I’m in the process of updating the formatting and appearance of Anki flashcards.
Unfortunately, you cannot update your current decks to the new versions without losing your deck’s history. So, if you’ve made significant progress with a deck, do not import the new version. Otherwise, go ahead and delete the old deck and import the updated deck. One feature I’ve added to the new versions is an “order” field as the first field of a deck. It doesn’t appear on a card, but it serves as an ID for each card. That way, if I update a deck in the future (in case there are typos, mismatched audio, or other mistakes), you will be able to update the deck without losing your progress.
I’ve embedded a Google font called Baloo Bhaijaan 2 in the decks. It’s a beautiful and clear font for both Arabic script and the Latin alphabet.
The older decks have an issue that I overlooked. If you switch to night (dark) mode on Anki, some fonts with set colors are too dark or black and not visible. The updated CSS keeps fonts white (and sometimes yellow) in night mode.
The old cards included an image in the bottom-left corner (unless a screen/window was small). I liked the idea of an image that shows the title and cover art from the accompanying book, but it appears to have caused issues. The image can sometimes cover up text depending on the window size and length of the content. I’ve removed the images and replaced them with a text header line at the top of each card with the materials’ title and a copyright notice.
Updated So far:
You can tell which products have been updated with the features mentioned above by the redesigned label.
Great to see you’re actively correcting errors in the Anki collections. I’ve encountered a few which I fixed.
Would you ever look at creating audio for other Anki collections a customer might create? I have some card decks I’d like to get audio recorded for.
Hi Ben! That’s a possibility. Email me with the details and I’ll see what we can do.
hi, how do we get the new versions?
You can download new versions of previously purchased decks from your Account page.