Step 1. Export Anki Flashcards

Before importing Anki cards into RemNote you need to make sure they are in the right format: .apkg.

Open Anki, go to file, then select export. Choose the format .apkg from the drop-down menu. Then make sure the included scheduling information and include media boxes are both ticked. This will make sure all pictures, other media, and spaced repetition info are included in the transfer.

Select a folder to export them to and save them there. Anki will then show you how many cards were exported.

While we do not recommend using pre-made flashcards. It is possible to use decks of Anki cards prepared by other users online. These can also be imported into RemNote as long as they are saved on your computer in the .apkg format.

Step 2. Import Anki Cards

To add your Anki flashcards to RemNote you will need to Open RemNote to the Knowledge base you wish to import them into.

Then go to Settings, and Click Import in the top left. Select Anki from the drop-down options.

Click Add File, then find the .apkg file you wish to import. It will show you a preview of the different Decks you are importing, double check, then click Import Cards below.

It may take a few moments or minutes depending on how many cards you imported.

Congrats, they are ready to study!

Step 3. Study From Your Anki Cards in RemNote

Studying from the imported flashcards is no different from other cards in RemNote. Though it is possible to study all your cards mixed together or just to study the imported ones if you want.

Since RemNote preserves the hierarchical structure of the Anki notes, you can select the name of the overall category, or any subset, for example from above, Anatomy or Clinical Questions.

Step 4 (Optional) Integrate your Anki Cards Into your Knowledge Base

If you need to find these new flashcards and any others important from Anki, they are all automatically tagged with Anki Card. While it is not obligatory, it could strengthen your notes to go through them and integrate them into your knowledge base.

You could do this by moving/copying/portaling them to other Rem among your notes, tagging them with relevant categories and descriptors, or adding Rem References to concepts from your notes when they are discussed on the cards.

For more information on how to do this, please check our articles about Tagging and Rem References.

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