First of all, I would like to cheer you for this new version, and for the whole idea of RemNote. I met myself with RemNote a little less than a year ago. I am amazed how things have grown fastly since there. For me, I reluctantly changed my workflow from Anki to RemNote (even though I still have to review my Anki material there, as it is impossible or impracticable to move my Anki collection entirely to RemNote), and soon I became an eager learner of RemNote, and since about February all my new material is done exclusively in RemNote environment.
Anki was an almost perfect manager of Spaced Repetition. Even though not friendly in the beginning, it has many ways of managing your decks, precisely filtering the cards you want, selectively altering the schedule behavior for the desired cards, having meaningful statistics of your progress, and so on. But there was also a nightmare: knowledge is not something fixed, unchangeable, but is alive; it is a complex network of interconnected pieces, and in Anki cards (or “notes”) where individual pieces that could not talk to each other. When, after making many cards, I realized other material was somehow interconnected, or that something was wrong, finding all cards affected by that and replacing content in fields with extra material was a very difficult, time-consuming task, that would yet not achieve the goal of relating pieces of knowledge.
RemNote complemented Anki perfectly in this regard. And that’s why I changed my workflow to RemNote as soon as I got sufficient trust in RemNote. Backlinking things, inserting pins with extra material and images easily accessible when reviewing cards, all this is absolutely unique in RemNote and an awesome achievement you did! Thanks for that!
But I still feel that, probably because many RemNote users not even use flashcards, being interested only in other features, Spaced Repetition still is not receiving sufficient care. It is yet far from being as stable as Anki; thousands of features to manage our schedule and our cards that exist in Anki and are very powerful and necessary (especially when you have old material, like cards with 2 years or more interval, for example) are absent in RemNote.
I see as totally comprehensible, as you are doing a huge effort to launch the business and make it somehow stable, preparing yourselves for further steps. Additionally, Spaced Repetition is not for all body. It is for few. It requires absolute commitment. Sometimes is looks like a terrible slavery, and it is hard not to give up on it. We need to be very persistent to stay there. As people say, SR makes a choice, not a chance, to remember things. But the price is still steep! Not many RemNote users will indeed use flashcards to its full extent.
This being said, I would like to ask you a few things, to know if it is in your radar or Roadmap to implement these things in RemNote :
- ability to choose how much (percentage) overdueness will increase the next interval (I see that, using Anki SM-2, the fact of reviewing a card much later than scheduled, like in Anki, increases the interval a lot!). I would suggest a field in the setting for choosing how much the days of overdueness will cause the next interval to be increased;
- ability to reduce Interval growth for very mature cards. The maximum interval in not sufficient to deal with these very mature cards; it acts the same way for everything, disregarding its ease factor, times “easy” have been pressured, etc. Having a way of slightly lowering the interval for cards with an interval superior to a given limit would be very good.
- ability to enable burying of cards of the same Rem, especially clozes of the same Rem, as explained here.
- ability to reschedule specific cards, setting the due date or the desired new interval, when you feel, for any reason (like because you are very late in the schedule or have just seen the topic elsewhere, but knows that if you haven’t you would not remember the content) [called “set due date” in Anki].
- ability to make a card New again (reset your schedule), or a Rem and all its descendants, when you gave up of the content and now understand that you have to restart from the beginning, and not in the proposed interval.
- Power Up Rem to indicate that the hierarchy should not be exhibited in the queue for that Rem (avoiding spoillers or hints that make too easy to recall the card). Like explained here.
Thank you guys!