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 with MathJax, and rendering LaTeX created with the computer version.
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 and Simplified Chinese 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 Apple's Volume Purchase Program.
For more information on AnkiMobile, including a link to the online manual, please have a look at the support page: http://ankisrs.net/docs/AnkiMobile.html
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.
- On iOS 13, you can now control the review screen with an external gamepad.
- Customize gamepad buttons in Preferences>Review.
- Fix a crash when returning to the browse screen from the legacy editor.
- Update the way the card question and answer are shown.
- Don't show card until MathJax has rendered.
- Smoothly scroll to the cursor position in the editor.
- Wrap long tags in the editor.
- Reset legacy editor setting.
- Fix a crash in the stats screen.
- Fix a memory leak in the editor.
- Fix platform styling on iPads in the preview screen.
- Fix forced night mode in the preview screen.
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- On iPads running iOS 13, you can now add hand-drawn images to your cards.
- Two-finger hold on a drawn image to edit it.
- Show total+selected count in browse screen.
- Reduced double tap threshold, and added option in preferences to configure.
- Disable screen lock when auto-advancing.
- Fix some card templates showing up blank.
- Fix deck and note type selector in legacy editor.
- Fix congrats screen showing at wrong size.
- Fix cursor in editor sometimes not appearing in visible area.
- Fix importing of shared decks when V2 scheduler enabled.
- Fix a crash in the graphs screen.
- Improve flicker/slow image display.
- Improve text selection in editor.
- Add "Reset Cards" action in browse screen.
- Use decimal points for months/years on answer buttons.
- Fix "Change Deck" not working in Browse screen.
- Fix a number of crashes.
- Ignore accidental double taps in review screen.
- Turn off smart quotes in card template editor.
- Added a Chinese translation - a big thank you to 康志鼎 for the hard work!
- Add option to override dark mode on iOS 13.
- Night mode button in study screen toggles forcing on/off on iOS 13 now.
- Add option in Preferences>General to switch back to the legacy editor.
- Fix edit view and study view not resizing when window split.
- Fix bold/italic/underline keyboard shortcuts in editor.
- Fix top bar buttons appearing as 'add' instead of 'off' on new installs.
- Fix 'set due' not working from deck list->browser->editor.
- Fix some rows in preference screen not respecting system font size.
- Fix text appearing under keyboard in various screens.
- Fix text not scaling in preview screen on iPad.
- Fix .mobile and .ipad on iPadOS.
- Don't allow moving cards in a filtered deck in the browse screen.
- Preserve formatting when pasting/dragging between fields.
- Show keyboard shortcuts when holding down command key in editor.
- Port a fix to the V2 scheduler from the computer beta.
- Fix preview screen in card template editor not refreshing automatically.
- Remove nbsp from browse search results.
Ratings and Reviews
Best flash card app
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.
Great App, Looks outdated...
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!
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.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.