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Packaged version in most linux distributions is already 2-3 years old, and since Anki authors refuse to cooperate with distro maintainers the situation gonna be ever worse with time, with lack of support and dependencies runaway I can expect distros start dropping Anki altogether in the future. It leads to very strange situation, the application is open source, but it is hidden behind some obscure walled garden which no one except Anki authors want to penetrate. See More
Subdecks: You could, for example, split a field of knowledge in seperate parts that you can then study seperately. Filtered: You can focus your review on failed cards, recently failed cards or anything else (really anything), just to name some examples. See More
See here for Anki 2.0 and here for Anki 2.1. Addons can be rated. With older plugins those ratings usually reflect its overall usefulness quite well. Mostly you can actively participate in suggesting updates and features on the according github page. Examples for good plugins that actually should be default: Night Mode, Zoom... See More
Statistics page which can also be highly and highly individually be enhanced with useful information about the reviewing process. This way important adjustments of the reviewing process can rely on solid grounds. For example, if you are content with a retention rate of 75% of your materials, it reflects in your statistical overview if your learning configuration is chosen right to achieve that goal (or if you're overachieving and thus spending too much time). See More
Even batch processing to a high degree of automation possible. For example: You can enhance your card with machine spoken audios automatically (addon: AwesomeTTS). This enables you to do reviews (on AnkiDroid) in your pocket (using swipe gestures and headphones), which is convenient on commutes. See More
Memrise uses "mems" to increase your vocabulary, which are a way to connect a word to its meaning. A common example is associating a word with an image. Mnemonics are another one they use to help you remember new words. For example, "le parcours" (route or course) could be remembered with the mem "People who do parkour pick their own route". See More