Four New Reviews for our FREE Hiragana & Katakana iPhone / iPad App

Normally, we get a review every other day. But today, we suddenly got four for our Hiragana and Katakana – Complete Basics of Japanese! And I love all four.

starstarstarstarstar Most Easy And Effcient App For Learning Japanese On The Appstore.
From Learning To Writ(e) Japanese (Katakana & Hiragana) To Reading Stories & Writing Them With Perfect Grammar.This Is A Perfect Combination Of What A Newbie Needs for His/Her Japanese.

starstarstarstarstar  Awesome app! Best Japanese app I’ve ever had
It’s a great app for beginners just taking the first steps as well as more experienced people. I’ve studied for more that a year and this app has clarified many things I might have otherwise never understood. The only complaint I had was that the search option was very limited so I got a japanese dictionary app to compensate because I wanted to search words I had heard but didn’t know that meaning of.the search option needs to be like a dictionary with a database that doesn’t need Internet. That would make this app the best Japanese learning app on the app store.

starstarstarstarstar  Very helpful app!!
Easy to use. Great study tool.

starstarstarstarstar  Thank you
I had the sudden spark to learn Japanese before school and this app helped, it helps you remember, gives you quizzes and examples. It’s absolutely perfect. 5 stars.

Neat! That makes my day. BTW, if you have an iPhone or iPad and you are interested in learning Japanese, this app is free and easy to use. Download it now. It is ad supported, but I guarantee the ads are unobtrusive.

Hiragana and Katakana iPhone app Review

I LOVE reading rave reviews for our products. Of course, it is like candy. It is far healthier review would be a three or four star with suggestions for improvement.

But being human, allow me to enjoy this piece of candy:


Very pleased! – This app is excellent for learning to read, write and speak Japanese starting with the different alphabets. I have been using this to supplement my learning, and it has been a wonderful tool to help me to quickly learn the alphabets. I am also using Rosetta Stone, but found it difficult to associate the written words with the pictures using that program (unless in romanji). This app has made learning the alphabets and words unbelievably easy, and helped me over the block that I was facing… Additionally, the support/(author?) of this app is extremely helpful and quick to respond. I had a technical question (which turned out to be my own user error). I shot an email over–the response was quick, friendly, and my problem was solved by the next morning! I highly recommend this app!

If you have an iPhone or iPad and would like to learn Hiragana and Katakana, try out our app. It is FREE (ad-supported). That means, it includes everything you need to know to learn hiragana and katakana.

Click to view in iTunes–it’s FREE!

Learn Japanese with Phrases and Lessons iPhone / iPad app Updated with Video

It took us a few months to figure out a problem with the video lessons not showing for those who upgraded to the latest iOS on their devices. Well, I’m pleased to say, that has been fixed–sort of. The videos play, but there is still a problem: the app will crash if you exit the video using the app navigation instead of the Youtube navigation. We are working on a workaround, but, honestly, that shouldn’t affect many users.

Plus! New a new icon look.


Here is a review from a user in Spain:

Just awesome
– I tried the lite version I upgrade it pro due of quality! Very easy way. Flashcards are awesome, the stats are very amazing o remember and do it again and again and again and again during hours and houers and hours! If you can spend two or three hours a day without nothing around you just you and the ipad, you will learn kana very very quickly! Thank you so much, you have created one of the best methods for learning japanese in years!


Check out Learn Japanese for your iPhone or iPad by clicking here.

Windows 8 Apps: Learn Japanese, Kana, and JLPT N5-4 Vocabulary

If you have a PC with Windows 8 installed, check out our brand new apps for the new operating system.

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Introducing FOUR amazing Windows 8 apps to help you learn Japanese. For a limited time, three of them are only $2.99 (the iPhone equivalents are $9.99, 4.99, and 4.99). The fourth app, Hiragana and Katakana is absolutely free (ad supported)

Learn Japanese PhrasesLimited time only sale: $2.99 – Includes over 2,500 sound files of the most useful Japanese words and phrases a beginner may need. It also includes hundreds of lessons covering grammar and kanji. An amazing, pack-filled app all for only $2.99 (limited time only!)

Hiragana and KatakanaFREE – Covers all you need to know to learn both Hiragana and Katakana, the basics of Japanese writing and reading. Includes hundreds of sound files and mnemonic memory hints. It’s FREE and the ads really aren’t that intrusive–give it a try and PLEASE rate it after using it.

Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 Vocabulary$2.99 – Learn all the vocabulary words needed to pass level N5 of the JLPT. But even if you are not interested in taking the test, these words and example sentences will be very helpful for the beginner of Japanese. 1,400+ sound files included.

Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4 Vocabulary$2.99 – The N4 level is for upper beginners and adds another 600 important words for the beginner to know. This app includes over 1,200 audio files (each word plus an example sentences to show usage in context).


As you know, reviews are extremely important. So far, we’ve received really nice feedback. Here are a few of the reviews for the apps:

Learn Japanese Phrases:

I picked up this app to brush up on my Japanese and it is very well put together. I’m impressed at the resources made available through this app.

Love this on Windows 8, purchased it for preparation of Japan trip. Very pleased with the content and interface.

A very nice beginner course in Japanese. Easy to follow lessons. I highly recommend this app!

PLUS 17 More and Counting! (please make our day and add a new review)

Hiragana and Katakana

This app is great – it’s got lessons and flashcards! I’m still working on my letters – especially Katakana

JLPT N5 Vocabulary (only one review so far and none for JLPT N4 yet–can you help us out?)

I’m new to learning Japanese, but this app is great for boosting my vocabulary!

“Absolutely Perfect!” – Learn Japanese with Phrases iPhone and iPad app

I hope to have two big announcements within the next month. We are working hard on having Japanese Phrases ported to Windows 8 and Android very soon. I’m especially excited about Windows 8 since it will also work on regular PCs. If you are interested in either of these OS options, please contact me. If we can do beta testing, I’ll send you a free copy for your advice.

I haven’t been posting reviews lately. But for the past few months, they have all be five stars!  Of course, that gives me great pleasure, but I also always love hearing suggestions for improvements.

Absolutely Perfect! – This app is spectacular! It helps me out so much when I do my Japanese homework. It’s so easy to understand as well, you would be crazy not to download this app. ^____^

Please click here to read more reviews in iTunes. If you are a beginner or upper beginner of Japanese, this app will help you increase your vocabulary.

I was also humbled to receive a phone call the other day from a guy using our Kana app (it is free and ad supported–by the way) just thanking me for the app. That was it. No, “great app, but…” He just wanted to call to thank me. Wow.

If you have an iPhone or an iPad and you are new to Japanese, try our free Kana app. I don’t think the ads are that annoying and the content is top notch.