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

0.05MB. Updated 2019-06-02.
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       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 CHANGELOG Version 0.3.0 – 2019-06-02 Fixed Changed You can view all past releases here. 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. HELP AND SUPPORT Please do not use reviews for bug reports or support requests. I don't get notified of your reviews, and properly troubleshooting an issue through them is nearly impossible. Instead, please either use the issue tracker (preferred), add-on support forums, or just message me at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com. Constructive feedback and suggestions are always welcome! CREDITS AND LICENSE Copyright © 2017-2019 Aristotelis P. (Glutanimate) Copyright © 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, extended by a number of additional terms. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. For more information on the license please see the LICENSE file accompanying this add-on. The source code is available on GitHub. Pull requests and other contributions are welcome! MORE RESOURCES Make sure to check out my socials for the latest add-on updates and news: @Glutanimate | / Glutanimate New: Receive notifications about new add-on releases via @AnkiUpdates Want to hire me to work on add-on for you? Get in touch at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com SUPPORT MY WORK If you like Speed Focus Mode, please give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends, so that more people can enjoy it! A kind request: 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 pledging your support on Patreon, or by buying me a coffee. 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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please update for 2.1.48!! i'd love to be able to use this
on 1632534230
So good
on 1631729542
It works but you need to hold shift when clicking on option menu
on 1631623495
not working idk why
on 1631253467
Exactly what I was looking for
on 1630217941
very helpful!
on 1629581402
Perfeito para um usuário que tem TDAH
on 1629026393
Very useful!
on 1628391764
thank you !
on 1628016685
Brought small changes with a big impact. Definitely helps.
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O thou, solver of attention deficit,
Who sought, means to concentrate,
Use and thus increase your utility,
Whose scores, will increase in fertility.
on 1627488043
very helpful
on 1626722406
Fantastic way to managed my ADHD and keep me in Anki :)
on 1625548810
finally stopped procrastinating
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on 1624972654
Extremely useful!
on 1624718841
I wish it worked on ankidroid as well
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seems cool
on 1623352790
Excellent!! Thank you very much!
on 1622388136
I love you!
on 1620706683
Such helpful to prevent studying from turning on "slowpoke perfectionist"-mode! :p thq
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Absolutely essential if like me you can't stay focused by yourself.
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on 1617361434
Should be implemented in Anki
Must have add-on
on 1616019793
Awesome! Sure wish there was a pause button like the beta branch, but it sure is already great!
on 1615589864
Join "Step 2" or "Step 1"

Leaderboard Groups and compete for greatness brethren.
on 1615064905
i wish it would alert me multiple time. like every 10 sec
on 1614719341
Does exactly what it says on the tin.
Cheers for the addon mate.
The ability to modify the sound is a much welcome feature. <3
on 1614502095
Useful when the reviews pile up or even for conditioning yourself to focus and become quicker at doing your cards. Thank you for this!
on 1614321070
Any way to turn it off/on with hot keys?
on 1614026074
Wake up, you Donkey!
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on 1613536409
Just an amazing and useful addon
on 1612048979
If anyone has advanced review bottom bar, this will not work with it. Otherwise, great addon
on 1611966371
How do I TURN OFF the timer? It is stuck on my Zanki decks for some reason even after deleting the add on. Help please!
on 1611508640
Please see my suggestion here:

on 1611245040
it is what i was looking for, tank you very much!!
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this add on isnt working for me, maybe there is a confilicting issue with something else?
on 1610888395
Fundamental for some decks.
on 1609817483
This is excellent!!!
If anyone is looking for autoGood and auto Easy, welcome to use my updated "main.py" in
on 1609063768
Thank you for your job. It would be nice to have a button to open and close the plug-in.I don't have to open this plugin when I'm learning new words.
on 1608898161
I don't daydream as much while studying thanks to this!
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Basically perfect. Wish it branded itself as auto-advance to make it easier to find. Ankimobile (ios) labels this feature as auto advance so many users will be searching for that. There's another addon that I tried and it didn't work at all.
on 1607111757
Convenient for faster brain training
on 1606723941
SUGGESTION: Add an option for the default anki text to speech to start the reveal answer timer AFTER the TTS has finished saying the front. Maybe make it adjust to the length of the front? sth like that so you have time to read it/interpret it

auto reveal for not slowing down in some cards is gold!! +1
on 1606407846
A very useful add on.
on 1605979403
Fantastic add-on for focus. Thanks for all you do, Glutanimate.
on 1605094668
works great
on 1604395886
l have just started using it and it is amazing. Thanks so much for this creative add on:)

