Introducing TiddlyRemember, a tool for integrating TiddlyWiki with Anki spaced-repetition flashcards

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Soren Bjornstad

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May 24, 2020, 10:26:29 PM5/24/20
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I'm pleased to announce the release of version 1.0 of TiddlyRemember, a tool to make it easy to remember the most important bits of your notes. You call out specific bits of your tiddlers that you want to remember using TiddlyWiki macros, and an associated Anki add-on then pulls these snippets into Anki where you can review them regularly. The Anki cards link back to the tiddler they came from so you can find the context if you need it, and if you edit the content in TiddlyWiki or move it around, your Anki collection gets updated to match on your next sync, maintaining your review history.

Here's a little snip of the syntax, the rendering in a TiddlyWiki, and the card in Anki (permalink to this page in the docs):

syntax.png


There are cloze deletion cards too (if you're not a memory geek, you might call these "fill in the blanks cards").

Credit for this idea goes to Andy Matuschak, who reported building a private tool that worked similarly for his notes system. I cannot for the life of me find this note now (if someone knows where it is, please post the link!).

Check it out and install from here: https://sobjornstad.github.io/TiddlyRemember/.

I'm hoping this is a reasonably stable and functional version (thus the 1.0.0 moniker), but I've only been using it myself for a couple of weeks as I've been developing, and there are definitely improvements possible, so suggestions and pull requests are welcome! The two biggest areas for improvement I see that I'm not sure how to attack are:
  • You have to have TiddlyWiki installed on Node on your system to use TiddlyRemember. (You can use TiddlyRemember fine with a single-file wiki though. It just has to be there for TiddlyRemember to call out to.) There's no way around this I can think if if you want a fully automated sync (the Anki add-on needs some way to run TiddlyWiki commands unless it wants to duplicate the wiki parser), but I could imagine a way to use the new browser-based static site generator tool as part of a two-step process where you export.
  • In order to extract the questions, TiddlyRemember renders all the tiddlers in your wiki and then parses the resulting HTML, which means it will end up pulling multiple copies of a question if the tiddler containing a question is transcluded into another tiddler that's included in the sync. It will happily remove duplicates, but there's no way for it to tell which tiddler is the "original source", so it picks whichever one it happens to process first, which isn't great. I don't tend to use transclusion much aside from adding templates to things and building up system tiddlers and sidebar tabs, so this isn't a big deal for me, but it might be for others.
    • I originally planned to make each question a tiddler of its own; while this seemed more philosophically pure, I eventually decided against this approach because I didn't like the idea of having to separately edit a bunch of subtiddlers for all of my notes, and because having the question included in a tiddler allows the source to be automatically determined without having to link back to it and update it if you move the question around (aside from the transclusion issue). But I could see an argument for doing it as transcluded question tiddlers, and maybe we could support that as an alternative method eventually (especially if it becomes easier to edit transcluded tiddlers in a future version of TiddlyWiki).

Henrik Hansen

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May 25, 2020, 10:14:09 AM5/25/20
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This is really cool and a rather neat solution :)

I've written something similar for myself, because I also wanted to have my flashcards within the context of my notes. It is quite powerful once you get the hang of it.

How do you handle cloze deletions and updating those? If I have a


<<remembercz "20200523175253647"
    "TiddlyRemember integrates TiddlyWiki with {Anki}.">>

then later change it to


<<remembercz "20200523175253647"
    "TiddlyRemember integrates {TiddlyWiki} with {Anki}.">>

What will then happen with the progress of the clozes in Anki?

Soren Bjornstad

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May 25, 2020, 11:28:42 AM5/25/20
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Good question. This is one of the little warts in the current solution. :) If you made exactly the change you showed, you end up with the "new" card (the one with "TiddlyWiki" occluded) having the scheduling of your previous card with "Anki" occluded, and a new card for the existing occlusion! You can however avoid that by switching to numbering the occlusions explicitly, Anki-style:

<<remembercz "20200523175253647"
    "TiddlyRemember integrates {c2::TiddlyWiki} with {c1::Anki}.">>

In the absence of these explicit numbers, it just numbers them left to right. It probably wouldn't be too hard in the future to parse the note that's currently in Anki and attempt to catch when the implicit numbering has changed and is now wrong.

