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SuperMemo makes it possible to learn knowledge represented as text, pictures, sounds, video, HTML and more:

SuperMemo: The element window displaying an extract produced from a larger article titled Chlorophyll imported from Wikipedia

SuperMemo increases the speed of learning by using spaced repetition (see: What is SuperMemo?). It also increases the speed of collecting and formulating knowledge with the help of incremental reading. Incremental reading makes it possible to read literally thousands of articles without getting lost! You import articles from the web (e.g. Wikipedia) and convert them into manageable portions of knowledge:

You can then easily convert imported articles to simple questions-and-answers that ensure that you do not forget what you have learned:

For easy context recovery, source tracking and building a list of citations (author, date, journal, etc.), you can use reference labeling (pink text in the picture).

SuperMemo: using references to provide context for topics on sleep and dreaming

SuperMemo also makes it possible to watch thousands of videos at the same time without getting lost! It enables you to process individual videos (imported from YouTube) in small portions with a view to long-term retention:

SuperMemo: Incremental video in action - Incremental learning about DNA wrapping and replication based on a video imported from YouTube

Download images dialog box available from the HTML component menu makes it possible for you to quickly get images embedded in local pages imported from the net and put them to the image registry (in the picture: The Year 2008 in Photographs from

SuperMemo: Download images dialog box that makes it possible for you to get images embedded in local pages imported from the net and put them to the image registry (in the picture: The Year 2008 in Photographs from

SuperMemo helps you organize all your knowledge into a knowledge tree for easy access and review:


You can easily locate individual pieces of knowledge by means of AND-search, OR-search, and NOT-search:

SuperMemo: using AND, OR and NOT search

To quickly import a large number of texts from the Internet you can make SuperMemo communicate directly with the Internet Explorer. You can import literal texts, live texts (i.e. texts that change when the external website is updated), hyperlinks or lists of hyperlinks:

SuperMemo: Importing articles about clathrate gun hypothesis from Wikipedia for incremental learning

SuperMemo browser makes it possible to quickly review elements and their parameters:

SuperMemo: Browser with elements on History of War

Registries make it easy to reuse and search for multimedia objects, texts, fonts, HTML files, video, etc. The picture below shows an example of an image registry:

SuperMemo: Image registry which you can use to review images used in your collection

Category registry makes it easy to keep a large number of knowledge categories. These can be used to keep different subjects separate and to give all elements in a category a given look and priority:

References are kept in a dedicated registry while their individual text fields (e.g. title, author, date, source, etc.) are stored in the text registry, and thus are available for global text searches:

SuperMemo: References are kept in a dedicated registry while their individual text fields (e.g. title, author, date, source, etc.) are stored in the text registry, and thus are available for global text searches

Floating toolbars make it easy to access many functions of the program with a single click:

SuperMemo: Main menu and Toolbar dock

SuperMemo: Read toolbar used in incremental reading

SuperMemo: Compose toolbar for adding new components to your elements

Learning statistics will help you supervise and understand the learning process:

Each element has its own set of learning statistics that influence its place in the learning process:

User's forgetting rate and other memory characteristics can be inspected using statistical analysis tools:

SuperMemo: Tools : Statistics : Analysis : Forgetting Curves graphs for 20 repetition number categories multiplied by 20 A-Factor categories

Your learning progress can be visualized by means of Analysis : Use statistics. For example, the picture below shows the reading workload in incremental reading (one degree of smoothing):

SuperMemo: topic workload in incremental reading

SuperMemo clearly demonstrates your processing capacity for high priority material on individual days. For example, the picture below shows worst misses amongst most important topics to review:

The calendar of repetitions makes it possible to see how much work is scheduled for individual days of the learning process. It also provides the record of past repetitions, newly memorized items, retention, and consolidation. If you double-click a day, you will see the list of elements scheduled for repetition on that day (in the future), or the list of elements reviewed on that day (in the past):

SuperMemo: the record of repetitions executed over a two-month period

The calendar of repetitions makes it also possible to see the number of repetitions scheduled for particular months and years, as well as past repetitions, new items, retention data, etc.

SuperMemo: the record of repetitions executed over a three-year period

Element parameters make it possible to quickly change the priority of elements, their category, template, etc.

If you log your sleep data with SuperMemo, you will be able to visually inspect how sleep affects learning. For example, the picture below shows how grades decrease during the waking day:

Tasklists help you organize to-do lists. Not only related to learning. SuperMemo development itself is guided by an ever-growing tasklist:

SuperMemo: Task tab in the Element parameters dialog box

Element filter helps you find material selected by difficulty, priority, number of reviews, etc:

SuperMemo: Element filter dialog box which you can use to browse all elements that meet your search criteria (e.g. in leech hunting)

Learning options make it possible to define the speed of learning, time when your 'memory day' ends (i.e. time you go to sleep), etc.

SuperMemo: Tools : Options : Learning tab

A break in learning can be handled with Mercy rescheduling:

SuperMemo: You can use Mercy to make repetitions before a vacation period, randomize or reschedule outstanding repetitions, etc.

Rescheduling your learning process after a vacation break can be done using various criteria. You can start from top priority material or can opt for easiest material to be reviewed first:

SuperMemo: Repetition sorting criteria (for Mercy)

Question of the Day will help you become familiar with the basics of SuperMemo:

SuperMemo: Question of the Day (equivalent of "Tip of the Day" in other programs)

In SuperMemo, you decide how much of you material you want to remember (95% by default). Even though this means that you will forget some 10% of your items at repetition time, a vast majority will still never be forgotten within your lifespan (see an example statistic of forgotten elements below). With SuperMemo, your investment in learning is safe:

SuperMemo: distribution of memory lapses

SuperMemo supports OLE. This means that you can include your MS Word files or your MS Excel files in your collection. The picture below presents an exemplary mind map imported via OLE from Mind Manager. This mind map can be edited in SuperMemo if you have Mind Manager installed (courtesy of John England, TeamLink Australia Pty Ltd):

SuperMemo: "6 steps to excellent memory" editable mind map created in Mind Manager and imported in an OLE component

If you have a server application installed, OLE component will allow you to edit the file in the native application without leaving SuperMemo via OLE in-place activation. The picture below presents how an Excel spreadsheet is being edited from inside SuperMemo (notice the standard Excel toolbars below the element toolbar):

SuperMemo: An Excel spreadsheet being edited inside SuperMemo via OLE in-place activation

SuperMemo supports HTML. You can even put an entire website into a single element in your collection:

Leech Alert Wizard and Leech Catcher make it easy to quickly find bottlenecks in the learning process (see: Leeches in SuperMemo):

A Leech Alert raised for an item that has already been forgotten 7 times which qualifies it as an intractable one requiring user's attention and action

You can change the way you use the mouse with mouse options:

SuperMemo: Tools : Options : Mouse tab

Language options will help you adapt SuperMemo collections to local language needs:

SuperMemo: Tools : Options : Language tab