When comparing AdBlock Plus vs AnkiDroid Flashcards, the Slant community recommends AdBlock Plus for most people. In the question“What are the best open-source Android apps?” AdBlock Plus is ranked 4th while AnkiDroid Flashcards is ranked 5th.
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Pro Free & Open Source
Pro Blocks a wide selection of annoying ads
Video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, flashy banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and much more.
Pro Displays flash cards based on need
Each time a card is remembered, the user rates how well they remembered it on a scale of 1-3. Tougher words will be shown more frequently, and easier words will be showed less frequently.
Pro Sync with other computers and devices
Synchronize data with Windows/Mac/Linux/iOS and other Android devices.
Pro Unmatched customizability
You can design your own cards and adjust the spaced repetition algorithm to match your learning preferences.
Pro Huge selection
AnkiDroid offers more than 6000 topics to learn from (not all are languages).
Pro Access to dialogues
Each language offers access to more than 150 dialogues between native speakers. These can help build a more natural understanding for the learner.
Con Users automatically opted in to whitelist
AdBlock+ has an automatic whitelist when installed that allows certain advertisers through the blocking mechanism. The fact that these advertisers pay for this privilege makes this particular scenario rife with conflict of interest.
Con Uses too much RAM
AdBlock+ tends to use a lot of memory, which has been documented in many use cases as well as admitted by AdBlock themselves. Considering there are alternatives out there that can block ads successfully with half the RAM usage as AdBlock, one has to wonder why this is a problem specific to AdBock.
Con Syncing style takes getting used to
Con Dated interface
Con User-generated decks vary widely in quality and accuracy
Con Wonky audio performance
With certain decks, the audio feature in this app won't work.