David Gifford

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May 25, 2020, 2:40:28 PM5/25/20
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Added this to the TiddlyWiki Toolmap under the educational aids section!

si

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May 25, 2020, 7:05:28 PM5/25/20
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Wow Soren this is a fantastic contribution to TiddlyWiki!

I agree that there are advantages to both the inline and separate tiddler approaches, so it would be cool to see that one day. I often find myself 'working backwards' - creating Anki cards first and then later relating them to a TW note by adding the name of the tiddler to a field called "parent". I had hoped to be able to one day sync these Anki notes with my Wiki and have them transcluded to the bottom of their parent tiddler.

Anyway thanks this is awsome! I hope I will be able to fit it into my Anki/TiddlyWiki workflow.

si

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May 26, 2020, 7:18:15 AM5/26/20
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Hi Soren.

When I tested this yesterday I used a new empty Wiki and it worked perfectly. I've just tried it with my main personal Wiki and I get this error message in Anki:

Debug info:
Anki 2.1.26 (70784154) Python 3.8.0 Qt 5.14.1 PyQt 5.14.1
Platform: Windows 10
Flags: frz=True ao=True sv=2
Add-ons, last update check: 2020-05-25 17:11:24

Caught exception:
Traceback (most recent call last):
 
File "C:\Users\Si\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\60456529\twimport.py", line 57, in _invoke_tw_command
    proc
= subprocess.run(cmd, cwd=wiki_path, stdout=subprocess.PIPE,
 
File "subprocess.py", line 512, in run
subprocess
.CalledProcessError: Command '['C:\\Users\\Si\\AppData\\Roaming\\npm\\tiddlywiki.cmd', '--output', 'C:\\Users\\Si\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\tmpbkihbek9\\render', '--render', '[type[text/vnd.tiddlywiki]] [type[]] +[!is[system]]', '[is[tiddler]addsuffix[.html]]', 'text/html', '$:/plugins/sobjornstad/TiddlyRemember/templates/TiddlyRememberParseable']' returned non-zero exit status 1.

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
 
File "C:\Users\Si\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\60456529\__init__.py", line 141, in join_thread
   
raise self.extract_thread.exception
 
File "C:\Users\Si\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\60456529\__init__.py", line 59, in run
   
self.notes = twimport.find_notes(
 
File "C:\Users\Si\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\60456529\twimport.py", line 186, in find_notes
    _render_wiki
(tw_binary, wiki_folder, render_location, filter_)
 
File "C:\Users\Si\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\60456529\twimport.py", line 143, in _render_wiki
    _invoke_tw_command
(cmd, wiki_path, "render wiki")
 
File "C:\Users\Si\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\60456529\twimport.py", line 68, in _invoke_tw_command
   
raise Exception(f"Failed to {description}: return code {proc.returncode}.\n"
Exception: Failed to render wiki: return code 1.
$ C
:\Users\Si\AppData\Roaming\npm\tiddlywiki.cmd --output C:\Users\Si\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpbkihbek9\render --render [type[text/vnd.tiddlywiki]] [type[]] +[!is[system]] [is[tiddler]addsuffix[.html]] text/html $:/plugins/sobjornstad/TiddlyRemember/templates/TiddlyRememberParseable

fs
.js:114

   
throw err;

   
^


Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, open 'C:\Users\Si\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpbkihbek9\render\Aardvark.html'

    at
Object.openSync (fs.js:438:3)

    at
Object.writeFileSync (fs.js:1189:35)

    at $
:/core/modules/commands/render.js:58:6

    at
Object.$tw.utils.each (C:\Users\Si\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\tiddlywiki\boot\boot.js:126:12)

    at
Command.execute ($:/core/modules/commands/render.js:43:12)

    at
Commander.executeNextCommand ($:/core/modules/commander.js:107:14)

    at
Commander.executeNextCommand ($:/core/modules/commander.js:111:12)

    at
Commander.execute ($:/core/modules/commander.js:64:7)

    at
Object.exports.startup ($:/core/modules/startup/commands.js:34:12)

    at
Object.$tw.boot.executeNextStartupTask (C:\Users\Si\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\tiddlywiki\boot\boot.js:2397:10)


It's a single file wiki, the most recent version. TiddlyRemember still works perfectly with the empty wiki I originally tested it with.

