02-14-2020

Must-have Anki Add-ons for Medical Students in 2020 We all know med school is tough and the amount of information required to memorize is tremendous. So obviously the question begs why not make it easy on yourself and use some powerful tools? Anki is an open source flashcard software. If you’re here…

02-07-2020

Polar 1.90.18 is now available for all desktop users and will be rolling out over the next week. Stability A ton of work has gone into stability to continue improving reliability for users. Filtering Annotations in Sidebar You can now filter annotations in the sidebar to search by text. Auto…

02-04-2020

Decentralized social media using federated and peer-to-peer protocols The following overview is loosely based on a presentation by Jay Graber at the Internet Archive in San Francisco on Jan 21, 2020 Given the impact social media has had on our lives in the last few years - from less privacy to…

02-03-2020

AnkiApp is Ripping Off Anki On Friday, Redditor u/farazyashar launched a discussion in the Anki subreddit about a potential lawsuit against AnkiApp (Admium). The main rationale behind it is a potential infringement on the name Anki and clear confusion between Anki and AnkiApp (Admium) In fact, it…

01-21-2020

Spaced Repetition is Supervised Learning for Humans What if you could train your brain the way computer scientists train computers and effectively remember anything you want - forever? On the surface this sounds rather absurd. You're not a computer. You can't be forced to learn new things…

01-19-2020

Bill Gates Reads by Writing (in the Margins) Netflix recently release a documentary about Bill Gates (Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates) where he discussed his strategy of writing in the margins of a book while he reads. I really enjoyed this commentary and tracked down a video where he…

01-19-2020

Over 500 Top PDFs posted to Hacker News in 2019 Hacker News is a GREAT source of tech news but one of the things I really like about it is when insanely smart people post actual PDFs they've found. In the past I've seen PDFs from text books, brilliant original research and even old trusted technical…

01-16-2020

Roadmap for Polar in Q1 2020 A new year is upon is and I wanted to publish a roadmap of where we're going with Polar in Q1 2020 as well as some small changes in the project. Expanding the Team First, the most interesting news is that we've expanded the team and I wanted to introduce Jonathan…

01-16-2020

Joining the Team I wanted to take a few moments and introduce myself. My name is Jonathan Graeupner and I just joined the team to help Kevin scale Polar and I'm mostly focused on product and growth. Originally, I’m from Germany - Garmisch- Partenkirchen. Lovely place to grow up. After my BSc in…

01-10-2020

Polar 1.90 is now available for all desktop users and will be rolling out over the next week. The major changes in this release involve improved mobile support but a ton of stability and bug fixes have gone into the desktop app. Improved Tablet and Phone Support We're steadily improving our…