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, making changes to the appearance of cards and turning on options like 'type in the answer' currently needs 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 23.87 MB. The current version is 2.0.35 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

In 2.0.35:

- AnkiMobile now requires iOS 9 or later.
- Various layout changes for iPhone X.
- Fix wrong quickbar size when showing the nav bar from a tap/swipe.
- Wrap text in review screen instead of showing scroll bar.
- When answer buttons set to small, they now have the same height as the counts on the question side.
- Fix excess spacing in settings screen on iOS 11.

In 2.0.34:

- Fix images added from camera/photo library failing to appear.
- Fix pasting from Evernote.

In 2.0.33:

- Drag & drop support on iOS 11.
- Fixed some problems with the graphs on iOS 11.
- Graphs now fit to the width of the screen, and show in higher resolution.
- Option to disable feedback ticks/crosses in review mode.
- Ask for confirmation when closing the add/edit screen with unsaved changes.
- Fixed a number of crashes caused by corrupt collections.
- Fixed a crash on 32 bit devices.
- Fixed a crash when adding tags via URL scheme.
- Fixed a crash triggered by tapping quickly on the last card in a review session.
- Fixed taps not working on some card templates.
- Fixed buttons on card template not working occasionally.

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AnkiMobile Flashcards Reviews

HNRJ academy

I love it  HNRJ academy  5 star

I have to learn hundreds of facts for a certification, and this is helping a lot! It would be very nice if it had an option to randomize the questions as it asks them!


Great app  Narutofan?  5 star

Wasn't too sure at first about purchasing, but the app is definitely worth it as it increases time you can spend studying. I did wish it had more editing options but otherwise it's great.


Notepad update  sokhrya  4 star

Please update the notepad. It lags, there’s no eraser, and the pen size cant be changed. I’m using it on my iPad Pro 10.5 but it feels like I’m using an early 2000’s device. Please consider Notability or OneNotes’ template. Thank you in advance


One major suggestion!  A.Hossain  5 star

You guys should redesign the app icon! It looks very outdated and old. Something sleek and modern looking would be awesome to implement. Think about it!


Absolutely amazing tool!  Chiputle  5 star

I've been using this app to study the 2,300 Japanese kanji that is in a book I have and I'm loving it so far! The fact that I can take pictures of the symbols in the book helps tremendously also! Halfway as I began using it, I began fiddling with the online decks that people made and some are amazing with actual speech integrated into the cards as well as pictures. Then I opened my mind even further and realized I can use this for many other subjects that I want to improve on! Overall an invaluable tool for people wanted long term memorization of certain information!!


Life saver  Arthurdbco  5 star

In medical school. This app saved me. Thank you Anki for everything!! HIGHLY suggest (in case you couldn’t tell yet). Amazing customer service too.


Great  apphh33  3 star

Great application but for apple images cannot be seen.

末 那 识

Not as good as Android version  末 那 识  3 star

I used Anki on Android for more than 1 year. It was really great. So when I switch to iPhone I was willing to pay for this app just to support the developer. However to my disappointment this iOS app is not as easy to us as the Android version which is free.


Can’t add pictures anymore with 2033 update on my iPad Pro.  HardipG  5 star

App is amazing though Update. They fixed the picture issue.

Kitty litter 123

Nice app  Kitty litter 123  5 star

Helped so much my GRADES I would be totally lost without this .. Thank you to developers


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!

Ben Rae

Great for learning vocabulary  Ben Rae  5 star

I've been using Anki for nearly a year of language learning and it's been great. I use the desktop app to add words and definitions, then use Anki mobile to review them. It is fairly expensive, but it's also far superior to any other flashcard app I've used.


could definitely be better  franktheskank  3 star

A few things I am noticing immediately is that there is no timer before showing answer as on the computer version (why would I pay this much to have less features), you cannot zoom into the picture that is located in the answer section, and the picture zoom is not smooth as it would be elsewhere! Lacking features.

Long words

A flashcard development environment  Long words  5 star

Hooray for the new update! I'm excited to put it to use! Now packed with power.


thumbs up!  julia254#  5 star

After a year of using and loving the free computer version of Anki, I finally bit the bullet and downloaded the iPhone app. Unfortunately for me, the day I downloaded this app coincided with the day that a bug deleted most of the image files on my flashcard deck. However– there is a happy ending! My support ticket got answered within the hour, and the issue got fixed within two days. The developer was polite, helpful, and accomodating, and I've never had an issue with Anki since– and the mobile app has been seriously invaluable to me in my studies. Five stars for great customer service and a great app!


Very inefficient, impractical, waste of time and money  Znowwhite  1 star

Sync-ing is a mess! I can't even log in. A pure waste of time, effort, and money. Even the spaced repetition is based on your customization. So, it's not like that research concluded that this is the most likely time at which you will forget this piece of info. Needless vibes in vain.

Kurisu Furoresu

Amazing  Kurisu Furoresu  5 star

This app is amazing! It does what it's suppose to do just like the desktop version.


Selective Decks  Laminad  5 star

Love the app but it would be great to be able to choose which decks to download to my phone. I have a ton of decks on my computer and it takes up so much space on my phone. Only want one or two at a time.


Truly lousy software  PoohCook  1 star

Lame editor combined with constant crashes make for a very poor experience and a total waste of time. Do not buy this junk


Useful to gain technical skills too!  klm12fet  5 star

. Superb algorithm . Syncs well with desktop application and web . Light weight app I use it for learning semiconductors basics, and other topics that help me in my job. Came to know about it from 'Learning to Learn' course from Coursera. Cheers!


Worth it  archangels89  5 star

Great app. Definitely worth the price.


Puts Brainscape to shame.  Typodontist  5 star

I've used Brainscape for years, but this is way better, especially for long term study of a foreign language. The interface isn't as pretty but that makes it faster, nimbler, and more functional. You can also edit cards on the fly, and can review forgotten cards over the past X number of days. Lots more options, this is truly great software.

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