AnkiMobile Flashcards

AnkiMobile Flashcards

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2010-05-27
  • Current Version: 2.0.48
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 23.16 MB
  • Developer: Ankitects Pty Ltd
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
  • Rating Count: 1 160


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.



  • Most efficient learning

    By Austinbio1
    Best way to learn anything with lots of memorization - language vocabulary, scientific names, history dates, etc. This app is worth $1000, it’s amazing it’s almost free.
  • Anki Desktop + This = Infinity Gauntlet

    By forgetr
    Seriously. There is a learning curve but it is 100% worth it. I add and edit cards in Anki on my Mac, sync them to AnkiWeb, and sync in AnkiMobile and I can literally study anywhere. The spaced repetition and customizability are what make this so powerful. This makes Quizlet look like a petting zoo.
  • Update

    By Shaunarena
    Please give us a streamlined interface update soon!!! I would love for this app to be more aesthetically pleasing!
  • Best review app

    By VAHID88
    Thank you for your updates, I’ve been using this app for more than one and half year, very good updates. I suggest that if you put pup-up dictionary (like the add on on computer) that show all flash cards with the selected word, that would be incredible. Thank you for your works!
  • some feedback

    By Slowdevine
    need a function for selecting multiple photos to upload at once.
  • All cards only shown as center aligned

    By dooyc
    How do I get my cards to show as Left aligned?
  • Please add Apple Pencil support

    By Idonotusuallyreviewthings
    It would be great to be able to make handwritten flash cards
  • Battery Draining

    By jgt_25
    App is fantastic, use it every day 5/5 However, just using it for 40 minutes drains my battery by 25% which seems like a lot
  • The Most Important App on My Phone

    By roscomcmillan
    Thanks Anki for all you do. As someone who never pays for apps, I quickly realized this was easily worth the money. Having your personally crafted flashcards on mobile to use during ANY brief downtime (waiting in line) is front loading your brain to connect the ideas later while it’s in diffuse mode. I have decks for language learning, geography, flags, new vocabulary, and top book highlights so far. The picture and audio on flashcards shows up and works great on the phone so far. I like how easy it is to edit a flashcards on mobile if you want to change something. The design is simple and that is a truly good thing in my opinion. It reminds me of the 90s, not only the design but making a one time payment for a good program. When first setting up a second device, I was asked a few times if I wanted to overwrite the Anki on my device or the Anki on my cloud, and I had to do this a few times on the desktop version. But now it’s seamless and whether I’m on phone or laptop I just remember to sync what I’ve done and it’s a quick moment before both devices are synced up. Locking in my world geography, recent reading highlights, and the most frequent 625 words in a new language is what Anki is doing for me in the first couple of weeks using it.
  • Controllers

    By gss57
    Will there be controller support in iOS 13?
  • What’s the point if the servers can’t sync half the time

    By gur654456
    Would be great if i didn’t waste a day on cards not connecting to the server
  • Need to add card editor/browser

    By nasa03
    I almost always use my iPad Pro to use Anki but I need to use my laptop to add/remove cards, share decks, or even just browse cards in the deck. If we get this feature it’d be worth the $30
  • Good app

    By Arksjskdjd
    Have been using it for years through med school and beyond. Needs option to make flash cards with Apple Pencil or surface pen to keep up with modern times
  • Best Flashcard App, but...

    By Rockstar12137
    I have been using Anki’s desktop and browser version to help get me through med school. I’ve tried quizlet, study blue, and a couple other less known flashcard apps that just didn’t have the flexibility that Anki has. Anki may be simple looking in its aesthetics, but it’s a lot more powerful than the competition. You can add virtually anything (audio, media, text, etc) to a flash card, can study at your own pace, and review your progress. With its spaced repetition programming, it has everything you need and more in a flash card application. So why the three stars? Two reasons: the price and the inability to choose which decks to download. 1. The Web and desktop versions are free. Although I have no qualms in supporting the developers by buying this app, the price is a little steep for an otherwise free product. 2. On Anki you make a profile, and all of your decks, progress, etc are synced to that profile. When you download the app, not only do you sync to your profile, but every card of every deck that is linked to your profile is then downloaded onto your phone. You can’t choose which decks you want to download, so you’re stuck with three choices, none of which are optimal. Either you delete decks as to not overwhelm the hard drive on your phone, create a new account and go through the process of exporting data daily from one account to another just to keep up with the progress you’ve made on a deck, or be consigned to the fact that you’re just going to have to make room for the multiple gigabytes of data that come along with having an Anki account. As a whole, I give Anki 5 stars, but this app falls short of the type of flexibility I’ve come to expect from the developers of Anki.
  • Night mode looks so pretty!