l want to share my experience so you can help me l think. When there is a voice record on my front card, it automatically stops playing it after " automatically play after ... seconds". On my front card usually l have some sentences and voice records. And sometimes the sentences are short, sometimes long. Lets say l set the "automatically play after" in 2 seconds. And my sentence voice record is 4 or 5 seconds. In this situation voice record is interrupted and l can not listen to the whole sentence. l have to repeat the sentence coice record to listen again. lf l arrange it for the longest sentence, l lose a lot of time:) So lf there is a way to solve this problem please let me know:) lf not then l will be so happy if Glutanimate check this issue:)) Thanks in advance...
on 1603439121
So good!!
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Works great! Scroll down and find the beta version in order to have the option to auto rate good
on 1602166134
helps me so much to not get distracted and helps me focus when i do
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helps me from zoning out or spending too much time on one card
on 1601562361
So good, but the sound won't play unless the "automatically play alert after" is less seconds than "automatically show answer after", e.g.
automatically play alert after = 19 (sound will work since it will be played earlier than the option below)
automatically show answer after = 20

Keep that in mind folks.
on 1601305803
Hi I love this add-on but I am not able to use the hotkey for pausing the speed mode. I tried disabling my other add ons but it still does not seem to work. Any idea why this could be happening?
on 1601294439
Just started using this add on and it has really improved my studying experience. Love it
on 1600891571
Great add-on! For people who cannot get v0.3 to work with Anki 2.1.33+, try the beta v0.4 listed on github which includes ability to add more time and change answer: https://github.com/glutanimate/speed-focus-mode/releases/ .
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Comment from author before post was edited
Thanks for the kind words! That's a great suggestion and I'm happy to say that a pause button will be landing in the upcoming release (which is currently in beta testing).
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This addon is 🔥🔥🔥
on 1599488607
If I was on a desert island with no internet. And and a laptop with preinstalled anki, and zanki. If I could have one addon I would have this
on 1599336212
Cramming on speed! Bravo Glutaminate!
on 1599061761
I can not hear the timer audio. My audio is on and it works. What can I do?
on 1598990378
Dont know why i wasnt using this sooner. Helps if your mind tends to wander. I also hope for a pause button though
on 1598748307
Very much required for getting the anki reviews done fast.
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Keeps me focused
on 1598631000
This is great!
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Incredibly helpful!
on 1597352131
Overall still good, but the "angry submarine noises" seem to have stopped for some reason. I still use it since it gives a visual alert anyways.
on 1596863925
I can not hear the timer audio. My audio is on and it works. Is there a setting I am supposed to fix? I checked the box on my anki that says play audio but can not hear the timer. My timing is set to play the warning at 6 seconds and nothing is heard
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awesome add-on!
very useful for focusing
on 1595800195
Why is there no option to automatically press good rather than again?
Comment from author
The add-on's original intent was to encourage rapid progression through flashcards, "punishing" being too slow by either playing an alert, revealing the answer, or failing the card. Passing a card with good didn't really fit into that concept.

However, the add-on has evolved since then and you'll find that the current beta release does have an option to press good. You can download the beta here (it's a beta though, so caveat emptor): https://github.com/glutanimate/speed-focus-mode/releases/tag/v0.4.0-beta.1

Would appreciate it if you updated your rating, though, as leaving a downvote for a feature request on a free add-on is not a cool thing to do (especially if that request has already been fulfilled).
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Great add-on. One thing that would be lovely however is a specific way to control the alerts volume. Thanks!!
on 1594858483
I like it, it helps me stay focused, just like it says on the can, and I like that I can customize it to my preferences. The only thing I don't like, as some others have pointed out, is that it interrupts audio. If possible, please implement an option to avoid that. I would rather miss the audio cue for the time limit approaching for a few cards than get my audio cards interrupted.
on 1594474869
Thank you, this is tremendously helpful! Any updates on the pause button? REALLY would make this add on perfect. :)
on 1594341856
thank you
on 1594265283
Very useful. Thanks!
on 1594205567
This is a really good way to keep you disciplined and focused. Sometimes, answering the questions on cards, I go into the clouds of thoughts. That sounds makes me wake up and come back to Earth. Thank you, developer! Changes Anki experience tremendously!
on 1594052846
Me ajuda a não perder o foco.
on 1593348571
It helps
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Its very nice but it is incompatible with “Rate Beautify Anki (Material design , Deck Background and icon )"[https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1150874988]
on 1592900445
Helps alot with blitzing through cards
on 1592054050
Awsome !!
on 1591750049
Very useful feature to aid learning. Thanks for your contribution!
on 1591490010
Very helpful!
on 1591445330
Very good add-on but unfortunately does not working on 2.1.26... The issue was reported on github 20 days ago but you did not answer
Thanks for all your work
Date : 06/05 2020

