Gnosis (γνῶσις), pronounced “noh-sis”, meaning knowledge in Greek, is a Spaced Repetition System (SRS) for note taking and self testing.
Gnosis is a spaced repetition note taking and self testing system, where notes are taken in a Question/Answer/Explanation format & reviewed in spaced intervals.
Gnosis can help you better understand and retain the material by encouraging active engagement. It also provides a clear structure for your notes & review sessions.
Adding a cloze note
pdf-tools & gnosis
MCQ note type review
Cloze note type review
Gnosis post review
Screenshot after a wrong answer is given, which is highlighted in red
& magenta (purple-like) for the correct one. An explanation is
displayed & the date for the next review formatted in
Gnosis edit buffer
Gnosis notes are edited using emacs lisp :)
Gnosis includes the following note types:
- MCQ: Multiple Choice Questions
- Cloze: fill-in-the-blank sentences
- Basic: Question-Answer-Explanation
- Double: Creates 2 basic notes, second one is generated with the question & answer switched
- y-or-n: Question with y/n answer (yes or no)
Currently there are 2 ways for editing notes:
- You can edit a note after review by pressing
M-x gnosis-dashboard, find the note you want to edit and press
Sync between devices
Gnosis uses git to maintain data integrity and facilitate synchronization of it’s database across devices.
You can set a git remote manually:
cd ~/.emacs.d/gnosis # default location for gnosis
git init # After completing your first review session, a git repo should have been initialized automatically.
git remote add <remote_name> <remote_url>
git push --set-upstream origin master
You can interactively use
gnosis-vc-pull. As the
name suggests, they rely on
vc to work properly.
Depending on your setup,
vc might require an external package for
the ssh passphrase dialog, such as
To automatically push changes after a review session, add this to your configuration:
(setf gnosis-vc-auto-push t)
(gnosis-vc-pull) ;; Run vc-pull for gnosis on startup
Gnosis is available via MELPA