anki VS CrowdAnki

Compare anki vs CrowdAnki and see what are their differences.


Anki for desktop computers (by ankitects)


Plugin for Anki SRS designed to facilitate cooperation on creation of notes and decks. (by Stvad)
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anki CrowdAnki
254 6
10,127 353
3.4% -
9.9 6.7
7 days ago 25 days ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of anki. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-13.


Posts with mentions or reviews of CrowdAnki. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-07.
  • Would anyone be interested in a social anki?
    4 projects | | 7 Sep 2021
    There's a serious need for tools to collaboratively build community flash cards. See /r/medicalschoolanki. However the tools they have aren't great - right now they have to collect eratta in a literal google spreadsheet. There's no native way to sync changes from a master deck to any "follower" decks. I believe that Anking is also working on this problem by building a very fancy website and plugin, ETA sometime this year I think. However even with this solution, you are required to use that deck's notes and note types. You can customize it after downloading the update, but any subsequent updates will overwrite your customizations. There are custom fields that are intended to be customized by users, but now you're stuck on that note type. Also, every deck change has to go through some central committee, and I'm trying to build something more decentralized. I'm gonna assume that Anking doesn't really want to maintain a language learning deck. With my thing, anyone can publish any deck/card, and anyone can subscribe to it, receive notifications upon updates, and be able to merge changes without overwriting their customizations. (Or, if they do, it's easily undo-able. Yay event sourcing.) There are other ways to collaboratively build decks like CrowdAnki, but it means that people have to learn git. That's kinda a nonstarter. Also with Anki, you have to share decks, not cards.
  • Are there tools/plugins that support a more complete learning workflow?
    7 projects | | 17 Jul 2021
    However it isn't as powerful as what you're asking for. If you're looking for source control, this exists:
  • Open Source Web port of Anki
    8 projects | | 12 May 2021
    That's a pretty good idea. It's basically taking and giving it a better UI.
  • Modern Card Templates, including fast math typesetting and lists (without add-ons)
    7 projects | | 13 Apr 2021
    The templates included are more than just the ones that are shown. To use them, you simply have to get the deck, which you can either download from AnkiWeb, this is easier but might also be outdated, or you can use the CrowdAnki add-on and import straight from the GitHub repo of this project.
  • 80 Free Anki Decks Across 69 Languages (Xefjord's Complete Languages)
    1 project | | 11 Mar 2021
    How do you make these and have you considered using something like crowdanki to host these on github? Based on your other comments it seems like you're relying on translators, which makes me think having some sort of verison control would be good. Similarly, it would let people make extended versions just by forking. You could also show the languages you're developing.
  • Creating Updateable Shared Deck On Github
    1 project | | 19 Oct 2020
    take a look at CrowdAnki

What are some alternatives?

When comparing anki and CrowdAnki you can also consider the following projects:

mnemosyne - Mnemosyne: efficient learning with powerful digital flash-cards.

logseq - A local-first, non-linear, outliner notebook for organizing and sharing your personal knowledge base. Use it to organize your todo list, to write your journals, or to record your unique life.

AZ-104-MicrosoftAzureAdministrator - AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator

Anki-Android - AnkiDroid: Anki flashcards on Android. Your secret trick to achieve superhuman information retention.

orbit - Experimental spaced repetition platform for exploring ideas in memory augmentation and programmable attention

closet - The Web Framework for Flashcards

mkanki - Generate Anki decks. Supports cloze models and adding media.

roamsr - Spaced Repetition in Roam Research

genanki - A Python 3 library for generating Anki decks

apy - CLI script for interacting with local Anki collection

DeFuzz - AnkiAddon: Quick Effective Trimming