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.

User reviews of Japanese Kana by Hand
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 3, 2014
This sucks It won't tell u how to do it
A Google User
Nov 16, 2014
Poor recognition Worked better on my Note 2... but on the Note 4 doesn't work as well. Because of the unknown and unconfigurable recognition system you can easily get stuck with no idea why and no way to progress. I have ended up focussing more on satisfying the program than actually learning Japanese. The developer seems to be no longer developing this or at least their pages seems to have stagnated and the Email I sent has had no reply. So I reduce my score even further.
A Google User
Nov 4, 2014
Good!
A Google User
Sep 12, 2014
Many people have mentioned the difficulty with recognition, but my biggest frustration is different. I want to practice tracing the stroke order with my stylus or finger to get a feel for writing it, but every time you touch the image the animation restarts, making that almost impossible. Please give us some option for veiwing a static image too. Otherwise this is an almost perfect app.
A Google User
Jul 13, 2014
How to train katakana only?