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: 1 035


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.



  • 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 Bananamananas
    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
  • Please make OLED DARK MODE

    By SCASM
    Please make a theme that can be used for those of us with iPhone X's to make it easier on our eyes when we study in bed at night. The more light you can remove from the screen, the better! Maybe even make it so the text becomes more gray colored rather than white. That will make this app perfect!!! Edit: I didn't know about the toggle night mode option, I only knew about the theme change to black. So this app is perfect then!
  • 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
  • Does Not Compare To PC Functionality

    By DoctahDave
    The mobile versions of Anki are lacking in their potential functionality. My desktop version has multiple add-one which greatly improve studying. However, when I switch to mobile I am living in a significantly neutered experience which is not worth the app price unfortunately.
  • Not worth the purchase

    By ArArAr94
    I paid too much for this app, to not to be able to organize cards into folders. Even quizlet can do that in the free version. The app version is severely limited in features that the computer/laptop version has for FREE. So why did I even pay for this useless app?
  • No point in purchasing

    By Christee123
    It’s a steep price for an app that doesn’t work. I use the image occlusion add on from my computer to create the flash cards. I wish I had known that every single flash card would glitch on my iPad once I tried to transfer them over. Waste of $25 honestly.
  • Unable to Use

    By Anita Crumbs
    It’s super challenging to sync up established decks making this app essentially un-usable. There was no real point of my purchasing it so I’m trying to get a refund and even that seems impossible.
  • Useless

    By JVman
    The iOS app is cartoonishly bad and at $25 is the worst software value imaginable. Buy anything else. Where are the next and last buttons? Why is text scaling so bad? It looks like a high school software project that was never completed.
  • Incredibly powerful

    By Nate the Great’s Hit Parade
    This app has helped me master over a 1,000 words in Ancient Greek and over 1,500 of German and counting. It’s not flashy and has a learning curve up front, but incredibly powerful. The problem with physical flashcards is they’re time consuming to make, complicated to keep track of, and cumbersome to carry. This solves all of of those. Every word I look up while reading I screenshot. Later I put all the screenshots into a specific album where a Siri Shortcut converts them to JPEG, crops them, and reduces their size. I then enter each photo into Anki, reviewing them as I go. With this process, I can make 50 flashcards in 10 minutes. Then each one is shown to you exactly when you need it, and is always in my pocket to review anywhere. There is not a word I look up that is not memorized now. In a year, I have made 3,500 flashcards in 5 different languages. I review 200 a day. If you invest some time to figure out how to use this app, it will change your intellectual life.
  • The Standard. Other apps are shallow imitations.

    By tim1493
    The Standard. Other apps are shallow imitations.
  • amazing tool

    By @Nordic
    Have been using it for 8 years! Very powerful, flexible and reliable tool. Can’t wish anything better!
  • Add the NIGHT MODE

    By Demven
    And Apple watch support. I'd like to get some flashcards during a day in my wrist and answer them. Many thanks for your work, the app is great.
  • Useful app for Anki on the go

    By mkeroles
    This app is useful for reviewing cards on the go. The one thing that is limiting me from creating cards using the app for iOS is that there is no way to indent text when making a card. Please add this feature
  • Great app, has syncing issues

    By J Kangaroo
    I love this app and use it all the time for studying. However, it doesn’t sync well between devices. If I study everything on my iPhone for example and have it synced to the app on my iPad, the iPad will still say I have to study everything even after I press the synchronize button. This needs fixing. The issue has only been from the iPhone to other devices. When I study the cards on my computer and iPad everting syncs fine.
  • Best flashcards for language learning

    By christina^_^•~_~•+_+
    I was skeptical about paying for the Anki flash card mobile app, but wow these flashcards are really amazing. I started using them to learn languages and downloaded a sample deck from the Fluent Forever website. Using that template, it has been so easy to create cards with images and sounds to supercharge my language learning. And having the flashcard app on my phone makes it easy to study anywhere. Thanks Anki team!!
  • Android Version is so much better!

    By MMBlessing
    First time I used Anki was the free Android app (AnkiDroid). Loved it, used it for months, successfully passed that round of board exams. Would have gladly paid for it. I switched to using an iPhone and iPad (AnkiMobile, a different app, > $20), and it’s driving me crazy. Unlike the Android version, you can’t easily review all of your cards. If only they had two study settings: “review all” for quickly going through all cards in the days leading up to a test, and “long term memory” for the algorithms they’ve determined work best for solidifying information. There are ways around it, but all are a pain and not easy to use as their support website acknowledges. Would gladly pay for the app to have both options at my fingertips. AnkiMobile is not worth the money.
  • Great App, needs improvements

    By connernoland
    I am currently using this app for school. It is a great concept and has helped me learn a lot of information quickly. However, I do have a few suggestions: 1) I would really enjoy the ability to add subjects into folders. For example, after I am tested on a set of subjects I would like to be able to place them in an “old tests” folder. That way it is off of my main screen and reduces clutter. 2) It would be nice to have the option to create collaborative decks. Sharing a deck with a friend is possible, but it does not automatically update across all devices when cards are added. Even when you synchronize the cards, it only updates to the one account, not all accounts the deck has been shared with. 3) It is not possible to reset a deck on the iPad app. You have to go into the computer app to reset a study schedule. 4) I have not been able to share just one deck at a time. When I share something, it shares all of my decks. It also replaces the collection of the person I share the decks with. Just one subject at a time would be nice. 5) it would be nice to have more themes. A black mode would be nice in order to minimize blue light exposure. For $25 it seems like there would be a little more customization available.
  • Poor customer service

    By sghiassi
    App lacks the the ability to use Flashcards more traditionally. I submitted a support request to customize my features and was told, “if that’s what you want there are other apps to suit your needs...” which is true, but I paid for this one and after creating hundreds of cards, instead of explaining how to only repeat the cards I’m getting wrong, Damien is basically telling me to get lost.
  • Revolutionized how I learned

    By Shawn21099
    Can’t help but give total credit to my learning in medical school to this app. Extremely helpful with its spaced repetitions and I can’t believe how well it’s timing helps me remember things LONG TERM. I would honestly pay hundreds of dollars for this considering how much it helps me and how little it actually is compared to my med school tuition.
  • 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.
  • Best app

    By Joseph s..
    This is the best app I’ve ever purchased and worth every penny. It’s made studying exponentially easier because I can review my flash cards anywhere: while sitting at my desk, riding the subway, sitting on the couch, etc. It works exactly as it is supposed to and I have never experienced a technical issue.
  • Phenomenal app

    By Leothelion12438562
    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...

    By Brando****
    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

    By 123zabdo
    Killer app. Worth every penny. Use it for language and other flash cards.
  • How to use your time wisely

    By rpbaskin
    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!
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    Iso is $ 24 for a fee, please use Safari
  • Yeah... this app is a lifechanger.

    By Sjhshsns
    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

    By BK129754
    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

    By iToldMeSo
    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.