A collection of Anki2 addons in different states of bugginess and usefulness.

Python 3

Notes on the comming Anki version

Status: No Anki 2.1 tests
These add-ons are not ready for Anki 2.1, as i can’t test them.
Flash card with text and play buttons.

Replay buttons on card

Status: working
Show a replay button for each file on a card.
The deck overview with New, Learn and Due columns and a footer line with card count sums

Deck overview tweaks

Status: working
Show the learn count on the start screen
A dialog window. Six lines with different site icons, the word “hearth” and some more buttons. A bubble help with the text Source text: hearth From field: Front Source: Macmillan Variant: British

Download audio

Hear what you learn

Status: working
Automatically download audio from talking dictionaries or from Google TTS
The Invisible Pink Unicorn.

Somebody else’s problem

Status: working
Quick hack to hide field content only on the desktop client.
An Anki review window, split and showing different fonts and color schemes in different parts.

Local CSS and DIY night mode

Adapt card styles to time and place

Status: working
Add styling from a local CSS file. With this, the card style can be adapted to time (night colors) and place (small fonts on small screens, big fonts on big screens, …). Also add classes for a DIY night mode.
Three lines of Text: 1: Einwohner, Bürger: 住民 じゅうみん 読み 2: じゅ-みん (kana in green, the dash in red) 3: じゅうみん (theじゅ and みん in green, う in blue)

Compare to kana

Status: working
When typing in Japanese readings, remove the kanji bit from the correct text, so that the red and green coloring of the answer works correctly.
Flash card with text and play buttons.

Replay buttons on card (PNG)

Status: working
Show a replay button for each file on a card.
Huge 成 character with very large な as ruby.

Zoom cards

Status: working
Zoom the card content
Anki 2 review window with two icon bars. The review area reads Die Hauptstadt von Niue ist

Colorful toolbars

Get back the Anki1 look

Status: working
Replace the top menu bar with the Decks Study Add Browse text buttons and the two rather drab sync and statistics buttons with a colorful icon toolbar like the one in Anki 1.
Central parts of the add-on source

More shortcuts

Status: working
Re-activate Ctrl+f and Ctrl+w shortcuts. Replay on 6 or i
Two lines of Text: 1: Frankreich hat 65 Millionen Einwohner. 2: 70 → 65. The 70 is blue, the 65 green.


Status: working
Compare a typed in number with the correct answer as a number, not as a string of digits. Color it yellow when it is close to the right number.
The top of the add card dialog with a few extra buttons

Quick note and deck buttons

Status: working
Quickly select a few models or decks.
A menu called Nachschlagen under the Tools menu. Menu items: Japanisch bei Wadoku, Deutsch bei Wadoku, Auswahl bei Wadoku, Kanji bei Kanji-Lexikon, Kanjiauswahl bei Kanji-Lexikon, Ausdruck bei Forvo, Auswahl bei Forvo


Status: working
Menu to look up words at a few web sites. Most useful for speakers of German learning Japanese.
Part of the Anki review window. Text: みんなの日本語: に んぎょう. Below part on the Anki card browser. One line highlighted. Text: 人形; Japanisch-De...; にんぎょう

Lean browser question/answer

Status: working
Hide some text in the card browser list.
Sketch of a keyboard and hands. Some keys are marked as described in the text.

Dvorak keys

Status: working
Use keys easy to use for user of the Dvorak simplified keyboard to answer a question.
A window title: “Lernen::1 日本語::1 和独::VHS – Anki”

Deck name in title

Status: working
Show the name of the deck you are currently learning in the window title.
Two little girls sitting on a wooden staircase.


Status: working
Use one specific password to access accounts locked with a password.
Name the first field “Note ID”

Add note id

Make all cards unique

Status: working
The first field of cards should be unique. To make sure this is the case, this add-on adds a unique number to fields called Note ID.
An audio editor


Status: working, hackish, Linux only
Edit files with external programs
The Anki note editor button row has s1, s2 and s3 buttons.

Spanify text

Status: hackish
Add buttons to the note editor to wrap text in spans.
Chess board with the chess problem “excelsior”. See text for precise position.

FEN chess visualizer

Status: abandoned
Display FEN data as a chess board.
The add card window, reduced in size to about 197 by 122 pixel. The edit fields are invisible.

Small add cards

Status: quick hack
Remove size limits from add card window
Console output of mpg321

Quick replay

Status: hackish
Bypass the mplayer play queue. Like this, when you hit replay, the replay starts at once.
Sceenshot of text ふりかんじ with 振り漢字 as ruby.


Status: for desktop use only
Display text as furikanji, that is, show kana on the base line, with the kanji above. This adds a few other display hacks, too.
Some Python code

Fix AnkiDroid’s negative review times

Status: obsolete
Fix negative review times.

Kanji tips

Status: broken, source only
Gloss kanji with pop-up tips.
The word Zustand: and a colored stroke order diagram for 況

Kanji stroke color

Status: broken, abandoned
A quick hack add-on to show (colored) stroke order diagrams.
Text display window: These file names will be used and many lines like 59d4b8d8eddf0818.e9b228944ccfbca.wav → せ.wav


Status: breaks collections
Rename media files with names that look like MD5 hashes.
Screen text: In media folder but not used by any cards: Tübingen_Neckarfront.jpg Used on cards but missing from media folder: Tübingen_Neckarfront.jpg.


Status: may add errors, broken
Fix file name problems caused by Unicode normalization.
Use `{{FrontSide}}` as the back template.

One-sided cards

Status: abandoned
Go to the answer immediately when it is identical to the question.
A colored stroke order diagram of 暑 and the text <embed width="200" height="200" title="Standard" src="暑.svg"></embed>

Add kanji embeds

Status: hackish, one-off
A quick hack to fill my collection with the code to display SVG stroke order diagrams
The input of 0.26 is formatted as 260'000.

Swiss locale

Status: one-off, broken
An add-on to make my German geography deck work.
The time studied is shown in days, not hours.

Metric time

Status: personal hobby horse, broken
Shows times in some spots as days or years.