For those who got acquainted with Fluent Forever when we were first getting started and for those new folks just joining us, you'll have heard the word "Anki" used quite frequently. What is Anki you may be wondering? Well, Anki is a free flashcard program that uses spaced repetition. If you've made it this far and neither "Anki" or "spaced-repetition" are ringing any bells, then you may want to stop here and go read Gabe's book.
Oh hi, you're back already?!
Great! Now that you have a general idea of what Anki is, let's cut straight to the point, shall we?
Anki is NOT our product; that is, Fluent Forever's product. Long before the creation of our official app, when Gabe developed the first pronunciation trainers for our webshop, Anki was the best program on the market for users who really wanted to take on the Fluent Forever method for language learning. This brought many questions about Anki in general and specific questions about using Anki with Fluent Forever. We've come a long way since those days and though we will continue to keep our pronunciation trainers and word lists available via our webshop, we are putting all of our efforts into the development and progression of our official application (which, of course, uses spaced-repetition).
We are creating this page as a general "go-to" for users who prefer to continue with Anki and may need some additional resources.
The very first place we suggest checking out is the official Anki Manual available on the Anki website:
The manual contains everything from introduction videos, to creating/editing decks, and even how to share decks.
For extra support, providing feedback, or for anything you can't find in the manual, you can also check the below link which provides support for users on the Desktop application, AnkiWeb, and AnkiMobile which is the iOS version:
Users have Android can use this link:
Next, we'll check out a few EXTERNAL sources that have some good information for Anki use.
- How I learn everything: Anki Tutorial (In-depth)
- How to use Anki:
- Defining "Decks" & "Subdecks"
- Creating cards using .csv files:
- How to wrap / line break:
**For Reddit users: As you probably noticed, posts come pretty steadily, so if you have a specific Anki topic you're searching for, you may want to search within the forum using the search bar at the very top of the page**:
**The "Search r/Anki" indicates that a search will be executed within only the Anki forum for anything you type there.**
- How to move cards from one deck to another:
We recommend Forvo for finding the pronunciation audio for your cards https://forvo.com/
- Adding audio
- Editing audio (splitting, cutting, etc)
This link is for users to split an audio file quickly to add audio to their Anki deck (podcast, live reading, etc)
RESOURCES FOR ANKI IN USE WITH FLUENT FOREVER SPECIFICALLY:
You really can find anything on Reddit. We've come across what has been coined as the "official" Anki forum here just a few topics we've discovered being discussed (and answered) there:
- Minimal pairs and Anki :
- Fluent Forever word list- How to add audio :
- Anki Vocab builder 2.0
We hope that in addition to the links included with your webshop purchases, some of the above links also help to get you going and keep you going with Anki. As we come across more reputable content to answer some of your frequently asked questions regarding Anki, we'll get it posted right here. :)
Note: As of September 12th 2019, we no longer provide official support for our Anki based pronunciation trainers and word lists. You are more than welcome to still purchase and use them, but the support we are able to offer for these products is limited. For supported languages, these materials are already built into the Fluent Forever app.