AnkiMobile Flashcards

AnkiMobile Flashcards

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2010-05-27
  • Current Version: 2.0.44
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 22.84 MB
  • Developer: Ankitects Pty Ltd
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
  • Rating Count: 1 077


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.



  • Refund please.

    By The Shield Rises
    This App is so difficult and frustrating to use. I paid $25 because I expected it to be like the working Android version l.
  • Not intuitive

    By Happily Married!
    I am sure this will be a great app if I can ever figure it out. It sounds like it is exactly what I’ve been looking fo, however there is a lot of time investment needed to figure it out. After buying it, I was able to easily download decks that others made—although I’ve since deleted them as they weren’t exactly what I need. I tired creating a few decks using my phone. A nightmare. I’m not really techie but I’m not too bad—I’ve had a smartphone for 10 years and I use tons of apps. I’m also a school teacher and I thought I’d be able to figure it out. Nope. As I tried reading the manual I couldn’t figure out how to creat a deck—it looks like a lot of programming instruction. It’s probably super powerful, but not user friendly. Not simple. Anyway, I was succeeding for a little bit but then I hit the word “translation” in the tools section. Not sure what it means, but it changed the face of the deck. I could not turn it off. I finally deleted the whole deck and started over. Translation mechanism is still in place. Rats. I will invest a bit more time but if I still can’t learn to easily use this, I’ll ask for a refund. Pretty sad. I was really hoping this would work.
  • Great app, Just needs some improvements to take it to the next level

    By NotCoolStarWars93
    I really enjoy this for making Flashcards and it is super helpful as far as timing. I would love to see some easy shortcuts to merge decks, reset entire decks to new, and Apple Pencil compatibility so I could handwrite the cards in the first place! I have also yet to figure out how to make more than the basic cards on my iPad and would love easy access to the complex cards that I know Anki is capable of.
  • Smart and powerful tool!

    By blackpilotlds
    Read manual, watch YouTube tutorials and you will see its power. Thanks.
  • Best note card app

    By SCASM
    Can we please get double tap apple pencil to switch to eraser when using the writing pad? That would make this five star app into a six star one.
  • Ankidroid is 1000x better and it’s free

    By AuraneWaters
    Cannot play mkv videos, layout is ugly, not user friendly, and support for big font sizes are poor
  • Success in medical school

    By jcrll
    This is a terrific companion to the desktop client that, after it’s set up, provides a set of professional features that aren’t available on normal iOS apps. Its sync is perfect. The “Tools” list provides a feature set I only thought the desktop client would offer.
  • White board

    By Beifu174
    It’s good but I really need white board, then I can try to practice
  • Excellent for language learning/memorization

    By Sean333666000
    Awesome program, just wish there was a dark mode on the notecards! They kill my eyes at night
  • 最好的选择

    By 孤煙
  • Worth the purchase

    By stinkykristen
    I hesitated to buy this app for a LONG time due to the price. But I hardly use my laptop, so my computer-based Anki program was going to waste. Now that I purchased the Anki app, I’m reviewing my flash cards every day. The interface could be easier to navigate and more aesthetically pleasing, but the system itself is great.
  • Best app for medical students

    By dhfhdhhuund
    Best app for medical students
  • Wanted to support

    By Jay134
    Love anki and wanted to support but is there a way to add a night mode, where you can change the color of the cards? The white cards are quite blinding at night even with iPads night mode on
  • Medical student

    By Olis-jan
    This app is a life changer! My life will never be the same! Now I can literally memorize anything! Infinite gratitude to the developer! Keep up the good work and God bless!
  • Great app for an effective memorization method

    By Evan Kroske
    It even has x-callback-url support, so you can create flash cards using Shortcuts
  • Disappointing overall

    By dtoyd
    My hopes where high and there are some features I like a lot... - Cloze - very simple copy-paste images to cards -SEARCH even multiple decks at once, unlike Quizlet (as of 2018 at least) But on the other hand... - Sharing decks is a hot mess. It's not really what I'd call sharing in fact, not updated automatically but must be manually "pushed" (exported) after any change AND -how do I share just ONE deck from the iOS app?? Must share an entire collection it seems... which includes decks authored by others that I've imported and dont WANT to share back to them or anybody - can't change the type of a card e.g. to Basic+reverse from Basic
  • Great!

