Anki Alternatives

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25 Sep, 2019 01:35 PM

Hi folks,

Personally, I think Anki is the best system out there and use it myself everyday. However, the students that I work with prefer something a little less "techy".

In terms of apps that used *spaced repetition* what do you recommend? I'm aware of: Quizlet, Tiny Cards, + one other that I've temporarily forgotten.


  1. 1 Posted by ijg on 27 Sep, 2019 10:48 AM

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    the anki support forum might not be the best place to ask. maybe a general forum or subreddit about the subject matter like "learnfrench" or whatever you're teaching?

  2. 2 Posted by Vit on 30 Sep, 2019 03:34 AM

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    Try Mnemosyne; i did for a few month.
    After they learn it, it would be easy to switch to Anki.

  3. 3 Posted by mark on 20 Oct, 2019 07:19 AM

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    @ijg Actually I find the Anki team totally supportive of the learning experience rather than pushing their own product. :)

    @Vit Thanks :)

  4. 4 Posted by ijg on 20 Oct, 2019 05:11 PM

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    I just meant this:

    For two days you didn't get any answer. In many online forums I know this means you won't get any answer.

    People who are willing to answer questions on a support forum for a software that many consider to be "complicated" are very different from average users.

    Mnemosyne is great but I guess it's useless for you. As far as I see there's no ios client instead the official site tells you "For mobile review on other platforms, activate the Mnemosyne webserver on your desktop using the configuration screen, and then review using your browser on your mobile client.",


    My impression is that Android is much less popular in the US than in Europe but you can probably not rely on everyone having ios. So some apple only apps are also not an option.

    My problem with many cloud services is that they might disappear without notice and most services don't offer proper exporting and even if they did it would be a lot of work. So a disappearing app usually means all the user data is lost and you as a teacher are blamed. So you must use something popular. Usually you don't get blamed for doing something that everybody else is doing.

    I guess that this more or less leaves you with quizlet? Maybe duolingo's tinycards? If you're not from an English-speaking country maybe there are some apps that are not visible internationally.

  5. 5 Posted by mark on 21 Oct, 2019 09:07 AM

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    Thanks for the detailed feedback. Appreciated.

    And I was just trying to convey how much I appreciate the Anki team and
    their efforts :)



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