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  1. offer an export field that uses Anki's cloze syntax but with first letter showing (for hint)

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for this AWESOME product! I LOVE it!

    If it is not too much trouble, I was hoping you might add export fields that use Anki's cloze syntax but with the first letter showing for a hint. Specifically, this is what I have in mind:

    Context (Anki cloze w/ first-letter hint):
    o{{c1::riginal word}}

    Context (Anki cloze w/ first-letter hint and translation):
    o{{c1::riginal word::translation}}

    This is something recommended in the Anki manual, and I think it could be a big help for not just me but others.

    At any rate, thanks again, Steve, for this fantastic product!

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  2. "14 / 15 words left" never changes

    Studying flashcards for the first time, I chose 15, but the counter doesn't get updated when I go through a word.

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    Sorry for the massive delay, going through old suggestions and this one obviously fell through the cracks.

    This sounds like a bug, if it’s still happening please let me know!

  3. Just a comment

    hi, i have just found your app.I am very impressed with it.Better than lingua.ly and alot of other language websites i have come across.
    Congratulations and well done.its late so I will come back tomorrow to check it out further............

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  4. Shared words data: context, translation, pictures, definition aka shared vocab

    Hello Steve, good job, your app is really close to what I was "dreaming" to build, but whoa-la you did it almost the same way.

    I believe in learning=experiencing, not dull drilling. That is why word context and pictures are fare more important than drilling "flashcards" ( memorizing word and its translation ).

    You have nice tool for skimming through word context (i use it rather then flashcard typing mode). Typing mode is nice finale, once I "know and feel" the word.

    I usually add one or more context ideally with good picture and definition (I am advanced learner thus…

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    Thanks for the suggestion. Currently all your words are private but I’ve been planning to open things up so that by default everyone shares their words and phrases publicly, and probably to restrict the option of private words to paying users only. This would open the doors for the kind of collaborative features you suggest.

    Watch this space!

  5. Iphone app

    This is a wonderful cloud app, do you have the idea to develop an IOS app in the future?

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    I’m certainly considering it, but can’t make any promises at the moment since it’s such a large job. Did you realise that you can install Readlang to your home-screen that makes it run full screen like an iOS app: https://readlang.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/342855-is-there-a-readlang-ios-ipad-or-iphone-app

    What would be the most important aspect of an iOS app for you? Better UI? Offline use? Something else?

    Very glad that you like the app! :-)

  6. problem

    Hi,
    I have a desktop computer with a chrome browser and installed your web browser with no problems.However I have also an Acer chromebook which of course uses the same browser but also googles chrome operating system.I tried to install your app from their web store but i keep getting an error message "could not create download directory".If i then go direct to your website and login,ok,then of course when i try to read something i get your web page indicating that i must install the the "R" ,click on the button ,but nothing happens.A pity really because I am…

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    I’m afraid I don’t have a Chromebook to test Readlang on so can’t investigate this problem.

    I was under the impression that Chrome extensions should work the same on Chromebooks as on Desktop Chrome but perhaps not.

    Does it still not work for you?

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  8. Display additional information about words (gender, irregular verbs...)

    It would be nice if the flashcard would display additionnal information about words.
    I would be extremely helpful to display the word gender (and plural form) for languages that have declension, such as german or russian.

    Also, information about verbs could be useful, such as irregular vers, and such.

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  9. Exporting with no translations in Anki

    I follow "No Translations" philosophy, but when i import my words in Anki are imported translations too: is it no possible to delete them?

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    Hi Fabio,

    It is possible to customise your export format by dragging around the boxes on the export dialog. Simply drag the default “Context (with translation)” into “Don’t import these” and add “Context (with blank)” instead.

    Please let me know if this solves your issue.

    Thanks,
    Steve

  10. Chrome extension doesnt show whether I am logged in, nor sign-in.

    I was wandering why "translated" words doesn't appear in my words database.

    I had Chrome crash and it logged me out. However there is no way I can see it. Readlang extension worked in guest mode. I figured a way to logg-in with using voting buttons, but it took me some time to figure it out.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/91lqcvhuj4zy4nt/readlang_chrome.png

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  11. Bug report

    I would just like to report what seems to be a bug in chrome where the green bar animates down the page covering the content. Multiword selection doesn't seem to work either. Thanks.

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    Thanks.

    When the green bar animates down and darkens, there should be a message which appears over it. There was a bug yesterday causing the message not to appear. It should be fixed now so please try refreshing the page and reloading the Readlang Web Reader and trying again.

    I’m guessing you’ve hit the 20 phrases / day limit for free accounts, if it’s your first time hitting the limit there’ll be an option to claim 20 more for free.

    Please let me know if you encounter any more problems.

  12. language selection bug?

    I have set my known/learning languages several times, but when I log in the next time they have been reversed.

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    There are two ways i can think this might be happening:

    1. Every time you open a document in a certain language your current learning language will switch to that one.

    2. Perhaps you’ve bookmarked one of the library pages for a specific language.

    e.g. if you bookmark http://readlang.com/es/library every time you go to that page it will switch your learning language to Spanish since the URL includes “es”

    Could this explain things?

  13. Make web reader bar multi line on small screens

    I have been loving the Web Reader bookmarklet in Firefox for Android. There is one glitch, though: the reader bar seems to extend off of the mobile screen. Could this be fixed with a multi line bar?

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    Sorry for the delayed response.

    For all the other languages with frequency lists I’ve used lists of 50,000 words (conjugated forms included)

    6,000 seems on the low side, but better than nothing. I’ll look into adding this one if it seems nothing else is available. Thanks!

  15. Add Esperanto as a Language and/or let users add custom languages

    Two things here:

    First off, I'd love to be able to use Esperanto with readlang. It's supported by Google translate (so there's no issue of translations), and I'd even be okay with partial support.

    Second off, while on that topic, it'd be quite nice to either crowd source the languages supported or allow users to add custom languages.

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  16. Weekly reminder

    Hey,
    I might not do it everyday but weekly might work well for me.

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  17. Percentage read

    In the bookshelf, to the left of the texts you have read, is a percentage. In my case, this doesn't show any kind of correlation with how much I've read, as I have read all of these texts from start to finish, but none of them show anywhere near 100%. In fact, most of them say 0%!

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    Thanks Cat!

    That’s very strange, doesn’t seem to happen for me but I’ll do some testing tomorrow and try to figure it out. Which browser are you using?

  18. Show the difficulty when invoking the Readlang bookmarklet

    When using the Readlang bookmarklet or chrome extension, it would be nice if the toolbar showed the difficulty or CEFR level of the current page.

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  19. possibility to add descriptions of the texts or videos in the public library,

    if possible in several languages ( not everybody speaks English well enough) that way people will know what the video or text is about at a glance.

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  20. Note field on flashcards

    It would be great if a user could write a few lines of text about each flashcard for a mem (like memrise) or even a few translation notes. I know there's support for adding pictures, but my mems have always been text-based. I tried putting this in a new context field, but then my mem would appear above the card while I was trying to think of the translation.

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    Same idea as http://readlang.uservoice.com/forums/192149-general/suggestions/5278506-extra-field-for-answer-side-of-flashcards, so repeating the comment I made there…

    There’s an “Alternatives” field that you could add this kind of information to.

    It is designed to accept alternative synonyms of the word when you type an answer, but apart from that it behaves as you are suggesting – it appears when you reveal the word in your target language.

    I suppose it would be nice to make a distinction between “alternative answer” and “notes”, but at the same time I don’t want to clutter the editing interface too much. What do you think?

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