Anki Settings?


#1

Hey all! I’m wondering if anyone uses custom settings on Anki and if there are any benefits to changing the default settings.

I just started Season 5 on Textfugu, so that means I’m starting the Ultimate Vocab deck.

If you use custom settings, lets hear what they are and why you prefer them over the default settings.


#2

The only changes I’ve made to my Anki settings are in how many new cards it gives me per day.  A few of my decks I have set up to give me more or less than the set # of cards.  Vocab I usually turn down to 1 new card a day after doing an initial 10 new cards with a max new cards of 5.  I just can’t get to my decks every day and I can’t learn more than 5 new words a day (realistically).  When I learned Hiragana I had it cranked up to 20 new cards a day though - I could get through that much easier because it had 3 cards per Hiragana character.

I also tweak my decks a bit.  I might add some additional content to the cards as I go so that they get more challenging or add a sentence card or two so that I can practice using the word as well, or recognizing it.  Adding reverse cards is also helpful.  I don’t know if that is necessarily the settings, but I definitely customize my decks to work better for me.


#3
SilverFen said...Vocab I usually turn down to 1 new card a day after doing an initial 10 new cards with a max new cards of 5.  I just can't get to my decks every day and I can't learn more than 5 new words a day (realistically).  

I haven't seen the option to set a maximum for new cards, so I don't so I don't just get overwhelmed if I haven't studied my decks a few days.How do set the maximum of new cards? 

#4

I set mine up to show me new lessons after the review session.  all in a row.  kinda like WK.  I also changed the times for reviews coming around


#5

I’ve removed the “Easy” bonus, but I’m actually starting to think that perhaps I should reinstate it, perhaps merely reduced. Reviews start piling up too quickly if you remove it completely…