Wanikani Vs Ankicards

I bet the same question was asked thousands times but still any help would be greatly appreciated.

As I noticed Wanikani has review scheduling by hours, e.g. every hour I have to do some review. While with Ankicards, there is no such option right? Once you open the app you have a bunch of reviews and that’s it. Finish the reviews and the next session will be available on the next day.

Maybe I missed something? Ankicard doesn’t have 1 hour, 4 hour, 8 hour repeats?

Anki uses SRS also, so depending on your settings you could make the timings the same as WaniKani.

The difference is that with WaniKani it’s all done for you, the mnemonics, the input settings and accepted answers, and the spacing is pre-set.

You can set up Anki to be almost identical to WaniKani if you want, but it would take a little bit of work to go through the settings, and also create all the cards yourself.

All spaced repetition systems will have repeats, the difference is that with WaniKani it’s pre-defined and with Anki it’s user-defined.

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This is an old thread (which isn’t closed yet), which tells how to set up 1, 4 , 8 hours’ repeat. (I think the default is 1 10 minutes, and after 10 becomes calculated 1 day or more.)

Beyond the longest period, Anki also has “graduation”, which it will calculate the next period by itself by easing factors. Also, by now, there would be 4 buttons to say whether the answer is right or wrong. (Before, there would be 3.)

WaniKani instead removes items from queue after all specified durations. (i.e. Burn)

Anki also has filtered deck feature, which if the cards aren’t graduated yet and put into filtered decks, the SRS would reset to “new” cards.


Thank you, that’s exactly what I was looking for!

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