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Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it's a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.

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Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it's a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.


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Administrative Assistant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is the best option to memorize anything in the long term. The algorithm to perform reviews in certain periods is quite good and effective. It is compatible with HTML, LaTeX and Javascript, which allows you to personalize the created notes at will. The latter I consider essential, since my notes have a familiar and characteristic touch that facilitates understanding and memorization. There are also very useful internet plugins that can be used with this application Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is not easy to use from the beginning, and it is not very intuitive. A new user can get tired of the application quickly because they do not master their features very well or they can use it without knowing all the Anki functionalities. Another disadvantage is the impossibility of obtaining the application on an iOS device for free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I totally recommend this application, it needs to be more recognized as we always find ourselves learning something new. Anki greatly facilitates this learning process and memorization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thanks to Anki I have been able to get very good grades during my university stage. It is unfortunate that I have not known this application before, which I consider one of the most important productivity tools to take into account, especially if you are in any learning activity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Executive Assistant
Construction
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

he human mind works in such a way that it needs to check things periodically so as not to forget them. Anki is responsible for keeping what we always need in mind to use it later according to our needs. It is very useful academically and also in other areas of life. Anki allows me to edit notes using programming languages ​​and verify how other users have made their notes, thanks to the public decks sharing function. The notes are synchronized in my account to later review them on my smartphone and continue studying what I created. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Anki requires a lot of training to be fully understood. It is not easy for a beginner user to run into this app, it is necessary to access many tutorials and have a prior knowledge of programming languages ​​to achieve better results. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This app can easily be considered as a brain trainer. I recommend it to be known in any workplace or university. It is too useful for anyone. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Anki is too versatile. I have used it to remember my bank account numbers or an important phone number. I have also used it to keep in mind what I learned in a course or concepts that I consider important. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Associate Attorney
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Anki is the best free alternative to memorize relevant data, especially for the academic area. Anki synchronizes very well with mobile devices and I can always use it to review information that I need to keep in my long-term memory. When you know how to use it, you can take advantage of all its features. It also has the possibility to include plugins that make learning or memorizing the notes easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is not easy to use or intuitive, and if you are a beginner, you miss out on many features. You need to have certain knowledge about codes and languages ​​to take advantage of many functions, such as javascript or HTML. Anki's appearance is not the most beautiful and can be improved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I like to recommend this program to those who are interested in more efficient ways to learn and memorize. It is an excellent application that many people still do not know. They should give Anki a chance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Anki not only within the academic area, but also in my work and personal area. When I need to remember small topics or data, I have always been able to count on Anki. I have found their greatest benefits when I take courses according to my profession and I need to remember a lot of information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that it doesn't just let me passively flip through cards like quizlet or other similar online flash card creators do. It tracks your progress and repeats cards to you based on how well you know them. There is a science behind this type of learning, which is why most medical students use Anki and love it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that the format appears barren. In order to improve the aesthetic quality of the cards you have to learn a bit about the coding. That can take some time but once you get the hang of it your cards turn out decent looking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take the time to learn some of the coding. The quality improvement to your cards is worth it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is one of the best Step 1 study tools out there. But it's also great for study all of the organ systems in medical schools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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English Language Teacher
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The enthusiasm of learning that comes with installing this app Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The low quality design of the app environment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Follow up with it and see how you improve Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Learning english and german Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Customizable with add-ons; free! (and very fair $25 for iOS app to support development); ease of import/export of decks Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Really hard to get started and understand all of the variables that can be manipulated. Wish there was a built-in set up guide to make the learning curve less steep. Visualization of trends could be better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look up the start up guides on the subreddit and pros/cons of the various premade USMLE Step 1 decks (I recommend Lightyear or Zanki). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Memorizing everything you need to know to be a doctor / pass the boards. So many people swear by it so hoping it will get me the score I want if I use it everyday. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love that Anki allows me to create a lot of flash cards and decks quickly to share with the students I tutor. Especially useful in language acquisition. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I've never been able to sync Anki on my PC with the app on my phone. I'm not sure what the issue is. But I feel like I'm missing out on the opportunity to make cards with more information easier than I can on my phone. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There is a lot of user generated content already available on the app. I really recommend that new and existing users do a few searches to look for decks that have already been created for topics they are interested in before creating their own. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are getting more out of our tutoring sessions when students are able to commit more of the rote information to memory before they arrive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love the special algorithm that spaces out your notecards based on your level of knowledge of that notecard. The spaced repetition is extremely key in helping you master whatever you are attempting to memorize and understand. I also enjoy how you are able to create different decks of cards and choose the number of days before the entire deck resets, etc. The ability to change the color and bold, underline, italicize is very helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Wish the app had a more aesthetic appearance. It is a little bare bones right now. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improving memorization and mastery of content quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Syncing between different devices allows me to memorize to memorize wherever I am - perfect for anytime that I have a few minutes to kill. Spaced Repetition learning was a new concept that has proven to be very effective. No alternative allows the flexibility or provides the effectiveness of Anki. Ability to use and design add-ons to the software is a large bonus that makes Anki a very complete product Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Due to the number of features and user designed add ons, Anki is a bit intimidating at first and has a bit of a learning curve. However, Anki is 100% worth the time taken to learn for anyone needing a memorization tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use the Anki forums and reddit to find add ons and master all the helpful features Anki has to offer Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In a field where a lot of background knowledge is required, I use Anki to solidify important details that I need to know and use it as an aid when learning new concepts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Came across the software through the book "Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner. Anki makes it very easy to create new cards, and you can create different types of cards. The most basic type is the traditional flash card. There's also a reverse card, where you're sometimes shown the front ("Chair") and sometimes the back ("Silla," Spanish for chair). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Anki is a mature product, but its interface can seem unintuitive at first. There is a learning curve to both the system and Anki, so if you're just starting out, you should probably find a ready-made pack of cards and use that for a while. You can then transition over to creating your own cards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you enjoy learning new things (or have to, for school), Anki is an invaluable piece of software, well worth the time it takes to master and use on a daily basis. Anki plugs into a free service called AnkiWeb, which hosts many ready-made shared card decks. There are some users who carefully created extensive decks of cards for learning anything from anatomy to Japanese, and it is very easy to download these packs. Creating one from scratch seemed like a lot of work, until I realized the key was to do it incrementally, one new datum at a time, as I learn. Anki is a mature product, but its interface can seem unintuitive at first. There is a learning curve to both the system and Anki, so if you're just starting out, you should probably find a ready-made pack of cards and use that for a while. You can then transition over to creating your own cards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am learning a new language and have also introduced it many of my friends and co-workers. Trivia and language are the two most common uses, and flash cards are great at that. I first tried using Anki almost two years ago, when I decided to master the NATO phonetic alphabet (Alpha, Beta, Charlie, and so on). I used Anki's mobile companion, AnkiDroid, for most of my studying, and it was remarkably effective. Within a few short days I was able to spell out anything using the NATO alphabet, and I retained the knowledge for months. Recently, I came across something called the Janki Method, in which you use spaced repetition to learn anything, including computer programming, and not just limited sets of data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to organize and put into categories, easy to review, ability to add tags. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Difficult to get equations or special characters into text. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Start broad and begin to narrow Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is certainly helping to compile information, categorize it better, and makes it easier to find when needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Resident Physician
Hospital & Health Care
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