    By ericusj
    Excellent software across all platforms. Couldn’t imagining studying without it.
  • 希望有中文版本

    By jjjjjbbbbnnnnn
    英文版本对我来说不容易使用 我也在努力学习英语 但还是希望作者关注一下中国区用户的使用感受
  • Doesn’t work, don’t buy

    By Waga938
    I just started making anki cards on my desktop and wanted to use them on my phone too. The only problem is that the app won’t download flash cards made on the desktop. 😰 It was a waste of $25. If you are a student and on a limited budget like me, please save your money.
  • Best flash card app

    By Turkey blaster 64
    I use Anki on my tablet, computer, and IPhone. At first I thought that the interface looked outdated, to my surprise this is the best flash card maker out there. I like the fact that you can flip the flash card and still have the ability to type in the answer (in my case I use text to speech) while the words are on the screen and mark it so it goes back in the deck. I wish that it was easier to flip the definition to the front of the card. I also wish that adding audio to the back of the card would play once the card was flipped and the answer was revealed. I enjoy using this app on my PC and being able to add pictures by copying from the search engine images and pasting directly to the card, no longer do I have to save the images to a folder and then upload them to the card. This saves me a ton of time, especially with the sync option on the separate devices. I’ve used study blue and quizlet for years. This app pretty much blows them out of the water. No more ads! Thanks Anki.
  • Image Occlusion NOT INCLUDED

    By tbtbtb2018
    I purchased this $25 app, only to realize you can’t create flash cards with image occlusion. I use the mask feature frequently. I could have easily pulled up the app on the web instead of purchasing the app. For $25, there should be more offered than this. Save some money and use the website instead.
  • Update Request

    By the vic boss
    Needs to support the screen of iPad Pro 3rd Gen! The app cannot fully utilize the screen of 12.9 iPad Pro 3rd Gen. Also, is that possible for this app to support auto background sync?
  • Manual Sync Only?

    By HeavyLoader
    First off, the app works great for studying. The interface is a little vanilla but that doesn’t bother me. However, the decks do not sync automatically. So if you modify them on one device, say on your Mac, the changes don’t sync until you manually force them to. I create cards on my Mac and study on the go. Each time I use either device I have to remember to sync first. Annoying and not the standard for apps that sync with the database. More than once I forgot and my new cards didn’t get studied. If this was fixed it would be five stars all the way.
  • Ehh..

    By Trangerine123
    Please allow us to change font colors in the next update for this mobile version..
  • Money hungry. Ancient design. Poor features.

    By fishbellyrocks
    This app must have been made when the internet came out. For almost $30 I’d expect a state of the art app, but this is an epic failure. Doesn’t sync to desktop without an in-between app. Flash cards are hideous and you can’t control anything about them outside the basic option to view them again after a certain time frame—no swipe feature, ability to organize or randomize them, or switch question/answer sides. Quizlet is free and you can get a way better experience. Not surprisingly, there is no option to contact the developers for a refund. Works class scam artists here.
  • Web functionality is cool but I keep receiving error

    By nasa03
    Every time I synchronize it says “Sync Failed” in bold and “Sync successful” right underneath. And none of my progress from my laptop has updated
  • There are no settings

    By Arina Sun
    I bought this app thinking that it would have the full functionality of Anki, but there aren’t even settings to change the step duration!!
  • very useful app with very poor data management

    By KeMaiYu
    If you buy this app and invest a lot of time building your own dataset within it, be aware, you won’t be able to extract your data from the app. Major fail.
  • More features needed for app

    By Melly's mom
    Please include more features on the mobile app. I would like to have the same options available on the app that I have on the desktop version. For example, I can't change the total number of cards I review each day on the app. I have to go to the desktop version to do this. I would love it if you included this in the next update!
  • Great app, but difficult learning curve

    By nicknames are taken great
    Not to mention the description does not warn potential buyers that computer access to the Anki site is required for most features, like MathJax.
  • Using anki with a controller?

    By Brbmb
    Let me start off by saying I love anki and that I use anki every day. However, I was wondering if it is possible to control the IOS version of anki with an iOS controller like the steel series nimbus. Is this possible?
  • Good app

    By Arksjskdjd
    Needs option to search by tag
  • No other way to memorize

    By jayladds
    I've never written an app review before, but this app has changed my life so much that I feel compelled to write one. I'm a medical student studying for board exams, and Anki has completely changed the way I approach rote memorization of facts. It can be used to memorize anything by repeating flash cards At THE RIGHT TIME so that it doesn't fade from your memory. Apart from the automatic delivery, the other advantage over physical flash cards is that the app supports not only text, but also audio (if you want to remember the pronunciation of a drug or microorganism or anything else), photos (especially helpful for anatomy or other flowcharts and tables), and videos within the flash card. To get started, I'd suggest using the desktop app first since it's always easier to navigate in a bigger screen. It takes some time to learn how to navigate the app and to learn all the different settings and features, but once you do it's brilliant. The iOS app is ALMOST just as powerful as the desktop app. However, as of December 2018, the iOS app doesn't have the ability to flag or view flagged flash cards (available on the 2.1 release of the desktop app and incredibly useful to help find and organize cards as you review them). That's a minor complaint though and I hope it gets written into the mobile app as well. Overall though, this is definitely the best way to memorize information in the 21st century. Two thumbs up!
  • Cant believe the mobile limitations

