Developer: ThinkMac Software

Current Version: 2.1.1

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 10.6 MB - Download


iKana is the fun and easy way to learn Hiragana and Katakana, the two Japanese phonetic alphabets. It will also help teach you over 700 common Japanese words using a spaced repetition training system. iKana lets you:

- Learn Hiragana and Katakana including the contracted syllables.
- See stroke animations for each kana.
- Test your ability to recall kana against the clock.
- Learn over 700 common Japanese words.


Release Notes:

- Refreshed design with retina graphics
- Bug fixes and improvements behind the scenes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.2
Review by ALEKHINE

A Great Product - I've had the IPhone version (iKana Touch) for quite a while and have found it invaluable for my Japanese studies. The iKana Touch for IPhone allows you to actually write the strokes on the screen, and is nothing less than wonderful. This desktop version (same program) does everything the other does except, of course, practicing the strokes on the screen. However, it DOES show you the strokes in a very clear manner, pronounces them, shows you how they can be incorporated into words, and lets you create groups of letters that you've studied and test yourself (speed tests - you can set the times for ultra fast or a bit slower). I must admit that I thought I would never learn this lovely but somewhat alien script. All the more so since my memory is shot. However, constant practice (using this product) has opened up a new world for me and suddenly the letters have come to life. As for the actual language, JPhrases (IPhone) is stuffed with top notch information/tests/words/grammer and is very practical, while Human Japanese is extremely well written. Both JPhrases and HJ also fully deserve 5 stars and are perfect complements to iKana.

Found helpful by 8 out of 10 people
Version 2.0.2
Review by hikki q

very disappointing - The phrases provided to help you remember are horrible. The worst. Not even worth $1.

Found helpful by 1 out of 14 people