Installing Anki first time which version to use w Occlusion

I am a new user to Anki. I need to use the Occlusion feature. The Add-ons for Anki 2.1 page seems to say that the latest version is for “Image Occlusion Enhanced for Anki 2.1 (alpha)” is 2.1.24~ .

  1. What is the meaning of the tilde (~) in the Anki column?
  2. Does this mean if I want to use this add-on I should not use the latest version?

As of this writing, the latest version for Linux is 2.1.49. With difficulty, I managed to install the older version.

I did a search before submitting this question. If this has been answered somewhere else, please advise and I will RTFM.

My debug info is:

Anki 2.1.24 (359b9f5c) Python 3.8.1 Qt 5.14.1 PyQt 5.14.1
Platform: Linux
Flags: frz=True ao=True sv=1
Add-ons, last update check: 2021-11-11 22:20:36

===Add-ons (active)===
(add-on provided name [Add-on folder, installed at, version, is config changed])
Add Table ['1237621971', 2020-07-25T08:19, 'None', mod]
Image Occlusion Enhanced for Anki 21 alpha ['1374772155', 2020-04-27T22:21, 'None', '']
ImageResizer ['1214357311', 2021-04-10T12:15, 'None', '']
Percentage Heatmap ['1314463504', 2021-01-05T22:23, 'None', '']

===IDs of active AnkiWeb add-ons===
1214357311 1237621971 1314463504 1374772155

===Add-ons (inactive)===
(add-on provided name [Add-on folder, installed at, version, is config changed])

I guess it indicates the latest version the add-on author specified as supported, and that it may work with newer versions (not sure).

I use Image Occlusion on the latest version (2.1.49) and it mostly works without problems. I hit an error message a while ago, but I think that is unrelated to my Anki version.


Thank you @abdo .

If other community members could weigh in on abdo’s “latest version” response, I’d appreciate it.

Image occlusion is working on 2.1.49

There is a Flatpack version of Anki, currently it is on 2.1.48 (Flathub—An app store and build service for Linux) (Image occlusion also works in this version)


I’ve been using the alpha on 2.1.48 for a long time and have never had any issues, although I basically just crop things, add masks, and sometimes group the masks, so there may be advanced features that don’t work.


It’s intended to show the latest version the add-on author tested with.

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@sobjornstad , That is what I wanted to know, thank you.

@dae , that answers my question.