Anki is a free, open-source flash card program. There is a lot of useful information scattered around Wikipedia and other websites that would make great flashcards, but it isn’t always easy to get that data into Anki.
I learned a way to extract table data from webpages, and realized that it could be used to make flashcards. I’ve recorded a screencast below and also written out the instructions underneath the video. Read more
I wanted to share some of the software that I’ve been using for memory training. I have an Android phone (Galaxy Note) and am currently running Windows 7, so my list will reflect that. Feel free to leave suggestions for other software and other platforms in the comments below.
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Memrise.com is a very interesting website for learning languages, created by Greg Detre and Ed Cooke, mnemonist and author of Remember, Remember.
The website is still beta, but looks like it has a lot of potential. I’ve been going through the Mandarin characters section. The software shows a character with suggestions for mnemonics. Anyone can add a new mnemonic or edit an existing one. Read more