"The only way I'd be more satisfied with this app is if it could just transmit the info directly into my brain.". App Store review.
Complete Japanese study + a full dictionary.
◆ Writing Trainer
View 6500+ kanji/kana stroke order animations and be guided on how to write each one. When ready, test your skills in study mode.
Words spoken by a native speaker (as opposed to "not quite right" synthesised audio) covering the complete N1-N5 vocabulary (8000+ words).
Search 700,000 entries (including names) in English, Japanese or SKIP. Examples, radicals, audio - more complete than most standalone dictionaries. Save entries and create new decks easily.
◆ Example Sentences
Includes a comprehensive example sentence database (with furigana) broken down into words which can, themselves, be searched or saved for later study.
Copy/paste Japanese text and have it auto-translated into flashcards.
◆ RSS News Feed
Read today's headlines in Japanese, translated into furigana and English definitions ready for study.
Complete kanji and vocabulary required for the JLPT exams (N1 to N5), school grade kanji (grades 1 to 9), kana and joyo kanji.
◆ SRS Leitner Study Method + Calendar = Awesomeness
Just set a future date and let the scheduler tell you when and what to study, everyday. Zero setup.
◆ Highly Detailed
All kanji, radicals, elements, words, compounds, similar looking kanji and examples are "tapable" linking you to something new.
◆ A beautiful, free scrolling "map" interface
◆ 6500+ kanji animations + writing trainer
◆ Complete JLTP 1-5 vocabulary and kanji decks
◆ Hiragana and Katakana decks
◆ Human audio for N1-N5 vocabulary (8000+ words)
◆ Full English-Japanese dictionary with SKIP
◆ Translate any text into furigana and English
◆ RSS Japanese news feed
◆ Details for 6355 kanji: radicals, elements, SKIP, dict codes, etc.
◆ Detailed breakdown of example sentences
◆ Similar kanji display
◆ Adjustable SRS study algorithm
◆ Rolling progress chart
◆ iCloud background syncing
◆ All data is hyper-linked
◆ Filtering, sorting and searching
◆ Freely create your own decks
◆ Edit, delete and move cards between decks
◆ In-app import (no need for iTunes)
◆ Extensive options
◆ Rock solid, loved and looked after by a kanji geek since 2009
◆ Full and detailed help
◆ No ads, downloads or "review me" pop-ups.
◆ Ridiculously good support.
◆ Universal app. iOS9+. Compatible with all models.
Web + user guide: www.stickystudy.com
The SKIP system for ordering kanji was developed by Jack Halpern (www.kanji.org), and is used with his permission.
KanjiVG (animations) copyright Ulrich Apel.
I'm Justin. I moved to Japan in 2002 and I'm married to my Japanese wife (lovingly called "Spellchecker"). I've taken the JLPT tests up to N1 (yes, I was there) using this app. I speak, read and write Japanese fluently and I'm an overactive developer who can't sit still.
- Possible crash fixed during iCloud sync.
- Slightly faster (writing) animations during study for those that just can't wait.
If experience even the tiniest of bugs, let me know :)
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic kanji practice app
Have been using this App for some years now and it’s by far my favorite kanji practice App. I occasionally come across a new method and play with that for a while; but I always find myself coming back to StickyStudy.
Highly recommended, very flexible.
Lots of decks included. Oodles of vocabulary as well as kanji.
Only complaint would be to have the kanji appear in order of usefulness either for newspapers or JLPT(出る順). As it is, there are a lot of trees and such which appear early on in the deck, but only rarely on the JLPT or in real life reading.
I’ve been using this as a supplement to RTK, simply adding kanji from the dictionary to my own sticky. Great for practicing how to write kanji (over 800 in 3 months...30-45 mins a day)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.