Learning Japanese language?
"Kana" will teach how to memorize, read and write the two Japanese alphabets: Hiragana & Katakana, and it even tracks your progress! 
The most popular Kana app on the AppStore

- Customizable Kana tables
- Practice drawing
- Quiz, with multiple choice, keyboard and drawing inputs (with handwriting recognition)
- Advanced progress statistics
- Lists
- NO ad, NO in-app purchase

Bonus: configure the quizzes to your preferences and desired scope, consult your training history, progress or individual kana statistics and rankings.

Give it a try, and let me know what additional feature you want to see. I am continuously improving the app.

What’s New

Version 2.3

Home screen slightly reworked and added a shortcut to Sensei App.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
654 Ratings

654 Ratings

Ablepraxis ,

Best yet kana practice found, look no further, this does the job splendidly

Wow, I’ve seen/used many apps offering kana practice but this one actually allows custom selections for targeting type of characters or personal choice to focus on. Very cool yet surprisingly lacking on many kana apps.
Furthermore several options to practice (ez multiple choice, a type romaji answer and even option to trace strokes free form) Very nice flexibility that isn’t typical. Ofcouse audio samples available too. It includes both katakana & hiragana with all variations. Plus you can’t beat the price.
Bravo on fantastic app, elegant in simplicity yet not lacking in features. Thanks much for your efforts. I appreciate & endorse your well crafted software.

Olive_The_Olive ,

Offers a lot of control, could still improve

I tried this out mostly out of curiosity and to see if I might be able to recommend a better app to my girlfriend to practice kana. I like the study options and that you can manually correct your answers if the handwriting recognition does not grade it correctly. However, I also noticed that the handwriting recognition is only working at all for hiragana right now. I automatically passed plenty of hiragana questions, but always had to grade my katakana answers manually, even when I could see that I was right on top of the stroke guide. I also think the sound clips on the individual kana pages sound a little robotic, but they are at least understandable.

黄乐蓉 ,

Wonderful App

I’ve been learning Mandarin Chinese for awhile, and I wanted to pick up Japanese as well. Already knowing Chinese characters, I figured that learning hiragana and katakana wouldn’t be too difficult. I was proven wrong.

I couldn’t find any resources that really suited my learning style, I just wanted to practice writing the characters and put them into use by creating sentences. When I found this app, I was extremely glad and happy with the results.

This app is user-friendly, I believe, if you’re serious about learning the characters and their stroke order. I love that you can quiz yourself and set up practice for yourself. Absolutely impressed!


86.5 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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