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 http://www.apple.com/itunes/education/
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.
This update introduces a number of improvements to the interface.
- The old themes have been replaced with a new blue on white theme.
- On iOS 11+, the top and bottom bars are now semi-translucent.
- The night mode action now switches all screens to white on black.
- Tools are now accessed via the cog/gear icon in the study screen.
- The tools overlay allows faster access to actions, and you can long-press on actions to reorder them.
- You can optionally hide the cog/gear icon and access it via a tap/swipe instead.
- The answer button appearance has been improved.
- The quickbar/top bar appearance has been improved.
- The scratchpad now appears above the study buttons, and is semi-translucent.
- The remaining count, answer buttons and scratchpad now extend to the bottom of the screen on recent iPhones/iPads.
- The status bar is no longer hidden on iPad when top buttons hidden.
- Added actions to set card flags.
Other UI tweaks:
- Don't show progress popup for short operations.
- Tweak duration of popups like 'note buried'.
- New filtered deck screen.
- Enabled 'swipe to go back' gestures in most screens.
- Improve the initial appearance of a few screens.
- Minor adjustments to some screens.
And various fixes:
- Fix pops in start of audio when recording on latest iPads.
- Support sub-minute steps (eg 0.5) in deck options and custom study.
- cloze:furigana and furigana:cloze now process in the same order as the computer version.
- Convert smart quotes and dashes to standard ones when editing fields.
- Various scheduler fixes ported from computer version.
- Free disk space from previous shared deck imports on startup.
- Fix a crash when toggling settings on/off.
- Fix an issue with lapse intervals in the experimental scheduler.
- Fix v2 scheduler advancing a day when app moved to background.
- Refactor type answer feature to behave more like the computer version:
-- colour correct text
-- show missed characters
-- use monospace
-- separate div for arrow ('typearrow' class)
- Ignore niqqud characters in the type in the answer function.
- Remove extra whitespace from the bottom of cards.
- Show warning when action requires current card.
- Fix issues with calculation of tomorrow's due count in app icon.
- Other minor fixes.
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.
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.
No other way to memorize
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!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.