How to import Anki decks into Synaptiq

Learn how to import Anki Decks into Synaptiq in 60 seconds.

Video Walkthrough

Step by Step: Moving Anki Deck to Synaptiq:

  1. Download or locate the file of Anki deck you want to import to Synaptiq
  2. Head over to your Synaptic Home page and hit the "Add Deck button, then choose "Import Deck".
  3. You'll be taken to the Import page where you can simply drag and drop your file or click to upload it.
  4. Upload your file, but remember to double-check that it's in the .apkg format. There’s a maximum limit of 100MB for Anki deck imports under the free plan.

Upload Progress in Synaptiq

Once you upload your decks to Synaptic, it will process the Anki deck and convert it to a Synaptic deck. Just keep in mind that the larger the file size, the more time it'll take to upload.

Once the upload is complete, it will show a success screen. This means it is safe to return back to the home page.

Imported Decks in Synaptiq

You should now see your Anki deck converted to a Synaptic deck.

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Final Few Steps (most important)

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Import Limitations

For free Synaptiq accounts, there's a maximum limit of 100MB for Anki deck imports. This means that is difficult to transfer AnKing decks to Synaptiq because they are so large.

If you want to learn more about what the differences between Synaptic and Anki are, check out our Anki vs Synaptiq: which is better for med students? breakdown.


Is Synaptiq free?

There is a free version, but it definitely has limitations. Full access costs either $59/month or $348/year.

Can I create my own card with Synaptic just like Anki?

Yes! And Synaptiq even offer custom decks made for each med school block. 

Does Synaptiq have a mobile app?

While there is no mobile app at the moment, the Synaptiq web app is highly optimized for mobile. This means you can

Should I get an Anki Remote?

Yes! 💪

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