Learn how to export Flashcards from a Flashcard app

Zuzana May 01

If you are not satisfied with the app you are now using or you just feel like giving chance to something new… In some apps it is not easy to export Flashcards.

Here is a simple guide on how to not lose all your Flashcards when migrating from such an app. Find the best app for you in 2020 Flashcard apps comparison.

Also, you will have your Flashcards at hand anytime you want to try sth new again. This guide to help you to export Flashcards is inspired by this post from magistrabunch.

Export and import of Flashcards Vocabulary Miner
Easy Flashcard export and import in Vocabulary Miner

Export Flashcards easily from any app

Following steps will help you export Flashcards data through Google Chrome browser from an app that doesn’t support an easy export like Memrise that in 2019 really angered its users.

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Log into the “old” app you were using
  • Go to your course home page (e.g. http://www.memrise.com/course/335725/comprehensive-german-duolingo-vocabulary/)
  • Open Developer Console — don’t be scared, it’s fairly easy to use it. To open the Developer Console, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + J (on Windows) or Command Option + J (on Mac).

Alternatively, you can use the Chrome menu in the top right corner of the browser window, in the section “More Tools,” click on “Developer Tools.”

Open the Developer Console with keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + J (Windows) or Command Option + J (Mac)

 

  • Open console sidebar
  • Choose the first option.
On the Console sidebar, choose the first option (marked in red)
  • Paste (CTRL+V) the script and hit Enter. SCRIPT TO COPY is here or in the end of the article.

After copying the script (on the bottom of article), it looks like this. Hit Enter.
  • Wait for a while. Export can take a few minutes for large courses. You should see many “Fetching words from XY” messages in the console indicating progress.
  • Press [Copy] button to copy your vocabulary.
Press Copy button on the bottom
  • Open vocabulary-miner.com, log in and open My Packages section.
  • Create a new Word list or open the existing one
  • Choose Import in the top right corner.

Vocabulary Miner complement web app. Synchronized real-time with the mobile app.
  • Select top left cell in sheet and press CTRL + V (for Windows) or CMD + V (for Mac). Your vocabulary will appear in sheet.
  • Confirm by pressing [Import] button in the bottom right corner.

Done! Export Flashcards and also import was successfully done.

You can find this vocabulary also in the mobile app and start learning. How to use Vocabulary Miner app? Check video. It explains what can this Flashcard app maker do for you and how.

Good luck and if you need help to find the right app for your needs, here is 2020 Flashcard apps comparison.

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SCRIPT TO COPY:

 (() => {
function getWords(courseId, level) {
const url = `https://www.memrise.com/ajax/session/?course_id=${courseId}&level_index=${level}&session_slug=preview`
console.log("Fetching words from " + url)
return fetch(url, { credentials: "same-origin" })
// parse response
.then(res => {
return res.status === 200
? res.json()
// map results
.then(data => {
return data.learnables.map(row => ({
original: row.item.value,
translation: row.definition.value
}))
})
.then(words => {
return getWords(courseId, level + 1)
.then(words.concat.bind(words))
})
: []
})
.catch(err => {
console.error(err)
return []
})
}
// fetch
const start = 1
const courseId = location.href.slice(30).match(/\d+/)[0]
getWords(courseId, start)
// format as csv
.then(words => {
console.log(words.length + " words")
return words.map(word => word.translation + "\t" + word.original + "\n").join("")
})
// print
.then(console.log)
})()

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