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iKana - Hiragana and Katakana

iKana - Hiragana and Katakana

Learn Japanese Characters

⭐️4.8 / 5
📼1 vid & 6 scs
📦w/o updates
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🗣❌ unsupported
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🧾$1.99 - $2.99
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All Versions of iKana


June 26, 2020

- Dark mode! - Various fixes and improvements.


August 27, 2019

- Bug fixes and improvements.


December 21, 2018

- Fixes some minor bugs and an issue that could cause a crash when viewing certain flash cards with romaji turned off.


November 28, 2018

- Score over 80% in a quiz and get the ability to share one of seven award images with friends. - Bug fixes and improvements.


November 12, 2018

- New Kana Sound Match Quiz - listen to the kana sound and tap the correct character. - We've moved the app back to a paid-upfront model for new customers. If you downloaded the free version you will still have access to the in app purchase options. - Minor bug fixes and improvements.


July 20, 2018

Some minor bug fixes and enhancements to improve your experience with the app.


July 1, 2018

- Reduces chance of not being able to watch an ad when trying to unlock kana sets for free. - Minor fixes and enhancements.


June 18, 2018

Adds the option to watch ads to unlock kana sets for free.


June 13, 2018

iKana touch is now free to try with in-app purchases to unlock the full hiragana and katakana sets. If you purchased iKana touch 2.6 or earlier don't worry – you don't need to buy again, everything will remain unlocked for you.


May 26, 2018

- Fresh new design - iPhone X support - Limit tests to selected kana rather than whole sets - Behind the scenes bug fixes and improvements

iKana In-App Purchases History


Hiragana Sets Pack

Unlocks all Hiragana sets for practice.


Katakana Sets Pack

Unlocks all katakana sets for practice


All Sets Pack for iKana

Unlocks all Hiragana and Katakana characters

Price History of iKana

Description of iKana

iKana touch is the fun and easy way to learn Japanese hiragana and katakana! The app features flash cards, a beginners dictionary and quizzes to teach you how to read and write kana and learn Japanese words. Practice with flash cards which let you easily toggle romaji on and off, see stroke order animations, shuffle them around and practice writing each character on the screen as much as you need to. Each character is voiced by a native Japanese speaker so you can learn how to pronounce them correctly. Select subsets of kana to practice or build up a practice set from any of the flash card decks. The Speed Recognition Quiz gets you to try and match romaji and kana characters against the clock! Improve your memory and try and beat your best times! This quiz will help speed up your ability to read Japanese over time. The Stoke Order Quiz gets you to trace the strokes in each character in the correct order to help teach you to write them. This quiz will help improve your kana writing abilities. The Romaji Replacement Quiz gets you to complete Japanese words by replacing the missing character from a choice of kana. This quiz will help you to read and understand Japanese words. The Kana Sound Match Quiz plays kana sounds to you which you then need to match to the correct character. This quiz will help with your ability to understand spoken Japanese and transcribe Japanese characters from speech. The app features a beginners dictionary with hundreds of useful words you can use as a quick reference. Easily search by kana, romaji or English meaning and hear words pronounced.
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iKana: FAQ

Is iKana software compatible with iPad devices?

Yes, there is an iPad version available for iKana.
Rory Prior is the developer of the app.
iKana currently supports iOS 12.0 or later.
4.8 out of 5 is the fantastic rating that iKana has received from users.
The App Category Of Ikana Is Education.
The latest version of iKana is 2.9.
iKana updated on July 17, 2024.
The specific date when the app came out was February 6, 2023.
No objectionable content, suitable for young children.
Currently, iKana supports English.
No, iKana is not featured on Apple Arcade.
Certainly! Users can make in-app purchases within iKana.
Sorry, iKana is not designed for integration with Apple Vision Pro.

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Reviews of iKana

  • Learning Japanese

    I love this app because is mostly free without a pay wall of some sort and you can use it for travel or learning hiragana or katakana, or even kanji the most hardest. Even you know Chinese but Japanese kanji and Chinese letters are a little bit of different meanings. And I’m using this on my iPhone if this app would come to the Mac or pc I would use it every day. And I can practice my Japanese language skills. And right now I know two languages almost three. The first one is English of course and the second one is Cantonese and the third one is obviously Japanese. The one I’m practicing right now.
  • Good but for annoying broken issue

    Every time the app opens it prompts me to sign into the iTunes Store despite the fact I bought it. Canceling lets you through but it’s bad programming and an unnecessary irritation which deserves note because it involves your ability to spend/lose money if abused or poorly programmed.

    Developer Response

    Sorry I'm working on a fix for this, the prompt is coming up when the app checks your purchase receipt (this is required as the app was free with in-app purchases for awhile), you'll never get charged more money by entering your password in the app.
  • Thank you

    Option to disable romaji in Dictionary ability to clear Recent Wrong Answers ❤️🙏 Please? Thank you again for the nice app!

    Developer Response

    Thanks for the suggestions I'll look into it!