Anki on Mac in 60 seconds

by lukeprog1 min read19th Mar 201117 comments


Spaced RepetitionScholarship & Learning
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Spaced repetition - like the 'Anki' program does - is one of the most efficient ways to learn new things. (For research citations, see 'Study methods', here.)

I previously explained how to get up and running with Anki on an Android phone. Here's the guide for using Anki on a Mac:

  1. Go here and click 'Download Latest Release' (or here if you're on PowerPC).
  2. Open the downloaded .dmg file, drag the Anki icon into your Applications folder in the dock, and then run the Anki application. (Click 'Open' when warned that the application was downloaded.)
  3. Click 'Download' and search the list of decks for 'Less Wrong'. Download the 'Less Wrong Sequences' deck.
  4. Set your review options as desired, then click 'Review.'
 That's it!
(This full process will take longer than 60 seconds because of download speed, but will probably require only 60 seconds of interaction with the phone.)