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Sans Forgetica: Study Mode by RMIT University

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Description from extension meta

Sans Forgetica is a typeface scientifically designed to help you remember your study materials and other written information.

Image from store Sans Forgetica: Study Mode by RMIT University
Description from store ★ How to use Sans Forgetica: Study Mode is easy to use. Simply activate the Chrome extension in your browser, then highlight any on screen text that you wish to retain in memory. Sans Forgetica is best used as a highlighting tool for particular phrases, rather than whole texts. ★ What’s wrong with my regular font? From its invention, the story of typeface design has been one of technological limitation. Today, however, typography has been unleashed. Digital formats allow us to think and craft beyond the physical restrictions of materials. Never before has it been so easy to craft letterforms that bend to the will of our imaginations. But research has shown that the clean, smooth typefaces typically used in contemporary computer user interfaces may be less effective in presenting information to the reader. When a piece of information is too easily and cleanly perceived, it fails to engage our brains in the kind of deeper cognitive processing necessary for effective retention and recall. ★ The science behind Sans Forgetica Sans Forgetica was designed under the scientific guidance of Dr Janneke Blijlevens and Dr Jo Laban from RMIT’s Behavioural Business Lab. The font works using principles of psychology, fused with type design, to create a condition known as ‘desirable difficulty’ – obstructions to the learning process that aid the retention and recall of information. ★ The face behind the type The design of Sans Forgetica was led by RMIT Lecturer of Typography and renowned typographer Stephen Banham. Working in collaboration with RMIT’s Behavioural Business Lab, Stephen developed multiple typefaces at varying degrees of ‘distinctiveness’. The typefaces were then put to the test through a series of memory and fluency tests undertaken by the Behavioural Business Lab. The typeface which showed the best effect on memory retention became ‘ Sans Forgetica’. ★ What next? To find out more about some of the exciting, collaborative, multidisciplinary projects happening at RMIT University, visit http://www.rmit.edu.au

Latest reviews

  • (2021-05-03) Bianca Rusu: Ne marche pas du tout. J'ai beau clicker rien ne marche. NUL
  • (2020-09-18) tomas tony: 使用方法:把插件logo点红,然后鼠标选中的英文文本就变形了,左右键都可以,切换网页会效果丢失 很有意思的插件
  • (2020-02-06) Winni Ye: It's a great concept but definitely needs improvement. This is really useful for schoolwork but it's only usable as a font on Word Office 365, which I don't use. It should be available for Google Docs, which would be much more helpful. It also looks like changing the font of texts only works on certain sites as well.
  • (2020-01-02) Ross McLean: It works as it is supposed to on Vivaldi, however that there is no option to just convert all text on the page is very disappointing.
  • (2019-11-09) David Puchalla II: Works perfectly. Install, restart chrome. Then turn on the extension by clicking on it. It will go from black circle to a red filled in circle. Highlight text and it transforms. Used as a way to highlight pertinent information for better memory retention. No problems for me.
  • (2019-08-26) Non mi funziona, non capisco il motivo e non ci sono video tutorial per farlo funzionare in caso di problemi.
  • (2019-08-21) Eddy: Interessanter Ansatz, um das Lesen von Text im Web zu entschleunigen. Ob davon wirklich mehr im Hirn behalten wird, wird die Zeit zeigen. Konkret bemängle ich aber die umständliche Bedienung des Plugin (warum nicht gleich die Schrift austauschen?) sowie die schlechte Lesbarkeit von Zahlen.
  • (2019-08-19) Sioox Nou: I think it very interessting to read but the 'W' suck hard, because it looks like " 'A' " and my brain think: Oh an A so website will be Aebsite... seems logic. Can you change the W a bit?
  • (2019-06-12) Major Hoffman: Broke.
  • (2019-05-23) Josh Henil: Not very helpful.
  • (2019-05-05) Tom Morrison: I was looking forward to using this extension since the idea was very promising but it simply did not work. When I pressed the button it didn't always turn red, sometimes it turned red for just a second and even when it stayed red the text I highlighted did not change. Bottom line, great idea but does not work.
  • (2019-04-30) Ning: Google 文件用不了,但是在其他页面可以使用,例如维基和BBC。
  • (2019-04-28) Elliot Alderson: Doesn't work
  • (2019-04-17) CJ Wms: Newest font ever!
  • (2019-04-15) L. Cis: No funciona
  • (2019-03-11) Leonardo Riera: Like the font on my pc, but this chrome extension doesn't work on any website.
  • (2019-03-02) Misha Brasioli Lebedev: funziona bene
  • (2019-02-14) Natalia González Plaza: No funciona en Chrome.
  • (2019-01-28) It doesn't work. None of the text I highlight changes to sans forgetica.
  • (2019-01-22) 大牛: Agh I really want to give this 5 stars, but it only works unpredictably and not as expected. And it appears to only work with some websites. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong though.
  • (2019-01-19) Вероника Заглотова: Good thing, but I want cyrillic letters and convert the whole webpage by some gesture like double-clicking. Not sure if this is possible, but sounds like a great idea. Plus, if you'll do the double-click thing, then make it not turn off when I open another websites
  • (2019-01-10) **if it doesn't work for you just open and close your browser** its amazing lol
  • (2019-01-08) Hakundus: No funciona
  • (2018-12-28) Nicholas Tryand: This was AMAZING. All you need to do is to select a piece of text on a page and press the Sans Forgetica button in the corner, then click on the text again; it's so easy! I did start to use this when studying a couple of times, and I found it difficult-er than other fonts to read, but not difficult to read, which I like. It means I HAVE to pay more attention to what I'm reading in order to read it which is really helpful. The other thing is that I just think RMIT have managed to make this look as amazing as possible as well.
  • (2018-12-07) It does not work.
  • (2018-11-20) Not working in Chrome on my Mac, despite trying the response in other reviews. It would work best if the entire page changed when you click the red pixel, but it does not work at all unfortunately.
  • (2018-11-18) Jitka Hruzova: It didn't work at first, but then I restarted my Chrome and it worked, try to restart your computer if browser restarting doesn't help. Before trying to change the text to Sans Forgetica make sure, that the plugin is on - the logo of the extension in your browser must be red, then highlight desired text, it should change. Try on some other website. It works, just play around with it. Happy remembering :)
  • (2018-11-14) Paige Mitchell: When in click on it, it only stays red for about 2 seconds, making it so that i don't have enough time to highlight the selected text.
  • (2018-11-11) Casey Novak: Doesn't work on Chrome browsers. I've done everything that the copy-pasted review reply told me to (selecting the pixel next to the address bar and then selecting text), but nothing was converted, be it on a webpage or on Google Docs. I love the concept and would use it for exams, but it doesn't help if it doesn't work in the first place. :/
  • (2018-11-01) M R: It doesn't work! I have tried on different computers using Chrome, it didn't work. I have also downloaded it as a font, both of my computers has found an error with the font.

