Kanji LS Touch is an App for iPhone/iPod Touch & iPad for learning japanese kanji. It utilizes the unique touch interface to intuitively teach you how to draw the Kanji by displaying strokeorder guidelines. But that's just one of the many great features helping you learning Kanji.
- 5.000 Kanji total
- Kanji can be displayed in system font or handwriting font
- 16 Kanji Sets (marked Kanji, all Kanji, 1. - 6. Grade, Secondary School, Jōyō kanji [2010 version], JLPT Level N1 - N5)
- possiblity to import, combine or create your own custom Kanji Set within the app
- Strokeorder guidelines for all Kanjis (system font & handwriting font)
- all Kanjis have Readings (On and/or Kun) and English & German meaning
- 2.000 Kanji have also french meaning
- possibilty to import your own meanings for the Kanji
- numerous ways to select the kanji you want to train:
- All Kanji of the current set
- custom selection (kanji selected via kanji browser)
- Range of kanji (e.g. kanji 40 till kanji 60)
- 9.000 sample words
- all sample words have reading and english, french & german meaning
- 5 Testtypes:
- Meaning --> Kanji
- Kanji --> Meaning
- Kanji --> Reading (On/Kun/Both)
- Reading --> Kanji (On/Kun/Both)
- Word --> missing Kanji
- 2 Testmodes:
- Direct Input (drawing or keyboard)
- Multiple Choice
- list of all Kanji in the current kanji set
- search for a specific kanji by kanji, meaning or reading
- display details of a specific Kanji
- select specific kanji for a custom selection you want to train
- jump to a certain Kanji or Radical within the list
- Import your own custom Kanji Set (e.g. if you want to train only the kanji of lesson x of your textbook or if you want to train the Kanji in a certain order)
- Import your own meanings for the Kanji (e.g. if you learn by certain keywords that differ from the default meanings in the program or if you speak a language that is not supported by the application [russian, italian...])
- create your own Kanji sets within the app
- export your custom sets via email
- works completely offline (Kanji Data is saved in the program)
- Learning with the Leitner system (SRS)
- Sensei Mode that automatically choses the Kanji for the next test based on previous performance
- Practice mode (for learning how to draw the Kanji)
- Backup & Sync between devices via Dropbox
- User Interface fully localized in English, French and German
for more information/videos/screenshots/handbook:
If you find a bug in the software please send me an email [jan(a)asia-ls.com] with as many information as possible so I can try to reproduce and fix it:
- device & firmware
- what did you do step by step
- settings (current set, test mode, Leitner actice...)
- does it happen always/sometime/once
If you like this application check out:
KANA LS TOUCH
JAPANESE LS TOUCH
Kanji LS Touch uses the KANJIDIC and JMDICT dictionary files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence. (www.edrdg.org)
- minor Bugfixes
- iOS 10 Adjustments
This software is outstanding and sets the standard for which all other future Japanese and Kanji related software should follow. Well done to the developer!
Very good- almost great!
I use this application almost every day. It's a fairly simple program but it really does help me practice my kanji writing skills, and the stroke orders are (as far as I've seen!) always correct. It can be used on both an iPad and iPhone / iPod touch and is an excellent study resource. Worth the asking price in my opinion.
Why isn't it 'perfect'? Here are some things that I think could be / I would love to see improved:
- the UI and menu navigation can sometimes be a little awkward. For instance, if I tap on a word to get a more detailed explanation, I almost always tap the button that I would expect would take me back to the practice screen, but in actuality it's the 'main menu' button. iPhone / iPad apps usually follow a very similar navigation path, so I often find myself back at the main menu when I simply wanted to check up a kanji's meaning before going back to my practice.
- Saving my own lists of kanji is fiddly. You go into the browser, search for a kanji by typing in the word (fine until now). After this, you have to go to a separate screen (settings> kanji set) and find 'marked kanji'. From here you can name the group. I do this nearly every day as I have kanji classes and a test of different kanji every weekday morning. The problem is that, even when I save a group of 'marked' kanji under, for example 'Friday's kanji', then repeat the process on Monday for a new set, despite saving my group under a new name, 'Monday's kanji' includes the previous marked set. Making groups and folders of kanji to study could be made simpler for people like me who want to study specific sets of kanji from one day to the next.
- when using the app on an iPad, we can choose to have the writing practice area in the bottom left corner or using the majority of the screen. When you choose the latter, however, the small box displaying the kanji's reading disappears, even though there is space for it at the top. It's not a problem to switch between full-screen and bottom-left modes on-the-fly, but it'd be great of I could keep that lovely big writing area and still be able to check the kanji reading as I practice.
- although the emphasis of this app is on kanji writing, I would really, really, really love to be able to study kanji in the forms they appear in real life. It's rare that a kanji appears on it's own, so I'd like to be able to study vocabulary in its kanji form, i.e. words consisting of two or three kanji. This would make memorisation far easier as, in its current form, the app presents kanji in the order they exist on the database. test modes include writing or selecting the correct reading of kanji, which is great, but it would be great if I could study kanji as they naturally occur e.g. 嫌疑 (kengi - doubt) is a common word and paring of two kanji, but if I tell the program I want to study both kanji, the two characters will never be presented to me together, or even one after the other, making learning the vocab and recognising naturally-occurring pairs harder than it need be.
For all these improvement suggestions, I am still about fan of the application and have recommended it to several of my classmates. This app is by far the best of its kind at the moment, and I hope to see it continually supported in the future. Thanks!
Very nice!! and useful for gaijin