This tutorial will teach you about the different parts of Anki and how to use them.


Anki Deck selection window

In this window, you can select the deck that you want to study.

You can see how many cards you need to study, and how many you have studied today.

The New column shows how many new cards you will study today, and the Due column shows you how many cards you need to review today.

To study a deck, click on it. Click ‘Study Now’

The Anki browser window

Access the browser window by clicking Browse.

Parts of the browser window

There are three main parts of the browser window

  1. Search bar and search results – Search for notes
  2. Card filter sidebar – Look at different groups of cards
  3. Editing Area – Edit your notes and add new information

The right-click menu

When you right click on a flashcard/note, you will see different options.


Suspending a card will temporarily disable it. You won’t see the flashcard when you study. Suspended cards are yellow.

You can also use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+J
This card appears yellow because it is suspended


This lets you move cards from one deck to another.

You can also use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+D


Deletes the note and all of its cards permanently.

Keyboard Shortcuts

You can use the keyboard shortcuts instead of right clicking. In the right click menu, you can see all of the keyboard shortcuts.

Card filter sidebar

Here you can see all your different decks.  Click on a deck to see all the notes in that deck.


Here you can see tags.  You will learn more about tags later.

Editing Area

This area lets you edit the information on your notes.

Extra Tips

There are more things to learn about Anki but this is all you need right now.  Anki may look complex, but it is actually very simple.

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