I've tried removing all other Anki and TW plugins but still get the same message. Any idea what's going on here?

On Monday, 25 May 2020 03:26:29 UTC+1, Soren Bjornstad wrote:
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Soren Bjornstad

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May 26, 2020, 3:55:08 PM5/26/20
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Si, this is odd -- for some reason the TiddlyWiki Node app is failing to write out HTML files to a temp folder. A couple things to try:
  • Restart your computer. I doubt this is going to help since your other wiki was working, but there could be some crud stuck in your temp folder, and you never know, that can sometimes help.
  • What's the output of tiddlywiki --version at a command prompt? There might be different behavior than I'm seeing if it's not the latest version.
  • What version of Windows are you running?
  • Open C:\Users\Si\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\60456529\twimport.py in Notepad or another text editor on your computer, go to line 185, which says "render_location = os.path.join(tmpdir, 'render')", and add a new line right after that which says:
            os.mkdir(render_location)
    • Be sure it has the same 8 spaces of indentation ahead of it that the surrounding lines do.
    • Then try running again.
If none of that helps, can you send me a copy of your wiki to see if it happens on my computer with your wiki? You can email me if you don't want to post it publicly (hit sorenbjornstad.com for the address), and feel free to delete content from that copy as long as you're still having the problem.

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 6:18:15 AM UTC-5, si wrote:
Hi Soren.

When I tested this yesterday I used a new empty Wiki. I've just tried it with my main Wiki and I get this error message in Anki:

si

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May 26, 2020, 6:26:50 PM5/26/20
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Hi Soren,

Thanks for your reply.

I believe I have identified the source of the bug: tiddlers with ? or :: in their titles.

When I rename these tiddlers the plugin works as expected - I guess they are treated as special characters in the command line?

I found that I had to actually remove the titles from my wiki. If I try to exclude them in Anki with a filter like [all[tiddlers]!is[system]type[]!regexp[(?i)\?]] I get the same error message.

Does this explain the bug?

Just in case you still need to know tiddlywiki --version gives the output 5.1.22 and I'm running Windows 10.

Soren Bjornstad

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May 26, 2020, 9:20:29 PM5/26/20
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Yes, this helps a lot! This is a Windows filename bug -- ? and :, among others, are both invalid characters in Windows filenames. The docs say TW will replace both these characters with _ in titles, so I assumed it would take care of things for me...but it turns out it applies this only when saving tiddlers in Node.js, not when rendering them to HTML.

If I try to exclude them in Anki with a filter like [all[tiddlers]!is[system]type[]!regexp[(?i)\?]] I get the same error message.

I'm not entirely sure why this didn't work, but I'm sure there's some explanation. :)

I released a new version of the add-on that fixes this on my Windows machine. If you choose "Check for Updates" in the add-ons window in Anki and then restart Anki, you should be good (no changes were made to the TiddlyWiki plugin, so no need to update that).

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:26:50 PM UTC-5, si wrote:
Hi Soren,

si

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May 27, 2020, 7:18:19 PM5/27/20
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Awesome it's working fully for me now. Thanks for the quick fix!

If you would permit me to make a feature request: it would be cool if the add-on also worked with encrypted wikis. There is a password command on TW for Node.js so it seems like this would be possible.

Anyway thanks again.

Sebastián Ortega

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May 28, 2020, 4:19:54 PM5/28/20
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You make my day when I read Anki + Tiddlywiki!

However syncing doesn't work for me. I've posted the details to a github issue: https://github.com/sobjornstad/TiddlyRemember/issues/6

Anyway, thanks a lot for the project

Soren Bjornstad

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May 28, 2020, 9:40:24 PM5/28/20
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Si, I added an issue for this. If you have thoughts on how the password should be requested and/or stored, let me know.

Sebastian, answering on the issue you posted.

si

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May 29, 2020, 11:33:33 AM5/29/20
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Si, I added an issue for this. If you have thoughts on how the password should be requested and/or stored, let me know.

