Mnemosyne software resembles a traditional flash-card program to help you memorise question/answer pairs, but with an important twist: it uses a sophisticated algorithm to schedule the best time for an item to come up for review. Difficult items that you tend to forget quickly will be scheduled more often, while Mnemosyne won’t waste your time on things you remember well.
Each day, the software displays each card that is scheduled for repetition. The user then grades their recollection of the card’s answer on a scale of 0-5. The software then schedules the next repetition of the card in accordance with the user’s rating of that particular card and the database of cards as a whole. This produces an active, rather than passive, review process.
This spaced repetition system is written in Python.
- Clean and simple user interface.
- Efficient scheduling algorithm.
- Support for languages using different scripts through Unicode.
- Support for pictures, sounds and HTML formatting.
- Integrated with LaTeX to display mathematical formulas.
- Support for three-sided cards, e.g. foreign words where you are interested in written form, pronunciation and translation.
- Display statistical info on your learning process.
- Keeps a detailed record of your entire learning process for analysis.
- Your cards can be organised in categories, which can be activated and deactivated to control your learning process.
- Fully customisable for advanced users through configuration files and plugins.
- Available in several languages including French, Germany, Italian, Japanese and Turkish.
- Support for a large number of import and export formats (text, XML, Supermemo, Memaid, …).
- Can be installed on a USB key.
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