    By JamesK543
    It's looks really nice. The only issue I have with it is that it doesn't change the keyboard to the dark theme.
  • Couldn’t have done med school without it

    By jenmarie89
    Used it all through med school and now I basically have my med school notes with me all the time and they’re searchable! It’s amazing. Used it for step studying as well and now I’m using it for board studying. I don’t know what I’d do without it. Best $25 I’ve ever spent. One thing - can you make the review buttons bigger (the ones on the bottom of the screen when you’re deciding when to see the card again)? They’re smaller and harder to press now.
  • Thanks so much for bringing back theme options!!

    By kiriegou
    The slate theme looks great on my phone and is just what I was hoping. It seems many users and not just myself grew attached to the old school color scheme of the interface, so thank you for complying to our oddly specific demands :)
  • WORST Costumer Support

    By expectedsomething
    I have emailed them 4 times asking for assistance with syncing this app and there has been NO assistance.
  • Decent app but it is missing a key feature

    By Username382848
    The only way to review back to front is to go on the desktop app and individually edit every single card to have a back to front copy, as far as I know. A simple back to front review mode would be much more helpful.
  • Love the new update

    By sonev
    Thanks for the excellent app and continued support. Best spaced repetition app available.
  • Thanks for the new upgrades

    By sarah_Adam
    I was not using the app for reviewing my cards as I used the desktop version but after the upgrade I really like it and I will use it frequently now. The only important missing part is add font coloring option. Please it is very important for memorization
  • So helpful, makes me realize how little I know

    By Adrienne823
    I used to just review ppts and now I use this for recall and has helped my learning a lot MS0 approved
  • Please Add Image Occlusion

    By The Wurley Durley
    Anki is pretty much one of the greatest apps, if not the greatest app, when it comes to spaced repetition and quality learning. My only desire and hope for the app is that they do their best to add image occlusion as a permanent feature of the app. The computer version of anki has this image occlusion add-on that gives you the power to edit pictures and block out certain areas to test on. It has helped me tremendously in medical school. If only I could do that on my ipad. Then this app would be complete.
  • Best of its Kind

    By shaahinmakeki
    the new update is great, and the app doe what it should do, but you should use it everyday. im learning german at advance level and there are dozens of new words, without Anki im not able to remember all of them.
  • Old UI was better.

    By madamsquires
    I love this app. I use it everyday. That being said changing the UI so suddenly and so drastically is VERY off putting. I would very much like for it to go back to the way it was.
  • UI needs some work but it’s ok

    By DCSasson
    UI needs some work but it’s ok
  • New theme

    By Zaguh-Z-Tuh
    I love the updated theme. The app feels fresh.
  • The best way to study in medical school

    By Joey-Swag
    I absolutely love Anki. I have been using it since I started school and it has made my life so much easier. The spaced repetition algorithm truly works well. I wish there was a better way to suspend and unsuspend cards on the iPad/iPhone app as well as ability to have add ons, I still love it however. With the new UI it would be great to have the "decks" button stand out in a different color or have an outline around it so it's easier to hit, kind of like before when there was a big arrow to go back
  • Vital medical school tool

    By kunoichi_chicky
    Would not have been able to get through medical school without it. It allows me to easily manage, organize and navigate (and learn!) the ~60,000 cards I have stockpiled. The phone app is more of a companion app to the free, open-source desktop app. In general, there are massive decks that others have made available for free, everything is customizable and people write and publish add-ons for the desktop app - if you have a specific need, chances are, someone’s made a solution for you. Support open-source software! Buy this app!
  • The best

    By Big fan09
    This app really is the best. It is highly customizable, but simple to use. It’s scheduling is naturally intuitive and my retention of my studying is unbelievable. It just works!
  • The Search Function Needs Some Love 🤖

