Remote Decks: Anki collaboration using Google Docs
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- 2.1.0-2.1.29+ (Updated 2021-09-10)
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Can't really get this to work consistently. There seems to be an issue copying / pasting from other documents, into google docs. The cards come out as blank (just a deck with 0 cards) despite being layed out in the format of the example.
"warning: the following note could not be created. possible reasons include strangely configured local note modes"
update: I managed to get this working / avoid this error notice, by using your unpublished example doc and then copy and pasting my notes into the same document, leaving just initial heading. Although when I generate or type the document to myself from scratch, I haven't yet got it to work. Not sure why, but it seems to be on my end.
The local note models don't match what is expected. You could try reinstall the English version of anki
Great plugin but sometimes the images are not downloaded. For some cards I see downloaded_image_xxxx and for other cards it's empty. Any idea ?
Try resysncing? The images my have faiele to download
I don't understand why make something in Google Docs instead of Google Sheets where you can directly put in the code in the column to directly translate the word/phrase and do so much more. Now I'm trying to use Airtable and Ingetromat and the "Import from Airtable" add-on just to be able to use Google Sheets. You have to create accounts for all of these and hope they communicate correctly via API. Up until now, just error messages...
I'm not hating on this add-on, it just doesn't make sense to me to choose Google Docs over Google Sheet.
Sheets is a pain to support anything complicated and the Anki development keeps breaking current addon so it is hard to justify the effort of maintenance let alone a load of new functionality.
I had alos written code for txt support before adding support for docs!
No good reasons but reasons none the less!
Easy to use and extremely useful for collaboration in real time.
Really great work. The youtube video and example google docs are useful.
Any idea how to insert text and/or image into "Back Extra" for type Cloze? I tried the github suggestion of using a bullet point for the cloze type line too but that didn't seem to work.
Thank you thank you
It's 5 stars for the proposal, but, unsurprisingly, it has some bugs:
i tried to sync the same shared deck between two accounts on the same computer, and anki understood that the deck had already been added when i went for the second login.
Sad, I fixed it now by removing the remotes decks on the new account (that should have count zero), and adding it again, in new remote deck.
Ok, but still, in addition, you need to update the anki on your computer first, and then review it on your cell phone.
I imagine this last part is quite complicated so I don't think you can make this bridge.
Furthermore, the spaces I put between lines are not applied to the cards and the topic points are visible and so on.
Amazing addon, though.
Awesome. Is there a way to create a black line?
This add-on is incredible and completely changed the way I use Anki. Where can we donate for you? Please take my money
Also, is there a way to remove the • symbol from the answer?
Anyway thank you so much
This is an amazing thing and you are a genius for making this! Thank you very much!!!
Just what I was looking for
I LOVE this add on but I seem to have 2 major issues. 1)Sometimes the add on turns a Q&A pair written in the basic note format into a cloze note in Anki. For example, go to https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQFvH9SCHfb9a5VwI4LRdRJCGRC0UY7Oh0do0YY2Jg1SvbWhsVSoi4vBhL8Kz_kgHQ4LapwBPPZb5tT/pub & find the "How to find MLO?" Q&A. If you look at this image https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rQ6Q68hqfu-z6XUyekFUaCn42g2OOEf_/view?usp=sharing you can see that the note Anki decided to put the Q&A in is not a basic note but rather a cloze note. Problem #2 w/the add on: the cloze note will look perfectly fine but I get the error “No cloze 1 found on card. Please either add a cloze deletion, or use the Empty Cards tool.” For example, in this image
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lQA_SQEoZ7cIcq_JTJH2n30Ntg329RXZ/view?usp=sharing the cloze note looks perfectly fine but I still get the error when trying to review the card belonging to the note.
Thanks for the github issue. Will dig into and get back to you
Too complicated, poor explanation of use. Why not put questions and answers in a spreadsheet?
There is a video, docs and example Deck provided. Not sure which part is unclear?
Spreadsheets are complicated because it is much harder to support images and html based text.
This is awesome!! Any way to upload and edit current decks? This could revolutionize Anki!
Oh my god, this is so good. I create my own decks but it's a pain in Anki and really discourages you from putting the effort and an even bigger pain to sync. It would be perfect if it could work from the spreadsheet with multiple tabs. Any chance you will add spreadsheets support this year?
Great app works a treat thanks!!!
I use anki on Mac to add sound to my cards.
Is there a way to keep the audio after updating the google docs?
This is an amazing add-on, thanks so much for developing it. If anything it would be nice to have some nice formatting options, eg. remove those dots in the cards.
This looks incredible. It would save me at hours of work manually adding the cards :D
I hope you got your issue sorted. Glad it's working!
This addon completely changed my life. I was wasting too much time during med school to transform all my notes into cards. Thank you, thank you, thank you, sir! Works great, as described
Thank you so much
Not Work, even if i use the Published Google Document link in the documentation it does not sync any cards.
Could you please open a ticket on the github page for this and I will have a look into it? It does seem to work for 99% of users so might be some sort of configuration issue for you
works great, exactly what I was looking for. Can keep a doc version of your notes (can be shared with other people) while turning the notes into flashcards. Thank you
I use this feature often and I find it very useful. The author is very responsive for any edit requests and issue resolving
I've been using this add-on since the beginning of this year, and so far it has worked wonderfully.
