Anki on ios - how to import a .csv file into the app?

Hi everyone! I have a bit of a problem, I bought the app on ios, after having read everywhere how easy it is to create decks using google sheets. But I can’t make it work, I have read that I have to save spreadsheets as .csv files and then import them to the app - but how do I do it without a computer (I mean importing to the app, not creating .csv)? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I’m not an ankimobile user and may be wrong, but I think you need Anki desktop in order to import CSV files.

Once you’ve done that, you can easily sync both devices with your ankiweb account.

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Omg, really?? I don’t have an easy access to a computer, so for me that’s a very serious limitation which is not mentioned anywhere in the description of this app in Apple Store. Giving that the price of it is rather high, I find it a bit disappointing… :frowning: Anyway, thanks for the info!

The app store description does say that AnkiMobile is intended to be used in conjunction with the computer version, and that not all features are available. Over time more features will be added, and CSV support is likely not far off.

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Sure, but we’re not talking about fancy formatting, it’s about creating decks from a spreadsheet or text file - that is a basic and essential feature, if that one is missing from the app, this should be mentioned. Otherwise people like me (without access to the computer app) pay a lot for it and can’t really use it. It’s as if I paid for Microsoft Word app after reading about how unbelievably powerful piece of software it is, but then learned that I can’t actually use it to create a document, because “not all features are available” and I have to do it on a computer first.

Don’t get me wrong, I will use this app, as I found some useful shared decks that I can import using only my phone, but if I knew it’s not possible to create my own decks from a spreadsheet (as opposed to what I read on the website), I would not buy it. Luckily there is an alternative app in the Apple Store that allows me to do that, so I will also use this one.

While I appreciate it’s an important feature to you, CSV importing is not something many users have requested so far, and I suspect the majority of users will never use it. In any case, as I mentioned above, support is not far off, and there will likely be a beta available in a few days if you would like to try it.

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