iKanji touch - Japanese Kanji Study Tool
By ThinkMac Software
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iKanji touch is a powerful kanji study and training tool covering over 2,000 JLPT and school grade jouyou kanji.
- Kanji are grouped by grade and JLPT and subdivided into sets of 20 for easy practice.
- Includes new 2010 jouyou kanji.
- Reference ‘cards’ for each kanji with readings, stroke count, radical etc.
- List of example compounds for each kanji.
- Leitner System based spaced repetition Teach Me mode.
- Reading test to quiz you on kanji readings (onyomi and kunyomi).
- Meaning test to practice your ability to recognise the English meaning of a given kanji.
- Compound test to complete words by filling in the missing kanji.
- Stroke order test to practice writing kanji (not available for all kanji yet).
- Search for kanji by readings, stroke count or meaning.
- Ability to create multiple practice sets and track wrongly answered kanji.
- Extras store where you can purchase additional features to tailor iKanji touch to your needs
Please note all kanji readings (onyomi and kunyomi) are in hiragana and katakana only. Romaji is not used in this application.
*JLPT sets are based on kanji usually taught at these levels and are not based on official listings for current tests.
What's New in Version 1.8
- Updated for iOS 7
Best Kanji study app so far
I've tried probably half a dozen kanji apps, and iKanji is easily the best one. I've taken three semesters of Japanese, and I had such a hard time coming up with a system to learn Kanji and remember ones I already learned. I've been using iKanji for about a week and am convinced it will be that system.
There are two features that set iKanji apart from other apps. First, it has a great drawing practice system that actually tracks your strokes and tells you if you used the right order. Second, it integrates Leitner and makes it easy to track which Kanji to review every day to keep on top of what you've learned. The spacings are just perfect. I think the price is about right for what it does, too, though it would be great if it had some trial functionality.
That said, there are some new features I would love to see it get. I'm looking forward to seeing what future updates might bring.
I'm presently adding 20 kanji to my repertoire every 3 days. I don't think that will last once I pass into the 1000+ region, but even still, I am on track to have all the JLPT N1 kanji within a year with only a modest 20-30 minutes or so of review every day. If that doesn't convince you to get it, I'm not sure what can.
Most readings are wrong. For the price the developer could at least proof tested by a native speaker.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 09, 2013
- Version: 1.8
- Size: 7.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rory Prior
- © 2009-2012 ThinkMac Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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