Recall is an extension of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code to help you remember stuff using spaced repetition.
It creates flashcards directly from your Markdown notes and let's you test yourself repeatedly to maximize your memory retention. This can be usefull when learning a new language, taking a course on a particular subject, remembering jokes or pretty much anything else you want to remember. The choice is yours 😉
Want to learn more? You can check the documentation site.
How does it work?
Write your notes in Markdown and store them in .md files. Recall will scan your workspace folders, identify possible "flashcards" and test you using spaced repetition.
How are flashcards identified
Recall scans all the .md files in you workspace and identifies flashcards using the following algorithm
To better understand the above, look at the practical examples in the demo folder.
For example, the above screenshot comes from this paragraph
Note: If you want to prevent a page break, put a single space on the line. Make sure you have the
To really train your memory, you should do a daily review of your cards. To run it, simply run the "Recall: Flashcards Test" command in VSCode
(easiest way is to press
A webview will appear show you the first page of the first card to review. You then have the following options/hotkeys:
Every card has a so called "recall level" which indicates how well you remember it. It also represents the number of days after which it will be queued for review again.
All cards start with a default recall level of 1 which means the card will be queued for review the next day. If you mark it as remembered, the recall level will be doubled. If you mark it as forgotten, the recall level will be halved.
You can find the configuration options in Settings (Extensions -> Recall). Pay extra attention to these configuration options
If you need to override the default level of card recognition for a particular file, you can use the YAML header.
For example, to tell Recall that individual bullets should be recognized in the file, simply add the following sequence at the beginning of your .md file.
Import from Mochi
To import export files from Mochi, you can run the Recall: Convert Mochi archive command, select a .mochi archive and for every deck in it a separate new Markdown file will be created. You can then save it anywhere you want.
If your Mochi deck contains media files (e.g. pictures), they will not be extracted. To extract them, simply unzip the .mochi file into a
In certain cases, the import fails. This is due to a bug in the EDN parser library and would be difficult to correct. As a workaround, it is possible to unzip the .mochi file, convert the data.edn file to JSON using this tool, open the JSON file in VSCode and run the "Recall: Convert Mochi JSON" command.
Some concepts of this extension were inspired by the Mochi application. Go ahead and check it out. You may find it more suitable to your needs.
Please note that I am not associated with that project in any way.