I am deciding which Spaced repetition software (SRS) to use.
I rely on notes far too much and want put some of those notes into memory.
SRS seems like a good way to memorize notes.
I am considering Emacs org-drill as my SRS.
- Emacs is a text editor that includes features for writing programming/markup languages http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/tour/
- Org-mode is distributed as part of the Emacs text editor http://orgmode.org/worg/
- Org-drill is an extension of org-mode http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/org-drill.html
The main reason for me choosing org-drill is my concern for maintaining SRS question-answer “flash cards”.
Emacs org-drill allows a user to place notes and flash cards together in the same file.
That way notes and flash cards can be updated together as the user’s knowledge of a subject evolves.
I don’t want to memorize all my notes, just the parts I reference most often.
I have not tried any spaced repetition yet, so maybe I am imagining flash cards maintenance all wrong.
What was your experience with maintaining notes and flash cards?
Are there other SRSs that integrate notes and spaced repetition?
I use Linux, so the SRS must run on Linux.
Learning Emacs is a big investment, so I appreciate your opinion before I decide to learn Emacs.