Anki (Japanese for memorizing) is a spaced repetition flashcard program. It is not the only program used for this purpose on the market but it is certainly one of the best among them. Anki can easily compete with paid versions of flashcard programs. What makes Anki different from those programs is that it stores data in a different way. It implements the algorithm in a way that priorities the cards in order of their urgency. It was first released in 2011.
The intention of this program is to help users memorize things easy. It is a study method that can reduce the time spent on studying without affecting the quality of what the user have learned. Anki is supporting different type of media like images, videos, audios and even scientific markup (this is possible thanks to so-called LaTax implemented in Anki). Besides PC version Anki is available for other devices such as smartphones, tablets etc. It works flawlessly with all Windows versions. Its powerful sync option allows sharing information between various computers. It also comes with a backup option that cannot be found in other educational programs like this. Anki is completely capable of extension and it has many plugins available for the users.
This educational software takes around 26 MB of space and it doesn’t require any free memory on the computer in order to work properly. It is completely free for personal use.
Anki is by far the most effective educational tool for large amounts of information and the only disadvantage might be the difficulties that users will face on their path to master it.