Installing & Upgrading Anki on macOS


Recent Anki releases require a Mac running macOS 10.13.4 or later.

The last Anki release that supported macOS 10.10 to 10.13.3 was 2.1.35-alternate. If you're on an old machine, you can obtain the old version from the releases page.


  1. Download Anki from
  2. Save the file to your desktop or downloads folder.
  3. Open it, and drag Anki to your Applications folder or desktop.
  4. Double-click on Anki in the location you placed it.


To upgrade, close Anki if it is open, and then follow the steps above. Drag the Anki icon into the same location you previously stored it, and when prompted, overwrite the old version. Your card data will be preserved.

Add-on Compatibility

Some add-ons have not been updated to support the latest Anki release yet. If an add-on you depend on has not been ported to the latest release yet, you may have more luck with 2.1.44 from the releases page.


If you encounter any issues when installing or starting Anki, please see the following links on the left.