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.

Please also note that while you can use almost any language on your cards, AnkiMobile's user interface is only available in English at the moment.

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 24.07 MB. The current version is 2.0.41 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

- You can now enable an optional notification in the Preferences>Review screen. The notification will appear at the configured hour to remind you to study, and will show up on an Apple Watch if you have one.
- Fix badge icon not updating next day when review limit reached.
- The Find screen now has a sort button, and you can now sort by the sort field.
- "Cram all cards" in custom study has been split into "Cram all reviews" and "Preview all cards"
- Fix error when restoring from a backup.
- Better handle long tag names in the custom study screen.
- Reduce movement threshold for a touch to be considered scrolling in the review screen.
- The new scheduler no longer limits the card counts while studying.
- The old scheduler no longer includes learning cards when building a filtered deck.
- Fix a race condition that could cause the app to crash.
- Add another fix to the DB check.
- Fixed another issue with displaying images with special characters.
- Fixed the editor bar not activating when some fields tapped on.

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AnkiMobile Flashcards Reviews


Phenomenal app  Leothelion12438562  5 star

Good app. Noted that there is difference on app vs desktop application where if I do a new card on phone and choose 3 day correct it has my go over it again the next day with timer of 2/3/4 days. This is not case on desktop app. Was this already corrected?


Great app for med school, but recently not as responsive...  Brando****  5 star

I have a 2017 iPad Pro, and by far this is the best app investment I’ve made as of yet. I always use notability in split screen mode with anki and there were no problems when reviewing flash cards. However, today when I went to review my cards it isn’t a simple tap on the anki app to show the answer. Now I have to tap multiple times, sometimes 4 or 5 times, to get to the answer and move on to the next card. I used to be able to use the Apple Pencil, tap once, and move on. It seems to be slightly better with finger touch(but still takes about 4 times of continuous tapping). Also if I change the orientation of the screen it seems to be slightly more responsive but not a complete fix. I shutdown my iPad, closed the apps, put anki separate from notability, but still experience problems. Some help on that would be nice. Otherwise, excellent app!


Anki review  123zabdo  5 star

Killer app. Worth every penny. Use it for language and other flash cards.


How to use your time wisely  rpbaskin  5 star

This application has changed the way that I use my phone. Instead of wasting twenty minutes on Instagram on the bus. I spend that time studying for the MCAT. It allows me to study at any place and for however long I have. Great way to use my phone addiction to my advantage!


ㅠㅠ  SOOKKU  2 star

Iso is $ 24 for a fee, please use Safari


Yeah... this app is a lifechanger.  Sjhshsns  5 star

This app has given me my confidence back. I no longer have to worry about forgetting things that I learned throughout the day. This is not just a regular flashcard app. All of the other flashcard apps out there may have a few small functions like cloze deletions or audio support. But Anki has EVERYTHING. It has images, audio, cloze deletions, language, autosync, keyboard shortcuts (for those of us who like to use a keyboard with the iphone), LaTeX support (which is imperative for ppl studying anything mathematically related), addons that give you the ability to automatically insert language audio (AwesomeTTS), addons that let you automatically generate pinyin for Chinese characters, addons that let you modify any and every part of your anki experience.


Needs the ability to sort and filter decks  BK129754  3 star

Good app overall. I try to use it daily. One feature I would really like to see is being able to sort and filter decks (e.g. by reviews remaining, by new cards added, etc.).


Really is the best  iToldMeSo  5 star

In college I used to use a flash card program called BYKI to study & I thought it was perfect, but that program is gone & the company has moved on. Since then I’ve been on the search for a program that had as good (effective) an algorithm. I’ve tried almost every app on iTunes & been disappointed. At first I was disappointed in this one too, because the UI is clunky & convoluted. But I’m glad I stuck with it bc now I’m convinced I’ve found something not just as good as BYKI but even better.


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So far so good  navidoo_  5 star

Its been going well so far. Use it for MCAT. I just had a question. If i have 20 cards and i choose to see the first card after 4 days again, does that mean i will see that individual card again in 4 days or just at the end of my 20 card deck? Is 1 min, 10 min, and 4 days just relative depending on how fast you tap thru or is it actually real time?

Russell with a wiki

Not for me  Russell with a wiki  2 star

The much vaunted learning algorithm gets in the way more than it helps - a wrong tap means I won’t see a card for weeks, impeding my memorisation. I think I want a much simpler flash card app. One that will just cycle through cards and never, ever, ever hide a card because it thinks I already know that. Is there a way to configure Anki to do that? (I removed my comment about editing cards. Thank you for the correction.)


Best srs app !!  Ash19950  5 star

This app has best of functionality which i had been looking for and yet despite of lot of features packed it comes in a very simple and uncluttered UI. 👌🏻


Audio doesn’t sync  Allsdeapps  1 star

For $39AUD you think there would be active development to fix bugs. Lack of working audio on mobile is obviously something that is plaguing many users (simply google). It’s not worth the money and I’d like a refund.


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.


Nothing else like it—great  Philmelda  5 star

Figured out the problem I had with family sharing and now we’re all studying our Spanish and other things.


Amazing  Ryan86467534964273  5 star

Since using this app for three years now, I have not gotten less than a 3.85 GPA each semester in my university classes for my science degree. This is up from around the 3.30 term GPA's that I had received before using the program. I'm putting in the same amount of study hours as I did before using it, except now I'm working much more efficiently, so I'd definitely recommend the app!

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I love it  HNRJ academy  5 star

I have to learn hundreds of facts for a certification, and this is helping a lot! It has! an option to randomize the questions as it asks them! I love how you can tell it how well you know an answer!


It's Anki, so it's great. One thing, though...  samedeepwaterasyou75  4 star

I use Anki to study Japanese, and there is ample reason for its popularity amongst Japanese learners. Unless I missed an update note, though, we still cannot generate Japanese readings from the mobile app. This makes card creation very slow and difficult because I need to get to computer to make or update a card. Really not convenient. This should be a priority fix. Also, it is time to enable card layout options and the ability to reset entire decks back to new. It is becoming anachronistic to require a computer for anything at all.


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  4 star

Great application but for apple images cannot be seen.

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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.


Absolutely brilliant!  ciaraburke1  5 star

First review, really just felt the need to express how good this app is! Well worth the money, made studying far more productive and easy to do on the go. The range of features is great too!


Excellent  Sams101  5 star

Use it everyday.


Great! (^◇^)  Waynetta180  4 star

Great love it! But can u add furigana through the app?


Most useful learning/flashcard app yet  atrocitus67  5 star

This app does exactly what it says it will. If you follow the setup instructions sync will work perfectly across all the platforms. As an SRS program you can't get much better than Anki. Less advanced flash card apps are available (and possibly cheaper), but if you require something more robust go for Anki.

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