“Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it’s a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can greatly decrease your time spent studying and greatly increase the amount you learn.”


For decades studies have shown that spaced repetition can dramatically improve one’s retention and recollection of information. Anki applies this theory into an easy-to-use interface in which users can create original flashcards or download preexisting sets appropriately called “decks”. Anki is also available as a smart phone app which can be synced to its desktop counterpart for a fluid learning experience between devices. Anki is a free open source program. Download it here.

Use the following tutorials from Fluent Forever author, Gabriel Wyner, to install Anki.

Anki Tutorial 1 – How to install Anki and make your first flashcard

Anki Tutorial 2 – Installing the Fluent Forever Model Deck

Anki Tutorial 3 – How to install a downloaded Anki decks (with Media)

This last tutorial will teach you where to find and how to add shared decks to your Anki.

Where to find shared decks and review basics