Anki – powerful, intelligent flash cards

Anki is software which is designed to help you recall facts (e.g. words and phrases in a foreign language) as easily, effectively and promptly as possible. To do this, the software monitors how well each fact is remembered, and uses that information to optimally schedule review times.

Besides text, Anki supports multimedia, and even rendering TeX snippets in the cards. We particulary like the fact that the software synchronizes card decks to a server so that users can review the deck on other computers, a web interface or mobile devices, for which versions of Anki are also available. Even complete card decks offered by other users can be downloaded the same way. Anki offers a multitude of possibilities for learning.

Anki is extensible with plugins which can be downloaded and installed from the menu. While Anki can be used for studying anything, plugins are available with special features designed to make studying Japanese and English easier: integrated dictionary lookups, missing kanji reports, and much more.

Features include:

  • Clean and intuitive interface.
  • Optimized for speed, and will handle reviewing decks of 100,000+ cards.
  • Strong interval study centred approach.
  • Study anywhere; on your computer, online, on a mobile phone or other other portable devices.
  • Keep your information across multiple computers.
  • Shared decks allow you to divide work between friends, and let teachers push material to many students at once.
  • Intelligent scheduler based on the SuperMemo SM2 algorithm.
  • Estimates how soon you will next see the card right before you grade it.
  • Flexible fact/card model that allows you to generate multiple views of information, and input information in the format you wish.
  • Enter several pieces of information and then make any number of cards based on those facts.
  • Graphs.
  • Card statistics.
  • Tagging features.
  • Cram specific tags.
  • Fully extensible, with a large number of plugins already available.
  • Import Mnemosyne databases.
  • Keyboard shortcuts.
  • A learning mode.

Website: apps.ankiweb.net
Support: Manual
Developer: Damien Elmes
License: GNU GPL v3

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