A primer for setting up and using Anki and a handful of highly effective add-ons.


What is Anki? Simply put, Anki is a study aid. It allows users to generate a variety of flashcards that are then reviewed in a programmatic way. Anki has a large community where you can find hundreds of pre-made study decks, themes, add-ons and much more. The platform is free and open-source, has mobile (iOS and Android) and desktop (Windows, macOS and Linux) support.

The general uses revolve around medicine and the learning of a new language. A personal application to the latter can be found here.


In case of returning users looking for some quick links:

Note: OS represents “Official Site” links

Anki downloads and resources


There are no custom add-ons uploaded at the moment.

Browse the official add-on repository here

CSS styles

There are no custom css styles uploaded at the moment.

Solarized-based styles are under development..

Study decks

Custom decks are under development..

Browse the official shared deck repository here

Useful Anki add-ons

  1. AnkiConnect for Anki 2.1.x (by FooSoft Productions) Provides Anki with a local RESTful interface. Useful to integrate with BASH or Python scripting.
  2. Night Mode for the Anki desktop applications An implementation of night-mode for desktop installations. Tablet and mobile installations have this feature built-in.
  3. Image Occlusion Enhanced for Anki 2.1.x (by Glutanimate) Allows for the creation of cards with hidden regions (eg. labels). Useful for diagrams and/or tables.