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  • in reply to: Anki 2.0: sub-decks or no sub-decks? #40775

    Erik
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    I trying out something new. I moved back to subdecks from one big, Everything Deck, to Sub-decks so I can have different settings, then use a Filtered Deck to study them all at once in a mixed, random order

    I have a main deck that I keep most stuff in, called simply “Japanese”, and sub decks for Kanji and Leeches.

    For the subdecks, I’ll have different settings, like additional Review steps or a different “Interval Modifier” based on my retention. For example, I have a harder time with context-less Kanji than I do with in-place sentences, so I adjusted the interval modifier to try to keep my retention rate at around ~90%. Leeches I’m obviously having problems with, so I’m toying with additional steps (say, 1, 1, 5, and 15 minutes before graduating vs the standard lone, 10 minute step.)

    For studying, I have a filtered deck for (“Deck:Japanese” is:due) with a random order. That’ll pull all of today’s reviews from all of my Japanese decks and keep their various settings intact (I think. Still playing with it!).

    in reply to: Why is AnkiMobile $25 and Ankidroid free? #35996

    Erik
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    It was a valid question. The unofficial android app was free, and suddenly after making the jump to iOS, the app was $25. It would pique my curiosity too if I didn’t already know about it.

    in reply to: Why is AnkiMobile $25 and Ankidroid free? #35930

    Erik
    Member

    From the anki site.

    For the last four and a half years, I have invested thousands of hours on making a robust, powerful cross platform desktop application freely available. What started as a hobby has grown into a full time job. Some kind people have donated to the project, but sadly donations are not enough to live on. So I created this app to raise money for the Anki project, while also making something people wanted.

    Taken alone, AnkiMobile is expensive for an app. However, AnkiMobile is not a standalone app, but part of an ecosystem, and the $17.50 Apple gives me on each sale goes towards the development of that whole ecosystem. For the price, you get not only the app, but a powerful desktop application, a free online synchronization service, and mobile clients for various platforms. The desktop application is open source, which is essential for ensuring you won’t get locked out in the future. If I’m ever run over by a bus, somebody else could take over development, and the content of your cards and your learning history is in an open format which makes it easy to move into a different learning system if you choose.

    The reason the iPhone app hasn’t seen any updates recently is because it is being completely rebuilt to work with Anki 2. I know I fully intend to buy the app once the new version is released, since I am already using Anki 2. Until then, I’m reviewing on Ankiweb.

    If it makes it easier to swallow, you can think of it more as a donation to the cause, one that Anki is certainly worthy of.

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    in reply to: [Anki 2] How do you import a deck into an existing deck? #35821

    Erik
    Member

    Hey there, William.

    It appears  that Anki did in fact change it’s import behavior in the new version. In order to get the additional decks to import into an already existing deck, I’ve had to rename the files so that it matches the existing deck. Make sure to change the media folder too, and everything should be fine.

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