Tools

The Tools submenu on the main menu provides the following options:

  • Workload - the daily and the monthly calendar of repetitions. You can view the number of repetitions scheduled, number of scheduled topics, number of scheduled items, as well as the record of past repetitions (displayed as "items+topics"), and past retention (displayed as "retention -> back-retention" or only retention where no back-retention data is available)
  • Plan - a schedule manager that will help you plan your time by adjusting proportions of time you spend on individual activities
  • Timeline - record of repetition blocks that will help you see your timing pattern in learning
  • Mercy - a dialog box that makes it possible to reschedule repetitions (e.g. before or after a holiday break). Use Mercy only if you want to redistribute the outstanding material in a selected period of time. If you cannot cope with material overload, you should rather use Postpone
  • Tasklist - a tasklist manager to sort or edit the current tasklist 
  • Statistics
    • Statistics - a window with the main statistics of the learning process
    • Element data - a window with the statistics related to the current element. This window also displays the repetition statistics after a repetition
    • Analysis - a dialog box with various statistics related to the learning process and the SuperMemo Algorithm
    • Simulation - a dialog box that makes it possible to simulate the course of learning over many years using real data collected during repetitions (see: Theoretical aspects of SuperMemo). Please note that for a low value of the forgetting index, the simulation procedure may be inaccurate (see: FAQ)
    • Report - generate a text file with statistics displayed in the statistics window
  • Randomize - randomize the pending queue or the final drill queue
  • Random test - run random repetitions on various subsets of the current collection (random repetitions do not count in the learning process). The following tests can be found on the random test submenu: All (Alt+F11, all elements), Pending, Memorized, Dismissed, Topics, Items, Filter (use element filter and run a random test on filtered subset), Leeches (random test on difficult elements), Subset, Node (random test on the currently selected branch in the contents window)
  • Random review - randomly review elements in the current collection
  • Options - open a tabbed dialog box with options such as default interface font, default forgetting index, path to files on the CD-ROM, translation language, etc.

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