Way too expensive
This App cost is outrageous. I don't understand the argument people use to justify this price: "the app was done by a single person who dedicated loads of his time to it". Well guess what, the competing apps were built by entire dev teams! They have to split the profits amongst themselves.
Great app, been using it to learn Mandarin for 9 months. Takes some getting used to, its built for the programmer types.
Bug: one bug I found is that the “day starts” at setting resets to 6am every day no matter what I set it to. Furthermore even at 7am, the app has still not populated the days flashcards even though it is past 6am. Therefore every morning I must change the setting to 3am to see the cards for the day.
UI is far from worth the money
By Sinterklaas 627184
The user interface of this app is awful. The editor makes it impossible to copy paste definitions from the web cleanly, and the "classic editor" is a joke (two lines high, no scrolling). The buttons are unintuitive and ugly. "Back" does not mean "previous". Adding cards can only sensibly done using the desktop app.
The app "works", but it seems like a freshman year's first project. Bought this because I liked AnkiDroid, but it's not worth the money. For $3, sure. But this? Far too expensive. The author doesn't seem to take the customer seriously.
The spaced repetition works, that's about it.
Expensive but invaluable to your learning.
I have been studying Japanese for 6 years and Anki has been my best friend.
I never bought this app before because it is a little expensive, however the value that I have gotten from this is way above the price here. The mobile app works well and is convenient and you get to provide a little bit of support to the developers of this fantastic software.
By Jack Mack102847
Simply the best memorisation software out there. Simple to use for beginners but so flexible once you delve in. I use it to manage my piano practice routine - in the past I've used it to memorise the whole of 'Horatius at the Bridge' and several other poems.
I've been using Anki for years now and attribute it to getting me into my dream university (Oxford). I'm still using it to study Chinese grammar and some characters, although I find Skritter better on the whole for characters as you can practice writing them. I normally create flashcards on the desktop app as it is usually too time consuming to do so on the iPad, just as you wouldn't write an essay on an iPad. The iPad however is great for reviewing the cards as the interface is entirely distraction free and can be done anywhere. The price of the app is high and is by far the most expensive app I've bought ever, but over the years it's definitely been worth it and has now worked out to less than £7 a year since I've had the app which makes it cheap compared to subscription services. Plus, the app supports the dev cost of desktop version so I see it as a way of giving something back. The app could be improved with better charts and statistics and a more "modern" interface but on the whole thoroughly recommend although the (free) desktop app alone is probably enough if you're not a heavy iPad user like myself.
Not as good as other versions
Disappointed to find the iPhone version is not as good as the Andr0id or computer version despite those being free and this costing nearly £20. No auto sync, no auto audio play, not as well designed. Happy to pay as developers have put in a lot of effort into Anki but am viewing that payment for the other versions rather than this imperfect one.
A Revolutionary Flashcard App
For anyone thinking of trying out a spaced repetition approach to learning, as someone who uses Anki to learn languages as well as study at Medical school I can totally recommend Anki as a learning aid.
In terms of usability, this app has gone from strength to strength in the 2 and a half years I have been using it.
It is updated regularly, and the developer generally addresses any faults/issues fairly quickly. Whilst I admit that depending on your needs/wants it may not be worth it to pay to use the iPhone/iPad version when the more powerful computer version is free, as someone who uses Anki almost exclusively on their iPad I must say I have not been hindered one bit by the mobile version.
As mentioned before the mobile version is extremely robust and I would not be surprised if it could soon rival the capabilities of the computer version.
Constantly updated and fantastic for study
Such a great tool. Constantly updated, bugs always fixed.
So glad I found this for my Japanese study.
I've been using Anki for over 7 years.
Please add tvOS support
I'm studying Thai, and I'm making flash cards of each of my classes on Anki (the desktop version). This app is worth the money to be able to study them on the go, in bed, on the toilet, wherever. It works exactly as the desktop version does and syncs seamlessly.
I have nothing to complain about with this app; it's worth the very high price. A great addition would be to add support for Apple TV.
The app would work very well with the Siri remote, and being able to sit on my couch and study on my TV screen would be amazing. Please consider it!
Best, most flexible learning app there is!
Full-featured (very full-featured), supports many custom options if you need them but the defaults work fantastically, especially if loading prebuilt decks from their uploaded tool/website.
Best flash card learning experience on iPhone.
I would have given up on my French without Anki
By SJ Brunel
This is probably the most expensive iOS app I have purchased, but it has been worth every penny to me!
I have been using it for about 18 months (almost daily) to learn French, and I think without it I would probably had quit doing so by now. It does take me a fair bit of time to make my cards on the Mac (over 10.5k so far), but I know once something is in Anki I'll never forget it so it is worth it the effort.
Try it on a Mac/PC first for free, and you'll soon find out if the price of the iOS app is worth it.
App not as good as the program
The basic Anki program you run in your PC works pretty well but the app is clunky and inflexible. There is no reset function short of deleting your upload and the app setup isn't designed for reviewing the whole deck: you have to do that on the PC. And for some reason the app flips my decks after a few cards so I get the answer before the question. Waste of a day really.
Not worth the money
The use of flashcards has become an indispensable part of my language learning. Anki is one of the better flashcard apps, but I was shocked to find out I cannot create flashcards directly from my phone. Having paid as much as £20 for an app that doesn't do the job unless you use your computer made me quite disappointed. Hope you will fix this soon.
Brilliant Learning Tool
Having used this for a few weeks now I can highly recommend it. I've noticed a big improvement in my Norwegian learning since using this apps flashcards. Makes my commute pass quickly and I'm learning on the move. Perfect!
Anki helped me memorise the vast amount of information I needed for medical school finals.
Considering the price I paid not good enough
A lot of improvements could be made concerning the creation of cards. Things like making words bold and cloze deletion.
This app works very well and I only wish I'd started using Anki sooner rather than wasting my time with Memrise. It really is a powerful tool and it's proving essential in my language learning.
Great app but a few tweaks could make it brilliant
By Dan Dare 101
Hello! I’m really enjoying using this app for medical school, but there are one or two extra features which would be really useful:
1. Being able to sort the order of cards in the browser / retain entry order (by numbering them for example), both on the desktop and ankimobile iPhone versions. This would help me to review lectures in a logical order whilst also allowing a random order for learning.
2. The iPhone app does not have quite the same slick feel as the anki droid version, despite the cost, and I do not seem to be able to change the font. Is this possible?
I have no coding experience and have only been using anki for a few weeks so perhaps I have missed ways to do these two things.
Please help. Thank you very much :)
Otherwise a great app!
What an app!!
Whoever made this app is a genius