Japanese Kana by Hand

Japanese Kana by Hand


Kana by Hand teaches you how to write Japanese hiragana and katakana by hand. You draw the characters on the screen and Kana by Hand will judge if they are correct or not. Writing is the best possible way to learn, since it makes you active in the learning process.

If you already know hiragana and katakana, don't miss Kanji by Hand. It works the same way but comes with all the kanji you'll ever need. It's a perfect way to continue when you're done with Kana by Hand.

Advanced writing tutor

Kana by Hand is smart and tells you when you make mistakes. When reviewing your results, you can click on the answer to see the stroke order animated. You'll be quizzed on the basic characters and words which illustrate their use.


Full hiragana and katakana alphabets

Kana by Hand will teach you how to write hiragana and katakana. It also includes around 250 basic Japanese words that show how the different characters combine to form words.


Spaced repetition for maximum retention

Kana by Hand uses spaced repetition to make it easy for you to learn and remember. Easy stuff is repeated more seldom, and the hard things come back more often. For the best effect, try to do your reviews every day.


Sync your devices

If you have both a tablet and a phone, you can set the same account name on them to get your progress data synced automatically. It also works as a backup of your data in case anything happens to your phone. That's why you need to accept some permissions to install it, so it can access the network and sync your device.

On your device, just go to Settings -> Accounts & sync -> Kana by Hand -> Account Settings and change the account name so it's the same on all your devices.


Credits

This package uses data from KanjiVG which is copyright Ulrich Apel and used according to the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.

This package uses data from the EDICT and KANJIDIC 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.

Recent changes:
1.3.1 - Improve recognition on devices with flaky touch screens (looking at you, Samsung Galaxy SII...)

1.3.0 - Better use of larger screens on tablets etc.
- Various fixes and improvements.

1.2.0 - Add sync between devices. If you have multiple devices you can set the same account name to sync your progress between them. Furthermore, any corrections to the translations will be updated automatically. To make this possible the new permissions are required.
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About Japanese Kana by Hand
Kana by Hand teaches you how to write Japanese hiragana and katakana by hand. You draw the characters on the screen and Kana by Hand will judge if they are correct or not. Writing is the best possible way to learn, since it makes you active in the learning process.

If you already know hiragana and katakana, don't miss Kanji by Hand. It works the same way but comes with all the kanji you'll ever need. It's a perfect way to continue when you're done with Kana by Hand.

Advanced writing tutor

Kana by Hand is smart and tells you when you make mistakes. When reviewing your results, you can click on the answer to see the stroke order animated. You'll be quizzed on the basic characters and words which illustrate their use.


Full hiragana and katakana alphabets

Kana by Hand will teach you how to write hiragana and katakana. It also includes around 250 basic Japanese words that show how the different characters combine to form words.


Spaced repetition for maximum retention

Kana by Hand uses spaced repetition to make it easy for you to learn and remember. Easy stuff is repeated more seldom, and the hard things come back more often. For the best effect, try to do your reviews every day.


Sync your devices

If you have both a tablet and a phone, you can set the same account name on them to get your progress data synced automatically. It also works as a backup of your data in case anything happens to your phone. That's why you need to accept some permissions to install it, so it can access the network and sync your device.

On your device, just go to Settings -> Accounts & sync -> Kana by Hand -> Account Settings and change the account name so it's the same on all your devices.


Credits

This package uses data from KanjiVG which is copyright Ulrich Apel and used according to the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.

This package uses data from the EDICT and KANJIDIC 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.

Recent changes:
1.3.1 - Improve recognition on devices with flaky touch screens (looking at you, Samsung Galaxy SII...)

1.3.0 - Better use of larger screens on tablets etc.
- Various fixes and improvements.

1.2.0 - Add sync between devices. If you have multiple devices you can set the same account name to sync your progress between them. Furthermore, any corrections to the translations will be updated automatically. To make this possible the new permissions are required.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 20, 2015
Good, but the words are to much This app is actually one of the best for learning kana. But along with the kana it forces you to learn a ton of words, without giving you any context or mnemonic way to remember them. (So it's pretty much impossible. ) I'd rather learn the kana first and my vocabulary later. If it had an option to disable the words, it would get 5 stars from me.
A Google User
Aug 6, 2015
Almost great This helped me a lot when needing a beginner refresh! Poor recognition of certain characters is super irritating, though. えmust be fixed. It always gives me a problem!! One can form it perfectly and get it marked wrong. Then, sometimes doing a terrible job of it, it is recognized as correct!
A Google User
May 17, 2015
wtf is this useless
A Google User
May 10, 2015
Great app! It really helps to practice writing out kana from memory rather than just identifying it or copying it. I'm really glad I found it!
A Google User
May 8, 2015
its good.. u need to follow stroke order (signed by bold dot) to write correctly..