Awesome Open Source
Awesome Open Source


Build Status Health Coverage Pypi_


Use vim to rapidly write textfiles immediately importable into anki(1).


  • Python >= 2.7 or Python >= 3.4


Simply run:

pip install AnkiVim

You can verify that this step succeeded and see available options by running:

anki-vim -h

Generating Anki Cards

  1. Call:
anki-vim DECKNAME
  1. vim starts with a preformatted card. Start typing the front part of the anki card below "QUESTION", then fill out the back below "ANSWER". (NOTE: It is important to leave the QUESTION and ANSWER headers intact throughout)
  2. save the file and exit the editor. (vim: ":wq") => the card contents are saved to: $HOME/.ankivim/decks/DECKNAME/raw_cards.txt. (alternatively, you can specify a custom location for your decks using the --deckpath option of script/
  3. editor starts right back up to generate a new card for the same deck => Iterate 2.-4. until all cards are generated.
  4. to stop the card creation process, simply close your editor ( for vim: ":q" or ":q!", for additional information see this book)

Importing into Anki

Procedure to import anki cards generated by this tool into anki:

  1. Open Anki
  2. Generate the deck to import into or click on an existing deck
  3. Click import and navigate to "/path/to/anki-vim/decks/DECKNAME/raw_cards.txt"
  4. check "allow html in fields"
  5. Done


  • Latex commands of any kind
  • html tags of any kind (images can be included this way as well)
  • uses snippets : allows for quick insertion of latex and cloze, for example cc<TAB> will add {{c1::cloze}}. For more information, click here.
Alternatives To Ankivim
Select To Compare

Alternative Project Comparisons
Related Awesome Lists
Top Programming Languages

Get A Weekly Email With Trending Projects For These Topics
No Spam. Unsubscribe easily at any time.
Python (864,795
Editor (31,830
Vim (18,740
Card (18,705
Latex (10,256
Code Coverage (9,323
Health (6,919
Deck (3,594
Anki (1,334
Anki Flashcards (77
Anki Cards (30