There’s a lot of things I like about the v3 scheduler, especially including learning cards in the review limit and being able to undo more consistently. I’d like to switch to v3 to help beta test and take advantage of those features, but after trying it for one day the way new cards are handled means I’m staying on v2 for now.
- Will v2 continue to be supported after v3 comes out of beta?
- Can v3 have features to be able to accommodate my workflow, as noted in Requests?
- If not, is there a way to adjust my workflow use already planned/implemented features for v3? (even if v2 will continue to be supported, I do want the other improvements listed above, and am happy to be a beta tester)
- Opt in/out switch for subsubdecks’ new card limits being limited by parent deck new cards if selected from a grandparent deck. I do see from other posts that this is an architectural limitation and there’s no plan to have a opt-in/out switch on this so this list item is mostly to say that such an opt-in/out switch would be nice.
- Opt-in/out switch for new cards being limited by review limit? I know I’m going to do all my reviews and have time for new cards, but my review card limit is slightly lower than the total number of review cards (see my workflow below) and I prefer to have new cards mixed in with review cards. I suspect this is going to get a “no” for similar reasons to there being no plans for a similar switch for subsubdecks not being limited by their parent decks, but I am still asking just in case it would make more sense than the other one.
- Most importantly, Could there be a Custom Study option to allow X new cards for that day separately from increasing the review limit? Currently, with the v3 scheduler, if I see 0 new cards because of the review limit, and I use Custom Study to increase the new card limit by X, I still see 0 new cards. Even when all the review cards in the deck have been done for the day, if I want to see more new cards using Custom Study, I need to also increase the review card limit, even if I can’t use Custom Study to increase the review card limit because there are no review cards left in the deck. I think this would have to be a separate option from the “increase new card limit” option. (I don’t think a filtered deck works for me here, partly because I want my new cards mixed with my review cards, and partly because I want to avoid tagging specific new cards for filtering every day.)
My current v2 scheduler workflow for context (slightly edited and simplified, feel free to ignore):
Anki version 2.1.48 (also 2.0.79 (20079.1) on ankimobile)
- Everything (100 new limit, 200 review limit) - see bottom section
- - Casual (20 or 0 new limit depending on how busy I am, 200 review limit)
- - - Subsubdeck 1 (2 new limit, 200 review limit)
- - - Subsubdeck 2 (5 new limit, 200 review limit)
- - - Subsubdeck 3 (3 new limit, 200 review limit)
- - - Subsubdeck 4 (5 new limit, 200 review limit)
- - - A couple more subsubdecks, but there’s usually only 3-4 at any given time that have new cards. About half of these are shared decks that I want to keep updated and so can’t be consolidated.
- - Important (20 new limit that is always reached, 200 review limit)
- - - Work (10 new limit, 200 review limit)
- - - School (10 new limit, 200 review limit)
- 1m 10m 1d (so I see about 250-60 reviews when I open up Anki for the first time each day)
- Learning/new cards mixed (I found this extraordinarily helpful since learning a lot of new cards at once is really taxing).
Reviews and workflow:
- I study from the Everything deck.
- The Casual subdeck goes in an option group for 20 new cards if life is going well, or an otherwise-identical one for 0 new cards if life is busy. This is the reason for request 1 above.
- I usually have about 50-150 “excess” review cards a day. Funny thing is, I’ve found that I do all the “excess” review cards 95% of the days, but I’ve only been doing that many since I limited the Everything deck to 200. This the reason for requests 2 and 3 above.
- I think knowing I only have to do 200 (~250 with learning cards in v2) means that it feels like a manageable number and I can feel done for the day, but since I have momentum going I use Custom Review to review all the rest of the learning and doing the others feels like a bonus.
- When I’ve tried setting the limit to 400, I get discouraged and finish my reviews less often - it just feels like a much larger number.