    By PrincesLover
    Nice update, thanks! BUT: The card browser search function is really horrible! It has a lot of annoying things. 1. It has a problem with Cyrillic uppercase. Looking for the word “котёнок” does’t show the result “Котёнок”. And looking for “Котёнок” does’t show “котёнок”. Although the search query “kitten” will find both variants—“kitten” and “Kitten”. All one can to do is to use a query like “отёнок”. Sorry me, but that’s stupid! 2. The program hasn’t got those useful find options like Match Case and Ignore Diacritics (which is on for Cyrillic symbols permanently, lol). 3. There’s no way to switch the search to the Whole Word mode from the Contains mode. And if you will try to find cards with the word “some“ you will also get results like “somebody”, “someone”, “someday”, etc. That’s not great because sometimes I want to look through my cards and study how a specific word or collocation can be used in various contexts. In this case Anki could be useful not only for repetition of the learned material, but also for the analysis of available data. 4. Also I would like to have the ability to exclude a specific field from search scope. For example I’ve got a very organized field that contains all the references, technical notes and other meta information. All that backstage stuff very often interferences with usual material that brings a huuuge mess in search process. If only I could turn it off on demand... Say, a checkbox like “Remember Last Input” in a field settings — “Exclude the Field from Search”, that grants the behavior as the tags field has. Yeah, it would be great! The program has existed for a long time (and I really like to use it!), but it still does not have many useful functions, and that’s pretty bad, unfortunately. Come on, dear developer! I know you can do this! 🦄
  • Why?

    By T gideon
    Why did you remove the option to change the background? Why would you change the UI to something more inferior and clunky? Could you please put it back or give me the option to?
  • Please bring back the gray theme

    By Ballosaurus
    The gray and blue themes were so great. Please bring them back. Night mode is not cutting it.
  • Frustrated with the new theme

    By Wolver8
    I absolutely love Anki but got surprised when apple decided to update the app for me after I have been consistently using it for a couple years. I don’t like the new themes and button colors and would really love to go back to the old version without all the new glamor. I will update my review to 5 stars if there is a way.
  • Single handedly carrying me through med school

    By soleperfection
    New update night mode is Godamn beautiful
  • Must buy app for medical students

    By David Miller 123
    This app is the reason why I’ve been doing so well in med school. Thank you to the developers for this, the $25 I paid to support the developers of the free desktop version is one of the best purchases I have ever made in my life
  • Bluetooth Keyboard Support

    By Mistershadowstyle
    Awesome application. However, I wish there was a function to be able to move cards into different decks. Also, I wish there was Bluetooth keyboard support for scrolling up and down on a card with the up and down arrows on keyboard.
  • Why!?

    By Adrian Cardenas
    I love the app but I hate being forced to change to a new theme and new layout. Please give the option to keep the old layout/theme. There are so many features to learn as it is and now It feels like I have to relearn the system. For 25$ I should be able to keep the child I want.
  • Finally true night mode!

    By TheDocBrock
    Finally have a true night mode for OLED displays. Took a bit of finding to get to it, but you have to start reviewing a deck, tap the gear, and hit the Night Mode button. Finally don’t have to enable Smart Invert on iOS for a “dark” mode.
  • Loving seeing the UI gets g updates

    By capedape
    I’m finding Anki a lot more inviting now that night mode is triggered on all cards and main UI. Thanks for that
  • problem

    By palipaladai
    “This card contains a JS error: TypeError: undefined is not an object (evaluating 'options[i].style.display='inline'') Please report the problem to the author of the deck.” I have a problem updating the application,many cards i cannt use
  • Love the new update

    By iTunes stafff
    Now fully customizable!!!
  • advice

    By 孤煙
  • Awesome app

    By jam9999
    I’ve been using this on my Mac and iPhone for a year and really love it. The latest update is excellent, as is the support from the developer.

    By buscabulla
    Happy to pay for this and happy to give it 5 stars, it’s worth it all the way and if you’re wondering if you should buy it you absolutely should. If only we could get a prettier app icon...
  • Needs an update

    By ER07
    As a medical student, Anki is basically a requirement. It’s how all of my classmates review material, but I wish this paid mobile app was kept up to date and new features were available. I know ankidroid is not the same developer, but features like whiteboard are much better than the scratchpad in the iOS version. Also, it has been months since the release of the newer iPads without an update to fill the iPad Pro’s new display.
  • Good but pictures aren’t showing up

    By Nikkisunnu
    Kind of a waste of money if I can’t even have my pictures or diagrams show up in the mobile app as compared to how they show up on PC. If it wasn’t for this I would have given 5 stars but I paid a lot of money for a defective app so I’m a little upset about that.
  • Not worth the money

    By Jaygoodi
    Not worth the money and takes more time getting running than its worth. Use a free tool instead
  • Good but not perfect

    By Adewole19970830
    I recently found Anki through internet research and have been using it throughout this whole semester on my laptop I just recently downloaded the mobile version and while I am in pressed for the price it is it should be completely Bug-free. There’s no reason the audio files from my flashcards should have any problems playing for what I paid.