However, after the most recent update I get an error message telling me I have a duplicate card whenever I sync the remote decks. This wouldn't bother me too much, but it warns me for every single card that it syncs, and I have over 1000. I've tried messing around in the code but every time I think I have the solution, the button to sync remote decks vanishes from Anki under Tools.
If anyone could help me I would be incredibly grateful!!
Issues tracked here: https://github.com/c-okelly/anki-remote-decks/issues/78
There is a partial fix released in v1.8.1. This should stop you seeing so many errors now and in future all of these will be condensed down into a single report for the end user
Spreadsheet version +1
Easier and more convenient way to collaborate on deck creation.
awesome, please also find way to add highlighted text if possible
There is so much potential in this add-on. Don't get me wrong, it is already pretty good. Just saying, there is extreme potential. I can easily imagine this becoming the only way people opting to add cards to anki.
Too bad this add-on isn't an open repo on github. Nonetheless, I wish this gets updated close to it's full potential at a faster rate.
PS I am one of those who make their own cards. Always have done so.
Hey, license has been updated to MIT anyway! There are feature requests on GitHub and I'm happy so see any contributions!
Great. If custom note types become available, this can become the perfect addon for converting notes into Anki cards.
Best add-on for turn notes -> flash cards personally since I already use Google Docs to take notes. Especially great for cloze's.
Cool idea! However, how does sync work? I changed a question and added a new one on Google docs. After syncing, the new question has appeared on Anki but the other question had not changed. Thankful for any help. :)
As long as you don't move the card it should do a full sync and update any edits. Sometimes the Google page can take 5 minutes to update though! If it doesn't work message me on GitHub.
Conor, thank you so much for this add-on, it is extremely helpful. It makes the preparation of learning content much faster and easier. It would be nice to see a support for tables in the future (e.g., left cell for questions, right cell for answers), if you were to work further on the add-on. Great job!
I assume you mean tables in Google docs rather the in sheets? Thanks for the review!
The positive impact this makes on my daily workload cannot be understated! Finally, the tedious process of converting my notes to anki questions is automated, and I could not be more thankful!
Allows me to have a master backup file as the authoritative source for my cards.
Awesome addon. I was wondering if you are continuing to add more features/develop this? If you are, I think the ability to convert nested lists would be really wonderful too.
* Question 1
-----* Answer A
-----* Answer B
It'll allow somewhat like a mind-map and more flexibility to create notes. Would be super useful!
edit: I mean having a card for:
CARD 1 - question 1, answer A & answer B
CARD 2 - answer A, answer A-1 & answer A-2
So each level being a question for the answers of the next level
How many notes would the create though. I don't think you can create more then a single note with the same question?
AWESOME! I would be willing to donate to help contribute to this, especially if it allows integration with tables from google docs. For example, a 2 column table with the prompt on the left, and the answer on the right. I used to use anki a lot more, but it was only useful within anki platforms. So I switched to making tables in google docs in order to use the question/recall method from anywhere and also easily search and find similar information. I still use anki, but a feature like this would be such a boon to allow integration of both amazing platforms. Great work on this tone!
Can you send me on one of your docs? Would like to have a look okellyconor at gmail.com
Great addon! Wondering if there's table support coming soon, as in I can add a Google Docs table and then have cloze deletions within a table that'll be represented on Anki.
Hopefully be completed before the end of the year!
I think he want to speak about the Mass Immersion Approach, whit the MorphMan Add-on
The addons MIA makes are extremely useful!
You're the man!
Thank you very much for this add-on.
Looking forward to use it!
looks like a good solution, by the way why not google sheets instead of google docs ?
I'm open to adding support for Google sheets but I've never really used the sheets format before. I think the docs format allowed easy support for images and multiple card types in the same document.
I would like to have more discussion on the format people would expect in order to allow something quite flexible. I'm going to have a discussion about it on GitHub anyway!
Not sure if possible, but the ability to use it with the google docs "shared" link as opposed to publishing to the web would be grand :-)
Its exactly wt Im looking for!!! and it will be awesome if we can the google spreadsheet one!
This is incredibly useful for group work and working with people without Anki!
I would love to see some sort of support for the image occlusion cloze functionality even though it would probably be super hard and if you pull it off, you'd be a damn magician!
Additionally, having the same image for several flashcards could prove very useful (e.g. anatomical descriptions with anatomical map on the backside of the card relevant to several different flashcards).
I sent an email regarding the case and additional case of using tables instead of lists :))
Keep up the great work.
Hey, thanks for the feedback.
I don't fully understand your usecase but I would be interested in hearing more about it if you would like to send me an email. We can discuss the ideas in more details and have a look at a few examples
okellyconor at gmail.com
AMAZZING!! I used to makes notes then one by one put them in ANKI which took AGES. This removes the need for that second step.
Improve speed of Anki usage!
This is a game changer. One of the best things to happen to Anki. Thank you for making this, c-okelly.
This is amazing! The add-on is great and super intuitive but the person who made it is even nicer. Took all my feedback and was churning out updates super quickly. Love it. Would love to see where this goes as it has the potential to be super useful to medical students.
I can't wait to see where you take this.
Edit: okay, you're a legend.
Thanks! Any ideas / feature requests be sure to add add them to the github!
LOVE IT! Any way to add cloze, tag or image support?
This has been added!! Should be updated as of 28/8/19