Import Cards to Anki

Example Cards

First, open these two example cards to import to Anki. This adds add “Ankify Basic” and “Ankify Cloze” card formats. You only have to do this once.

Import Cards

When you click “Convert” in Ankify, an “_html” folder will be generated in your note folder:

basic import

Inside will be two files, a “basic” html file that contains all of the basic cards and a “cloze” html file that contains all of the cloze cards:

basic import

Now you can go into Anki to import the files. Here are the settings to import a “basic” file:

basic import
  • Type: select “Ankify Basic”
  • Deck: select the deck you want to import to
  • Fields separated by: use the delimiter you previously used in Ankify, default ~
  • Option: select “update lines”
  • Allow HTML in fields: checked
  • You should see the fields mapped to ID, Front, Back, and Tags.

Here are the settings to import a “cloze” file:

cloze import
  • Type: select “Ankify Cloze”
  • Deck: select the deck you want to import to
  • Fields separated by: use the delimiter you previously used in Ankify, default ~
  • Option: select “update lines”
  • Allow HTML in fields: checked
  • You should see the fields mapped to ID, Text, Extra Texts.

This may seem like a lot of steps to import the cards. But it becomes much quicker once you are familiar with the process. And when the number of cards go up to the thousands, this can really save a lot of time.

It would be nice if all of the notes could just be converted and added automatically with one click, but that requires opening up and interacting with the Anki database, which is pretty hard for me to do at my current programming level.