Purchased by accident 1/5
I purchased this app by accident. How to I get my money back!
5 stars; but there is always room for improvement. 5/5
The app is fantastic if you use anki to study. My application is mainly for USMLE Step 1, but any subject where you can utilize a notecard methodology will become exponentially more efficient and easier in the long-run.
If you’re looking for material on Anki itself there are a ton of resources online (Reddit being a huge source for many).
The desktop application is still essential to a successful study experience unfortunately. But, as for the iOS application itself, here are the areas where it can improve:
1) Incorporating more of the highly used / loved add-on’s such as:
a) Right hand reviews
b) Heat Map - Glutamate
c) Popup Dictionary - Glutamate
d) Amboss Add-on (Amboss can link to their own app?)
e) TTS capability
f) Table Editor
g) Postpone Reviews
h) Load Balancer
i) Hierarchal Tags
2) The browser is a great tool and has been improving with each major update. It still needs a bit more work to become really useful for users on-the-go.
3) Application Icon can use a refreshed design.
4) Overall user experience can use a refresh with a cleaner look.
This application still deserves 5 stars, despite the “issues” I listed above. The application still preforms wonderfully, and if you’re aware of the app’s shortcomings; you can adjust your study methodology to successfully utilize the app to it’s fullest potential. These changes would help users move to a more “mobile” focused anki experience, rather than a desktop focused one.
How I got through med school 5/5
Could not have done it without you, Anki, and uworld.
This app needs to listen to their design team 2/5
... or hire one if one is not in place. Understanding how to use this app takes time and by today’s standards we all expect good design. It’s extremely clear that they either a) have a design team and cannot prioritize/implement design or b) they don’t have a design team and desperately need to hire one.
If you don’t have time to invest in learning this app, it’s a waste of money.
Awesome help for studying for my MCAT 5/5
By Yoda 3321
Pricey but useful 4/5
By DC. Rebs
Definitely a pricey app and a little confusing at first, but worthwhile if the team is constantly working on it to make sure everything runs smoothly. Great on the go option to the computer version and worth the cash if helps you retain information for school and finals. $25 isn’t anything if it’s helping you saving hundreds or thousands of dollars in repeating university classes or helps you get further in life. Good stuff 👍🏻
may i use timer in anki app? 5/5
i’ve been used this timer addon in desktop
but, in app that i purchased by 30$
i’m not used.
could add this functions?
Very Useful 5/5
I have been using Anki for years on Windows, Android and iOS. I bought the iOS version twice, once on my work account, and on my personal account. I believe the developer deserves the support. Anki is very powerful, and the interface takes a bit of effort to learn, but it is worth the effort. If you haven’t memorized what you need to know, it’s your own fault. With tools like this available, there is no excuse, except maybe time available.
Overly complicated and unintuitive. 2/5
I really wanted to like this app, and the ideas behind it are great but it is sorely lacking in user experience design. I bought it in order to use latex markup in flash cards but after hours of trying to get this feature to work in the desktop version, and syncing to mobile, I gave up and just made paper cards. After all, I have class work to do instead of trying to master how Anki works.
Before buying this mobile version, give the desktop version a serious trial and make sure you can work with the very strange workflow that it requires of you. This app needs flash cards of its own to understand how it is supposed to work, it is extremely unintuitive.
By far the most expensive app I have ever bought and I’m not very satisfied with it.
Thanks for the Backup feature! 5/5
I accidentally lost all my progress in a synchronization error (I hit download instead of upload). Fortunately, the app keeps copious backups of progress and restoring one is trivial (Settings > Backups). Huuuuge thanks to the developers that built that feature.
The app has otherwise been great. Has all kinds of features that I haven’t tried to use, too.
Limitations are frustrating 3/5
Although I’m still using it, the limitations are frustrating considering the price.
Can’t edit card templates, so you have to flip your cards on the desktop.
Interface is workable but could be made better with just a little effort.
The scheduler is not optimal:
It seems to schedule learning/relearning cards (red) after reviews.
If I change the interval modifier it doesn’t change the number of cards for review. I believe it changes the interval for subsequent reviews.
The same cards tend to appear grouped together over time, which serves as an undesired hint.
Why can't recite from the beginning in order 1/5
Why can't recite from the beginning in order
Have to pay on iPadOS and iOS 2/5
By Xtreme critique
I want to use Anki on my phone, tablet, and laptop but you have to pay for Anki on your phone AND on the tablet. I do not like having to pay $25 on two devices.
I want my money back... 1/5
So I had this app on my regular computer, it was working ok, I found it hard to navigate in general. Downloaded the app bc I need to get something done to my computer, it’s so freaking expensive for an app, and I have encountered sooooo many problems with it. First, it takes a million years to sync, and then the syncing doesn’t even work right! You have to have the computer program in order to organize the decks and cards.. and then my previous cards lost all of there media!! All of it! I was like ok, fine I’ll just redownload the whole freaking deck and reorganize it ...and guess what? I finished what I was doing and it synced... I look on both the app and my computer and all of my cards disappeared...
