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Free Anki Alternatives

The best free alternative to Anki is AnkiDroid, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Anki and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Anki are Memrise, Quizlet, RemNote and Mochi.

Anki alternatives are mainly Flashcard Learning Tools but may also be Language Learning Tools or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Anki.
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  1. AnkiDroid icon

    AnkiDroid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    Anki flashcards on Android. Your secret trick to achieve superhuman information retention.

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    mamu

    It's based upon the same source as Anki & is designed to sync with ankiweb. It's complimentary to Anki for desktop.

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    NameLessGO

    Anki >>> Quizlet and Brainscape

    • It is free, open source, active community, a lot of add-ons -> customization.
    • It is hard to use without a guide-> have to watch/read guide content.

    OBS: AnkiApp is not part of Anki (only AnkiWeb, AnkiMobile, AnkiDroid)

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  2. Memrise icon

    Memrise

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Have fun while learning a foreign language with Memrise. The more you enjoy learning, the more (and quicker) your skills will develop. This is why entertainment mixed with real-life, relevant content is at the very core of the Memrise language learning experience.

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    Some users think Memrise is a great alternative to Anki, some don't.

    Very difficult to create your own cards with memrise

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    Memrise used to be an efficient SRS for self-created flashcard decks, now it's mostly worthless unless you pay a monthly fee, which a popup prompts you to do every 3 minutes or so.

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    SRS, official and community created courses, gamified learning. .

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  3. Quizlet icon

    Quizlet

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Master your academic subjects with the leading revision app! Create flashcards on all manner of topics, or choose from the millions designed by other Quizlet students.

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    Quizlet vs Anki opinions
    Most users think Quizlet is a great alternative to Anki.
    NameLessGO

    pricey for space repetition (exclusive function of flashcards)

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    Web interface is oversized, cumbersome, and not as powerful. Large decks will freeze on webpages easily.

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    Quizlet does not used a spaced repetition system, which is the primary feature of Anki.

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  4. RemNote is the note-taking tool that gives you memory superpowers. It automatically generates flashcards from your notes and figures out the optimal time to practice each flashcard so you don't forget what you've learned.

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    poqdoq

    Has a very nice review system. For example, the delete button is prominently shown so you can clear out garbage cards easily.

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  5. Mochi icon

    Mochi

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android Tablet

    Mochi is a cross-platform desktop tool that lets you take notes and make flashcards using markdown, then study them using spaced repetition.

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    Mochi vs Anki opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Mochi is a great alternative to Anki.
    shahriarboni

    Cross device syncing is paid option and all your file store locally. Otherwise it is good UI and good flashcard app.

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    nicklucianocorona

    It's way better than Anki. Simpler and more intuitive interface and way more efficient in creating cards from notes. IMO, it fully replaces Anki.

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    Overall the ui is much better and you can join your cards with your notes, at the time when i'm writing this comment the application is still evolving and will be withoutly becoming better and better as the time pass

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    Has one of the best user interfaces out of the other SRS apps I've tried.

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    ldthorne96foo

    It's much easier to create new cards, the app itself is much cleaner. Just signed up for the paid version to get the cloud syncing between my home and work computers, and it's worked seamlessly so far! 10/10 recommend!

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    Simpler interface, markdown support, can create cards from notes.

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  6. Mnemosyne icon

    Mnemosyne

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    Mnemosyne (named for the Greek goddess of memory, Mnemosyne) is spaced repetition software developed from 2003 until the present. The software is similar to SuperMemo, commercial software developed by Piotr Wozniak.

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    Mnemosyne vs Anki opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Mnemosyne is a great alternative to Anki.

    Easier to use for beginners. Cram plug-in available out of the box.

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    Buster_Blue

    Very similar in look and function, to Anki. Mnemosyne isn't as customizable, but it's easier on beginners.

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    Vocabulary.com

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Vocabulary.com is the easiest, most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary. It combines an adaptive learning system (The Challenge) with the world’s fastest dictionary (The Dictionary) so that you can more quickly and more efficiently learn words.

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    SuperMemo

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone

    SuperMemo (from "Super Memory") is a learning method and software package developed by SuperMemo World in Poland from 1985 to the present.

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    Almost everyone thinks SuperMemo is a great alternative to Anki.
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    Learning with Texts

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Learning with Texts (LWT) is a free tool for Language Learning by reading & listening to texts, saving & reviewing vocab. Prerequisites are an installed LAMP/WAMP/MAMP (local web server & database) software and a modern web browser.

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    This alternative is disputed. Learning with Texts is still a legitimate alternative to Anki, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
  10. Midterm Notes icon

    Midterm Notes

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Midterm is a note-taking app for you to write notes and study in one place. It supports writing interactive notes using cloze deletion and image occlusion.

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    antoniogattulli

    The UI is much better and the notes can be sorted by confidence. The desktop version is free.

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    ilaymyloveonyou2

    I like that you can create cloze and image occlusion without plug-ins

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