Kommit Guide

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How it works

Kommit helps you remember what you learn via flashcards and spaced repetition.

When one side is presented, you try to recall the other before flipping it over – this actively recall strengthens your memory more than multiple-choice questions.

The cards are presented when you are likely to forget, which aids memory retention and also reduces the amount of time you need to study. This method can make remembering a choice rather than leaving it up to chance.

It's great for languages, but can also be applied to other domains.

List of decks

This is the starting screen of the app. From here you can create a new deck or select an existing deck.

Deck page

Once you have selected a deck, you can customize how to present the cards, see some statistics from your reviews, and rename or delete the deck. Click on Cards to manage cards. Click Play to start the memory game.

Game options

Play audio will automatically play any recorded audio for the card.

Read front or Read back will speak the text using any language available on your device. By default it uses the language of your computer, but you can set a language code if your cards use multiple languages. If Play audio is enabled and there is recorded audio for the same side, only the audio will play.

By default, the cards will be presented both front-to-back and back-to-front, but Skip reversed cards will disable the latter.

Memory game

During a review, the cards will be presented in a random order. Try to recall the opposite side without looking, then Flip the card to reveal the following response buttons to schedule the card's next appearance:

A maximum of 10 unseen cards will be presented in one game.

Tips

Evaluate yourself based on personal goals. Are you practicing speed? a certain way of responding? a physical sensation? If you are studying languages, are you working on pronounciation? understanding? spelling? grammar?

If your device has a physical keyboard, streamline your responses with shortcuts.

Don't be afraid of the Again button, it basically strengthens your memory.

You can try mneumonics and other memory tricks to help remember – usually the more personal it is, the better.

Card browser

On the left side of the interface, you can create, search, and select cards. On the right side, you can edit the details.

Editing the same card on multiple devices at the same time can result in data loss. Editing different cards or playing the game while editing cards is safe.

Front text or Back text can be used for the question or answer

Each side can have a short audio recording. Click Record and allow microphone access to begin recording, then click again to end.

The Read button speaks the text using the language chosen on the deck page.

Notes can be used for any personal comments or memory aids.

Tags can be used to organize cards and make them easier to find.

Shortcuts

AccessKey refers to a one or more shortcut keys followed by a single character. Usually it's Alt on Windows or Control+Alt on macOS, but it changes based on your browser and operating system.

Launcher refers to the app's command runner: press Alt+Enter, type the command, then press Enter to run.

List of decks
Create new deck AccessKey + n
Select deck existing deck Launcher
Deck page
Show cards AccessKey + c
Play memory game AccessKey + g
Close Escape
Memory game
Flip card Space
Respond Again 1
Respond Hard 2
Respond Normal 3 or Space
Respond Easy 4
Close Escape
List of cards
Create new card AccessKey + n
Select previous or next card, if filter field is focused Up or Down
Copy tags to new card AccessKey + t
Clear filter text and selected card, focus filter field Escape
Close, if filter field is focused Escape
Global
Launcher Alt-Enter

What is 'remoteStorage'?

remoteStorage is an incredible open-source technology for synchronizing data between multiple devices and making it available offline.

It allows the same data to be used in different ways by multiple apps. You could think of it as a USB key for your documents that you can plug into websites to work on your stuff.

You can get one for free from 5apps or host your own.