JEDict is Japanese kanji and word searching application.
It uses the dictionaries from Monash University FTP Archive.

The following features are supported:

• Kanji and word search by Japanese reading or English translation
• Handwritten kanji recognition of all 6355 kanji
• Kanji search by graphemes
• Japanese optical character recognition
• Word by word translation
• Japanese kanji stroke order with kanji vector graphics

What’s New

Version 2.0

• New user interface
• Japanese optical character recognition
• Word by word translation

Ratings and Reviews

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1 Rating

Jadevegablack ,


This dictionary is a god send. I’ve used it since I first got the IPod Touch 4gen and I’ve never had a problem; even now on my IPhone 6. As long as you can draw the kanji or get in the ball park, stroke order doesn’t matter, you’ll find the kanji you’re looking for. Additionally, the meaning, JLPT level, different readings, and the list of words the kanji is used in make completing assignments a breeze. Also, there are vocab lists separated by JLPT level.

TL;DR: Lovely app, highly recommended. Get it.

Wakslakadodo ,

Very nice dictionary for free

The most important function a kanji dictionary needs is an easy method to search up words that you can't read.
Being able to get the kunyomi or onyomi of a unknown kanji is the hardest part. The best dictionary's will have drawing recognition which this has (and is a rare function). It's much easier than using radicals to search. Once you know the way to read it you can pair this with any other dictionary as well.

@_@cool! ,

Love it!

Seriously the best Japanese English I've found so far. I use this thing all the time, with Denshi Jisho and jointly I can manage to translate pretty much everything. So, highly recommended! The writing kanji bit detects quite well!

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The developer, Sergey Kurkin, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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