Being forced to use my wiki without a password has made me realise how much faster it runs without encryption, so I'm retracting my vote for this feature (sorry)! However I'm sure that it would be useful to others.

Credit for this idea goes to Andy Matuschak, who reported building a private tool that worked similarly for his notes system. I cannot for the life of me find this note now (if someone knows where it is, please post the link!).

I have just come across the notes where he talks about the "mnemonic medium" for personal notes, which look like they might be what you are referring to:

Productive Master

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Is there a way to add image in Tiddly remember which will show in Anki card?

Something like this?



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Soren Bjornstad

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Thanks, that's it!

Soren Bjornstad

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Ooh. Not currently. I can see the value of this, but I can say right now it would be really tricky to implement since it would have to render image tiddlers as well, or otherwise retrieve them, and then hook into Anki's media syncing functionality while simultaneously editing the reference to the image. If you want to post an issue, feel free...you never know, maybe someone else will come along with a brilliant architecture idea that will make it easier.
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TonyM

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Build the whole solution in tiddlywiki would do it.

Tony

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That might not be a solution for people using Anki for years.
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Build the whole solution in tiddlywiki would do it.

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It's a thought. A simple SR algorithm is not particularly hard, so that would be doable. But recently I've been seeing sites pop up that all do their own spaced-repetition implementation, and the result is if you use more than one of them, pretty soon you have 8 places to go every day to review flashcards. I'd rather not be responsible for a fifteenth competing standard.

Anki also has a really nice mobile app, which is something TW still struggles with.

si

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Hi Soren.

This might be more of an Anki question, but I have been unable to get permalinks to work in the way that you describe here.

It seems to me that Anki won't open files that are outside of the "collection.media" folder. I've been trying all sorts of permutations of <a href="file:///C:\path\to\file.html">link</a> but when I click the link nothing happens.

Is there some trick to get this to work that I'm not aware of?

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Si,
 
It works for me when I just paste an <a href> tag into the HTML editor directly on a card (Ctrl-Shift-X while you have a field selected). The URL you list is not a valid file: URL, however -- it needs to use forward slashes even on Windows. It's possible that is the issue, but I don't have a Windows machine handy at the moment to test on and see if that breaks something.

It does appear that the permalink generation in TiddlyRemember applied during the sync is incorrectly putting a backslash at the end of URLs that can't accept one there. On my first try I ended up with "/home/soren/test.html/#TiddlerName" as the permalink, which is invalid since an HTML file is not a directory, and this resulted in nothing happening when I clicked the link. I opened an issue for that. To see if this is what's causing your problem, you can try manually changing the text in the Permalink field of a card and removing that extra slash.

TW Tones

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Si,

The protection on browsers is the issue here I believe. If you run your wiki in TiddlyDesktop, as a hta file (some limitations) and using twexe referencing file: addresses is not so limited. Similarly if you use the files feature of bob you can access those files at a URL

Relative links to files relative to files under node may also work for you but not file from the browser.

You can put file:///C:\path\to\file.html in the browser address bar with the right permissions, even browse the folders. and you can copy link address and import to a wiki. Otherwise it is hard now to get this interaction with the local machine unless tiddlywiki is running in A non internet browser like the one built into TiddlyDesktop.

My feeling is others have overcome this limitation like Office 365 browser apps, but 


si

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Hi Soren thanks for your reply.

>>> The URL you list is not a valid file: URL, however -- it needs to use forward slashes even on Windows.

Thanks, I wasn't sure which to use here but I had tried every combination and it still didn't work.

>>> It does appear that the permalink generation in TiddlyRemember applied during the sync is incorrectly putting a backslash at the end of URLs that can't accept one there.

I had noticed this, but I have tested with the correct permalink and it still won't work. I've also tried putting the HTML directly into the card (<a href="file:///C:/Users/Si/Desktop/file.html">link</a> using Ctrl+Shift+X), but again when I click the link while viewing the card nothing happens.

I've noticed that there is an add-on for opening files in an external program. I got it to work with an HTML file, but because it looks for a specific extension at the end of the path, it doesn't work with permalinks that end in "#tiddler".

