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iKana touch - Hiragana and Katakana study tool

By ThinkMac Software

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


If you are studying Japanese then you will need to learn the two phonetic scripts called hiragana and katakana. iKana touch will make learning these much easier and more fun than traditional methods.

Even if you are just planning on learning a little Japanese before visiting Japan, being able to read kana will help you decipher many signs, menus and more.

iKana touch contains flash cards with stroke animations, example words and spoken sound clips. You can practice writing kana directly on the screen while watching a stroke order animation. Flash cards can be shuffled and you toggle whether rōmaji is shown or not.

iKana touch features a kana speed test, stroke order test and rōmaji replacement test. You can quickly build a practice set of characters to test yourself on, or review kana you incorrectly identified in a previous test.

We've included a beginner's dictionary with over 700 essential words you can easily browse and search.

What's New in Version 2.5.3

- Fixes a bug with the writing practice feature on iPads running iOS 9


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Customer Reviews

Great Learning App

With this app alone I was able to learn to read and write both Hiragana and Katakana in less than two months.

Would like to be able to hide the romaji while doing the stroke order test, and have the option in the speed test to select always show kana and pick romaji, or vice versa, in addition to current mixed mode.

Great apps!

Since almost no one here in Japan uses romanji, iKana helped me learn the kana quickly and allowed me to develop enough skill to jump to Kanji (which almost everyone uses here).
Buy the bundle if you are serious about learning because, they compliment each other well.


I would give this a 5 star and recommend the app to friends, but I can't. The reason is because you can't test the cards in rōmaji. I like to practice writing, so I don't want the answer already given to me. Card should be able to be study both ways

iKana touch - Hiragana and Katakana study tool
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 2.5.3
  • Size: 23.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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