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Jul 29, 2011

Downloading Decks with Anki

In order to make it easier to introduce new Anki decks without including an explicit guide to downloading for each one, I'm instead making a single guide for getting shared decks. Much of this content is from the post on Learning the Kana with Anki.

The first step is to visit the Anki website. Either click the link or type into your browser. The site that comes up should look like this.

Now select your operating system from the box that I've highlighted red.

You'll be dropped down to the appropriate section where you'll now click on the download link (highlighted in red again).

Select save file and wait for the download to finish. Once complete, double click the file and begin the installation. The installation is extremely simple – just select where you want it installed and click the install button.

Once installation is complete, click the close button on the installer and open the program. You'll be greeted by a screen like this. The blue area is where your decks will appear once you have made one, so for now it is most likely blank. Click on the download button, highlighted red, and we can begin browsing the shared decks.

The download window opens and you'll see a list of decks. Search for the name provided in the deck introduction post. If you'd like to download it, select it and press Ok. The deck will download and open.

Below is a guide to using the Anki reviewing system in case you have not done so before.

After either downloading a new deck or opening an older one, you'll find yourself at the Study Options panel. Click on the New Cards tab to set how many new cards you want introduced each day. You can also set session time limits or card limits in the Review tab. Once you are happy with the settings, click the Review button. You'll see the front side of a card. Try to figure out what it is, then press the spacebar. You'll be greeted with the back of the card and four options (highlighted in red below).

Based on how well you knew the character, choose a rating. Hit 1 or click the Again button if you didn't remember the character. Hit 2 or click Good if you remembered, but had some trouble. Press the spacebar or click Easy if you remembered it well. Only press 4 or click Very Easy if you feel like you know the character so well that you don't want to see it for a while.

Rinse and repeat for all cards. Once you finish your cards for the day, you're done. Come back tomorrow and the cards you need to review will be ready and waiting (warmly). Keep reviewing each day to receive the best results.

Now you've learned how to download and setup Anki. You've also learned how to search and download premade decks. Feel free to experiment with other decks!

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