Hello everyone, I’m posting in this category now because, in hindsight, it is more appropriate than the General Discussion forum in which my last post was hidden.
I want to demonstrate a personal alternative to Memrise than I’ve been building for the last 5 weeks called Memento. It is now open-sourced and available to download here for Windows, Linux and Android
It’s an offline, local application that is directly compatible with Memrise courses and anything else you decide to build and share for it (though at the moment the application itself does not have the ability to build courses on its own so you would have to do it manually with any text editor).
It operates offline on course files stored on your local device. Most course files are stored as Json while the multimedia levels are stored as Markdown files. Images and audio are also stored as plain files (e.g. mp3, jpg, png) in one of the course’s folders.
It supports testing on text, images and audio and has support for mnemonics (called mems in Memrise). There’s a short 6 minute video demo on the Github page. Actions are louder than words so I recommend watching the video that can demonstrate the application much better than I can.
There’s also a python script included for downloading Memrise courses and exporting them to a Memento format.
I built Memento mainly for myself, but I would be happy to know if it makes someone else happy too.
It is licensed with the GNU General Public License v3.0 so you can do whatever you want with it, as long as any derivatives of it use the same license.
As some other users mentioned previously, this could also serve as a way to backup your courses (especially community courses) so that they are not entirely at the mercy of the Memrise leadership.