    By Walkersrq
    Regardless of some of the app's strengths, the fact that you have to do most functions on the desktop and sync to mobile is ridiculous in this day and age. Mobile computing has been the norm for years now. I am deleting the app.
  • Won’t add new decks

    By Brickinged
    Please fix this broken app
  • 坚决支持中文

    By 1个人的yu
  • Complete ripoff

    By Chen691
    Complete ****ing ripoff for a service that’s free everywhere else but iOS. There are free apps that work the same but if you already have 2000 cards like I do your going to have to buy this anyway or switch to android.
  • Zanki deck med school

    By Kanzakha
    Was trying to use this app for my Zanki deck so I can review on the go but I kept getting error message "card is blank" while the same deck works perfectly on my MacBook. Disappointed with my purchase, since I only bought this to use for Step 1
  • This app is okay.. it has a couple of things that need work

    By Shortstuffx31
    It’s really fast and easy to make the flash cards but they don’t give you an option to review them the order you made them. That really bothers me. Why does it only review randomly?! It’s such a simple feature. Wish I had known that before I bought it. Probably won’t use again after this exam. I’ll try another app.
  • Great App, Looks outdated...

    By theo2g
    This app is invaluable to any self-learner, particularly for language learning. Have been able to master over 1000 Kanji, something I would have thought impossible just 6 months ago. My one gripe with the app is the outdated UI and App Icon. The Icon sticks out like a sore thumb among the rest of my apps (simple star on white background would look much better) and the UI is stuck in 2009. If a sleeker more modern update was released I would gladly, even eagerly, give 5 stars. Regardless, these aesthetic complaints are by no means a dealbreaker. Still the best $25 I’ve spent in a long long time. If you are on the fence about dropping so much on an app, I highly encourage you to take the plunge. Anki is the best way to learn via flash cards and SRS (spaced repitition system) around. There is a reason that everyone speaks so highly of Anki around the internet, and $25 isn’t much in the grand scheme of things. Support an app that has helped many people learn many things!
  • Takes a little getting used to but worth it!

    By kh3425
    It took me a long time to figure out how to best utilize this app. Google a lot of questions to best use it. Once I figured that out it was incredible! I use it everyday.

    By JackT1234567890
    Find the other app. This is not the app that you think it is.
  • Images not syncing

    By medstudent760
    I love Anki, but the images from my image occlusion cards aren’t syncing on my iOS devices, which is pretty annoying. Worked perfectly fine before - would be great to get a fix!
  • Great app. Very ugly logo.

    By grayson_ghw
    Some people care about aesthetics I am one of them The app is very good The logo is too ugly for the price
  • Please make this FEATURE

    By Kitty litter 123
    I love this so much. I wanna suggest if it’s possible ... if say you made 4 pile of decks and you don’t know which deck you should get started reviewing on that day, Anki can somehow tells you which Pile of decks you are weak on and which pile of decks you are strong Or fairly ok on... so I can choose which decks to put my priorities & focus on over others.. Thanks
  • Worth the money!

    By DevWrd
    I’ve been using this app for study Japanese and it works like a charm. It works great and is worth the money. Better than writing out flash cards. One feature that would make it tons better would be to have the option of flipping the front and back of the card so you can learn it the other way around.
  • [Almost] Perfect clone of the desktop version

    By TheDocBrock
    This is probably the app I’ve used the most over the last year, (save for maybe Safari). It’s pretty much a clone of the desktop version functionality-wise, but it has the added convenience of being able to use it on your iPhone or iPad (or both in my case). A feature that I didn’t find on the iOS version is the ability to mass-reschedule cards, but I do that so infrequently it’s not even an issue. There are a couple other minor features missing in the app that are present in the latest Anki desktop release, but all of the core, important features and functionalities are in it, which is what matters. Definitely the best flash card app, and definitely worth the money.
  • It’s going to get me an MD

    By kunoichi_chicky
    Anki has been tremendous & game-changing for me. It’s completely open source, and the relatively high price tag (compared to other apps) on the mobile app supports the development team. The desktop version is free. Incredibly powerful, great development community, a ton of add-ons available, huge amount of flexibility, and - most importantly - massive pre-made decks. “Zanki” is a med school deck that’s almost comprehensive for step 1. How much did u pay for boards and beyond? Sketchy? Pathoma? Not that you shouldn’t use them in conjunction, but Zanki (and other supplemental decks) has entered the canon and it’s 100% /free./ Amazing. Support open-source development, get this app.
  • Like it but wish I could font

    By すギリ
    I recently found a font I want to use in the app but cannot use it immediately in the app. In order to use it you have to use the desktop application and do a bunch of technical stuff ( I've never done it before and know notions about code) I wanted to buy anyfont and use that but, pretty sure it won't work. I wish I could use anyfont because it's the fastest way to go and won't take a long time to do