SuperMemo Blog

May 16, 2017
Back in the late 1980s, SuperMemo was first to apply computer technology to optimize intervals between repetitions. We have been the global leader in research on human long-term memory ever since. Spaced repetition may be common in educational apps today, yet SuperMemo is still the unique source of original research and development in this field.
April 25, 2017
Did you know that you can search through all courses in both online, and in PC Windows, Android and iOS apps? By now, you are probably familiar with the search option available online that we already presented on our blog some time ago. Yet, we now offer it not only online. Currently, you can use the search feature in all platforms, whether you are online or offline.
April 20, 2017
Did you know that your courses purchased online at can be downloaded and used in the SuperMemo app for iOS and Android? And vice versa! Your courses purchased in the SuperMemo app for the iPhone can be used at online and Android app.
March 27, 2017
Very early this year, the London Book Fair took the Olympia exhibition centre by storm on March 14-16. Poland was the Market Focus Country in 2017, which allowed Polish publishers, including SuperMemo, to be part of an unprecedentedly large Polish national stand that welcomed visitors in quest of not only traditional paper publications, but also digital content.
February 23, 2017
On March 14-16, SuperMemo will be present at stand 4A11 (within the Polish National Stand at Olympia, South Kensington, London), welcoming all visitors and potential partners interested in licensing Olive Green for their respective markets. But we will do more than that. Our team would also like to invite you to three different events taking place during the exhibition.
February 18, 2017
The London Book Fair is just around the corner, coming in less than a month now at Olympia, South Kensington. SuperMemo, winner of the International Excellence Award 2016 will be there - and is looking forward to meeting you at our stand 4A11 within the common Polish exhibition stand.
January 23, 2017
One of the users of SuperMemo asked:
January 22, 2017
Did you know that in you can synchronize your learning between the online service and your iPhone? Read on to learn how to do that. If you have a account but haven’t downloaded the iOS app for your iPhone, go to our page for app download and follow a few simple steps to download the app from the App Store.
January 10, 2017
Did you know that in you can have access to all Premium courses for 1 month for FREE? Yes, it’s possible! All you need to do is:
December 22, 2016
We are hiring for our Poznań office: International Sales Manager The main responsibility of this role will be to create and implement strategies for international sales of SuperMemo products and services by combining SuperMemo World’s experience with the candidate’s expertise in online sales channels and techniques. What you will need to succeed
December 16, 2016
The latest update of the app for iOS is now available on the App Store. What's new? Learning with the Olive Green course Text search in all courses Automatic synchronisation between devices Our app's name has now been shortened to SuperMemo - which makes it ever easier to find :) Click here to find all apps ready for download to your device. Enjoy learning with! The SuperMemo Team
December 13, 2016
The latest update of the app for Android is now available on Google Play. What's new? Much faster download of courses Bug fixes And most importantly, learning with the Olive Green course! Click here to find all apps ready for download to your device. Enjoy learning with! The SuperMemo Team
December 12, 2016
Are you planning your visit to the BETT Show this January? Meet SuperMemo: BETT 2016 WINNER and BETT 2017 FINALIST!
November 22, 2016
After the nomination to the FutureBook Awards that we announced in October, one more shortlist has proved lucky for now in November. We have been qualified to the final round of the BETT Awards 2017 competition by judges in London, in association with the British Education Suppliers Association, in the "Higher Education / Further Education Digital Services" category.
October 26, 2016
The Bookseller, a publishing industry magazine existing since 1858, announced the shortlist for the FutureBook Awards 2016 during the Frankfurt Book Fair. Most importantly, has been secured a place on the list of candidates in the Platform of the Year (reference/education) category! The platform combines many years of our experience in the field of e-learning and application of the state-of-the-art technologies in language learning and teaching.
October 25, 2016
With 7,100 exhibitors from 100 countries, the Frankfurter Buchmesse is definitely the most important meeting venue for the publishing industry in the world. This year saw Flanders and the Netherlands as the Guest of Honour, and the co-organiser of the "A Book is a Film is a Game" networking day that promoted cross-genre productions, so close to the philosophy of SuperMemo’s "Olive Green" that combines a film with gaming and books.
October 19, 2016
Most SuperMemo courses consist of a significant number of pages that you may want to browse through to find a word or explanation without following the default order of pages in a given course. For this reason, we have come up with a simple text search tool that you can use in all courses available at To start your search, press CTRL+F or go to the top bar, open the dropdown menu and click on SEARCH. A small pop-up will appear right under the top bar.
