Welcome! I hope this site will prove useful in helping you to find books, software, apps, web sites and other resources to help you learn Japanese. During 2013 I will focus on testing iOS apps, initially for Kana and Kanji training.
Making the post about my favourite iOS apps made me realize that my set of apps are a bit out of date. It has probably been a couple of years since I got new apps for my iPhone. This seemed … Continue reading
Selecting what free kana learning iOS apps to test.
I searched on “kana” and “learn japanese” in the App Store and then picked the apps that looked like they supported kana studying.
But there are still around fifty free iOS apps left that might help you learn hiragana and/or katakana. My first idea was to try to categorize them based on what type of study method they use but since the majority focusses on teaching you to recognise the kana characters I think think any categorisation will have to wait until I’ve tested the majority of the apps.because they provided no testable functions in the free edition. A couple of other apps was also dropped because they were entirely in Japanese and at the time when one is learning kana that is simply to hard to handle. Lastly there were some apps that were more for kanji studies so they will have to wait a while before I test them.So now it’s time to get testing…