AnkiMobile Flashcards

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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 offers some features not found in other flashcard apps:

- 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 that were added with LaTeX in the desktop software, and ruby text above Asian languages.

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 your cards in the same way the computer version does, certain changes like modifying note types need to be done with the computer software. For this reason, please familiarize yourself with the computer version of Anki before you think about buying this app.

Aside from the cloud synchronization service, AnkiMobile also supports copying decks to and from your device via the USB cable and iTunes.

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

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.

AnkiMobile Flashcards App Description & Overview

The applications AnkiMobile Flashcards was published in the category Education on 2010-05-27 and was developed by Ankitects Pty Ltd. The file size is 24.00 MB. The current version is 2.0.38 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

In 2.0.38:

- Added average answer time to today stats.
- Added review shortcuts for cmd+z and 1-4 keys on the numeric keypad.
- Fixed an issue with quotes in the find & filtered deck screens on iOS 11.
- Fixed error messages sometimes failing to appear when there's a problem syncing.

In 2.0.37:

- Added a 'record voice' action for recording and playing back your voice during study.
- When studying a card in a subdeck, the study options action now asks which deck you want to
adjust options for.
- Videos will now play automatically.
- Videos no longer default to full screen on iPhones.
- Taps on the video play icon are now intepreted correctly.
- Fix template changes not being saved.
- Backups now use the .colpkg format. Please delete old .apkg backups from the Backup screen in the preferences.
- Card margins no longer depend on text size.
- Don't automatically capitalize/correct the card template text.
- Fixed the preview screen not updating when text changed in add/edit screens.
- Ensure text in template editor doesn't appear below keyboard.

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AnkiMobile Flashcards Reviews


Amazing flash card app  Alexzx  5 star

I use this for medical school, it has so many functions and is great for learning.


100% Manipulative  chired  1 star

Their mandatory review limits are trash. Supposedly you can set the review limit to 9999 on the interface/ setting screen..... which doesn't even exist on this version of the app. yes, you can temp override the limits, but the overrides are weak, too. if you want to goof around like a little child or if you have time+++ to spend SLOWLY reviewing your decks, then enjoy this manipulative babysitter app.

Will N.

Works but not intuitive and could use some improvements  Will N.  4 star

I wish there was a way to select multiple decks for deletion. I wish there was an easier way to create sub-decks.


THE ONE for med school  ChaseTheRaysFan  5 star

Nothing better... 300 club lets go!!!


Best app ever  VAHID88  5 star

This is the best app i had on my iPhone, it runs smoothly even with hundreds of flashcards, i used this app 1hr a day to read my medical flashcards but recently i faced some problem, although i choose too display new card in order that i added, it skipped some of them(about 300 flashcards), would you please help me.


Great app BUT...why does it lower music volume??  Gkjxknvt  5 star

EDIT: Oops I'm just an idiot. There's a setting that was causing my issue. See the developer's response! I love Anki and the app is great for everything EXCEPT for the fact that it lowers the volume on any music I have playing from my phone. This is really infuriating cause when I'm studying in public I can't drown out the sounds around me. Well...why don't I just turn the volume up then you ask? If I exit the app or sleep my phone I get a very loud and large blast of music in my ear. It's just super inconvenient and I'm surprised that no one else has brought this issue up. I'll change my review to a 5 star review if this gets fixed TT


The only way to study  DeeDeexter  5 star

Most effective way to study. Was hard to reason spending 25$ on an iphone app but it’s so worth it. Plus, it’s money spent on improving your grade and your education, not a video game or new shoes or some other materialistic thing. I make my flashcards on my computer, there’s an free addon called Image Occlusion which i highly recommend if you’re studying anatomy so you can block the labels the organs and then reveal them for the answer. Also works good for flowcharts. Went from being a C- student to a B+ student just with bare minimum time using this app. Thanks Anki!


Difficult for beginners  Yngfr3sh  2 star

Very difficult to use. They should definitely think about a more user friendly interface and software!


Firehose  Fergbot  5 star

Anki is the only way to drink from a firehose without drowning.


Wish to give it a higher rating, but...  Naicisyhp  3 star

Just based on the function (and perhaps it’s just me), this app has not been doing it’s job properly. (1) I’ve consistently seen cards the next day when i’ve touched the button for 2+ days. (2) Even if I touch the button for 1+ days (let’s say it was “good” for 5 days), I see the same card again a few minutes. They’re just inconveniences, but enough that I only use the app if I don’t have many cards due because I don’t want to waste time going through twice the number of cards because they keep reappearing. Hopefully this gets fixed or my issue gets cleared up so I can continue using the app! :)


Please add the ability to command-z  bai_mi  5 star

Very good app, only feature that is missing is the ability to command-z (for those using an iPad keyboard) for undo.


New update broke my deck  Littletray26  1 star

All the images on my cards have been deleted with this new updated. Tried restoring from a backup, and they're all deleted from the backup too. Tried doing a full one way sync, downloading from Ankiweb, and again all the images have been deleted. This has made my deck useless and left me with no way to fix it. For such an expensive app, this isn't acceptable and has left me really, really disheartened knowing I'll have to manually build my deck all over again from the start.

Supa Gama

Just Right  Supa Gama  5 star

I am happy with Anki. It does what I need it to do, and is perfect for on the go or in for intense study sessions. Overall great product, and I can't wait to see what further improvements are made.


Excellent app  Wanzulfikri  5 star

Replicates the desktop version making studying seamless between mobile and desktop.


Excellent study tool  Atabah  5 star

Helps getting your spaced repetition done in a beautiful way Seemingly sync with the desktop version so you can make your notes and study on the go Really good tool, well worth the price (desktop being free)


Useful but needs work  corydoras  1 star

Overall its an excellent app, it has improved over the years, but still has a long way to go. The main issue is that it is very desktop centric, you really can’t use this application without installing and syncing with a desktop computer. For example, if you have 1000 cards, and want to unsuspend them in batches of 100 (i.e. You have 100 things to learn for class each week), this can only done on the computer. Which can be a nightmare if you are on the train on the way to class, and want to study this weeks 100 cards, but can’t because they are suspended. Overall, probably the best flashcard app on the app store, but these small issues cause huge problems, (If I was able to un-suspend cards on the way to class last week on my phone, I would have done way better on my test I had that week)


So much potential  ak_stylez  2 star

Love anki on my Mac, but the iOS version leaves a lot to be desired: - App keeps crashing when I try to sync. Especially when syncing down changes from ankiweb. Syncing up seems to be okay. - Poor support for making cards. - No way to rename decks. - No support for iPad split screen multitasking For such an expensive app, I think it's fair to expect a better product.


Good app but stupidly expensive  Jackwestisthebest  2 star

A good tool for language study but ludicrously overpriced.


Best implementation of flash cards in an app.  Delboy6666  5 star

I have tried a few different apps for flash cards and this one is without doubt the best. The app shows you cards at greater intervals as they go into your long term memory, so no wasting time on lots of cards you know well. There is a bit of a learning curve to learn how to create cards, but well worth the effort. It also syncs flawlessly with the desktop app. I am using it to learn Latin and Ancient Greek and it just works.

Gus_reds ftw

Fantastic app - just needs the ability to create flash cards on iOS  Gus_reds ftw  4 star

I have been using Anki for 5 years now, and through this time I have completed my medical degree and learned a language. Anki has been great for my knowledge retention during both of these pursuits. The only suggestion I have is that the ability to make and upload flash cards from iOS would be very useful, and even a very simplistic flash card-making interface would still give me the ability to build my decks while on the go (e.g. Adding new vocabulary while reading on my morning commute). Otherwise, a great app!

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