Suggestions In Consideration

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  • SuperMemo Commander - suggested commands
  • Using SuperMemo with other Internet browsers, and Make SuperMemo less dependent on Internet Explorer
  • Full Mobile SuperMemo
  • Touchscreen friendly
  • Improve incremental video functionality
  • Make SuperMemo simple
  • Character picker, Autocomplete, Text snippets, etc.
  • Separating topic urgency from topic priority
  • Randomizing multiple choice tests
  • Squeeze in links in templates that do not have HTML components at link import
  • Hiding portions of text
  • Change topic, item, element terminology
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Adding a new option to the Component Menu
  • Bookmarks and keywords for Favorite pages
  • Better processing of FONT tags at cloze
  • Protect my collections from piracy
  • Allow of extracts on external websites
  • Customizable imports from the web
  • Smarter pastes when in HTML
  • Allow of automatic or manual overwrite of texts with identical Element ID in XML import however different the texts are
  • Multiple element browsers
  • Do not autoarrange windows
  • Prevent endless final drill
  • Importing webpages from within SuperMemo. When I import articles from the web (ie. Wikipedia) the links remain intact, and if I click on them SuperMemo acts as a browser and shows the webpage without relying on external programs. However I can't import it directly, I have to select the text first manually and then add a new topic.
  • Restore Auto-sort in Contents
  • Open source SuperMemo
  • Completely rewrite SuperMemo
  • Impose and detach templates on new elements automatically and Template behavior needs to be changed
  • Customizing shortcuts
  • Move to category with children
  • Do not use the word Burden
  • Functional improvements to search and replace
  • Enhancement of the clipboard
  • Replace file browser with generic Windows Open/Save dialogs
  • I would like to make extracts from live:pages in incremental reading
  • I would appreciate a standard window setup like windows explorer for instance. left would be what now is named "content". in the detail window one would see, well the detail of the selected item in the tree-window. on top of the application window a menue bar with selectable toolsbars -like in word for instance (except for the standards [file, edit, view, etc.]) on bottom of the window the edit-toolbar would reside (again like in office (e.g. powerpoint) or concerning the mode I am in the rating buttons.
  • Moving items automatically to categories: I have many categories and since I often add items in bulk, I have to manually move them each time under their folder. I would be great if SuperMemo could automatically move items into categories using user-specified tags (ex. all the items starting with "bio:" will be filed under the Folder Biology, all the items starting with "ger:" under the "German" folder etc.)
  • Better help file. I recommend supermemo help file to contain flash animation mimicking the real supermemo program. So if the users want to know how more about how to set forgeting index they found in their supermemo,for instance, they can go to the flash animation page and literally click tools-options on the fake GUI that looks exactly like supermemo. Clicking on the forgetting index bar will automatically link to relavent articles.
  • Use popup tips more often than the text displayed on the status bar. Since supermemo is really really complicated, I expect popup tips to tell me even more information than current ones. As a result, if I move the cursor over "difficulty" field, I want to see "This measures the difficulty of the item in percentage. If difficulty level is greater than 50%, it is recommended to delete the item and then reformulate it". In that way, even beginners can use "professional" options.
  • subset operation: automatically generate element titles from text components
  • An option to visualize the articles in order of lenght in the browser, to process first the short ones. (When I have like 300 pending articles, I know that at least 40% of them are one-line articles that will be used to generate clozes. But since they are often mixed with long articles, I often spend most of my time reading new articles and postponing the "one-liners".)
  • One can only have 9 layouts in the Window menu. When saving the 10th layout, it is not being shown in the Window menu. One has to go to the layour manager to see it. It might be confusing for users. Either it shall appear on the menu, or at least a message to the user shall be made.
  • Automatically display the format toolbar and anchor it to the text component I click on.
  • Automatically pop up picture toolbar and anchor it to the edge of selected picture component.
  • Allow user to disable splash screen.
  • Auto complete or autocorrect option: Many people are learning foreign language or formulae. They, including me, find it annoying to copy and paste special symbols from other sources. Inventing my own variation of them does not solve the problem, because this means I have to learn a new set of wierd symbols. I hope whenever I type "(B>)", it will be automatically corrected to beta
  • The possibility to duplicate and swap an item with a single shortcut. It would be a real timesaver for people who actively learn a lot of vocabulary words
  • The status bar is weird. Attach it to the main window. Because if I maximise it, which I usually do, the status bar will be hidden
  • Cloze tooltip
  • Disable splash screen transparency. There is zero artistic enhancement for the program. Furthermore, that feature unnecessarily wastes user's computer resources. Those bells and whistles simply can't hide the fact that its GUI is terrible
  • Grade orientation
  • Grade levels
  • Grade naming
  • Importing webpages from IE (better Firefox) for incremental reading could be easier to accomplish. If you simply rely on the text of a page, everything is quite comfortable, but when it comes to including the pictures (saying more than 1000 words, remember?) the ease of use of SuperMemo has a lot room for progression. Including a function that downloads the pictures automatically to registry (even as a configurable option), so they can be viewed / and edited just like in the explorer would be very appreciated. TIA, Dirk
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  • ability to drag the menu and stick it to the window, like microsoft office, which allows you to drag the tool bars around, rearrange them etc
  • A Firefox extension to import webpages (or pieces of webpages) to SuperMemo
    • I was just looking into doing that. Easiest would be if SM had a way to import webpage through command line. Simple FF extension could be made that would take the currently opened URL and send it to the SM's command line for import. --TomD 15:23, 29 July 2007 (PDT)
  • Improved synchronization with SMCE: Should be as easy as synchronizing ones contacts or appointments. -> Integrate synchronization into Microsoft's ActiveSync
  • Change display (e.g. the title) of the Find dialog brought up by Ctrl+S (or Search -> Find texts) to indicate that it searches the text registry. The Up/Down search direction radio buttons were disabled, so I can't imagine that it would be too hard to change the title as well.
  • Make extract-functionality available in IE / Firefox via plug-in technology => as part of the contextmenue one could simply select interesting text and export / import it to SuperMemo
  • synchronize content and other window by default (who needs this to be turned off?)
  • Multiple choice in XML
  • make leech definitions dependent on the category
  • The Leech Wizard should be accessible somehow from the Options (Leech tab) to customize the definition. Right now, it's hidden in View -> Other -> Leeches.
  • Element priority dialog box: Position: -> Position [1 - Total]:
  • Make the knowledge tree 'path' visible in the Contents window title
  • It is more logical to move the "highlight" button to the "Format" toolbar instead of keeping it on the "Read" toolbar where it currently is.
  • How about some integration with some dictionaries (OLE etc) which do have the pronunciation? E.g. In Vista, there is an integrated module which does pronounce whatever a program tells it API. I wish you to use that API.
  • Add playlists to incremental video
  • epub support
  • A possible method for importing from Firefox and other browsers
  • Slight modification to the "Filter" dialog (as in F6, as in Component Context Menu -> Text -> Convert -> Filter). It would be helpful if it remembered the previously selected options, like the Web Import dialog does.
  • A Tools : Plan option to disregard an activity after a certain time
  • Define custom colors
  • possibility to view the number of minutes studying per day over the past week, or the past month, or the past year
  • Flattening a folder in Contents

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