Anki is crashing my Big Sur MacBook Pro Every Day


I’m currently running Mac OS Big Sur 11.2.3 with the following specs:

My Anki desktop version is 2.1.43.

Randomly in the middle of reviewing cards, Anki will make my entire desktop become unresponsive, and eventually make a bizarre pattern on my screen with different colors. I’ve tried changing the graphics from OpenGL to “Software,” and downgraded to 2.1.40 with no success. I’ve also removed all add ons and am still having the same issue.

Anyone have any thoughts?

No app should be able to crash your machine - this sounds like it may be an issue with your macOS install or hardware, perhaps triggered by an issue with the toolkit Anki is built on. If the software mode didn’t help, I’m afraid I can’t think of anything else you could try.