Make your own SuperMemo database much easily and quickly on your desktop PC. Intended for Supermemo Palm databases, but you can use it for Supermemo Windows databases, too.
If you are used to collecting question pairs for Supermemo databases from the internet, or electronic documents, you don't need to switch endlessly between applications while producing your database anymore. Save the switching back and forth, as well as all of the pasting.
Here is how Knowledge Harvester saves your time:
Scenario 1 : In the source document, select, eg. via mouse, the text you wish to use as a question, and press CTRL+C. Then select the answer, press CTRL+C again. Same goes for next question pairs. Did you notice, you don't need to switch between the source document and your text editor, you didn't need to paste the copied parts of text. Knowledge Harvester does that all in the background, saving your time and fingers. It automatically creates the Q&A text file, that you can later easily convert to Palm db with the smconv.exe utility, supplied with your copy of SuperMemo.
Scenario 2 : Or, maybe you are reading a text in foreign language. Select the "Questions only" mode from Knowledge Harvester, and then proceed with selecting and copying any word you do not know and would like to learn. All words will appear as a question in Knowledge Harvester - so that you can later lookup the definitions in the dictionary and fill them into preprocessed Q&A text as answers. "Answers only" mode works identically.
Conversion of SuperMemo for Palm pdb databases back to text format:
This is "unofficial" function, I have added it only after users requests, it has nothing to do with original intent of this application, and is meant merely as a bonus to registered users. It only converts first two fields, first one as a question and second one as an answer. This should be good enough for most databases. If your needs are greater than that, Mapletop will send registered users a conversion utility at request, or use SuperMemo PDB Converter
You can import the converted Q&A texts back to Palm via smconv.exe, or even to SuperMemo for Windows without any problem.
NOTE: if you have any problems, or any requests for further functionality, don't hesitate to contact me directly through the email address supplied in files downloaded from this site. This application is in development and I have already plan for few features to add. Your requests will definitely be considered. All future upgrades free for registered users.
- any desktop PC running Windows 9x/2000/NT/XP
- optionally and most probably also some of the following: smconv.exe utility, SuperMemo for Palm, SuperMemo for Windows, SuperMemo CE for Pocket PC