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  • Memrise icon

    Memrise

    Memrise is a free tool for learning vocabulary in multiple languages, using enhanced flashcards, powerful memory techniques, spaced repetition, and community sharing. Flashcards, lists, and mnemonics that are added by anyone are...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows Phone Kindle Fire

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    Quizlet

    Quizlet is a lightning fast way to memorize vocabulary lists. Its like flashcards, but much more fun and interactive.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    Mnemosyne

    Mnemosyne (named for the Greek goddess of memory, Mnemosyne) is spaced repetition software developed from 2003 until the present. The software is similar to SuperMemo, commercial software developed by Piotr Wozniak. Mnemosyne...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    AnkiApp

    AnkiApp is a simple, efficient, flashcard app that lets you study at your own pace, whenever you have time. Study sessions are as quick as 1 minute or less. It works on phones, tablets, and desktop browsers, and synchronizes...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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    NimbleNotes

    NimbleNotes is an online note taking and study platform, designed to help students learn more efficiently. Our digital notebook improves your learning workflow with instantly generated flashcard decks, study session analytics, and...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    Vocabla

    Vocabla is an app for building your English vocabulary. It can help you learn 300+ English words/month. How it works: New English word? Add it to Vocabla. Memorize it. Product features: * English word translations *...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome Kindle Fire Firefox

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    SuperMemo

    SuperMemo (from "Super Memory") is a learning method and software package developed by SuperMemo World in Poland from 1985 to the present. It is a practical application of the spaced repetition learning technique that has...

    Free Personal Windows Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone

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    Learning with Texts

    Learning with Texts (LWT) is a tool for Language Learning, inspired by Stephen Krashen's principles in Second Language Acquisition, Steve Kaufmann's LingQ System and ideas from Khatzumoto (published at AJATT - All Japanese All...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Vocabulary.com

    Vocabulary.com is the easiest, most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary. It combines an adaptive learning system (The Challenge) with the world’s fastest dictionary (The Dictionary) so that you can more quickly and more...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

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    Biscuit

    Outsource your vocabulary with Biscuit! Biscuit is the ultimate vocabulary sidekick - Faster than a dictionary, easier to use than traditional flash cards or word lists, and always by your side.

    Free Android iPhone Chrome OS

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    Cram

    Online flashcards are a great way to study! Cram is your number one online educational resource. We have a wide selection of flashcards for you to study, memorize, test yourself on, and more. Learn a foreign language, practice your...

    Free Web / Cloud Windows Mobile iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Lexicum

    Lexicum is a tool that helps you expand your foreign language vocabulary by providing exercises and vocabulary-based social exchange. It helps both learners attending a language class, and experienced speakers that casually encounter...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    VocApp.com

    VocApp flashcards will let you learn and remember vocabulary, phrases and sentences with minimal effort. .

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Revision Quiz Maker icon

    Revision Quiz Maker

    You learn quicker and easier when learning is fun! So no more boring revision cards. Quiz Maker lets you quickly make fun quizzes to test yourself and your friends. Build, Play and Share your quizzes across your iPhone, iPad, Mac...

    Free Mac Windows Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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    Revisy

    Revisy simplifies and speeds up your learning by intelligently choosing what to revise based on your current level of understanding. It is the quickest way to get started with Spaced Repetition and optimize your learning.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Windows Phone iPad

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    WordsKeeper

    Learn any language. Build and grow your own vocabulary. Keep words, phrases and notes in one place.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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  • Words

    Software for improving your english vocabulary. Also useful if preparing for GRE, GMAT, SAT or any other vocabulary intensive examinations.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    iKnow!

    iKnow offers science-based learning of Japanese, Chinese, and English iKnow tracks your progress on every item (such as a word or phrase) and calculates the optimum moment for you to study. The system adapts to your goals and...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

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    HelloTalk

    HelloTalk – The 1st Language Exchange Social Networking App in the world. HelloTalk, a free mobile app for iOS and Android devices, lets language learners learn and practice a language with native speakers from around the world.

    Free Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Discovery FlashCards

    Discovery FlashCards is a unique free program that can help you study. It has many great features with many improvements coming. The program is designed to be simple and easy to use.

