Tools menu

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

  • Workload (Ctrl+W) - the daily and the monthly calendar of repetitions.
  • Plan (Ctrl+P) - a schedule manager that will help you plan your time by adjusting proportions of time you spend on individual activities
  • Timeline (F12) - record of repetition and/or sleep blocks that will help you see your timing pattern in learning and sleeping
  • Mercy (Ctrl+Y) - 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 (F4) - 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 (Shift+Alt+A) - 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
    • Reset parameters
      • Forgetting index record - reset the record of repetition grades used in computing the measured forgetting index
      • Forgetting index vs priority record - reset the record of the forgetting index measured for different priority categories (as visible in Tools : Statistics : Analysis : Graphs : Forgetting Index vs. Priority)
      • First grade vs A-Factor record - reset the record of the correlation between between first grades and A-Factors
      • Average response time - reset the record of the average time it takes to respond to questions in your collection
      • Optimization matrices - reset the optimization matrices used in the learning process (RF, OF, repetition cases, forgetting curves, etc.)
  • Randomize
  • 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:
    • Resume test
    • 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
    • Branch (random test on the currently selected branch in the contents window)
  • Random review (F11) - randomly review elements in the current collection
  • Options (Ctrl+Alt+O) - 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.