iKanji 2.1

This app helps you learn how to type Japanese words.

iKanji is a study tool for Mac that helps you learn how to type Japanese words (kanji is a system of Japanese writing using Chinese characters). The program provides you with numerous writing lessons, an efficient vocabulary browser, dozens of flash cards, and many others.

You can browse the vocabulary entries and check the correct spelling for various adjectives, verbs, numbers, and many others. The application provides you with an integrated search tool that helps you find items within the vocabulary and their correspondent explanation.

I like the fact that the program also allows you to write your own notes and add new items to the collection of Japanese words. What's more, you have access to plenty of examples for each Chinese symbol.

Another good thing about this app is that it also lets you practice what you've learned so far by using flash cards. You can choose on which vocabulary level to train (1st grade, high-school, etc.).

To sum things up, iKanji is a helpful program for Mac users who wish to improve and practice their Japanese writing skills. The application is very simple to handle, provides you with a capable search tool, and comes with a fair price.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • Intuitive interface
  • Provides you with an efficient search tool
  • Offers you plenty of flash cards to test your skills
  • Lets you take notes


  • Couldn't find any disadvantages
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