Added fix to play success sound even though show meaning is turned off.
Ratings and Reviews
Note: at the end of the day if you want to learn Japanese you have to write Japanese. The only issue is that it takes too long to load flash decks, even on a retina iPad mini — and, frustratingly, it stops my music every time it makes a sound.
This app may not be great for beginners, but it's an awesome app for people who have some foundation with kanji and need writing and reading practice. I was so happy with the writing section. It makes sure you write in the correct stroke order or else you get it wrong, which was frustrating at first but now I appreciate how it's helping me learn the correct way. You can tap on the kanji you got wrong to see the correct stroke order and how the order you wrote in compares with the correct way. It also gives the kanji in sentences, so it helps with your translation and vocabulary skills as well. It's very well developed to help you learn correctly, which is important if you're studying on your own.
It was a little difficult to figure out how to get started at first, because you do need to go into the decks and select which levels you want to study (great for beginners who need the basics and great for advanced learners who don't want to start with the beginner kanji). You need to do this first before you can start.
Overall, I'm extremely pleased with my purchase!
Thanks for making this great app!
Hi, this app is just what I was looking for! It has really taken me a long time to find an app where I could practice writing and learning kanji at the same time as learning vocabulary and sentences. In this app you get to practice all of that by having a huge selection of nicely hand-written optionally translated sample sentences that have missing kanji characters based on the level of the ones you are trying to learn, with which you can either practice your writing or reading skills. There is an option for having furigana shown, and you are able to adjust the rate at which new characters are introduced, and will be able to learn kanji and vocabulary all the way from N5 to N1 at your desired speed.
The developer has been very helpful and responsive to feedback and has continued to improve the app. If you’re looking for a good way to improve your writing and reading Japanese skills, I highly recommend this app. After much time searching for and trying out different apps, it’s the best I’ve found and is worth every penny. It’s also a lot of fun to use and has an intuitive interface.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.