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Anki

Content-agnostic flash card software that supports audio, images, and videos via LaTeX.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • BSD
  • iPad
Avg rating of 4.2 (18)| 19 comments

Anki Screenshots

A simple card on Mac
A card on Windows
Learning French phonology with minimal pair cards
Type the answer to check your spelling
The built-in night mode, as well as an audio button and an image
A diagram from the statistics screen
Custom backgrounds via add-on
Image Occlusion add-on (https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1374772155)
AnkiDroid (Android)
AnkiDroid (Android)
AnkiDroid (Android)
AnkiDroid (Android)
AnkiDroid (Android)
AnkiMobile (iOS)
A Very Basic Anki Tutorial
Study with Me + Anki Flashcard Method - Ali Abdaal
How I Learn Everything : Anki Tutorial
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Anki Features

  1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
  2.  Ad-freeAnki doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  3.  Import CSV DataAnki can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
  4.  Dark ModeAnki supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAnki can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.

Anki information

  • Developed byDamien Elmes
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.2 (18 ratings)
  • Alternatives172 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Belarusian
  • Czech
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malayalam
  • Oriya
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

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  •   4.11 avg rating
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GitHub repository

  •  12,596 Stars
  •  1,588 Forks
  •  116 Open Issues
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Our users have written 19 comments and reviews about Anki, and it has gotten 535 likes

Anki was added to AlternativeTo by BogAl on and this page was last updated . Anki is sometimes referred to as AnkiDroid, AnkiMobile, AnkiWeb.

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NameLessGO
  
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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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AlexJo
  
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Open source. It let's me synch with my phone. It's free. Dosen't collect data.

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Bitchomp
  
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LaTeX features do not work reliably in AnkiDroid (testing version 2.0.1)

LaTeX features require quite a bit of set up on Windows:

MiKTeX must be installed.

Test some LaTeX in Anki, for example make a card as follows:
Front: [$$]\epsilon_{klm}\epsilon_{krs}[/$$]
Back: [$$]\delta_{lr}\delta_{ms}-\delta_{ls}\delta_{mr}[/$$]

(It is worth noting that you can put [$$][/$$] in card formatting instead and combine fields into longer LaTeX equations.)

It will probably not work; this is because certain MiKTeX packages need to be installed and Anki will not show the install prompt.

I have seen multiple solutions online but this one worked for me and is probably most reliable:

Instead we will request the required packages from cmd.exe
Make a LeTeX document in LyX or similar and output a .dvi
Open a command prompt to the folder with the .dvi file and run: dvipng "name.dvi"
The required packages will now be installed in MiKTeX.

Test again in Anki, it should work immediately.
Note however that Anki is buggy software, I have had cards refuse to render while exact copies worked just fine.

Some of the LaTeX may also work when synced to AnkiDroid, in my case almost all of my formulas do not and I have so far been unable to find the cause.

(I am quite certain that .png files rendered by dvipng for Anki on Windows are NOT synced to ankiweb.net, rather the LaTeX code is synced. It is rendered separately by every platform.)

I do not recommend this software, use it only if you have to.
Unfortunately it does not have enough competition.

[Edited by Bitchomp, April 22] Mnemosyne icon Mnemosyne is much better in my opinion.

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zuopak

I don't need LaTeX, but the easiest workaround seems to be: Using screenshots of the formulas etc.

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lukaesthetic
  
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Anki is a powerful and versatile tool for learning. But the learning curve is rather steep.

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sander732
  
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love that its open source and the way you say how hard it was and the hard ones get soner back

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mkdot7
  
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App UI modernisation needed

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Guest
  
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Great for learning on every device and OS

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Anki platform details

Windows

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package

Linux

Install from official website instead of your distro's app store for latest version

Android

AnkiDroid

iPhone

Commercial: $24.99

iPad

Commercial: $24.99

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