Learn Japanese Kanji and Vocabulary using WaniKani's Spaced Repetition System.
This is a native iOS app.
* It's super-fast. All the mnemonics are pre-loaded on your device so there's no waiting.
* Do reviews and lessons offline. Your progress will be sync'd when you're online again.
* Graph showing your upcoming reviews.
* Graphs showing your progress on current level radicals, kanji and vocabulary.
* Options to ignore typos and add synonyms during reviews.
* Options to sort reviews by SRS level and Wanikani level.
- Fix an API key error on login.
- Better keyboard support for iPads (thanks André Arko)
- Increase the font size on iPads (thanks André Arko)
Ratings and Reviews
Incredibly fast, easy to type in responses
This app has helped me get the most out of my WaniKani experience. It is convenient, responds quickly to input, and lets you blast through your vocabulary and kanji on the go without having to futz with the clunky browser version.
In a specific way, Tsurukame also accommodates those with comically large fingers with its “allow misspellings” tool, which lets people with big thumbs to type our English responses more easily without having to spellcheck everything we type on a tiny mobile keyboard—something the mobile site would has dinged me for, and has probably set me back numerous times even when I knew the correct answers in English.
There are concerns about using this feature to cheat on your vocabulary but the app still won’t count any input not resembling the official response (not sure if it detects adjacent letters on the keyboard or something but it’s brilliant).
More convenient than WK mobile site
I didn’t think I would like this initially because the mobile site for WK is pretty nice. After trying it for a while, I can say that this app is definitely worth using! I usually use the mobile site for lessons and the app for reviews.
My only gripe: if you write the Japanese READING when the question is asking for the MEANING, you will miss the question.
Obviously that is correct, but if you’re using the mobile site you’ll just get a warning that they want the meaning from you, not a missed question. This is a small gripe though (honestly I just need to slow down and read the question), and the app overall is really great.
Makes using WK on the go so much nicer!
I first tried to get into WK about a year ago, but since I’m almost always on the go and not I front of a computer I found it difficult. This app changed everything - very quick to respond, super easy to understand, and the review scheduling really helps me to stay on top of maximizing my review cycles. The only thing I wish it would do would be to send a notification to my lock screen when new reviews or lessons are ready to go - that way I wouldn’t have to keep checking in on the app badge to see if I missed a review opportunity.
5 stars all the way (six if you add the notifications 😉)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.