Flashcard Creation

Learn how to format flashcards, use AI to speed up creation and more.

Formatting Flashcard Content

OmniSets allows you to format your flashcard content with various styles. Here's a list of most of the common formatting styles.

  1. Bold
  2. Italic
  3. Underline
  4. Strikethrough
  5. Lists, ordered and unordered
  6. Text Color

How to format (without keyboard)

When you are creating a new flashcard, you can use the bubble toolbar to format your text. For example, if you wrote This is my text. and you wanted to bold my text, you would select the text, and click on the bold button that shows right below/above the text. This method is applicable to all the other formatting styles.

Here's an example of what that looks like:

Keyboard Shortcuts

When a the editor is focused (you've clicked on the term or definition box), you can use keyboard shortcuts to format your text. For example, using Ctrl + B will bold the selected text, or if nothing is selected, will set the next text you type to bold.

  • Bold: Ctrl + B
  • Italic: Ctrl + I
  • Underline: Ctrl + U
  • Strikethrough: No shortcut available (Ctrl + S will attempt to create the card instead.)
  • Unordered Lists: dash followed by a space/tab., for sublists, hit enter, then tab. That will create a sub list.
  • Ordered Lists: 1. followed by a space/tab., for sublists, hit enter, then tab, that will create a sub list that starts with a., b. and so on. These can be further sublisted, using the same method, but these will show up as i., ii. and so on.

Images

You can upload images to your flashcards. OmniSets allows you to upload images for both sides of the flashcard. However, you will need to have text accompanying the image.

How to add images

You can add images to flashcards by clicking on the Choose File button below the text boxes in the flashcard editor. However, if you don't have the image on your computer, you can also copy the image and paste it into the text boxes and it will automatically upload the image.

Image Formats

OmniSets supports most image types such as jpg png gif svg webp and more.

.avif files are not supported. Additionally, .gif files are accepted, but they will not be animated due to safety concerns.


Create with AI

Create with AI is a feature on OmniSets that allows you to create flashcards from scratch using AI. It's great for creating flashcards when you don't have any content to start with, or if you're just lazy (don't worry we are too sometimes).

How to use AI Creation

In the top right hand corner of any page on OmniSets, you can press the + button and then select New StudySet. Then click, Create with AI. In the box, enter the topic you want to create flashcards for. Be as specific as possible. For example, if you want flashcards about a list of Polyatomic Ions, don't enter Polyatomic Ions, instead enter List of Polyatomic Ions. This will help the AI create better and more flashcards.


Create from note

Create from note is a feature on OmniSets that allows you to convert your notes into flashcards. All you have to do is paste your notes into the textbox and OmniSets will automatically convert them into flashcards quickly and easily.

What types of cards can I create?

  • Question and Answer - This type will generate flashcards in a question and answer format, the question as the term and the answer as definition.
  • Fill in the Blank - This type will generate flashcards in a fill in the blank format, the term with the sentence with underscores and the definition as the answer to the blank.
  • Translations - This type will generate flashcards by translating a list of foreign words into English. The term will be the foreign word and the definition will be the English translation.
  • Example Sentences - This type will generate flashcards by taking a list of words and converting them into example sentences. The term will be the word and the definition will be the example sentence.

How to use create from note

In the top right hand corner of any page on OmniSets, you can press the + button and then select New StudySet. Then click, Create from note. You'll be directed to another page, where you can choose to upload a PDF, or paste your notes into the textbox. Once you've done that, you can select the type of flashcards you want to create and then click Create Set.


Create from video (beta)

This feature is currently in beta. If you have any issues, please contact us at [email protected]

Create from video is a feature on OmniSets that allows you to convert (currently only youtube) videos into flashcards. All you have to do is paste the link to the video and OmniSets will generate a transcript and use that to create flashcards.

How to use create from video (beta)

To use this feature, it's very similar to Create from note. In the top right hand corner of any page on OmniSets, you can press the + button and then select New StudySet. Then click, Create from video. You'll be directed to another page, where you can paste the link to the video. Once you've done that, you can select the type of flashcards you want to create and then click Create Set.