AnkiMobile Flashcards

AnkiMobile Flashcards

By Ankitects Pty Ltd

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2010-05-27
  • Current Version: 2.0.38
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 24.00 MB
  • Developer: Ankitects Pty Ltd
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 153 Ratings


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. 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.



  • Don’t think of this as app; treat it as a textbook.

    By EmptyAz
    Because this app will literally get you your A grades in exams. So worth it. I’m doing my exams in 3 months and I will update this to tell you what I got because I ONLY use this app to study 80% of the time. The other 20% is exam practice.
  • Saving my career for years

    By Petr Beh.
    Every time I need to learn something new which is extensive, prepare for certification exam (in IT field in my case), I resort to Anki. Gets the stuff into my head fast and pain-free. Thank you!
  • Expensive but no regrets

    By RoninDave
    This has revolutionised my Japanese learning and definitely couldn’t have passed the jlpt without it. I know it’s expensive but it saved the hassle of syncing cards manually which would have been a pain because I made the decks on my laptop and review them on my phone.
  • Essential purchase

    By Ascib
    I use this every day, an invaluable tool. Not cheap but well supported and worth every penny.
  • Way too expensive

    By Jpihyyf
    This App cost is outrageous. I don't understand the argument people use to justify this price: "the app was done by a single person who dedicated loads of his time to it". Well guess what, the competing apps were built by entire dev teams! They have to split the profits amongst themselves.
  • Great app

    By Alexiohnfarris
    Great app, been using it to learn Mandarin for 9 months. Takes some getting used to, its built for the programmer types. Bug: one bug I found is that the “day starts” at setting resets to 6am every day no matter what I set it to. Furthermore even at 7am, the app has still not populated the days flashcards even though it is past 6am. Therefore every morning I must change the setting to 3am to see the cards for the day.
  • UI is far from worth the money

    By Sinterklaas 627184
    The user interface of this app is awful. The editor makes it impossible to copy paste definitions from the web cleanly, and the "classic editor" is a joke (two lines high, no scrolling). The buttons are unintuitive and ugly. "Back" does not mean "previous". Adding cards can only sensibly done using the desktop app. The app "works", but it seems like a freshman year's first project. Bought this because I liked AnkiDroid, but it's not worth the money. For $3, sure. But this? Far too expensive. The author doesn't seem to take the customer seriously. The spaced repetition works, that's about it.
  • Expensive but invaluable to your learning.

    By ジャマル・モイア
    I have been studying Japanese for 6 years and Anki has been my best friend. I never bought this app before because it is a little expensive, however the value that I have gotten from this is way above the price here. The mobile app works well and is convenient and you get to provide a little bit of support to the developers of this fantastic software.
  • The best

    By Jack Mack102847
    Simply the best memorisation software out there. Simple to use for beginners but so flexible once you delve in. I use it to manage my piano practice routine - in the past I've used it to memorise the whole of 'Horatius at the Bridge' and several other poems.
  • Fantastic App

    By DigitalSands
    I've been using Anki for years now and attribute it to getting me into my dream university (Oxford). I'm still using it to study Chinese grammar and some characters, although I find Skritter better on the whole for characters as you can practice writing them. I normally create flashcards on the desktop app as it is usually too time consuming to do so on the iPad, just as you wouldn't write an essay on an iPad. The iPad however is great for reviewing the cards as the interface is entirely distraction free and can be done anywhere. The price of the app is high and is by far the most expensive app I've bought ever, but over the years it's definitely been worth it and has now worked out to less than £7 a year since I've had the app which makes it cheap compared to subscription services. Plus, the app supports the dev cost of desktop version so I see it as a way of giving something back. The app could be improved with better charts and statistics and a more "modern" interface but on the whole thoroughly recommend although the (free) desktop app alone is probably enough if you're not a heavy iPad user like myself.