Dana, Symbol of Wisdom
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Dana is an open source and free software for whom want to extend their knowledge. 'Dana' has great user-interface for 'Spaced Repetition' learning technique.



To build Dana, you need:

  • A C++11-capable compiler (e.g. Microsoft Visual C++, GCC)
  • Qt

To build Dana run the following commands from the root of the source directory:

git clone --recursive https://github.com/b00f/dana.git
cd dana/source

About name

'Dana' has several meanings. In English 'Dana' (pronounced /ˈdɑːnə/) is a giving name for girls. It was a popular name in middle of 20th century at USA. It's feminine name for 'Daneil'. 'Dana' can also refer to 'Danu', Irish goddess. Czechs use it as a feminine form of the biblical name 'Dan' or a short form for 'Daniela' and 'Bohdana'. This name is used mainly by Arabs of the Persian Gulf, due to their traditional pearl diving professions wherein they gave different type of pearls names. It is used in the Arab world as a female name. In Persian 'Dana' is a name for both girls and boys. It means 'Knowledge' or 'Wisdom'. A proverb in Persian says: 'Knowledge is Ability' (دانایی توانایی است.). "ipsa scientia potestas est" is a Latin aphorism that means 'knowledge itself is power' or 'wisdom is power' that Sir Francis Bacon used it.

About icon

If you are thinking the icon of 'Dana' is looks like a spider web, you are not far away. It is the symbol of 'Wisdom' and 'Creativity' in west African culture. Ananse, the spider, is a well-known character in African folk-tales.

Learning faster with Dana!


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


you can download compiled version of Dana from here: https://github.com/b00f/dana/releases Also you can compiled your own version. Go ahead, it is easy!