Today's update adds a new Hard
rating for the flashcard answers. The new "Hard" button is logically placed between "No" and "Yes", and can be activated with the h
Think of "Hard" as the opposite of "Easy" : you remember some elements of the character, but in truth, you don't have a full recollection of it. Therefore during review, and in the summary table "Hard" answers are counted as "failed"
. That way you have a more accurate feedback about cards that are fully remembered.
Where Yes and Easy move a card up to the next stack of cards and a greater review interval, the "Hard" answer demotes a card to a lower pile. Since the card moves back, it is scheduled at a lower interval and comes back for review sooner (see flashcard scheduling
in the documentation).
The "Hard" answer is very useful if you prefer not to go through the Study page > Relearn > Review cycle. So you have both options now. Even when your story is not effective, you can always edit it straight from the Review page (shortcut S
), and answer "Hard". That way you never have to deal with the failed pile.
The second pile of cards (first review) is a special case: new cards that are answered "Hard" will land in the second pile, but they always come for review the next day. Currently, a card in the third pile, that is demoted with a "Hard" answer, also is scheduled for review in one day (instead of using the default of ~3 days for the second pile).
I did not change the number shortcuts 1,2,3 that match No, Yes, Easy. I thought using Hard, Yes, Easy instead as the default answers might be preferred. Just let me know
what kind of shortcuts or defaults you would prefer and based on feedback I can always tweak those.