Tools menu


The Tools submenu on the main menu provides the following options:

Tools menu items


  • Commander (Ctrl+Enter) - choose a SuperMemo command to execute


  • Workload (Ctrl+W) - the daily and the monthly calendar of repetitions.

Sleep Chart

  • Sleep Chart (F12) - record of repetition and/or sleep blocks that will help you see your timing pattern in learning and sleeping


  • Plan (Ctrl+P) - a schedule manager that will help you plan your time by adjusting proportions of time you spend on individual activities


  • Mercy (Shift+Alt+M) - a dialog box that makes it possible to reschedule repetitions (e.g. before or after a holiday break). Use Mercy only if you want to redistribute the outstanding material in a selected period of time. If you cannot cope with material overload, you should rather use Postpone


  • Tasklist (F4) - a tasklist manager to sort or edit the current tasklist


  • Statistics
    • Statistics - a window with the main statistics of the learning process
    • Element data - a window with the statistics related to the current element. This window also displays the repetition statistics after a repetition
    • Analysis (Shift+Alt+A) - a dialog box with various statistics related to the learning process and the SuperMemo Algorithm
    • Simulation - a dialog box that makes it possible to simulate the course of learning over many years using real data collected during repetitions (see: Theoretical aspects of SuperMemo). Please note that for a low value of the forgetting index, the simulation procedure may be inaccurate (see: FAQ)
    • Report - generate a text file with statistics displayed in the statistics window
    • Reset parameters
      • Forgetting index record - reset the record of repetition grades used in computing the measured forgetting index
      • Forgetting index vs priority record - reset the record of the forgetting index measured for different priority categories (as visible in Tools : Statistics : Analysis : Graphs : Forgetting Index vs. Priority)
      • First grade vs A-Factor record - reset the record of the correlation between between first grades and A-Factors
      • Average response time - reset the record of the average time it takes to respond to questions in your collection
      • Optimization matrices - reset the optimization matrices used in the learning process (RF, OF, repetition cases, forgetting curves, etc.)


Random test

  • Random test - run random repetitions on various subsets of the current collection (random repetitions do not count in the learning process). The following tests can be found on the Random test submenu:
    • Resume test
    • All (Alt+F11) - run a random test on all elements
    • Pending - run a random test on pending elements
    • Memorized - run a random test on memorized elements
    • Dismissed - run a random test on dismissed elements
    • Topics - run a random test on topics
    • Items - run a random test on items
    • Filter - use element filter and run a random test on a subset of filtered elements
    • Leeches - run a random test on difficult elements)
    • Subset - run a random test on a selected element subset
    • Branch - run a random test on the currently selected branch in the contents window

Random review

  • Random review (F11) - randomly review elements in the current collection


  • Options (Alt+O) - open a tabbed dialog box with options such as default interface font, default forgetting index, path to files on the CD-ROM, translation language, etc.