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MemShot is moving to MemShotApp.com

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

MemShot
MemShot has a new home.

We have spun out MemShot to its own website: http://www.memshotapp.com/.

All learning sets remain unchanged and in general, everything will work exactly as before.

What you need to do

If you normally sign in to Supernifty with your email and password, you don’t need to do anything. Head over to MemShot and sign in as usual. Nothing has changed.

If you sign in to MemShot using OpenID – i.e. Google, Yahoo or other external provider – you need to link your Supernifty account with your MemShot account. Here’s what to do:

  1. Go to http://www.supernifty.org/updateuser.php and sign in as usual;
  2. Set an email address and password;
  3. Go to http://www.memshotapp.com/ and sign in with your OpenID account;
  4. You will be given the option of linking to an existing account: enter your Supernifty email and password;
  5. Your accounts are now linked and you can access your existing MemShot sets.

If you have any problems or questions regarding this process, please contact us.

What’s MemShot?

It’s a Spaced Repetition system built on flashcards.

Spaced Repetition is a memory system developed to help memorize things as efficiently as possible.

It’s a fine alternative to rote learning that can save you a great deal of time.

New MemShot features – email reminders, progress reports, timed challenges and more

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

MemShot
Some handy new features have been added to MemShot.

What’s MemShot?

It’s a Spaced Repetition system built on flashcards.

Spaced Repetition is a memory system developed to help memorize things as efficiently as possible.

There are a number of flashcard systems out there, but here are a few features of MemShot that most of the others don’t have:

Email Reminders

We all need a little help with the motivation sometimes, but it only takes a few minutes each day to keep your memory sharp.

MemShot can remind you to practice daily and let you know what needs work.

MemShot practice reminder

Weekly Progress

Each week, MemShot sends you a progress report so you can bask in the glory of your path to mastery.

MemShot progress report

Daily Tracking

MemShot is now integrated with Supernifty’s goal tracker.

This tool helps you track what you are doing every day and form new habits. Learn more about goal tracker.

Timed Challenges

Having as long as you like to answer a question is not the same as the pressure of a real life situation of needing to be able to recall something immediately. For example, when you are speaking a foreign language, the other person is unlikely to have infinite patience.

Enter timed challenges.

MemShot timed challenges

Once a certain level of proficiency is reached, time limits are introduced.

MemShot timed challenge

Many people find the pressure of a time limit confronting – great practice for real life situations which typically include pressure to perform.

Shared Sets with Updates

Share your set by clicking the pencil next to “Private”.

Find public sets by clicking more learning sets.

MemShot now supports notifications – if an imported set has new items added to it you’ll get an icon next to that set to import the updates.

Want to learn more?

Import your Anki decks into MemShot

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Excellent news!

If you have existing decks in Anki and would like to try them in MemShot, you can now import your Anki decks into MemShot.

Import Anki decks into MemShot

What’s MemShot?

A free web-based learning system built on Flashcards and Spaced Repetition to make learning things like a new language fun and efficient. More about MemShot.

How to import your Anki decks into MemShot:

  1. Start up Anki. You need to be using at least version 2 of Anki;
  2. Choose File->Export. You can either export all decks or choose a specific one. Note that when you import into MemShot it will be imported as a single learning set;
  3. Visit MemShot Importer and login if required;
  4. Choose a set name for the imported deck along with any other required options;
  5. Next to the Import from Anki option, select your exported Anki file. This file should have the .apkg extension;
  6. Click Add Items; and
  7. You’re done! Start learning with MemShot!

Public Anki decks

Anki has many publicly available learning sets that can now easily be imported and used in MemShot.

Why MemShot?

There are a number of Spaced Repetition Flashcard based learning systems available.

MemShot is free, fun and easy to use. It is actively being developed with new features regularly added. In fact, if you’d like to see a feature, suggest it!

Limitations

The Anki import feature currently has some limitations:

  • Images and sounds are currently not imported. Support for media files is in progress.
  • Special formatting of text e.g. colours, fonts is currently not supported.

We hope you try out your Anki decks with MemShot. If you do, let us know how it goes!

Introducing MemShot – a Flashcard Spaced Repetition memorization system

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Supernifty is pleased to announce MemShot, a free, simple, web-based memorization system based on spaced repetition.

Memory masters like Dominic O’Brien use spaced repetition to memorize incredible amounts of information efficiently – now you can too.

Create your own set of flashcards, then MemShot tracks your progress and ensures that you work only on items that most need practice – much more efficient than traditional learning systems.

To get started, go to MemShot and start adding facts. Then click “Practice” to start learning.

Memory practice

The software includes many features to help you on your path to mastery; for instance:

Progress Reports! MemShot keeps track of your progress so you can see how well you are learning – are you progressing well or do you need to up the ante?

Memorization progress

Trouble Spots! MemShot keeps detailed records of your progress on every fact and you can easily see which items are causing you the most trouble.

Individual item status

Reminders! MemShot can keep your motivation ticking over by reminding you when it is time to practice.

Sharing! Although experts suggest that creating your own sets helps with the learning process, you can also share learning sets. If you create a set that may interest others, click the “share” button.

With just a few minutes each day with MemShot, you can look forward to memorizing an impressive amount of information.

Did you know – Jeopardy winner Roger Craig used Spaced Repetition as part of his training?

Feedback is welcome. We have many ideas for improving MemShot. If you have one, let us know.

What now?