Flashcards should have the articles included with the nouns.
e.g. "Le poisson" instead of just "poisson".
This would help a lot with memorizing noun genders.
Yes, this has been suggested many times and it is definitely something that should be added.
I originally wrote my own flash card program, but later found another which had tons more features than I could have the time to write. My app was a little buggy and text only based on an SQL hashcode table. So now, I use AnkiDroid Flashcards. You can put as much information you want into each card, which includes recorded voice and graphics. You can build decks of the cards and even combine the decks for quick practice. Great for on the go.
I also use the flashcard system in Pimsleur. It handles tenses as well as m/f and conjugated forms.
Another one I have looked into is Memrise... one of the competing products of DuoLingo.
i wouldn't really say memrise is competing with duolingo...... memrise serves a different purpose, it just teaches straight vocab - whereas duo teaches grammar and sentence phrasing also
in my opinion memrise works awesome when used alongside duolingo as a supplement (and i also use pimsleur a bit for pronunciation)
Are any of these unique to French or are other languages available as well? I know people taking on German will understand where I'm coming from with genders haha..
I use Quizlet to learn certain words, and I use Duolingo for how to use those words.
Quizlet isn't the best, though it still helps. Quizlet is rather a community of people working together to create flashcards.
Thanks very much for directing me to 'memrise' it's looks a very good 'add on' to Duolingo and the fact that the lessons can be downloaded is an added bonus. I'm planning to live in France soon so all suggestions and help welcome! I'm determined to speak french as fluently as I can.