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Advanced Browser

0.01MB. Updated 2019-03-06. Supports both Anki 2.0.x and 2.1.x.


Advanced Browser -- add more features to the card browser. Advanced Browser is an Anki add-on that aims to add useful features or enhance the usability of the card browser. Below is a list of features available at the moment. Note fields as columns This allows the addition of any field in your decks as a column that you can display and sort. This means you can have more than just Sort Field as a usable column. You must right-click on the column bar to get a list of columns to add. If you prefer to see every field in a single context menu instead of grouping fields by note type, you can toggle the behaviour by editing the configuration item Use a single list for fields using Anki's add-on manager and setting it to true. More useful columns You can also add these extra columns: - First review date - Latest review date - Average answer time - Total answer time - Tags (sortable) Note browser mode (show a single card per note type) There is now a menu option to Only show notes. If you are only interested in editing the content of notes and don't care about the statistics of individual card reviews, you can enable the note browser mode. When this option is enabled, the browser will show a single row for each note regardless of how many cards a note may have generated. You can use Ctrl+Alt+N as a shortcut to toggle this option. (Pay attention to the fact that buttons, such as suspend, act on cards and not on notes. Therefore, avoid using this button while you use the option to see notes.) If you would like to report an issue, discuss the add-on, or offer contributions, please open a new issue on the add-on's github page. Current version: 2.5.1 Changes in 2.5.1: - Fix issue with <br> in fields looking off Changes in 2.5: - Fixed issue where no results would appear in the browser on Mac (when sorting by column with non-alphanumeric characters) (thanks lin onetwo for helping me debug this) - Added new column: created (differs from built-in version by showing the created time as well) - Internal fields extension is now configurable instead of requiring code changes to enable (thanks Arthur Milchior) Changes in 2.4: - Fixed error when opening menu after adding a new field - Added configuration option to show all fields in one list instead of sub-menus (thanks Arthur Milchior) Changes in 2.3: - Fix display of RTL fields (render the text as RTL instead of just the visual direction) - Fix note-mode toggle shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+N) Changes in 2.2: - Note browser mode (1 row per note) (thanks Arthur Milchior) - Fix handling of media fields (some media-only fields were treated as empty) Changes in 2.1.2: - Fix sorting by Tags Changes in 2.0.0: - Added support for Anki 2.1. This add-on will no longer be updated for Anki 2.0.x. Changes in 1.5.3: - Added new columns (previous rep time, fastest rep time, slowest rep time) - Grouped columns handled by this add-on and placed them at the top - Columns with seconds now use Anki formatting (1m20s instead of 80s) Changes in 1.5.2: - Fixed a common case where modified columns were not being saved when browser is closed - Added new "Percent correct" column Changes in 1.5.1: - Fixed flood of error messages when running add-on for the first time (thanks Greg Price) Changes in 1.5.0: - Columns maintained by this add-on are now left-aligned (consistent with how Anki handles other text fields in the browser). - RTL fields are right-aligned Changes in 1.4.5: - Make "Tags" column use same sorting behavior as other custom columns Changes in 1.4.4: - Added workaround for annoying horizontal scrolling bug - Use by-pixel horizontal scrolling instead of by-column Changes in 1.4.3: - Use sub-menus for fields, grouped by note type


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on 1566450196
Be careful, sometimes it could lead to inconsistent state.
on 1566192582
It really helps me a lot.
on 1565897212
adds many functions, while keeping things uncluttered
e. g. "show only notes" option replaces https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/594622823
edit: even better than it: shows card 2 if there is no card 1!
on 1565402321
Super handy!! Makes assessing cards far more practical.
on 1564813365
I realy need that
on 1563204934
Great addon.
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on 1560612814
Very useful. Does exactly what is says.
on 1559810749
Really clean design and has al lots of useful functions - great addon
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on 1559317710
Cool! So I don't need an intermediate spreadsheet.
on 1558964409
Thanks a lot. You re great.
on 1557883885
This is one of the best and most useful add-ons there is. Thnx for making it.
on 1556585393
Excelent addon
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on 1555989786
it is awesome!
on 1555004168
Brilliant add-on!
on 1553098385
Top-notch-must-have add-on!
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on 1552112713
Very useful when working with Batch Note Editing Addon.
on 1551884492
Nice add-on really.
Sadly there's a fly in the ointment. :(
Just found one flaw that with this add-on Undo doesn't work in Browser.
If you delete some cards in browser by mistake then you can't Undo and the cards will be gone for ever!
I tried several things and figured out that this add-on is a culprit!
I'm using Anki Version 2.0.52. and if you have some time please can you fix this bug? I'll appreciate that!
Thanks in advance!
on 1549050365
Fantastic addon! One thing that would help data-driven browsing: separate columns for "reviews" that count learning or relearning reviews (instances where a card is seen in filtered, learning, and re-learning steps) separately from actual reviews (instances where a cards is reviewed in a young or mature card status).
on 1548907218
Quite good, i get to see which cards take longer to remember
on 1548454608
Extremly useful for advanced user (full disclosur: I wrote two options of this add-on)
on 1548214304
it works
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on 1547543999
Good! Thank you
on 1546731219
This one is a must!
on 1546527964
Great work. Just what I needed!
on 1543926633
Needed to sort on tags, which this addon enables
on 1543520031
Great pluggin! It should be included by default to Anki!
on 1540611785
very useful adds on
on 1539992328
Just awesome!
on 1538222858
The columns and sorting options it provides are superb! Thanks a lot.
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on 1536341872
Very helpful when I want to reorganize my flashcards.
on 1535720646
Excellent, minor issue being that the "marked" tag does not show on top.
on 1532562643
Thank you so much for this addon! It helped me to sort my cards by frequency :)
on 1531946748
Very Useful!
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Very useful.
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thank YOU
on 1527120000
awsome !!
on 1525737600
Looks great but clicking on links doesn't work:

"An error occurred in an add-on.
Please post on the add-on forum:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "aqt/webview.py", line 152, in _linkHandler
File "/home/burton/.local/share/Anki2/addons/Clickable_Tags_on_Reviewer.py", line 134, in <lambda>
self._previewWeb._linkHandler=lambda url: tagClicklinkHandler(self,url)
File "/home/burton/.local/share/Anki2/addons/Clickable_Tags_on_Reviewer.py", line 87, in tagClicklinkHandler
oldLinkHandler(reviewer, url)
TypeError: unbound method _linkHandler() must be called with Reviewer instance as first argument (got AdvancedBrowser instance instead)"
on 1524960000
Thank you very much for this addon! Super helpful!
I always wanted to know how much time I spend on certain cards such that I could spot cards that I should rewrite or delete.
With the help of this addon I can see e.g. the average and total time spent :) Thanks!
on 1524009600
Great work!!
on 1521504000
It's awesome!!!amazing!!!
on 1517184000
the more I learn to use this, the better it gets
on 1514332800
Some decks appeared to have (0 cards shown; 0 selected) although they have tens of subdecks and thousands of cards.
I had to remove all addons one by one till I found the culprit.
on 1514332800
It's coooooooooooool~~~~~~~~~
on 1513814400
very helpful!
on 1512777600
I like it.
on 1505779200
Saved me tons of time and show very useful info.

This is a must for everyone who wants useful feedback!
on 1503360000
Great Add on!

This is great and very helpful! However, it keeps crashing on me. Does not show any search results, I have to continually un-install and re-install until it starts working again. Any solutions?!?! Thanks!
on 1502064000
Awesome feature for Teachers working with High School students

The 1.5.3 version adds the ability to have a column for Previous Duration time. This allows teachers to give a timed math test with 20 problems
and see which problems the students took the most time on. It also allows the students to go into the browser and work on these problems that took more time to work. For classroom work this is awesome. Thank you so much for this added functionality.
on 1501372800
One of the essentials

Has been one of the first add-ons I download on any new Anki installation for years now. Thanks for the continuous support and development.
on 1490572800
first use error!

when i tried to sort it in jlpt field it shows me this error.. if you can fix it go ahead
on 1486252800
Feature Request - Custom Date Field

It would be nice to have an ability to create custom date field to sort historical events (including CE and BCE).
Thanks for making this addon.
on 1475539200
Awesomely awesome

Greatly enhances the browser, much appreciated!
on 1469232000
Great Add on

Thanks for creating this add on.
on 1465084800
Now you listen here, mister

Now why you gotta keep taking my little scrolly bar thingy and movin' it all the way over there to the right side? I want my scrolly bar on the left side, and I want it to say there see? Seems every chance you get you take my scrolly bar and move it to the right and I've just about had it up to here with it! Why I oughta'... You leave my scrolly bar alone, see!

You just did it again! Here I was minding my business, repositioning a card, and then what do you know -- you went and moved my scrolly bar all the way to the right as soon as I had my back turned! That's a low blow, mister--a real low blow.

(Note: this could totally just be Anki's default behavior causing this rather than this addon, but it'd certainly be nice if the scroll bar didn't keep moving itself when performing various actions while the browser is open)
on 1455494400
Vital but stops working

Vital but stops working
on 1454803200
Fantastic addon

Thanks for the addon, it works as promised. Unfortunately I had to uninstall it cause my Anki started to crash randomly and quite often. It never happened before I installed the addon and doesn't happen now after I removed it. There is a bug somewhere but I couldn't reproduce it or catch a pattern when it crashes...
on 1451692800
Same problem with the guy below

Phenomenal add-on, but it'd be nice if we'd get a down/continute arrow for other fields.
on 1414195200
I can't see all available fields when I want to add one in the browser's tool ba

Thanks a million for this addon.

But there is a big problem:
I have several decks, and maybe 300 fields in total. But when I right-click on the "toolbar" (where there are the element you can chose to filter your notes), and select fields, a screen with all the filds listes alphabetically is displayed. BUT for me, this screen takes all my computer-screen, and I can't see the fields after "Kanki-conjugation". I can't navigate (with the arrow keys) through this screen either...
Let's see how I'm blocked with this picture :

Thank you for helping me :)
on 1403827200
Adds Good functionality

And doesn't take anything away. Programming at its best. Sorting by any field is a goldmine in itself.
on 1391731200
Extremely useful Add-on!

This is extremely useful and simple to use, and fully addresses my two top frustrations with the Anki browser:

1. Can now add/remove columns, including the user-defined fields (use right mouse click). Sort all columns just by clicking header.

2. Can store custom filters in the filter sidebar at left

Nice work! Both these capabilities certainly should be added to the vanilla version on Anki.
on 1385510400
Just a reminder

After installing this add-on, you have to first manually add the "sortable" fields to the browser view, as the default fields are still non-sortable.
on 1383523200

Thanks for the great work. This saved me SO much time and effort. I agree that the developers of Anki should definitely make this a core feature of the program - it's pretty unbelievable it's not already. *****
on 1383523200
Functionality that should be core, well executed.

What more can I say. This add-on will make using Anki that much easier and more intuitive.
on 1377216000
Terrific Addon, should be a core Anki feature

This addon helps the Card Browser function as a useful Note Browser as well. It seems well written (wouldn't crash for me) and include what should be a core Anki feature: the ability to sort on any arbitrary field. Thank you Houssam Salem!