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Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: ASTOUNDINGLY POWERFUL, BUT FLAWED :: Read Our Full Review >>

Anki is not for the faint of heart, but its spaced repetition algorith makes it THE flashcard application for serious users. It's not without its flaws, and this iOS version is inferior to its desktop incarnation, but Anki's algorithm has won my loyalty.

What's New

* Added support for multiple profiles on devices running iOS6 or iOS7. You can switch profiles from the settings screen, and each profile has its own syncing account and settings like the computer version.
* Tweaks to the pinch-to-zoom code so that minor movements and finger releases do not cause the zoom to jump.
* Fix a bug that could lead to a corrupt deck list when one deck's name was the prefix of another deck.
* Filtered and custom study decks can now be up to 99999 cards.
* Fix a bug where the next/prev buttons stopped working after adding a card.
* AnkiMobile now requires iOS5.0 or later.

App Description

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 supports the full set of scheduling options that the desktop does, the options can't currently be changed from within AnkiMobile, so it's necessary to adjust them on the desktop and then sync the changes across to AnkiMobile. Likewise with card layout: customizing the appearance of your cards and turning on options like 'type in the answer' currently needs 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 up to 5 devices in a household using the same Apple ID. 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 use the above link! I have no way of replying to reviews placed on the app store, and quite often the issues posted in app store reviews can be easily resolved.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

February 05, 2014 New version 2.0.11
January 09, 2014 New version 2.0.10
November 19, 2013 New version 2.0.8
November 07, 2013 New version 2.0.7
October 18, 2013 New version 2.0.6
September 26, 2013 New version 2.0.5
May 26, 2010 Initial Release