Try the New LingQ iPhone App

We are happy to tell you that you can now get the new LingQ flashcard iPhone app in the iTunes App Store. The app will let you review your LingQs on your iPhone or iPod Touch.


The flashcard app is a simple app for reviewing the vocabulary you are learning on LingQ. You will be able to flashcard all active (status 1-3) LingQs from your currently active lessons in each language. The simple touch screen controls make it fast to review your LingQs and learn on your iPhone or iPod touch no matter where you are.


All activities using the application are registered and reflected in your LingQ account. A wifi or mobile internet connection is required to use the application.


Let us know how you like it!



28 Replies to “Try the New LingQ iPhone App”

  1. The new LingQ Flash Card app on my iPod Touch works just fine.It will mean changing some habits. You may need to make sure you do not have more than 30 or 40 items in your Lessons page or the connection may time out.It is easier than ever to edit Hints and Phrases and I can review my Flash Cards away from the computer. I also look forward to hearing from others.

  2. Hi steve,Congrats on the ipod/iphone app– wonderful addition to your suite of services. So far, my favourite mode is to show the phrase on the first side of the card, to see if I can recall which word I created a lingq to save. After using the app for less than a day, here are my thoughts/suggestions/hopes for new features:- Chinese text seems to be showing up with spaces, but I haven’t figured out how to turn the spacing off, as is possible when using Lingq on the computer.- Any way to have a completely random ‘shuffle’ of flashcards from multiple lessons, or do I have to do them a lesson at a time? (this may be me not figuring out how to use the app properly)- (for ipod users) any hope of being able to download, say, 50 flash cards for ‘offline’ review when out of wi-fi area? I realize this won’t be as much as a concern for iphone users, but it would be nice for the commute to work as an ipod user.more later, but grateful for the app!Ray

  3. I’m glad you like the app. It is a simple app with limitations. The removal of spacing in Asian languages is something we are not able to do on the app. You do have to use the app one lesson at a time. You do need an internet connection to use the app.

  4. hi guys, I was just wondering if you are planning to release something similar for the Android platform? I’m not a big fan of Apple and planning to buy a HTC Nexus One Android phone. In May 2010 the Android sellings has exceeded the iPhone sellings in the USA, it is worth considering it ;)Balint

  5. An Android app is definitely something we are thinking about. We are just about to launch an improved iPhone app and the Android/Blackberry people will be jealous! 🙂 However, part of our motivation with the iPhone app is in the promotional value of being in the App Store. I’m not sure the same value is there in the Android or Blackberry App Stores. Any information you have is welcome.

  6. I have a problem with the app, whenever I try to log in I just get a ‘Failed To Login’ message. I even tried creating a new account to see if that would work, but no luck. Anyone else having this trouble? How can I fix it? I would really like to get stuck into Lingq on my iPhone.Dan

  7. @Dan – We were having a problem that users who didn’t have their device language set to English were not able to log in but that problem should have been resolved. When did you last try to login? One other thing that happens is that iPhone seems to default the first letter of your username to a capital letter. Our usernames and passwords are case sensitive so this causes problems. Make sure the shift key is not depressed automatically when you type in your username. You may have to click it to deactivate it before typing in your username.

  8. I last tried to log in 10 seconds ago, it still doesn’t work for me, Mark. I tried deleting the app and redownloading/installing it, yet it still does not work. I also changed my Lingq account from French into English. And I checked that the shift key wasn’t depressed, and still after all this it doesn’t work. It’s a shame, and I’m sure others must be having the same problem. Any ideas of what I can try?

  9. That’s very strange Dan. We did have a problem that people who did not have English as their interface language on their iPhone/iPod were having problems. But, that issue was resolved. Otherwise, there have not been any other issues. Your language setting on LingQ does not affect things. All I can tell you is to double check your username and password and enter it exactly as it appears. If it still won’t let you log in, the only possibility I can think of is that there may be some strange character in your username/password that is causing problems on your device.

  10. Hi Dan/MarkI just logged in with my iPod set in English– successfulchanged ipod to Chinese (under general settings) —successfulchanged back to English — successful a nutshell, everything’s working fine for me.does it help to make an alternate Lingq account to test with?

  11. There shouldn’t be any reason to create an alternate account. Login seems fine for me as well. I would suggest changing your username and/or password on LingQ to remove any strange characters and then trying again if you still can’t log in. Again, your username and password must be entered exactly as they appear in LingQ.

  12. how do you get the English meaning to appear after you tapped the word?An example…I see c’est-à-dire, then I tap it. I see nothing in the middle area (the English meaning), however, I see some French at the bottom. Namely, deuxième personne du singulier, c’est-à-dire << TU >>. par exemple, tuWhat if I read the bottom and still can’t figure it out….? why do I see english in the above one and not on my iphone?Thanks

  13. @milan – The "Hint" will only appear in the middle if you have selected or created a Hint already on the website. The yellow words are all words that you have LingQed. This means they were blue words that you hovered on and for which you chose an existing user hint or created your own hint.The bottom of the card shows the phrase from the text in which you first looked up the word. You can see that c’est a dire is in your phrase. Both the Hint and Phrase can be displayed on the flashcards to help you review. I suggest you watch the demo video on the Help page on LingQ to fully understand how the lesson page and hints work,

  14. One last thing Mark. I saw picture of iphone lingq that allowed you to go through the text and listen to the mp3. Basically it was an iphone interface to the web system. Do I need to pay for this? If so, I will start paying if I can access lessons directly on my iphone and listen to the mp3…..thanks

  15. I have the message Failed to login too. My password has only letters -_-‘ and I made sure that my username doesnt have capitalization

  16. @suhlaykah – This issue should be resolved. You can try switching your device language to English to see if you can log in then although you shouldn’t need to. You must also make sure you are using the correct capitalization in your password.

  17. @Nikita66 – Make sure you are entering your login information exactly as it is on LingQ. The login fields are both case sensitive. Also, we have two iPhone apps. To use the iLingQ app you must be a paying member of LingQ. Free members can use the LingQ Flashcard App. The app linked to in this post is the Flashcard app.

  18. I’m a korean.The app said to me " failed to login" but after switching my device language, it worked.I think the issue is not resolved to some languages.

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