Latest issues

  • (2021-08-31, v:1.2) Alexander Meyer: Chrome Extension not working
    The extension does not stay active when you select a text and try to convert it into the sans forgetica. So the whole thing is disfunctional. Or do you have a way to make it work?
  • (2021-02-26, v:1.2) Tricia Anderson: Activating
    As with many comments above I cannot seem to activate it. Is it possible to include very detailed instructions or advise if there is an issue
  • (2020-12-10, v:1.2) Paco Zuleta: No funciona en Chrome
    No funciona en Chrome...
  • (2020-10-15, v:1.2) Aly Moehle: Dark Mode icon?
    Can we have a dark mode icon available? I use dark mode to help me read faster and due to migraines. Right now the icon is hard to see when using darker themes, and dark mode. Thanks!! =)
  • (2020-04-19, v:1.2) Beaches Coaches U11: Chrome Extension Not Working
    Hello, Even on the RMIT website, I click the chrome extension, it turns red (as in your support slider guide here in the chrome store suggests it will) for a split second and then goes back to white. No highlighted text changes font. I've tried on 20 different pages and nothing. It also is constantly crashing and needing to reload. I would really love to figure out why and how to get it working properly. Thanks
  • (2019-09-12, v:1.2) Daniel Rodrigues da Silva Júnior: Kindle
    possibility to use on Kindle?
  • (2019-08-19, v:1.2) Sioox Nou: the W looks like an A and stop the effect in my opionion.
    I had problems to study and left the university so I thought it would be interesting to try the chrome addon. But as I tried it, I read a lot of words that started with a large W (like Website) and so the problem occurred: The " W " looks like " 'A' ". Can you adjust the W? Please?
  • (2019-05-11, v:1.2) Rasmus: How to shut off for a site?
    I can't seem to turn it off for any site. I even disabled it, and its still is changing all displays! Do I have to remove it to shut it off?
  • (2019-04-26, v:1.2) Mr Tim Causer: Google Docs support
    This is great - extension works well for general websites. But doesn't work inside Google Docs - PLEASE PLEASE contact Google and get this added to their fonts suite!
  • (2019-04-23, v:1.2) Tiphaine Msg: can't get the chrome extension to work
    Hi! Very sorry if this problem as been brought up before but I couldn't find any answer. I installed the extension but it's not working. It's not staying red to be precise, no matter how much or how long I click on it, whether I selected text or not. Could you please help me? Thank you so much :)
  • (2019-04-02, v:1.2) Vladimir Jotov: Doesn't work on sites with cyrillic
    https://lenta.ru/ - on this site your extension doesn't work. Could you please fix it?
  • (2019-01-23, v:1.2) Jan Østergaard: Sans Forgetica and Privacy Badger version 2018.12.17
    Hi there "Sans Forgetica and Privacy Badger version 2018.12.17" What Internet adresses do I need to "whitewash" so that my different security plugins does not hinder the workings of the Chrome App ?
  • (2019-01-22, v:1.2) Vilind: how it works
    how it works
  • (2018-12-11, v:1.2) Lellah Johanna Thuresson: This would be so useful to have!
    But unfortunately, I can't get it to work at all. Help please :)
  • (2018-10-27, v:1.2) not work at Chrom Version 70.0.3538.77 (Official Build) (64-bit)
    After install the plugin i go to https://www.nytimes.com/ and not see any change. Also after clicking the red icon number of times


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2.7 (117 votes)
Last update / version
2018-10-11 / 1.2
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