I really wish WaniKani had a “review but this won’t count toward learning” mode. I understand the concept of SRS and it’s usefulness, but it’s painful to only get a single review of 16 kana and then for my progress to be artificially slow because I can’t spend a bit more time on it. I like the great way I learned hirogana. Memomics from Togofu and then review a set of 5 or 10 characters. Review it until I know it (short term memory based) and then move on to the next set or stop for a few hours/whatever. When I come back, yea, I struggle but it’s stuck in my head much more than when I work with such a larger set of (more complex) kana 1 time per session. It might be cool if I knew I could dedicate 5-10 minutes out of every hour for reviews, but I can’t, so I like to cram learning in how as long as I have time. I realize that’s against the SRS method, but even with Wanikani reviews the word sometimes doesn’t even get into my short term memory and I fail a word multiple times in a single review. I’m always really iffy on the “right” entry but it doesn’t come up again until I have time for more Wanikani, which I’m almost 100% bound to fail the word when I review it again in a few hours.
Basically I wish WaniKani was more intense and allowed for some sort of infinite time mode for when I have extra time. Easy to break off 30 minutes 3 times a day for learning compared to 15 minutes 6 times a day.