I forgot to write a quick post on this at the time of it happening, so here’s that post a bit late:
Damien, the maker of Anki, has put out a number of updates over the past weeks. I wrote back in November of ’07 that I had abandoned SuperMemo for Anki, due to its simplicity and cleanness of design (unlike the monumentally cluttered SuperMemo).
One of the updates that Damien released fairly recently added something that I was actually missing from SuperMemo: the ability to change the color of text in the cards. You could do this before for a whole side of a card, like making an entire sentence green or blue, but you couldn’t select individual words or other parts of the card and change their color. I prefer to emphasize what I’m learning in a sentence with a color rather than with bold or underlining; no real reason, just a preference I have.
Now I can do that. 🙂
If you’ve not checked out Anki yet, do so – it’s a great app. And, if you end up liking it, consider donating to the developer – he’s put a lot of time into the app, as well as helping users in the support forum. If you want to donate, there are PayPal buttons on the main Anki page as well as the download page.