What is SRS? Simply put, the site tests you on the vocab that you've learn just when you're about to forget it. In a way, it works a bit like Anki, but I find it much easier to use and more addictive to play.
Memrise has both a webpage and a free app, so here's my review of each:
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While you can have friends, I haven't found a way to search by username yet (anyone know?). I've had to get the link to add people as friends ><
The real beauty of this website is the "Create" a course function. This makes it the perfect supplement to your Japanese language class/course. You can use it to create an effective way of revising. I can personally attest to the efficiency of that - I used this for my Bahasa Indonesia class and I got an A! It made studying a lot easier for me, because I am not the best at memorising vocab.
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There's also the ability to save courses to revise them offline (otherwise, it's no internet. no revision), but I don't like that. When I tried it, it didn't synch my results, and I ended up having to do everything again. Rather annoying, even if it is good revision.
- Very customisable
- Effective for remembering vocab - with some ingenuity, you can use it to practice grammar as well.
- Convenient to use (There's an app and a website)
- There are bugs in the website and app
- If you're not going to create a course, you'll be dependent on the community to create a reliable course
Bottom line: This is a great site/app to use as a supplement to your Japanese class/self-study course. There is no software to download, it's easy to create a course, and most importantly, it's effective in helping you to remember the vocab.
If you need more detailed instructions on how to create a course or you just want to add me as a friend, leave a comment or drop me a message!