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Speed Focus Mode (auto-alert, auto-reveal, auto-fail)

0.03MB. Updated 2019-01-09. Supports both Anki 2.0.x and 2.1.x.


Trains your attention and speed by performing automated actions if you take too long to go through your reviews. Three different levels of 'encouragements' are provided: All of these can be configured individually for each deck options group. SCREENSHOTS USAGE
  1. Open deck options
  2. Navigate to the 'General' tab
  3. Find the three new options as shown in the screenshot above and configure them to your liking
The alert and answer reveal timeout refer to seconds spent on the question side, while the auto-'again' timer starts counting after revealing the question. Setting any of the timers to 0 will disable them. CONFIGURATION You can customize the alert sound by replacing alert.mp3 in the add-on folder with a sound file of your choice. Just make sure that it's named the same and sporting the same file format. CHANGELOG 2019-01-08 – Fixed a new 2.1 bug that would occur on Anki exit (thanks to Elikem & dsd for the report) 2018-02-17 – Fixed an incompatibility issue with Anki 2.1 (thanks to Kyle on GitHub!) 2018-02-16 – Added auto alert option, renamed add-on to "Speed Focus Mode". 2017-12-21 – Initial release SUPPORT Please do not report issues or bugs in the review section below. I don't get notified about your reviews, and even if I see them in time it's hard to strike up a proper troubleshooting conversation on here. Instead, please report all issues you encounter either by creating a bug report on GitHub or by posting a new thread on the Anki add-on support forums while mentioning the add-on's name in your title. Thank you! CREDITS AND LICENSE Copyright (c) 2017-2019 Glutanimate Copyright (c) 2015-2016 unknown author of Automatically show answer after X seconds Thanks a lot to Neri and Pablo for their support in commissioning this add-on and their fantastic new ideas! Licensed under the GNU AGPLv3. The code for this add-on is available on GitHub. MORE RESOURCES Make sure to check out my socials for the latest add-on updates and news: @Glutanimate | / Glutanimate Want to hire me to work on add-on for you? Get in touch at ankiglutanimate [αt] gmail .com SUPPORT THIS ADD-ON Writing, supporting, and maintaining Anki add-ons like these takes a lot of time and effort. If Speed Focus Mode has been a valuable asset in your studies, please consider using one of the buttons below to support my efforts by buying me a coffee, or by pledging your support on Patreon. Each and every contribution is greatly appreciated and will help me maintain and improve Speed Focus Mode as time goes by!      Pro-tip: Lots of exclusive add-ons and other goodies await on my Patreon page. Make sure to check them out!


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on 1557826852
very helpful and great add-on thank you very much
keep going
on 1557134134
It's awesome!
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Speeds up study for the boards, keeping me on track.
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on 1556619143
Thanks Glutanimate! You are a lifesaver!
on 1555876141
It helps to avoid distraction and increases focus thus increasing memory they should make more of quality addon like you...
on 1554726133
SUPER, it keeps me focused
on 1554637584
awesome add-on! really helps on quicker reviewing.
on 1553070195
Thanks for sharing this handy one. : ) super good.
I hope that there are some "auto-good" auto-easy" stuff next time.
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I request that you make a no-brainer add-on

making you a legend amongst anki peeps..

a back button... please... we need it for 2.1

but thank you for this add-on all the same : )
on 1550977213
excellent at making anki more exciting
on 1550444867
One solution for the problem with the long cards would be to create different decks according to how much time it takes to answer the cards. For example one could have three decks, "5 seconds", "10 seconds", 15 seconds" with different settings each.
With this addon the user has to make less decisions, which as a result makes the usage of anki less strenuous. It makes it easy. One of the best addons! If you set the timer to 3 seconds show card,5 seconds rate again you can easily do 500 cards in half an hour!
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Thanks for your work. Very helpful addon, it keeps me stimulated.
on 1547608377
It's very useful.
Thank you very much
on 1546700597
This is a must!
on 1546602151
Brilliant add-on. It has SIGNIFICANTLY accelerated my reviews and reduced boredom.
on 1546088008
This addon revolutionized my Anki life. Only minor problem I have is that some cards require more time than others. I answer most cards within 10s, but some cards require more time, even if I know them perfectly. So it would be ideal if there was a way to up the timer on a card-by-card basis. A messy workaround could be to have multiple alerts, one for short cards and one for longer cards. In the case of long cards you'd just pretend you didn't see the first alert.
on 1544180955
Hey, Aristotelis! Is it possible to disable auto-fail? Thanks! :)
on 1544060507
I really love this addon. But I can't use it for my decks. Here is why ...