October 17, 2016
October 2016 starts with an update for our "Olive Green" course of English. Apart from a new set of translations into Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish, we have also prepared a new section in each lesson which contains a presentation page with cultural trivia. Here are some more details about the update:
September 19, 2016
On October 19-23, 2016, Frankfurt will be hosting publishers from around the world for the annual Frankfurt Book Fair. This year, it is Flanders and the Netherlands who are invited to the fair as guests of honour. SuperMemo wouldn’t miss this chance to be part of world’s biggest publishing event! We will be present in Frankfurt at our stand number B99 located in Hall 5.0.
September 3, 2016
Ready with quite a busy schedule and excited with the perspective of being present at a fairground that SuperMemo had not yet visited before, we set on our trip to China on the sunny morning of Monday, August 22. About 24 hours later, when we arrived at our final destination, a very unwelcome surprise awaited us in Beijing: one of our suitcases was missing.
August 19, 2016
The online platform has now been supplemented with a set of applications for PC Windows, and mobile Android and iOS devices, thus marking a starting point of the fully-equipped, brand new learning ecosystem powered by the SuperMemo method. With apps, you can learn both online and offline, and transfer your learning between devices at no extra charge.
July 28, 2016
The 23rd edition of the Beijing International Book Fair will be held on August 24-28 this year at the China International Exhibition Centre in northwest Beijing. In 2016, the Fair will host 15 countries of honour from Central and Eastern Europe, including Poland. The team of Polish delegates to the exhibition includes SuperMemo, that will be part of Poland’s joint stand number W2.D01 located in the West Hall.
July 13, 2016
Are you looking for a course that will teach you the basics and prepare you for elementary communication with native speakers? Would you like to learn the right glossary for beginners, and are also interested in studying a bit of grammar? The Fast Track series is tailor-made for you then.
June 28, 2016
The Repeat mode is getting more and more attention from our users. Here are some more questions that we have been asked. We hope that our replies will be helpful for you. Question 1: Every new day starts with ...the same item/s from day one in REPEAT mode, and they just keep piling up! Where's the SRS algorithm? Answer: Spacing consists in intervals getting longer and longer for items remembered successfully. Question 2:
June 22, 2016
We have just been asked by one of our users about ready-made flashcards to learn French: Would be nice to have ready-made flashcards with audio and English translation for blitz review and two-way translation - any chance to see that happen? Of course! It is already happening :)
June 22, 2016
One of our users who joined the service recently has addressed us with questions about the repetition process and the buttons that SuperMemo uses for assessment:
June 6, 2016
For our dedicated SuperMemo users, it may be in their blood to go through repetitions ordered according to the length of intervals. This means that basically you repeat the most recently reviewed material first, and then, step by step, you go back to the material that has the longest intervals. This way we repeat at first the material which is more vulnerable to potential repetition delays and later things which are usually easier and better stabilized in our memory.
May 24, 2016
As announced previously, SuperMemo was present at BookExpo America 2016 on May 11-13 in Chicago, US, among delegates representing Poland at BEA Global Market Forum, part of the BEA Content & Digital Conference. The schedule for the first day of the exhibition was filled with open sessions that provided an introduction to the Polish publishing industry and gave an insight into the current trends and developments.
May 9, 2016
SuperMemo will be representing Poland at BookExpo America on May 11-13 in Chicago, US. The exhibition will take place at McCormick Place in South Loop and our booth number 1505 is located within the Polish Book Institute exhibition space. Our multiple-award winning “Olive Green” film-based course of English will be available for licensing and we will be happy to meet and greet all SuperMemo fans overseas.
May 9, 2016
London, Los Angeles, Cannes, Philadelphia, Dubai, Las Vegas: to some these cities are just spots on the map, but for us in SuperMemo they stand for much more. In the recent 1.5 years, judges in international competitions held in these locations scattered around the world decided that “Olive Green” deserves recognition and honoured the project with a long line of awards and nominations.
April 21, 2016
“Fabulous Las Vegas” – that’s the sign awaiting every visitor entering this Nevada city. For Olive Green, it proved fabulous indeed. On the night of April 19, we participated in the New York Festivals World’s Best TV and Film Awards gala and were honoured to collect yet another award for our interactive film, this time the much-appreciated Gold World Medal in the Entertainment category.
April 19, 2016
The recent update of the service includes the option to publish your own courses. Once your course is published, it is available for all users free of charge and can be easily accessed via our course catalogue in the “Published by Users” tab. When you are ready with the content of your course (click here to read and see how to create your own courses), go to Settings in the Editor and click on the “Course properties” icon:
April 15, 2016
A night like the one Olive Green let us experience on April 12th during The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards ceremony is a night to remember! As a shortlisted candidate, we happily joined the auditorium at the Olympia Conference Centre, together with a number of renowned publishers from all around the world, including the US, Australia, Sudan and China, among others, looking forward to hear the jury’s verdict.
