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Does anything bug you about using Readlang? Add or vote on suggestions to improve it!

NOTE: Readlang is run by just one person, me, Steve. Even entire software development teams can't implement all the great ideas that they come up with, and this is doubly true in my case since I'm just a single person. So although I read all the ideas posted here, I can't possibly implement most of them. The feedback definitely helps inform my product decisions though, so please keep posting!

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  1. make it easier to add your own translation straightaway

    Other similar apps/software allow you to write in your own definition of a word or phrase immediately without having to click (in Readlang's case) several times on the word/phrase or navigate to a different panel. This would be a really helpful addition to Readlang for me (especially when reading Latin) as - at the moment - the automatic translations are often not sufficient and the current method for adding your own translation is quite time-consuming (compared to just having the word pop up in the side panel and being able to input translation immediately).

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  2. Make an option to change the daily goal

    I would like to change the daily goal. I would like to study more daily and increase the daily goal to stay motivated and do more

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  3. language auto-detect (Chrome extension/bookmarklet)

    It would be nice that the chrome extension/bookmarklet was able to detect the language of the text and set the values "Translate from:" and "to" accordingly.

    I think this is pretty easy to implement because Google translate API provides a function to detect the language used in a text.

    6 votes
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    Thanks. One issue is that Google charge per character that you feed into the language detection API, so if I threw a whole web-page into it it would get expensive. To implement this I would probably look into implementing a method myself using word lists from all the languages.

    Currently, I look for some information embedded in HTML meta tags of the web page which indicates the language it’s in. Of course, most sites don’t use this, and it’s not always reliable, so usually it’s up to the user to make sure it’s correct.

  4. allow a click on a word or phrase from a web article and not have it show up on the word list

    I would like to be able to click on a word or phrase from a web article and not have it show up on my word list.

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  5. 6 votes
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  6. Sync public video

    Make sync available on public videos. You may make this as option.

    6 votes
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  7. Adding flashcards

    Hi - I love the flashcards generated from readlang but I sometimes encounter words and phrases elsewhere and would love to manually add them to my readlang flashcards - can this be done or is it an easy update? I know I could export all my readlang flashcards to Anki and add to that but I prefer everything in one place, and readlang is where I do 80% of my reading.

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  8. Consider two-syllables word as one word and not as a phrase for Vietnamese

    Many Vietnamese words contain two (sometimes three) syllables. Those syllables are separated with spaces so Readlang considers them as phrases.

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  9. Possibilities to create decks similar to anki

    Hello, I wish there was an option to create decks for different types instead of just "word list". This would help a lot, because sometimes there are certain expressions that we would hardly use and other very useful. Even with the possibility to favorite the words and phrases it is still quite limited.
    finally, I want to congratulate the whole team for this wonderful extension, I'm enjoying it

    6 votes
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  10. Class Flashcards???

    is it possible to have/download a set of flashcards, as the teacher, of the most frequently chosen words of the students?

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  11. Ability to change the default CEFR designation

    Sometimes the CEFR designation seems off, probably because the text is short. I think it should be modifiable or allow the user to add another field with a subjective level.

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  12. crowdsource translations and flashcards!

    I will be great if could share my flashcards and people could share theirs with me. because sometimes the translations isn't accurate, and I have to add images to it. it will be great if we all use common flashcards.

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  13. 5 votes
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  14. add the option to change our goal

    words per day goal should be editable

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  15. Support bilingual texts for word count and CEFR level

    Human translations are still more accurate than Google Translate. So I like to upload texts like https://readlang.com/library/5bbb6a4c143b89000758ad5d/from/548 , with the original text plus the human translated version.

    Clearly this throws off the word count and readability index.

    Could you please support some sort of markup that we can use in uploaded text files, that will ignore the specified portions of the texts?

    5 votes
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  16. the firefox extension doesnt work

    when downloading it says it corrupt and won't install

    My version of firefox is 76.0.1 (64-bit)

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  17. Duplicate or split cards easily

    Make it possible to easily split cards with multiple contexts where the word means something different in each context, as contexts get added automatically to my cards when the word/phrase cannot be translated to exactly the same thing in English for each.

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  18. Modify background colour

    When studying flash cards it would be awesome to be able to change the background colour. The background design as is now, hurts the eyes after a while.

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  19. Team up with duolingo! (or do a similar approach)

    This is probably one of the best language learning sites I've ran into. I couldn't find a single thing to complain about, and then I noticed something. Some features cost money, and I get it. You guys need money to maintain this site, but charging money from it's users would only hinder it.

    I'm sure you've guys have heard of duolingo. It one of the most well known language learning tools out there. Why? Because it's free!! Users on duolingo provide a service by translating the internet while learning a language for free. Everybody wins! I was thinking either you…

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  20. What if I want to practice the same words again?

    I've done my first 19 words, and now they're listed in the magic machine area. But, what if I want to practice them again? I go to Learn, and it doesn't offer me a flashcard quiz.

    I should be able to review flashcards whenever I want to.

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    These words are now scheduled for the future (for tomorrow if this is your first time testing yourself). This is done according to a spaced repetition system designed to optimise your learning. Basically, it would probably be more beneficial to learn some new words now and come back to those words tomorrow.

    I can understand the desire to re-test yourself on words earlier than scheduled though and will consider adding this feature, thanks.

    (Note that it’s best to translate a lot more than 19 words, even if you don’t have time to test yourself on all of them. The reason is that Readlang prioritises based on the word frequency so it will try to show the most useful words first. If you have lots of words then you will never run out of words to practise on.)

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