1. fast

2. available on windows, android, iOS(paid)

3. spaced repition helps to transfer facts from short term to long term memory

4. can put in images Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. app lacks good material design

2. app is tough to manage when multiple decks have been created

3. learning is not concept based but cramming based Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

1. definitely try it , at least once

2. beware, do not create multiple decks, app will get unstable

3. limit the text used to make flashcards

4. always follow anki wiki, very helpful Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. keeping easy to forget information handy in anki and revising them on day to day basis ensures i dont forget them

2. performing well on health care industry, new innovations i come across i can feed in anki. Anki helps me recall the facts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Designer, Coder and More...
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Anki is a smart flash card system. It is primarily used by people to learn languages, but it can be used to memorize anything.

Anki is based on the principle of ‘spaced repetition'. This is the theory that our memory is made up of two parts: Short term and long term.

By default all new information goes into short term memory, which can only hold it for a few days. But if it is reviewed often enough, then it will enter the long term memory, where it will stay for life, provided it is occasionally reviewed.

Anki uses a special calculation to test you on information just as your brain is about to forget it. By doing this, it allows information to move into your long-term memory.

The result is that you don’t waste time learning information, as Anki only shows it to you when you are about to forget. But you also never run the risk of not reviewing information enough, which could cause it to be forgotten.

Anki has a number of tools to help with memorizing information.