March 31, 2016
Every year in April, spring begins with the London Book Fair, a global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. In 2016, the 45th edition of the fair will take place at Olympia, West London, and cover all aspects of the publishing industry.
March 11, 2016
To celebrate the honourable nomination to the New York Festivals for Olive Green, we are pleased to invite you to the film’s world premiere on YouTube. It is an exclusive, 1-day event that will start on March 18, 2016, at 14:00 CET at
March 11, 2016
Held every year in April, The London Book Fair is an event that SuperMemo has attended regularly over the past couple of years, either as an exhibitor or a visitor. This year, we are going to make our presence felt at the LBF exhibition in a brand new role – that of a shortlisted candidate for The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2016.
March 4, 2016
Olive Green’s appetite for awards has not been sated yet! March 2016 starts with news from the New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films contest about our film being selected as a finalist of this year’s competition. Spectacular though the news is, we are even more amazed by who our competitors in the Entertainment category are. It is “Games of Thrones” itself!
February 19, 2016
Olive Green is going to Dubai, United Arab Emirates! Our project has been nominated for the international GESS Education Awards in the Best Paid for ICT / App Product category. This time the nomination encompasses both the online service, apps and the blended-learning programme for schools and group learning based on these.
February 17, 2016
Recently, the following message with questions about dream incubation and lucid dreaming has been addressed to Piotr Woźniak:
February 9, 2016
In the editor that we have introduced in our previous post you can now import your questions and answers instead of having to introduce every single MemoCard separately. This option will save you a lot of time when you create bigger collections of MemoCards, let you prepare your text carefully in an external text editor, e.g. using its spellchecker mechanisms, and then simply copy and paste it to your course.
February 8, 2016
In one of our previous posts, we described what MemoCards are and how to create a single MemoCard. Today, we would like to take you one step further and show you how you can create your own courses with a selection of your MemoCards from the “My MemoCards” collection.
January 27, 2016
SuperMemo 16 uses a concept called incremental reading. We claim that incremental reading can be used to creatively come up with new ideas. This raises some skepticism:
January 21, 2016
Hooray! The New Year couldn’t have started with better news, this time straight from the UK: Olive Green by SuperMemo has won the BETT Awards 2016 competition in the Educational Apps category! The awards gala took place in The Brewery in central London during The BETT Show, world's leading education technology event, this year celebrated on January 20-23 at the ExCel Exhibition Center. Competition was tough; other candidates were outstanding.
January 19, 2016
Recently, a SuperMemo user has approached us with the following question:
January 7, 2016
When your English is already quite polished and you can boast intermediate-level skills, it might be a good moment to try a course focused on vocabulary from a less general, more specialized field. SuperMemo’s Business English courses may be an option for you to consider, especially if you use English at work. In the Business English series you will come across an engaging plot and lively dialogues that introduce 1,500 up-to-date business words and expressions, and present them in a meaningful context.
December 17, 2015
Would you like to learn the basics of English, Spanish, German or French? Do you enjoy using visuals while studying? Are you ready to try a new approach to learning a language without any translation? Submerge yourself in our extraordinary series of OK! courses. With the OK! series of courses, you will be able to master 500 crucial words and expressions in one of the four languages that we have available for you. All this in as little as 2 months, if you surrender to the SuperMemo method and study regularly, that is :-)
December 4, 2015
Recently, we have received several enquires about the import and export functions in Here are some examples:
December 4, 2015
In the app, we decided to coin and use a new MemoCard term. What we mean by MemoCard is a chunk of information, usually in the form of a question and an answer, used for memorizing in the process of repetition optimized by SuperMemo. You can easily create such items yourself using the Add MemoCard icon in the top line and have SuperMemo organize the process of repetition to minimize the time you spend on learning and to maximize the retention effect.
December 2, 2015
The finalists for the Bett Awards 2016 have been announced, and, most importantly, SuperMemo’s “Olive Green” is among them! Our “Olive Green” apps for Android, iOS and Windows PC have been shortlisted for the final stage of the competition in the Educational Apps category. We are very proud that Bett experts have noticed and rewarded our project with their prestigious nomination.
November 26, 2015
Thank you all for your first remarks and enquiries regarding beta Apart from other things, we will also use this blog to comment on general issues arising from your messages. Here’s the first one.