I have a sugggestion: It would be absolutely AWESOME to add an option like "add x seconds per word" (add answer time per word on the question card). My deck consists of short words, but also of longer phrases and complete sentences. And I guess since "sentence mining" is a fix term in the language learner community, many other learners also have such a mixed deck. With such an option, many people could use this Anki addon without having to deactivate it each time a longer phrase comes along (and therefore not really being able to use it at all). Anyways, keep uop the good work!
on 1543637182
It's really helpful. I was eager for this addon when I use 2.0 because I usually forget to press the answer key and waste time for thinking, not remembering. Upgrading to 2.1 is a good choice.
on 1538907406
Great for those who constantly get distracted while reviewing
on 1535493264
My Japanese reviews were seriously starting to feel like torture, so I tried this out. I set the alert at 3 seconds and automatic reveal at 5 seconds. This seriously boosted my productivity in several ways:

- Gaming element - Trying to beat the clock is fun and makes me want to review more
- Save time by objectively quantifying hard vs good - Don't have to waste time deciding between choices as long as I know the answer:
- Easy: Instantly
- Good: Before the alert
- Hard: After the alert
- Again: After the automatic reveal

This add-on seriously makes reviews so much quicker and accurate. I'm not willowing about trying to figure out a card, spending way too much time, and then inaccurately rating how well I did, which would mess up my intervals. This makes Anki actually fun!

Great thanks to Glutanimate for making an incredible add-on!
on 1534091555
It is terrific, now i can study really quickly, it was wonderful,
before this add, i used to make only 200 new cards/day now i can do more than 300.
on 1533156091
This addon really helps me pound out tons of cards without losing focus. Highly recommended for med students.
on 1532292961
huge productivity boost, i love it
on 1527984000
Works great! Just what I was looking for.
on 1521331200
Trying to "beat" the card before the alarm goes off is a fun, game-like element. This has let me increase the speed of my reviewing, as well as my level of focus. Great add-on.
on 1520812800
Good! But can you please add options auto-easy, auto-good, auto-hard? It will be greater with these.
For example:
We set: before 3s auto-easy, after 3s auto-good, after 10s auto-hard, after 20s auto-again& auto-reveal.
When reviewing a card, question is showed, we press "Space bar" the 1st time to show answer and as normally, if we continue to press the "space bar" the 2nd time, the card will be automatically rated as "good".
But with this add-on, when we press the "space bar" the 2nd time, the card will be auto-rated as in the option we set at the begining. Besides, we can also click to choose the "again", "hard", "good", "easy" buttons if we think the result is not exact.
on 1519430400
Please also add this option:
Automatically rate as "good" and showing the next card. That's what really makes it all automatic.
Actually giving user the option to choose if the automatic rate would be "good" or "again" after a certain time.
on 1519084800
Good !
on 1518998400
Yet another great release. The auto-alert option helps me focus without revealing the answer or failing the card, which are still there if someone needs them. Thanks so much.
on 1518393600
This is great, is there a way to change it to good instead of again?
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on 1515888000
非常棒!素晴らしい!!very nice!!!
on 1513900800
Nice! I comissioned this add-on, so would I spend no longer than 5 seconds on each of my cards.

Having a time-limit for each card helps me focus, helps me stay on the track when I'm studying.

And if I study 1 card every 5 seconds, I can do a total of 720 cards per hour. This is my dream add-on, which is why I comissioned it.

My cards are mostly long sentences, which is why my time-limit is 5 seconds per card. If you are doing individual words, you can set your time limit to something like 2 seconds.

Getting a penalty for being slow... (the answer showing automatically or the card hitting the Again button) ... is really great to increase your focus.