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Anki 2.1 Portable


Program: Anki 2.1

License: Open Source/GPLv3

Description: Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it's a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn. Powerful, intelligent flash cards.



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Joined: 2014-01-25 09:36
It would be nice to have it.

It would be nice to have it.

Last seen: 1 year 3 months ago
Joined: 2021-03-07 20:17
I second that!

I second that! Biggrin

I have just installed PortableApps, specifically in the hope of being able to use this program wherever I go...

Many features of the desktop Anki are not available in AnkiWeb Sad

Last seen: 7 months 1 week ago
Joined: 2021-11-14 16:51
Would be amazing.

I did the same that the friend here who expected to have this amazing app but portable. Where I'm going to study is forbidden to take laptops or using devices that are not provided by them, like mobile phones (is a military academy). So I only can use the computers they have there at their library, but not installing apps. I found this thread in reddit about making anki portable and I'm pasting it here, I'm going to test it right now. Hope it works:

Hey guys,

because I couldn't find a good tutorial for using anki in , here a quick tutorial:

1. Create a folder named "Ankiportable" in your PortableApps folder. In it create a subfolder called "App".

2. Download Anki and either unpack the .exe with 7zip or just use your local installation and move it into the "App" folder (I had to use Anki 2.0, the new Anki had issues with "connecting to local port")

3. In the folder "App" create a folder called "AppInfo".

4. In the folder "AppInfo", create a file called "appinfo.ini". Paste this into that file:


Name=Anki Portable
Description=Flashcard App



5. Create in the folder "AppInfo" a subfolder called "Launcher".

6. In there create a file called "AnkiPortable.ini" and paste this into the file:

CommandLineArguments='-b /PortableApps/Anki/App/Userdata/'

7. Now use the Launcher and create the Launcher for Anki (use as directory the Ankiportable base dir).

8. Create a subfolder in your "App" folder called "Userdata". That's where Anki will store your userdata. You can copy your userdata there.

9. Have fun using Ankiportable!


Last seen: 7 months 1 week ago
Joined: 2021-11-14 16:51
I've made it.

Hello again. I finally made it! Using the previous tutorial I copied/pasted before plus these indications that you can find in the official ankiweb docs. I'm pasting it from there. Hope this helps others to using both of these amazing applications. If you substitute the word in the commands for the "AnkiPortable.exe" file to the "AnkiPortable.bat" file it works perfectly, but you have to manually edit those couple of files in order for it to work:

Running from a Flash Drive
On Windows, Anki can be installed on a USB / flash drive and run as a portable application. The following example assumes your USB drive is drive G.

Copy the \Program Files\Anki folder to the flash drive, so you have a folder like G:\Anki.

Create a text file called G:\anki.bat with the following text:

g:\anki\anki.exe -b g:\ankidata

If you would like to prevent the black command prompt window from remaining open, you can instead use:

start /b g:\anki\anki.exe -b g:\ankidata
Double-clicking on anki.bat should start Anki with the user data stored in G:\ankidata.
The full path including drive letter is required - if you try using \anki\anki.exe instead you will find syncing stops working.

Media syncing with AnkiWeb may not work if your flash drive is formatted as FAT32. Please format the drive as NTFS to ensure media syncs correctly.


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