This is what I'm trying out today:

1. I normally use the NCIKU Firefox Extension to look up characters in web pages. It pops up a little window with the pinyin and definition, and has a button to copy them onto the clipboard.


2. Then I use Anki Mobile to create a new flashcard. Anki Mobile works on both the computer and on my phone. As I use my computer, I always have Anki open in another tab.


3. Then I copy the sentence containing the vocab word with the Diigo Firefox Extension's "Copy With URL". I like to preserve the near-context and be able to go back to the source too.


4. Then I paste the near-context and URL into Anki.


5. Now I have a new vocabulary card that I can review at home or on the road.