Time to support Apple Watch?

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Nicolas Curi Gawlinski

05 Jan, 2019 06:34 AM

The new version of the Apple watch (series 4) has a significant improvement in its battery life. I'd love to do some reviews using my watch. There's a speech function in the accessibility of Apple devices that allows TTS on-the-fly generation (https://www.reddit.com/r/medicalschoolanki/comments/9t383u/how_to_use_tts_with_ios_anki_app/). Please, make Anki available to Apple Watch! :)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Damien Elmes on 05 Jan, 2019 11:05 PM

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    Hi Nicolas,

    The 4th/5th gen watches are certainly an improvement, and I'm continuing to keep an eye on demand for this, but I'm afraid it's not at the top of the todo list at the moment.

  2. 2 Posted by Edan Maor on 07 Jul, 2019 11:35 AM

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    Just Wanted to chip in that I'd be very happy if this existed too.

  3. 3 Posted by AS on 14 Jul, 2019 04:11 AM

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    I am eagerly awaiting the day Anki is available for Apple Watch!

  4. 4 Posted by BF on 04 Sep, 2019 05:47 PM

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    I truly hope this happens! Please!

  5. 5 Posted by IZ on 11 Sep, 2019 06:17 AM

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    +1 would love this feature!!!!

  6. 6 Posted by matt on 30 Sep, 2019 03:07 PM

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    The demand is there :) would pay for this

  7. 7 Posted by asdf on 05 Oct, 2019 03:50 AM

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    I'd really want to do anki flashcards whenever I can take a minute on my Apple Watch!

  8. 8 Posted by Abi on 06 Oct, 2019 04:58 PM

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    Yes, please! I'm a med student and I have to do a loooot of cards and it would be so extremely useful to have them on the Apple Watch! Please!

  9. 9 Posted by Alex on 09 Oct, 2019 03:16 PM

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    +1 yeah this would be really really useful with the loads of medschool anki I review. Maybe a swipe left/right for again/good & hard press for options like going back to decks? Or flexible settings in the ankimobile app.

  10. 10 Posted by Elise on 10 Oct, 2019 02:23 PM

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    I would love to see an Apple watch app too!

  11. 11 Posted by Yauhen on 03 Dec, 2019 05:42 AM

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    I’m really need it! Please pay attention on this !

  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by Damien Elmes on 03 Dec, 2019 08:14 PM

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    I read every post that is made here, and appreciate it is something some of you are quite keen on. A watch app may come in the future, but I'm afraid it's unlikely to happen in the short term, as there are other tasks that will benefit a greater number of users that need to take priority.

  13. 13 Posted by wmqpmw on 06 Dec, 2019 04:22 PM

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    I'm skeptical that in the use cases commonly cited here (especially medical school students) that having ANKI on a watch is necessarily superior to or more quickly accessible than on a mobile device. Don't get me wrong - I appreciate the desire to insert ANKI into every spare moment, but I think if you really sat down and clocked how much extra time you spent on the extra time needed to use the phone version, the time savings and usability gains are largely negligible. There is of course the potential situation where a watch is preferable because using a phone would be frowned upon (for some reason checking a watch in some cases is less socially unacceptable than checking a phone).

  14. 14 Posted by ino on 06 Dec, 2019 08:17 PM

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    But for learning kanji it would be great. just seeing a new card each time on a complication, or just keeping the anki app open and seeing a card each time that way. (you can actually let the watch keep an app open for more then an hour)!

    sure not each deck and type would be a match, but languages would work good.

  15. Support Staff 15 Posted by Damien Elmes on 06 Dec, 2019 10:44 PM

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    There is an implementation for Android watches available already, but even shorter cards look awkward to study. https://www.reddit.com/r/Anki/comments/dm2swf/just_casually_reviewi...

  16. 16 Posted by tanya on 07 Dec, 2019 05:23 PM

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    We could choose which line we want to appear as an answer in the settings of the app on the iPhone, in order to have less to show on the screen. Or maybe show only the question and being able to choose "Easy" or "i don't know" and then review the ones you don't know on the Phone in a separate list created by the card review on the watch.

    Or each time you look at the watch, another word appears, if you leave the app open.

    The Apple watch screen being a square and not rounded like the samsung watch, it would look better.

  17. 17 Posted by Zack on 09 Jan, 2020 08:00 PM

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    I would really love to see this apple watch anki app as well !! :)
    These new watch versions are pretty good to read messages or even e-mails on, so I dont think short cards would be a problem to display.
    Plus there is that scroll wheel which helps you to get through longer texts easily.
    Please please make it happen  some of my parents harangues are wayy too long, with this I could make them a bit more productive ✌️

  18. 18 Posted by k s on 10 Jan, 2020 04:18 AM

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    I am currently thinking of buying an apple watch. The first thing I checked was whether Anki would be available. Thanks for discussing it on this thread- I hope it's added at some point!

  19. 19 Posted by wmqpmw on 03 Mar, 2020 10:38 PM

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    Hi K.S. - can you please detail how you would be using ANKI on a watch? A number of people have requested this feature with general comments, but rarely has anyone articulated a use-case that's convincing. Thanks.

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