anki - flashcard program for language learning
Anki is a program designed to help you remember facts (such as words
and phrases in a foreign language) as easily, quickly and efficiently
as possible. To do this, it tracks how well you remember each fact,
and uses that information to optimally schedule review times. With a
minimal amount of effort, you can greatly increase the amount of
material you remember, making study more productive, and more fun.
Anki is based on a theory called spaced repetition. In simple terms, it
means that each time you review some material, you should wait longer
than last time before reviewing it again. This maximizes the time spent
studying difficult material and minimizes the time spent reviewing
things you already know. The concept is simple, but the vast majority
of memory trainers and flashcard programs out there either avoid the
concept all together, or implement inflexible and suboptimal methods
that were originally designed for pen and paper.
Anki’s primary target is people studying Japanese, and Japanese native
speakers studying English. However, it can be used to remember anything
at all, and there are some users who are studying Chinese and possibly
other languages with it.
anki does not take command line options. Its interface is entirely
Anki home page: <http://ichi2.net/anki/index.html>
Community support thread:
anki was written by Damien Elmes <email@example.com>.
This manual page was written by Nicholas Breen <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for
the Debian project (but may be used by others).
August 11, 2007