Ringotan 4+

Learn Japanese Kanji

Daniel Pflughoeft

    • 4.9 • 156 Ratings
    • Free



Learn Kanji by actually writing it!

Ringotan is the first app built from the ground up to teach you how to WRITE Japanese Kanji, not just read them. By combining advanced input detection with industry-standard SRS (spaced repetition) algorithms, Ringotan ensures you learn as fully and quickly as possible.


Ringotan is free for a limited time. We update frequently, so be sure to check back for new features!

What’s New

Version 0.24.2

• Added Textbooks "Quartet", "Tobira (Beginner)", and "Yookoso"
• Added option to change test area location
• Added option to limit new kanji learned per day
• Added option to put new kanji before reviews
• Updated dictionary databases - some words may have changed!
• Added Patreon link
• BUGFIX: Some kanji pronunciations are played twice
• BUGFIX: Some definitions have extra spaces
• BUGFIX: Custom Review lags when using "Grades" lesson
• BUGFIX: "Minna No Nihongo" missing some kanji
• BUGFIX: Some screens not usable on perfectly square phones (there are dozens of us)
• BUGFIX: Some settings not resetting correctly when using "Reset all data"

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

SnickerFancyPants ,

Highly recommend

This app has many features that make it worthwhile. Various settings allow a user to customize to their needs. One of the options is choosing the book one is studying from. I am using a JLPT book and this app allows me extra practice. The JLPT option in the app is also well fleshed out, going beyond JLPT kanji so that there is over 3000 kanji to study. The other thing I love about this app is the accuracy in tacking my writing. Whether I use my Apple pencil or a finger, the app accurately tracks what I’m writing. The most important thing is that I also want to use the app. The interface is clean and its simplicity encourages me to open it up and study.

spamguy ,

Better than Duolingo

Duolingo has much to learn from this app. Currently it lets you try using a symbol five or six times and when it thinks you’re good, you never see it again. This app makes sure you never forget (granted you try).

PaplooTheLearned ,

Great engine, would love some power-user features.

My chosen app for practicing my kanji. It has a lot of amazing features and is by far the best that I’ve used. This is because it gets right to the point and teaches you the shapes and stroke orders in an effective way, and can do so with lists that align with your learning resources.

The biggest thing missing is customizable on the SRS timings. I’d love to have down grain control like the review timing list in Anki, but having some ways to control the review periods and the speed of introduction of new kanji would be useful for my middle-aged brain.

Also, I’d love to have a way to introduce my own kanji into the lessons. I have some vocab words and kanji that are relevant to me, but don’t appear in the pre-built lists. Being able to overlay my own kanji into or between preset lessons would be the dream, but I’d even take custom list management, especially if I could import the list from a simple file I can generate/manage on my own.

Still, despite my feature requests, I still rate this over the many paid apps I’ve tried.

App Privacy

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

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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