ANKI User account both desk top and mobile

I created an account for the ANKI user forum, but I don’t see where to create a user account for the ANKI system in general, both desktop and mobile.

How do I set up my account?

PS: I had to pay $24.99 for the iPhone app, but was told it was free. Oh well.

You can create an AnkiWeb account from here:

Just to prevent confusion, AnkiMobile is the official IPhone app. There is an app called AnkiApp (with the same price apparently) that is not part of the Anki ecosystem.

Please see ANKI and ANKIAPP what is the difference other than $25.00

Please check out the intro videos here: