We are all familiar with letters and cards of memorization. The concept is simple: small pieces of paper with a question on one side and the answer on the other. They can be carried in the pocket ready for review at any time. Are used primarily for cramming before a test or to learn words of a foreign language. However, to be cutting up pieces of paper and jotting down information can be a little exhaustive, and spend a good part of his time.
The new way of doing things: Anki and Ankidroid
Anki uses what’s called “spaced repetition system”. Think of it as a large database that stores all that you want to remember. There is no need to worry about forgetting a fact because Anki will help you remember. The idea is to detail the facts in your long term memory through constant exposure. The Ankidroid is basically the Anki for Android and both use the principle of the cards memorization to help you with various types of different subjects, and even special tips for travel.
Why Use Anki?
Some reasons may convince even more to use Anki and Ankidroid:
Anki is free
I don’t think I need to say more. There’s nothing to lose and you just have to win with the Anki.
Anki is available everywhere
There are versions of Anki available for devices from Apple, Android and Blackberry. The majority of us carries a cell phone with us everywhere. With the synchronization in the cloud free of charge, you will always have access to memory cards
For those of you who don’t have any of the devices mentioned, you will be happy to know that Anki also syncs with an online interface, also available free of charge, to access from any computer with internet access.
Anki makes revision easy and without effort
The “decoreba”, easily forgettable, if it’s something more deep, with memorization and revision and all that you have learned. It is an automatic process and quite easy to do.
Anki makes revision interesting
Memory cards are easily customized for what you want. This includes the use of color and the insertion of images and audio. If you’re having trouble remembering a word, include a photo or some audio, after you see or hear a few times you are bound to remember. The same goes for mathematical formulas, parts of the body (for those who are studying physiology), among other possible uses.
Anki is limited only by your imagination
Anki can be used for all sorts of things like remembering lists, words, phrases, dates, names, places, grammar rules, birthdays, and much more. Your imagination is the limit.
How to Use Ankidroid?
A good start and in the help page of the developers of the program. There are many pictures to guide you during the first settings of Ankidroid.
Where to Find Decks for Ankidroid?
Various forums on the network are dedicated to share decks of cards (decks) of Ankidroid, of a variety of different subjects. A good starting point is the site of Anki, but you should not limit him only to find the knowledge.
What do you think? You will give a chance to the Ankidroid? Maybe you already use Anki and you have some ideas to share? Don’t be shy and share your ideas in our comments below.