Edit 06/06 :
Yes, the problem is related to beta, I forgot that I was using beta. With the AnkiWeb version everything works. Sorry!!
Comment from author before post was edited
Hi there! I think you're referring to this issue, right?: https://github.com/glutanimate/speed-focus-mode/issues/28
If so, it looks like it only affects the current beta release of the add-on. The AnkiWeb version should work fine on 2.1.26 (barring any other unknown issues).
on 1591203774
I don't really understand why anyone would want to hit "again" for all their cards? Any chance you can customize this so we can have the option to select "good" instead
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This helps me stay focused.
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This is the BEST add-on I've ever used!
on 1587855188
Keeps me moving ! Thank you so much
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the message could last a little more time
on 1586082765
Very good.
on 1586014934
Super helpful. Makes you go way faster through reviews.
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Very helpful especially for someone who likes procastinating, and has problem focusing at the task at hand.
on 1584729987
Very helpful!
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Great add-on!
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It has been a long since the add-on "Later Not Now" was removed from Ankiweb. I've been thinking about combining it with this add-on (Speed Focus Mode), in order to use my time doing Anki more effectively. So that, my reviews would be something like: -I listen to the audio of the card just once -10 secs: shows the answer 15 secs: plays the alert and I want to rate the flashcard before the timer reaches 20 secs; If I do well, I rate the card as ''Good'' , but if I don't, I rate it as: Later Not Now, instead of suspending the card. That way, the card would just "go back to the queue". 1- Will the author re-release it someday? 2- Are there plans to bring "Later Not Now" back to Ankiweb? :D Having both add-ons (combined) at my disposal would be great! ;)
on 1582034695
Noticeably boosts focus, just make sure to set it up in a way that works for your needs.
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I get distracted by going to other applications, how can I have the alert bring back the Anki window to the front in addition to the pop up message?
on 1579824592
Puts functionality back in that seems to have been taken out of Anki in the transition from version 2.0.x to 2.1.x, namely, the ability to automatically show the answer to cards after x amount of seconds. And the additional features this offers are neat too :D
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love this add-on but unfortunately the new one on githup (with the pause button) seems to have a conflict w the night mode add-on. Does anybody know of a workaround? right now i just downgraded to this ver instead
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Works great. Thank you.
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Exactly what I wanted thank you
on 1573980914
Thanks! Really helps
on 1573483023
Great add-on.
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amazing add
on 1572598323
works great, thank you!
on 1571546982
Very good Add-ons.
on 1571147739
useful, works well
on 1570732371
Works great and speeds up my review time. I was getting confused with how long it took to auto-fail and move on but I figured it out.
on 1568858704
Not sure if it is this add-on's problem. It seems auto-reveal answer will interrupt audio play. Like if I set auto-reveal answer after 3 seconds, the audio play will stop after 3 seconds even though it is not finished playing. But the length of audio play or number of audios varies every card and this add-on only can set fixed time elapse. I don't have this problem on Anki 2.0 with Automatically show answer after X seconds. Hope this add-on don't interrupt audio play. Let Anki play all audios.
on 1568269388
I like it but there should be a Pause button, there are times were I need to pause when I'm taking notes or using the add-on Built-in Dictionary and have to read something but cannot.
Also when I hit "E" to edit a card the sound is still playing even though im in the middle of editing a card.
Comment from author
Appreciate the feedback! A pause button is coming in the next release :)
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Very useful. Kinda forcing into productivity.
on 1566942300
So useful! Thanks.
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Good job!
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This add-on has really lit a fire under my arse to get me studying instead of tinkering. Excellent!
on 1564736638
Works nice!
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Hurts so good! ;-)
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Drastically reduces my time spent in Anki! Truly a must have add on.
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thank you!
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I think it's safe to say this can double anyone's review time and when dealing with something so time consuming like big collections and lifelong learning SRS, this is perfect.

I was feeling a little down with anki and feeling bad wasting too much time of time there, so I decided to spice things up with add-ons. This is what I was looking for, and even more, for productivity. I'm also using VIM keys (hjkl) for one-handed review.

When we have loads and loads of cards and need to study more effectively in order literally change our lives, any help is good.
on 1561121417
Thank you very much for your help :) This tool is AMAZING!!
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This works so much better than expected! Great stuff!
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Great. But I only use it for reviewing, not for learning.
So I changed
autoAgainTimeout = setTimeout(function () { %s("ease1"); }, ms);
autoAgainTimeout = setTimeout(function () { %s("ease2"); }, ms);
This way it automatically answers good.
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thanks a lot!
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It's good!
on 1559551916
Doubled my study speed. Thanks a lot!
on 1558985016
Works great!
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man this is awesome.
on 1557826852
very helpful and great add-on thank you very much
keep going
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It's awesome!
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Speeds up study for the boards, keeping me on track.
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It helps to avoid distraction and increases focus thus increasing memory they should make more of quality addon like you...
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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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excellent at making anki more exciting
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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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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
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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.
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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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非常棒!素晴らしい!!very nice!!!
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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.