Sharing Plugin for Anki?

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13 Dec, 2013 07:07 AM

By far the most effective way in my life to set and accomplish goal has been using something called "inevitability thinking" in order to harness myself into a structure where I'm forced to achieve my goals. I would say using principals from inevitability thinking works better for 80% of the population than internally motivated self study.

Inevitability thinking consists of using social pressure, monetary incentives, and environmental reorganizing in order to make your goal easier to accomplish. As an example, rather than simply deciding to diet and using willpower 20x per day, throwing out all the junk food in your house and putting chopped fruit and vegetables at the front of the fridge.

Anki is a very solitary activity and when you fail to use it, the only person it hurts is your long term self. That's not good enough to most people, because its hard to make long term benefits real in your mind.

What I have here is an idea where when you complete your reps for the day, you have an opportunity to "share_ them on social media or by email, maybe with a little statistic of how many you completed and failed. This way I could either use social pressure, or even better, have my results emailed to my accountability partner. Typically you can give your accountability partner a cheque and tell them if you do not complete your task, they should go out and cash and spend the cheque on themselves as soon as possible. You can use the site as well and the money is automatically taken from your credit card and given to an anti-charity (a charity you despise).

I'm just floating this idea out there to see if there is support or anyone interested in developing a Sharing plugin like that because they and others would benefit from it.

Alternatively, if you have any ideas on how I could get my accountability partner to see that my reps are done (without watching me) that seem as good as using a plug in like that, let me know.

By the way, this could be a great tool for teachers and private tutors who want to get their students to do their reps.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Damien Elmes on 13 Dec, 2013 11:08 AM

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    If you can't find an add-on that implements this, the best place to ask
    would be on the add-on forum.

  2. 2 Posted by Aleksej on 13 Dec, 2013 11:13 AM

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    An add-on for Beeminder (I've never tried it): Beeminder Sync

  3. 3 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 14 Dec, 2013 12:26 AM

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    Take a look at It's only been around a few
    weeks, but I've been using and liking it.

  4. Soren Bjornstad closed this discussion on 07 Feb, 2014 03:55 PM.

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