- Apple Watch support! Discover kanji and words through complications. The complications use a JLPT level or custom folder that you set on the watch. Tapping a complication takes you to its entry, where you can browse by swiping left/right, copy/bookmark to the main device, and hear pronunciations. Also:
• If you have the Pro Handwriting add-on (formerly called MyScript Module) and the watch is paired, you can look up kanji by handwriting.
• If you have the Flashcards add-on and a Series 4 Watch, some complications show your progress.
The Watch app requires watchOS 5.0 or later.
This version also includes fixes and updates.
Check out our upcoming app: 1000 Japanese Onomatopoeia!
Ratings and Reviews
Easily worth $20 if you're not a complete noob at kanji and can draw the radicals with the proper stroke order. If you *are* a complete noob, I recommend Skritter. I only wish it were easier to look up words formed from multiple kanji more easily. Thankfully at least you can copy+paste individual kanji into Denshi Jisho. Slow, but it works. I also wish there were a "by Radical" function like Denshi Jisho, but without having to search for the radicals visually. Then it would be 5 stars.
Well made and very accurate app
I have had this app for years now and it has served me very well. I don't use the dictionary all that much, I'm more about the handy kanji writing dictionary- perfect for on the fly readings- no knowledge of radicals needed at all, just simply write the character out in the correct way and you'll get the apposite hit before you know it! This is what makes this app worth the price in my opinion- it's a cut above. Purchase it without any fears, it will most definitely serve you well, whether you have an advanced or rudimentary knowledge of Japanese and Kanji characters alike!
With Jishop being released, this app better cut it's price by about $12, and that still might not be enough, because it has twice as many kanji (and then some), and tons of compounds, and so much more depth to the meanings / definitions than this app. This is a so-so beginner kanji app, no more than that.
There's only one Japanese app that costs as much as this one, and that's "Japanese" by Codefromtokyo, and it is in a class by itself.
There is no possible way that anyone could justify the price of this app. Unfortunately I got ripped off because the interface looked pretty cool, and I had hopes for it, which it fails to meet, spectacularly. If you want an app that does what this one does, and plenty more, try something like Shinkanji, and save yourself $14, or the above mentioned Jishop. Which by the way has a free version with 1000 kanji, and a $5 version that is waaayyy better than this.
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- sazanami software
- 369 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 17+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © sazanami software
- In-App Purchases
- Example Sentences $5.99
- Kanji Recognizer (OCR) $4.99
- Enhanced Audio $4.99
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.