Improve your learning by creating flashcards in Notion

Whether you’re studying a new language or upskilling for work, organized flashcards can help you learn faster.

Flashcards keep track of what you need to learn — and also help you learn it

Studying is one thing, but optimizing your study time takes you one step further

Flashcards are one of the best and fastest ways to learn new information. They train your memory with active recall, so when you face a test question, you’ll remember the details.

A screenshot of flashcards in Notion.

Make your online flashcards in Notion so you can:

  • Store cards on both your mobile device and laptop

  • Easily maintain and update your deck

  • Customize flashcards to fit your learning style

  • Share them with friends, teammates, and other collaborators

A screenshot of flaschards in Notion.

How to make flashcards in Notion

How to create your flashcard deck in Notion

  1. Create a Notion account.

  2. Make flashcards with a template or start from scratch.

  3. Add a checklist of clues and answers.

  4. Add notes or details to explain every answer.

  5. Create a new category to store the cards for each subject or section you study.

  6. Invite your friends or study group.

Make custom flashcards that match your learning style

Streamline your studying and drill new terms on the go with digital flashcards. Work smarter, not harder.


How many times can you go over flashcards?

You can go over flashcards as many times as you want. Flashcards work by repeating information, and the more you use them, the more you’ll learn.

Why are flashcards good for learning?

Let’s start with what flashcards are: digital or physical cards with terms or questions on one side and definitions or answers on the other. 

Flashcards use active recall, a technique that encourages you to remember answers when prompted by a question. Active recall strengthens your memory and makes it easier to recall information on a test.

What makes a good flashcard?

A good flashcard should be:

  • Easy to access — so you can use them wherever you are

  • Concise — they should have only one piece of info at a time

  • Organized — so you can sort them into categories and learn related topics at the same time