AnkiReview is a flashcard reviewing app, companion to AnkiDroid. It was meant to make the reviewing experience more pleasant, making use of animations and swiping gestures.
Early on during development, I made a bold choice: I was going to break compatibility with traditional Anki HTML/CSS templates, and introduce a new, easy to use templating system. You can read about it here: https://medium.com/@lucw/ankireview-yet-another-flashcard-app-5fa3e708bc1e . I did this in part to introduce a slick animation when revealing the answer.
While this worked great for very simple text-based flashcards like language decks, it introduces severe limitations: no images, and users have to re-implement their templates using the built-in editor in the app.
With the latest version of AnkiReview, there are two modes available (“Deck Display Modes”):
- Anki HTML/CSS Style: use your existing Anki templates, no additional configuration required.
- AnkiReview Style: take advantage of AnkiReview’s built-in templating engine for slick looking text flashcards.
After choosing the Anki HTML/CSS Style, you’ll be able to review your flashcards just like in AnkiDroid, but using gestures:
- 👆 Swipe Up to reveal answer.
- 👈 Swipe Left to answer “not memorized”.
- 👉 Swipe Right to answer “good (recommended)”.
- If you need to answer with another difficulty level, tap the floating button on the lower right.
And that’s all there is to it ! Curious about the app ?