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Question #91819 posted on 12/01/2018 11:30 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is there a way to access Anki just on the web? I have a lot of vocabulary and phrases that I want to put into it, but I don't want it on my desktop. Alternatively, is there another free spaced repetition app that will let me work totally online?

learning a language for life ideally


Dear sasparilla slideby,

There's a version of Anki called AnkiWeb, which says only this:

AnkiWeb is a free companion to the computer version of Anki. AnkiWeb can be used to review online when you don't have access to your home computer, and can be used to keep your cards synchronized across multiple machines.

AnkiWeb is intended to be used in conjunction with the computer version of Anki. While it is possible to create basic text-only cards and review them using only AnkiWeb, to download shared decks, take advantage of multimedia features and so on, you will need to use the free computer version as well. If you have not used Anki before, please start with the computer version.

Is it online? Yes, but not truly, because it has to be on your desktop somewhere. Readers, if you have suggestions of good online-only spaced repetition apps, suggest away. In the meantime, you may find the online language learning service LingQ to be useful... but I doubt it. 

Sorry I couldn't be of more help,

--Ardilla Feroz