Anki is easy

Friday October 9, 2020

Anki, named after the Japanese for "memorization," is a spaced repetition flashcard app. I've been interested in it before, but I didn't jump in because it seemed like a commitment to install it and be an Anki person. It turns out you don't need to install anything, you can use AnkiWeb for free online, so I've started adding cards and it's fun!

Now I keep an AnkiWeb tab open and add things I want to remember as I come across them. A failure mode I experienced playing with similar software in the past was adding pre-made decks of cards from other people, which leads to frustration and just not caring about them. Much better to add just occasional things that you care about.

Now instead of just complaining about my memory, I'm also doing something about it!