    Free Windows

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    Foreign Language Text Reader

    FLTR helps you to do both extensive and intensive reading as part of your foreign language acquisition in an easy and pleasant way. While reading, you look up unknown words in web dictionaries (you must be online to do so) and save...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    Memopulse

    Memopulse is an online exam training software made to improve drastically your training for exams: - learn by short, intensive studying sessions - repeat often - memorize better thanks to a spaced repetition system - customize...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    LearnWithOliver.com

    Learn Languages online with our innovative Audio Flashcard System, multiple choice test, annotated texts and games. Suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Semper

    Learn a language without spending hours and hours studying vocabulary. Semper takes care of memorizing. Made by people who love learning but hate studying, Semper is the most efficient way of learning words, phrases or facts.

    Free Android iPhone iPad

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    Purrfect Memory

    Use Purrfect Memory to memorize anything you can type. A subtle yet powerful menu bar app, Purrfect Memory reminds you to practice and memorize phrases, quotes, facts or verses - if you can type it, Purrfect Memory can help you...

    Commercial Mac

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    Vocaboly

    Vocaboly is a vocabulary builder software for SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT and general vocabulary. Vocaboly contains five books: SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT and VOA Special English, with more than 12,000 words, each word provided with meaning...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Genius icon

    Genius

    Genius helps you memorize things. Genius organizes your information and carefully chooses questions using an intelligent "spaced repetition" method thats based on your past performance. It performs fuzzy answer checking and...

    Free Mac

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    AnyMemo

    AnyMemo is a free open-sourced spaced repetition flashcard learning software similar to SuperMemo for Android mobile phones. It implements an advanced adaptive scheduling algorithm based on modified Mnemosyne algorithm (Enhanced...

    Open Source Android

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    zuknow

    zuknow is a social memorization app. It is a flashcard based app and keeps you motivated by letting you compete with fellow learners .

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Pauker

    Pauker is an intelligent * completely free (OpenSource, GPL) * flash card based, * learning application * written in «Java» * using the leitner cardfile system * available in Dutch, English, Esperanto, German...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Papapapaya

    Papapapaya is the new and effective way to learn vocabulary. Just like your brain, Papapapaya organizes your words in different memory levels instead of files and folders. This makes it easy to see what words you already know well...

    Freemium Mac iPhone

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    Mnemojojo & Mnemododo

    Mnemojojo for J2ME (Mobile Java) and Mnemododo for Android are clients for reviewing and grading Mnemosyne cards on mobile devices. It will run on many mobile phones. It supports basic html markup, graphics, and sound. It does not...

    Open Source Windows Mobile Android Java Mobile Blackberry

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    Cerego

    Cerego is a learning technology company focused on human memory. Cerego gives students and lifelong learners the ability to learn faster, remember longer and manage their memory for a lifetime. As learners study with Cerego, the...

    Free iPhone

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    FullRecall

    FullRecall is a software that can help you memorize the knowledge for lifelong periods with the minimum time investment. Underlying artificial neural network gradually grasps your forgetting curve to schedule optimal days for the...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android

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Anki Comments

LaTeX and AnkiDroid

Negative Comment by Bitchomp
about Anki and MiKTeX Mar 2013

LaTeX features do not work reliably in AnkiDroid (testing version 2.0.1)

LaTeX features require quite a bit of set up on Windows:

MiKTeX must be installed.

Test some LaTeX in Anki, for example make a card as follows:
Front: [$$]\epsilon{klm}\epsilon{krs}[/$$]
Back: [$$]\delta{lr}\delta{ms}-\delta{ls}\delta{mr}[/$$]

(It is worth noting that you can put [$$][/$$] in card formatting instead and combine fields into longer LaTeX equations.)

It will probably not work; this is because certain MiKTeX packages need to be installed and Anki will not show the install prompt.

I have seen multiple solutions online but this one worked for me and is probably most reliable:

Instead we will request the required packages from cmd.exe
Make a LeTeX document in LyX or similar and output a .dvi
Open a command prompt to the folder with the .dvi file and run: dvipng "name.dvi"
The required packages will now be installed in MiKTeX.

Test again in Anki, it should work immediately.
Note however that Anki is buggy software, I have had cards refuse to render while exact copies worked just fine.

Some of the LaTeX may also work when synced to AnkiDroid, in my case almost all of my formulas do not and I have so far been unable to find the cause.

(I am quite certain that .png files rendered by dvipng for Anki on Windows are NOT synced to ankiweb.net, rather the LaTeX code is synced. It is rendered separately by every platform.)

I do not recommend this software, use it only if you have to.
Unfortunately it does not have enough competition.

[Edited by Bitchomp, April 22]
Small Mnemosyne iconMnemosyne is much better in my opinion.

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