Please help, I cannot use the flashcard creator.

  34. Adam

    Adam on 03/25/2013 5:47 p.m.

    Hmm, looks like the export format might have changed, and the site isn't currently working. I will see if I can get this fixed by tomorrow.

  35. david

    david on 04/02/2013 6:58 p.m.

    Can I have it so that the Bixly Converter has the option to scramble it so I can have "Vocab Orig" and/or "Vocab 1 Scram" and "Vocab 2 Scram"
    Vocab 1 and 2 are scrambled up so I can have it auto scramble?
    if so that would be very convenient for me and Thank you for this great product!

  36. Emilia

    Emilia on 04/05/2013 12:26 p.m.

    Adam,

    I am having a problem with my export file. When it saves on my computer it does not save as any file type (like .mobi), it just says FILE under file type.

    I really am excited to be able to use this program on my Kindle Touch since I don't have any other "smart" devices to study flashcards on. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

    My export file: http://quizlet.com/14903745/export/

  37. JP

    JP on 04/10/2013 1:41 a.m.

    Woah this is awesome thxs!

  38. Tony Cheung

    Tony Cheung on 08/04/2013 9:24 p.m.

    Love it! Thanks!
    I just created few cards for my 8 years kid. It works with pictures and Chinese characters. It is very easy to use and quick.
    Thanks again!

  39. Danie

    Danie on 09/01/2013 8:31 p.m.

    This is absolutely awesome! I don't know how I ever studied without this!

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