Anki started as a hobby project back in 2006, and has gradually grown into a
full time job. I provide Anki and AnkiWeb for free because I know there
are struggling students out there, but I also need to put food on the table.
To raise money for development costs and AnkiWeb hosting fees, I have created
an optional extra that you can purchase in order to support Anki's
If you have an Apple device, purchasing AnkiMobile is a great way to study on
the go, and your purchase will help support Anki. More info is available on the AnkiMobile website
Nov 15 2014: We hope to offer more options to contribute in early 2015. In the
mean time, please consider contributing by helping out on the support site, or
by telling your friends about Anki.