I am beyond frustrated. It was over 14,000 flash cards... I’m in Medical school, I don’t have time to keep downloading and reorganizing and waiting for it sync....
I know other people like this app, and good for them, but to me, it is not worth the hassle. Even people that like it, say it is hard to navigate as well.
Thanks for Game Controller Support! 5/5
By Anders Family
Adding game controller support with iOS 13 made another giant dent in what I’m able to accomplish on my iPad instead of relying on my Mac; it’s great to see the developer chopping away at feature disparity between the iPad and Mac.
Still want to see some improvement in the Browse screen, but I’m along for the ride!
Great but Pen support could be more 5/5
WIth increase in use of apple pencil in ipads, the pencould be made more functinal. One thing I would love would be the ability to draw on the cards at the time of review. That would be a game changer.
Best $25 I’ve ever spent 5/5
I used to try to use flash cards and notes but often never got around to studying them. I resisted using technology for studying for a long time. I felt like God told me to give Anki a second try. I now study twice as much and I am 4x more efficient. This is probably the best money I’ve ever spent. I make most of the cards on my laptop and I would recommend using YouTube tutorials before getting started. There’s a bit of a learning curve but it’s well worth the investment!
There’s a glitch when i look up a word by using the plugged-in iOS dictionary. Then it stops working, and i have to close the app and reopen it again.
Great ANKI, but inferior on iOS, iPad 1/5
Windows version is better than iOS version as a making tool.
Ankidroid is much better than iOS ANKI as a playing tool.
Look at the free TTS, third party apps including PLECO, mobile-friendly design on Ankidroid.
Finally, I bought a Windows device and probably I am gonna buy an Android or Chrome OS tablet because of these.
iOS version seems like only for collecting money by taking adventage of Apple system with no apk file, less hack but more functions on free are in other OS versions.
And it does not happen only on Anki. This is like a trend of studying apps.
I feel iPad is getting less valuable in this point as a studying tool.
Paid functions here are free ones there.
Existing functions there does not exist here.
Waste of money 1/5
Thought this app would be beneficial and help me study but all it has cost me is almost $30 and a lot of wasted time. I feel like it is a decent app for super quick one worded answers and short questions, but nothing more. I would have been better off not wasting my money and using Quizlet
Best med school flash cards app 5/5
Do your anki everyday and you will bomb those shelf exams. There is all kinds of random info that I can collect with Anki and keep memorizing. It helps so much for extra points on exams. Thanks Anki. Please keep improving the app so the world gets better with smarter doctors.
Audio buttons could use improvement 4/5
Been using Anki desktop and AnkiWeb on mobile, so I’m already sold on what Anki offers.
However, the giant audio buttons are a bit of any eyesore and can mess with card formatting. I’m turning them off for now, despite it being useful for cards with multiple audio clips.
Please add options to at least change the size of the button. Maybe have it scale with font size in the CSS/HTML. It would also be nice if it was a play icon without the ring, or if the color could be changed.
Edit: I’d like to thank the developer for the helpful response. Though, it’d be nice if that information was documented somewhere.
Keeps crashing on IPad Pro 2018 1/5
I can’t use Anki at all; I am using the developer update and it keeps crashing immediately
Interface changes a minus personally, but some people like material design and whitespace 5/5
Not a fan of the new interface changes, but in the end this is a problem with Apple refusing to let users install whatever version of software they want on their own hardware.
5/5 On Anki being awesome
4/5 on the new interface - it looks weird on the ipad mini
0/5 on Apple removing options for users to manage app versions they run
Worth every penny. I’ve spent 100s of hours on Anki over the past decade. A key part of my language learning routine.
Recent update mess up the app 1/5
I loved the app but right now since the recent update it’s been crashing since. I have iPhone 7s and whenever I try to search for a specific card, it would just crash and erase all the changes I made to that said card.
Great companion to the desktop app 5/5
By Cameron 🌃
Spaced repetition is the best technique bar none to memorize stuff, and Anki makes it easy. Definitely worth the $25 — wish I could donate more.
Not worth the purchase 1/5
If you don’t want to make your own decks and are using Zanki, it’s somewhat difficult to navigate and filter what you want to review from your phone
bug 反馈 3/5
Best flash card app with the best customer service 5/5
I reported a problem regarding crashes when using split screen with GoodNotes. Anki support staff responded to my problem in less than 30 minute, and the problem has been resolved!
Great customer service 5/5
When I report a bug, I get response immediately and it is fixed quickly
This update is very buggy 1/5
When editing cards, it’s quite often that when touching BACK field and ADD REVERSE filed the cursor goes missing and renders editing the fields unusable.
Mostly great; needs load balancer 4/5
Anki for iOS is a great pairing with the non-mobile app. Most users will create cards on their non-mobile device and instead primarily use the mobile app for review. Sync works really well and it's amazing that it's free. The one thing mobile anki lacks and really needs is load balancing support, similar to the essential plugin of the same name. Without it, cards tend to bunch up on the same day, and reviews get less effective.
A versatile and effective application 5/5
Anki is one of the best flash card applications available. I recommend it to all of my students. It allows great flexibility with creation of your own decks, and also has a large quantity of shared decks through AnkiWeb. The timing of each card’s reappearance is based on solid science. You end up working on the concepts that are hardest to remember and not wasting time on concepts that are already mastered. You get a good outcome in the minimum time necessary.
LOVE IT 5/5
IT IS TOTALY WORTH IT
Changed my life 5/5
I love reading and can understand almost any concept I come across but had always fallen behind when it came to memorization. This app has changed my life. I can’t thank you enough!
Deepest thanks to 康志鼎!!!!!! 5/5
Thanks also to the developer!
Best app for Spaced Repetition 5/5
It’s a great app for creating generic flash cards for memorizing just about anything. I’ve used it for English vocab, foreign language learning, and geography. Much more flexible than any of the competitors and there’s an online repository of shared decks.
Works best if you create your decks on a desktop version (cross platform and free).
iOS 13 update flawed still one week after update 2/5
When you tap and hold on a deck to rename the deck it doesn’t work, nothing happens, the dialog box doesn’t open allowing the user to change the name of the deck. I have to go into the app on my phone, change the name there, sync my phone, and sync my iPad to see the change, what an absolute pain.
Since the update, when using the key board to change text styles (cmd + B, I, or U) for bold, italics, or underline Anki is unresponsive (if I open another app like Word this functionality works just fine)
It’s been a week, like, can we address this.
I wrote the above review maybe five minutes ago. Just opened Anki on my iPad to create cards and now the split screen functionality isn’t working properly. When you type text, the text line continues as if it were not split screen and Anki were the only app open (the text doesn’t return and stay within the confines of the split screen, it disappears behind the adjacent app)
Doesn’t work and poor customer service 1/5
I use anki on my computer every day, so I decided to download it on my phone (paid $27). After syncing with my online account, none of my decks are showing up on the app. I emailed customer service days ago asking for help with the issue or a refund, and they never responded. Don’t waste your money.
a lot of bugs 1/5
By cortez zhang
It’s quite annoying to use it under iPadOS. Like NO response on the taps actions, wired dark model that hide everything, keep showing the wrong layouts and so on...
Powerful, but needs some optimization 5/5
I do really love Anki. It helped me to remember important concepts by challenging myself with powerful algorithm. However, after I updated my iPad to iPadOS, I do have some problem with the Anki text scaling (on adding and reviewing cards) during multitasking mode. The problem is quite infuriating because it does slow down my progress on making flashcards while reviewing the textbooks and my notes.
iPhone fails to be synced with data from recent six month 5/5
Thanks to Damien
My computer and the online database can sync perfectly, while my iPhone lost data from January til now ( confused to find only one card from 09.21.2019 synced to my phone, whereas the others are all from 2018 and before)
I tried reinstall the app on iPhone . Not working
A must have program for anyone needing to reach the next level 5/5
Thanks to Anki I am officially a veterinarian that holds a board specialty. I’ve never retained so much information for an incredibly important test. Trust the process. Put in the time to making the most of this program and understanding it widespread functions. When you’re done, it will be life-altering. I’m a believer in Anki and will gladly boast of its utility to anyone. Thanks anki for changing my life and prepping me for what has been the hardest exam of my life. It was worth every penny and minute of preparation.
Best in Class, Needs some bug-fixes 4/5
By Ryo Jackson
This app is undoubtedly one of the best study tools on the market. That being said, there are some annoyances that, when fixed, could make this app realize perfection. The new browse function that has replaced the find function is also quite amazing! This change gives the mobile version a more desktop feel, without the clutter.
1. Multitasking is a mess: When multitasking, the app will often crash, or when it doesn’t the text boxes are no long completely in view, same for the preview section. Restarting the app fixes this, but this is not a reliable solution since it happens 100% of the time.
2. New Browse tab: The column space allocation is much too skewed. Either give the users the ability to change how much space each column takes up, or make it 50/50.
3. Keyboard shortcuts: It seems as though some of these have been removed. Bold, italics, and underline are all non-functional with external keyboards anymore. Copy/Cut/Paste still work though.
Thank You 5/5
By Fantastic YeH!!!
The new search function is amazing 5/5
I have used Anki for medical school and it has been life changing. I love the mobile apps and it helps me "optimize" my time in all aspects to get my studying done. I have always had praise for the app, but always wanted more ability to move my cards around and search cards, like the computer app. This update with the browser has fulfilled all of my hopes for the app and it is basically perfect in my eyes now. Thank you for this amazing learning tool!
Not optimized as free Android version 3/5
By anh danny
This app is not good at free version on Android. Lack of replay audio button when I show the answer. You should have shortcut wipe gesture instead of just button. Moreover, it should scale the picture fit with the screen rather than zoom in too big. They will interrupt the learning process