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Cloze Overlapper

0.03MB. Updated 2017-03-08. Only supports Anki 2.0.x.


Facilitates memorizing enumerations, lists, or any other type of sequential information by breaking the sequence up into cards where each item serves as the context cue for the next: COMPATIBILITY This add-on only works with Anki's stable release branch (2.0.x ≥ 2.0.37). The 2.1 beta branch is not supported at this point in time. BACKGROUND Memorizing lists and enumerations has always been a particularly difficult part of studying flashcards. Good flashcards follow the minimum information principle, where each card is kept as short as possible. Sequential information has unfortunately always somewhat eluded that basic principle because it is hard to break down into smaller chunks. Normally you would employ methods like grouping or categorizing to consolidate information, but with each item building upon the next, that does usually not work for sequences or enumerations. One of the common recommendations in cases like this has always been to create overlapping flashcards, where each card's answer serves as the question prompt for next card in line. For an array of three list items A, B, C you would end up with three cards of the form A → B, B → C, and C → D. What results is chain of overlapping associations between each sequence node that can potentially improve the storage and retrieval strength of the entire sequence. While this method is generally assumed to be quite effective, following it requires a significant time investment up-front that only few students are able or willing to make. THE ADD-ON This is where Cloze Overlapper comes in. It takes care of all the arduous steps required to create these flashcards manually and provides you with a dead-simple workflow: You paste in the sequence or list, adjust the cloze generation settings, and let the add-on generate the cards for you. More generally speaking, Cloze Overlaper provides Anki with a completely novel cloze system that can cover almost every use case you can think of, be it revealing each taxon of a classification system individually, or even gradually building up to an entire poem: Due to working with the formatting tools that Anki provides itself, the cards generated by this add-on are fully compatible with all Anki platforms, smartphone apps included: VIDEO DEMONSTRATION RELEASE LOG This section will always be updated with the latest changes to Cloze Overlapper. More details on major releases are listed in the next section. For a full release log, including smaller bug fix releases and more details on each entry, make sure to check out the releases page on GitHub. 2017-03-07: v0.3.0 – Adds a couple of options surrounding full cloze card generation 2017-03-03: v0.2.1 – Fixes some smaller bugs and adds a button to remove selected clozes 2017-03-01: v0.2.0 – Initial public release LATEST CHANGES AND NEWS 2017-03-07 v0.3.0: INSTALLATION Simply follow the generic instructions listed below this add-on description. DOCUMENTATION The use of this add-on is documented in the official Wiki and a series of video tutorials on YouTube. Please make sure to check out the FAQ and Tips sections in particular. They contain some valuable advice on how and when to use this add-on. You should also familiarize yourself with all of the sections on card scheduling. HELP Please check out the Troubleshooting section in the Wiki if you are experiencing issues with the add-on. Bug reports and suggestions are always welcome, but it might take me a while to get to them. Please do not post bug reports in the review section, as I will not be able to help you or reply. Instead, please use the official support thread (no registration necessary!). CREDITS AND LICENSE Cloze Overlapper is Copyright © 2016-2017 Aristotelis P. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped with testing, provided suggestions, or contributed in any other way! I would also like to thank: Licensed under the GNU AGPL v3. The code for this add-on is available on GitHub. OTHER ADD-ONS Make sure to also give some of my other add-ons a try: ADD-ON COMMISSIONS A lot of my add-ons were commissioned by fellow Anki users. If you enjoy my work and would like to hire my services to work on an add-on or new feature, please feel free to reach out to me at: ankiglutanimate [αt] gmail . com MORE RESOURCES Want to stay up-to-date with my latest add-on releases and updates? Feel free to follow me on Twitter: @Glutanimate New to Anki? Make sure to check out my YouTube channel where I post weekly tutorials on Anki add-ons and related topics: / Glutanimate ============================================ SUPPORT THIS ADD-ON Writing, supporting, and maintaining Anki add-ons like these takes a lot of time and effort. If Cloze Overlapper 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, sandwich, meal, or anything else you'd like: Each and every contribution is greatly appreciated and will help me maintain and improve Cloze Overlapper as time goes by!


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The work you are doing to improve learning is great..Keep up the great work Glutanimate!!
on 1528675200
Thank you for developing this. It's excellent.
on 1527465600
This is amazing at what it does!
on 1526428800
Extremely Useful
on 1526342400
it really helped
on 1526083200
Zum Lernen langer Listen einfach klasse. Bspw. Arterien / Venen und Nerven oder Komplikationslisten und Differentialdiagnosen. Gute gemacht!
on 1525910400
Another plug-in from glutanimate that is totally awesome. Even though it's pretty straightforward, the variations are many. Perfect tool for creating pathways, like in neuroscience and biochemistry, and learning complex related topics.
on 1525046400
Thank you soo much for this addon. We need more people like you (programmers) that can help more people like me (non programmers). I've been looking for something like that for my learning Cantonese. You've made my day! ;)
on 1523664000
Works wonderfully!
on 1520985600
Cloze overlapper is the gold standard for what a plugin should be.
on 1519689600
Nice one!
on 1519603200
Great Stuff!
on 1519084800
I like it.
on 1515715200
amazing for my nursing care planning schedule.
on 1514505600
Works just have to play around with it. Any way to convert regular cloze cards to this?
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Funny, it never once occurred to me that this would not solve my problem of having to type in four answers for a 4-cloze note. If spelling is important (not doctor?), and we're just supposed to analog write on paper in front of the computer, we have to write the previous item prompt and the item we're remembering.
I spent the afternoon on the videos, installed, made some cards, and only then was directed to a thread where it's explained that only one "type"-field per card is allowed. We know that. That's what we wanted this for -- to split clozes into multiple cards to avoid that limitation.
If this is creating separate cards for each line of a list, why can there not be one "type"-field per card, so we can type in the answer?
on 1512864000
Anki essential
on 1512345600
Awesome missing feature added. Thanks!
on 1511913600
shut up and take my money!
on 1500508800
Very Useful

Thank you very much. It is very useful to remember lists.
on 1499126400

Just an awesome and very useful addon! Thanks for releasing it.
on 1495756800
sounds good

but if only it worked on anki mobile it would have been hilarious
on 1494288000
Some bugs

Hello there ! thanks for your awesome add... please if you can fix some bugs... whenever i add a list row that contain some colored words and then i add the overlapping [o]] and add the note to find that this sentence which contained the colored word has split into 2 sentences.. please fix it . thanks :)
on 1493510400
Very useful addon

This addon is great for making cards for memorising lists. Would reccommend people to watch the authors videos on youtube to learn about all the features.
on 1493510400
Just perfect

Such a useful addon to help users to memorize lists, paragraphs, poems and so on. Excellent job!
on 1493424000

One of the best addons.
on 1489881600
Out of the 10+ add-ons I have, this is definitely in my top 3. I have struggled with putting metabolic pathways (Endocrinology class, yep), lists, sonnets onto Anki because of the lack of clues and connection-building -- but this is a godsend. Out of the myriad of add-ons I have, this is definitely in my top 3 most valuable for studying. Get it now!! Also, the "Remarks" field is great.
on 1489104000

Works as advertised.