I like the idea of getting more controls such as this, and it looks useful. However, I don’t use the app, so I’m with @morbrorper in saying that I could use something like this in the browser.
Having said that, I don’t think I’d use this as it is, but with one change I could find it very useful indeed …
In my case, when I find a word hard during the learning process, I don’t only want to adjust the review time, but I also want to adjust the percentage learned so that I get extra practice.
I’ll give an example: - Let’s say that I get a cloze correct at 50% learned so that it moves to 75% learned, but I don’t feel confident about knowing it. Then I’d like a quick button to reset it back to 50% learned, so that I see it again at the 50% time interval (of course, when I say “button” I mean “button and associated keyboard shortcut” ).
My current options in this case are -
- Manually edit the sentence to adjust the %learned factor.
- Reset the sentence all the way back to zero.
- Add the sentence to a private collection to get more practice (or use favourites for the same reason).
Currently I use tactic number 3 to get more practice, unless I’m only at 25% learned in which case I reset to zero.
What I’d like is the ability to reset to the “old” %learned and have that time interval as the time interval to the next time to review e.g. in the example above, if 25% to 50% learned is a 3 day interval, and 50% to 75% learned is a 9 day interval, then I’d like the “Hard” button to reset the sentence to 50% learned and see it again in 3 days.
As things stand with the current suggestion of clicking “Hard” just meaning that you get to see it earlier, I think that for me that would make things worse, as I could easily get the word to be 100% through having intervals that are too short and then I would falsely believe that I’d learned the word when in reality I’d just managed to keep it in short-term memory long enough to get through a shortened set of intervals.
If the intention is to get through the “game” and get a sentence/cloze correct irrespective of whether you’ve really learned it, then just shortening the interval for “Hard” would help. In my case I want to actually learn the words, so I’d like to see it again for more practice.