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.APKG File Extension

File TypeExported Anki Flashcard Deck

DeveloperDamien Elmes
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What is an APKG file?

An APKG file is a custom deck of flashcards created for use in Anki, a flashcard-based studying program. It contains HTML data used for card presentation as well as text, images, and sounds. Users can create their own Anki flashcard decks or import others' by selecting the Create Deck or Get Shared buttons found in the app.

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APKG file open in Anki

Anki is a free program that students, professionals, and enthusiasts use to study a variety of memorization-based topics. The program lets users create and import decks of flashcards that can be used to learn languages, study for exams, memorize trivia, and even match faces to names. To help users get started, Anki provides a variety of sample APKG files on its website.

APKG files store each side of a flashcard, called a "note," in a format similar to a database entry. Note entries are associated with a specific flashcard using a unique ID. Flashcards can have any number of notes linked to them.

How do I open an APKG file?

To open an APKG file in Anki:

  1. Open Anki and select the Import File button.
  2. Browse to your APKG file and select Open.
  3. Your new flashcard deck will appear in Anki, where you can select it to begin studying.
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Programs that open APKG files

Updated 8/14/2020

About APKG Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.apkg suffix is and how to open it.

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