Japanese Kanji by Hand

Japanese Kanji by Hand


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

If you want to try it out before buying, you can try Kana by Hand. It's a free version that only includes hiragana and katakana, but otherwise works the same way.

Advanced writing tutor

Kanji 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 kanji character set

Kanji by Hand will teach you how to all Japanese kanji you'll ever need. More than 2500 characters are included, but don't worry, it starts with the easy ones and let's you progress at your own pace. It also includes more than 10 000 common Japanese words that show how the different characters combine to form words.


Spaced repetition for maximum retention

Kanji 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 small improvements.

1.2.0 - First public release.
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About Japanese Kanji by Hand
Kanji by Hand teaches you how to write Japanese kanji by hand. You draw the characters on the screen and Kanji by Hand will judge if they are correct or not. Writing is the best way to learn, since it makes you active in the learning process.

If you want to try it out before buying, you can try Kana by Hand. It's a free version that only includes hiragana and katakana, but otherwise works the same way.

Advanced writing tutor

Kanji 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 kanji character set

Kanji by Hand will teach you how to all Japanese kanji you'll ever need. More than 2500 characters are included, but don't worry, it starts with the easy ones and let's you progress at your own pace. It also includes more than 10 000 common Japanese words that show how the different characters combine to form words.


Spaced repetition for maximum retention

Kanji 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 small improvements.

1.2.0 - First public release.

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A Google User
Jul 5, 2014
The best app for learning kanji Great app. Been using it for a year now. I love the recap modules you need to pass before you can move onto a new kanji. And how it covers so many of the most frequently used words from Japanese. Still my favourite of the LearnJapanese apps out there.
A Google User
Mar 7, 2014
A great way to learn kanji
A Google User
Aug 30, 2013
A nice idea but... the application is very fussy about certain characters and there appears to be no way to force the app to ignore what it thinks is a mistake. It would be good to see the recognition improved and the option to accept an answer as being correct. Shows promise and I will update this review if updates address this.
A Google User
Aug 17, 2013
Love it. Great app. I'm still at the beginning of the modules, but it really does pick up where Kana by hand left off, then builds on it. There are much more words used, and I love that the meaning of kanji are always available, as well as spelling in hiragana.
A Google User
Mar 19, 2013
Awesome This is a really good app for learning kanji. Teaches conjugations and not just stand-alone kanji.