The app version of Real Kana, the popular website for learning hiragana and katakana — quickly.
• keyboard, slideshow, and swipe modes
• repetition of problem characters
• native pronunciation
• basic scoring
• nine typefaces
• eighteen backgrounds
• horizontal and vertical text
… and a simple, distraction-free interface.
Made in Kyoto, London, and San Francisco.
Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
I love this app for learning kana! I'm still having trouble with katakana so I use the app as a refresher. I love that it includes different typefaces so you can get used to reading and recognizing kana even with the nuanced differences of typeface (like handwriting, there's a few typefaces that mimic that). I also really love that it includes audio of the kana; putting a sound to the kana helps them stick in my head more.
Use It All The Time
Although I admit this app is a bit confusing at first, after you learn to use it you will never need another kana study aid. I am getting back into the swing of things after not studying Japanese for years and I was able to relearn Hiragana in a couple days with this app and I am picking up Katakana very quickly.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.