AnkiMobile Flashcards

AnkiMobile Flashcards

By Ankitects Pty Ltd

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2010-05-27
  • Current Version: 2.0.86
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 34.61 MB
  • Developer: Ankitects Pty Ltd
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 13.4
Score: 4.11545
From 1,204 Ratings


AnkiMobile is a mobile companion to Anki, a powerful, intelligent flashcard program that is free, multi-platform, and open-source. Sales of this app support the development of both the computer and mobile version, which is why the app is priced as a computer application. AnkiMobile was written by the lead developer of Anki and AnkiWeb, and it has been around since 2010. Beware other apps using "Anki" in their name that have sprung up recently - they are not compatible with the rest of the Anki ecosystem, and they offer far fewer features. Some of AnkiMobile's features include: - A free cloud synchronization service that lets you keep your card content synchronized across multiple mobile and computer devices. This makes it easy to add content on a computer and then study it on your mobile, easily keep your study progress current between an iPhone and iPad, and so on. - The same proven scheduling algorithm that the computer version of Anki uses, which reminds you of material as you're about to forget it. - A flexible interface designed for smooth and efficient study. You can set up AnkiMobile to perform different actions when you tap or swipe on various parts of the screen, and control which actions appear on the tool buttons. - Comprehensive graphs and statistics about your studies. - Support for large card decks - even 100,000+ cards. - If your cards use images or audio clips, the media is stored on your device, so you can study without an internet connection. - A powerful search facility that allows you to find cards that match criteria such as 'tagged high priority, answered in the last ten days and not containing the following words', and automatically place them into a deck to study. - Support for displaying mathematical equations with MathJax, and rendering LaTeX created with the computer version. - Support for adding images drawn with the Apple Pencil to your cards. Please note that AnkiMobile is currently intended as a companion to the computer version of Anki, rather than a complete replacement for it. While AnkiMobile is able to display and schedule your cards in the same way the computer version does, certain changes like modifying note types need to be done with the computer software. Add-ons are not supported, so while you can study image occlusion cards created with the computer version, they can not be created within AnkiMobile. For this reason, please start with the computer version of Anki before you think about buying this app. The cloud synchronization service is optional, and data can also be imported/exported from the app via a USB cable or AirDrop. Like all apps, AnkiMobile can be purchased once and then used on multiple devices in a household using the same Apple ID. Family sharing is also supported. For information on bulk discounts for educational institutions, please see Apple's Volume Purchase Program. For more information on AnkiMobile, including a link to the online manual, please have a look at the support page: If you have any questions or want to report an issue, please let us know on our support site and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.



  • Please tell me I didn’t just spend 24 dollars to make my own flash cards

    By yilmephooo
    I downloaded this app on the recommendation of others. I’ve been learning Japanese for about 3 months now and I was told this app was great. So I bought it. It’s is so ridiculously not user friendly. There is no explanation, no guide, nothing as far as how to use the app. I spent 24 dollars on something that I have no idea how to use. At this early stage it seems like I am tasked with making my own learning resource …… let me repeat that, to my Knowledge I HAVE TO MAKE MY OWN FLASHCARDS after paying 24 dollars? Is that right? I have no idea. There is no information lol. I’ll be happy to edit this review but at this point in time I’m totally lost
  • Syncs with Mac Anki

    By Jeff Kurtz
    This is the only anki app on the iOS App Store that syncs with the official Anki for MacOS
  • Couldn’t figure it out

    By cjml1205
    I spent an hour trying to add a new note type or a new field before I finally gave up. The manual says nothing about it so I assume, like changing a note’s type, those are locked to the desktop version. You can’t charge $25 for an app with only half the functionality of the free desktop version.
  • Original creator; A little buggy on iOS

    By zachm99
    Glad to see the iOS version of this original desktop program be so similar in features available to the user. The price looks daunting, but it’s worth the same as 2 months of a Quizlet Plus membership and has quadruple the features. No ads, no monthly payment, and a free desktop/web version with account syncing. Due to the nature of having such a small development team, this app does present with a lot more bugs than someone might be used to. Unfortunately the first deck I created was deleted to some error while synchronizing. Luckily it was only about 25 cards. The app does provide a Backup feature, but unfortunately there was no automatic backup created after finishing my deck. I’m glad to see that the app receives regular updates, and is still getting love from it’s original creator. I would love to see an easier way to report bugs through the app, without having to create an account on some random forum online. The app can be buggy, but it redeems itself with features that are better than Quizlet or any other program I have used in the past, and it definitely beats writing by hand. Looking forward to using this app for my future schooling.
  • Game Changer

    By Mobass21
    I’m a medical student who depends on using Anki to remember the vast amount of information. Although this app cost $25, the creators should get paid far more for creating such a priceless tool. The App itself works phenomenally and it has not caused any issues so far. Thank you so much.
  • Unashamed Simplicity

    By Eseph
    If you want the best flash card experience on mobile then look no further, with a caveat - try the desktop version first, it’s free and you need it to truly unlock the power of this mobile app. Cards you create and have on desktop will effortlessly sync to your device and yes that includes images, contrary to some other reviews. I can now use Anki wherever I would like, and I may even do what the other reviewer did and attach my iPad to a stationary bike, well, I’ll have to buy a stationary bike first but at least I have mobile Anki in the mean time to make my life easier. I’ve been using Anki for years now, and I can’t imagine my life without it, I can attribute my success academically purely to Anki. The app itself runs great, and progress will sync between desktop and mobile so your progress is saved. The dark mode is fantastic. Simplistic design just works and helps you stay focused on material. Runs smooth, no lag, can’t praise it enough. The two card feature I use are close deletion and image occulusion. Cloze is the improved flash card and allows you to insert blanks in phrases as well as place additional data below the card if you want. With image occlusion, I take a picture of say a diagram of the heart from my textbook, upload to anki, then Image occlusion allows me to place boxes over all labels and Anki will create the equivalent amount of flash cards for those blanks. Say there are 10 labels then 10 cars will be created with each one asking what the covered label of the diagram is. I just created 400 flashcards of the histology and diagrams of the digestive, urinary, and reproductive system in about 15 minutes. It’s amazingly efficient. If you want to take your studying to the next level this is the way. I foresee myself using Anki for the next 6 years as I plan on going to medical school. The bottom line is if you want to take your anki cards on the go, increase efficiency with touchscreen, and support the developers who help you achieve your goals in life, then this app is for you. If this is your first time seeing Anki, then try the desktop version first and spend a little time with it because I think you’ll enjoy it, or I fear the mobile app may turn you off like some other users have experienced. Cheers
  • Leeches

    By Captain Obvious63
    I use this as a simple flash card set even though it has more media capabilities. The phrase, “card has a leech” appears when the user has set the reappearance of the card to 10 minutes too many times. Not sure why this is a thing. To shame the user for being such a dunce? They might want to change the name to make it sound less pejorative. It is possible to change the number of reviews before a leech appears which I did.
  • The Original And Superior Anki App

    By AnkiLoved4000
    What more is there to say, all other Anki apps are just plain rip offs trying to get some of the money from the original Anki (this one). This is easily the best flash card app, with an active community and plenty of decks you can add that have been premade. Don’t download the other ones they are bad
  • Great app, having one issue

    By nika73732873829174
    Love this app and use it daily on PC, iPhone, and my iPad and it syncs between all the devices and works great for language learning. One issue I’m having is that I turned on mobile notifications once to check how they work but now when I toggle them off, nothing happens, the red circle with the number of the cards being due does not disappear even if I toggle the option off.
  • Custom synchronization is not supported

    By 挖掘娃娃
    Request custom synchronization function.