Is it possible that Anki just can't open external HTML files on Windows?

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I just tried it on Windows and it works fine for me. Downloaded an HTML to my desktop and added to the card:

<a href="file://C:/Users/soren/Desktop/test.html">link</a>

Click the link and test.html opens in the browser.

I'm on Anki 2.1.34 (a couple versions behind, but can't think of anything that would have changed here).

Do other links to websites work in Anki? Perhaps your default browser is configured wrong and Anki can't figure out what to do with links.

si

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Nov 13, 2020, 10:42:30 AM11/13/20
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Hi Soren.

>>> Do other links to websites work in Anki? Perhaps your default browser is configured wrong and Anki can't figure out what to do with links.

I have no problem with Anki opening websites. Anything with the prefix "https://" will open in the browser, but when I use "file://" nothing happens.

I also tried this on a totally different Windows 10 machine with an almost fresh install and still it wouldn't work. It also didn't work when I tried clicking the link from AnkiWeb. This was all with me creating the link exactly as you describe above (the file opens if I copy the path directly into the browser).

Did you try it on a 64 bit Windows 10, or some earlier version (no idea if that would matter)?

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Pretty sure it’s 64-bit. VM on Parallels on my MacBook with the default license and settings. Can’t imagine why it would matter anyway.

I’m stumped. I’d suggest you post this on the Anki forums at https://forums.ankiweb.net since it’s an Anki issue at this point.

si

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>>> I’d suggest you post this on the Anki forums at https://forums.ankiweb.net since it’s an Anki issue at this point.

Will do. Thanks for your help.

Prestige

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Any way to add tags to the cards?

Sebastián Ortega

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You can add an anki_tag field to any tiddler. Then, questions in tiddlers tagged with the first tiddler would get synced.

For example, in TiddlyRemember I have:
image.png
Then I get this synced:
imagen.png

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Thanks
This is cool.

Prestige

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Does TiddlyRemember support images in cards? does it have to be links or I can drag drop?

Prestige

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I tried to transclude the image, but it doesn't show up in ANKI. :(

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Image transclusion doesn't work but you can use external images.
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As Sebastián says, you can use links to external images that will be accessible from Anki, but image transclusion is not supported...for now. I'd like to support it in the future, but it involves hooking into a whole new section of Anki's API that I've never used before, so it's not something I can quickly throw together.

Kobina

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Hello Everyone, 

I have been using TiddlyWiki 5 for about a year now. I host it in my Google Drive and use the TiddlyDrive add-on to access my Wiki in my browser. I think TiddlyRemember is a great tool but I am struggling figuring out how to set it up. 
 So far, I have  done the following: 
  1. Dragged the plugin into my existing Wiki in Google Drive
  2. Set up node on Linux Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
  3. Installed TiddlyWiki 
  4. Created an empty Wiki
  5. Installed Anki and added the Anki plugin
I would like to know how I can continue hosting my Wiki on Google Drive while using TiddlyRemember. If it's not possible, what would be the most ideal (read: easiest) way to set it up. 

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Nov 23, 2020, 5:58:08 PM11/23/20
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If you don't mind manually downloading your wiki file prior to each sync, Google Drive will work fine as a hosting location. Just download the wiki from Google Drive to a location on your computer, then choose "File" in the TiddlyRemember config and select that file. If you overwrite that same file (so it has the same name) next time you want to update, you can just choose the TiddlyRemember sync option within Anki at that point.

You can make repeatedly re-downloading a file from Google Drive a bit easier by sharing it to "anyone with the link" and then pasting your share link into this site: https://sites.google.com/site/gdocs2direct/. That will give you a URL you can bookmark that will immediately download the file when you browse there.

I tried just pasting the direct-download link into TiddlyRemember, but unfortunately it looks like there is some Google magic involved in even that "direct" link that makes it not work when you hit it outside of a web browser. There might be some way around that if you're really intrepid.

Kobina

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Thanks so much for your response. I will try it out. 

si

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Hi Soren,

Just to follow up on the problem of getting hyperlinks to work. I posted on the Anki forums about a month or so ago and there was no definite answer, but it sounds like the browser within Anki just doesn't have access to the file system for security reasons. No idea why it would work for you though.