1) Multi-media:

You can insert all sorts of media into your flash cards, including photos, sounds and videos. The brain responds much better to images, so this can help greatly with learning.

2) Multi-sided cards

You can test yourself on your cards in normal order (e.g. Question, Answer) or reverse (Answer first to see if you can recall the question)

It’s even possible to have more than two sides.

For example, every word in Japanese can be written in 4 different ways (as the language has 4 different alphabets). So you may wish to have a five sided flash card that displays a word in all the different ways to help with learning the 4 different languages (The fifth side will have the word in English).

3) Text-to-speech

Anki can automatically read out the contents of your flash cards using an add-in module. It will read it out in a variety of accents. This is very useful for learning languages as it helps to get the pronunciation correct.

4) Free web syncing

You can sync your cards across multiple devices. The statistics of when the cards will be reviewed are also synced.

This is very useful if you study in different environments.

5) Great support

Anki has an excellent support system. There is both a support ticket service and user-to-user support.

6) Free

All of this is available for free, except the iOS version. It is slightly pricy at $20+ but it helps to cover the cost of the free web syncing server. (You can of course use the free web version on iOS).

7) Excellent modules

These help to enhance your cards and streamline the process of managing multiple cards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Anki can be a little complicated to understand. It doesn’t help that the interface for web, PC and Mac is horribly ugly (Only the Android app looks nice. The iOS app is just about okay). However, there are plenty of videos on Youtube that explain everything. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don’t let the ugly app or initially complicated nature put you off. I originally went for another program, but I was later kicking myself as it doesn’t have the power that Anki offers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Anki for a variety of business functions:

• Learning sales pitches

• Learning facts and statistics

• Learning interesting information in books or the news.

Knowing this information makes me more confident, as I don’t have to look it up or refer to notes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Instructor, Kitten Training & Socialization Classes
Higher Education
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to make custom and interactive flashcards for studying. You can even add images or audio to the flashcards. This aids with studying things like language where pronunciation is important. You can also download pre-made decks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A way simply share the flashcards you make, maybe over social media, would be useful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can import the flashcards you make to share with coworkers and then people can edit and change the cards as is helpful to them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Medical Student MD Candidate
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Helpful because I can organize so much material into the cards and it shows me what I’ve learned less and less so I can focus on the material I don’t know as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be very tedious to create. If you want the app you have to pay for it and to upload photos onto the flash cards. It’s good for teaching yourself something sporadically, but not as effective for cramming info. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly use it for educational purposes. Such as studying for difficult exams, such as my medical school entrance exam (MCAT). It is also very helpful when trying to prepare for the board exams if you use it a little every day for boards prep. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This software automatically creates scientifically based spaced repetition. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not the most user-friendly interface for a new operator Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Need to take time to read very long and sometimes confusing user-manual published online by creators. However, once the learning curve has been achieved, this software is absolutely worth it (and it is free). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software can be applied to almost all areas of academics or recreation, especially language learning. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Lecturer
International Affairs
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It uses the principle of "spaced - repetition" in order to learn any topic through flash cards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If you want to use the advanced features to customize your flashcards, it would be a little difficult to configure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If facilitates the process to learn something new that requires memorization. It is a good tool for training. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's great for memorizing large topics over a period of time. It's easy to create flashcards with and upload any pictures to help you study Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It has a very bland and boring layout. Has limited font and character styles. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Modernized the layout of anki and maybe make it easier to locate flash cards and create them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are no business problems are I'm solving with Anki. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Office Assistant (Work Study)
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Instead of having to physically write out flash cards, one can simply type them must faster and have them in a safe place for when they are needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In previous versions, I do not believe there was a way to print the work you did. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make use of this program as much as possible! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is now much easier to keep these tools organized for when you need them now and in the future. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Resident Physician
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is easily shareable - i.e. you can make a deck of cards and easily distribute it to others who can also use it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The graphical user interface is pretty plain and not that aesthetically pleasing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is best used when those you collaborate with also use the same software. This way study tools (decks) can be shared/pooled. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps to collate data and distribute study tools in a flexible way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I used Anki to study the Turkish language. I like that I can use pictures to remember the Turkish words (as opposed to using English words to prompt the Turkish equivalent), which helps greatly with memorization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It was tedious to upload the photos to Anki for the language deck. Also I thought the program itself could be more user-friendly and attractive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Can help with memorization but it could be more user-friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps to memorize a foreign language Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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