The good news is that I made a feature request for the Anki add-on Open linked pdf, docx, epub, audio/video, etc. in external Program and the author very kindly made a fix to get it working with permalinks.

Anyway just letting you know that this is the best solution I found in case anyone else has the same problem.

Soren Bjornstad

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Si,

Thanks for reporting back! I'm super busy right now finishing things up before the holidays, but I'll keep this in my inbox and throw something in the docs about that add-on for anyone else who has the same problem.

I'm still baffled about why it seems to work on my computer and not yours. It makes sense that the browser inside Anki doesn't have access to the filesystem, but that's not what the link is supposed to do...no link on a card ever opens within Anki to my knowledge, it always kicks out to your system's default browser. Who knows.

TW Tones

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Dec 17, 2020, 10:21:01 PM12/17/20
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Soren,

You say "white lightbulb icon on the edit toolbar" but it should be the "Editor Toolbar". The small icons in edit mode, the Edit Tool Bar is above and has delete discard and done buttons.

Regards
Tony

Soren Bjornstad

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Dec 18, 2020, 10:57:21 AM12/18/20
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Good catch, I'll fix that as well.

Si

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Jul 10, 2021, 12:30:27 PM7/10/21
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Hi Soren.

I've run into a bit of trouble trying to create a custom cloze-macro using TiddlyRemember. I have tiddlers with the fields cloze and context, and am trying to create a global macro that will generate cloze cards based on those fields. Here is the code:

\define cloze-text()
{{!!context}}
<br><br>
{{!!cloze}}
\end

\define cloze()
    <$macrocall $name=remembercz id={{!!created}} text=<<cloze-text>> />
\end


I am finding that the macro is unable to get the current tiddler. If I change the code for cloze-text to the following I get the output "block":

\define cloze-text()
<<currentTiddler>
\end

I have done something similar with question and answer cards and seem to experience the same problem. Do you know what is going on here?

I hope I have explained myself clearly enough, but that's not always easy so please let me know if I'm not making any sense!
On Monday, 25 May 2020 at 03:26:29 UTC+1 Soren Bjornstad wrote:
I'm pleased to announce the release of version 1.0 of TiddlyRemember, a tool to make it easy to remember the most important bits of your notes. You call out specific bits of your tiddlers that you want to remember using TiddlyWiki macros, and an associated Anki add-on then pulls these snippets into Anki where you can review them regularly. The Anki cards link back to the tiddler they came from so you can find the context if you need it, and if you edit the content in TiddlyWiki or move it around, your Anki collection gets updated to match on your next sync, maintaining your review history.

Here's a little snip of the syntax, the rendering in a TiddlyWiki, and the card in Anki (permalink to this page in the docs):

syntax.png


There are cloze deletion cards too (if you're not a memory geek, you might call these "fill in the blanks cards").

Credit for this idea goes to Andy Matuschak, who reported building a private tool that worked similarly for his notes system. I cannot for the life of me find this note now (if someone knows where it is, please post the link!).

Check it out and install from here: https://sobjornstad.github.io/TiddlyRemember/.

I'm hoping this is a reasonably stable and functional version (thus the 1.0.0 moniker), but I've only been using it myself for a couple of weeks as I've been developing, and there are definitely improvements possible, so suggestions and pull requests are welcome! The two biggest areas for improvement I see that I'm not sure how to attack are:
  • You have to have TiddlyWiki installed on Node on your system to use TiddlyRemember. (You can use TiddlyRemember fine with a single-file wiki though. It just has to be there for TiddlyRemember to call out to.) There's no way around this I can think if if you want a fully automated sync (the Anki add-on needs some way to run TiddlyWiki commands unless it wants to duplicate the wiki parser), but I could imagine a way to use the new browser-based static site generator tool as part of a two-step process where you export.
  • In order to extract the questions, TiddlyRemember renders all the tiddlers in your wiki and then parses the resulting HTML, which means it will end up pulling multiple copies of a question if the tiddler containing a question is transcluded into another tiddler that's included in the sync. It will happily remove duplicates, but there's no way for it to tell which tiddler is the "ori