This is the best app I have ever used in my life. Have tried other OCR apps to use on manga and they are complicated to use/don’t work well. I love how I can just click on any word and with a tap of a button able to the add the image so I can see where that vocabulary word is coming from/get context. It’s also easy to transfer decks from iPhone to iPad if you are unable to sync. Press share and then email it to yourself as if you click on export it’s in a format only Anki can read. You can even reorder vocabulary so if you accidentally deleted a word just re add it back it and click on the i button by the deck name. I’ve never happy I got the lifetime while it was 50% off. Worth every penny.
When I look up meanings of kanji or phrases, I get absorbed by the great variety of context sentences. They are varied interesting and I get to completely understand the nuances of whatever Word or phrase I was looking up. I had thought of buying Kenkyusha’s new Japanese English Dictionary, but don’t need it after all!
I am using this to read manga for learning Japanese. I do a screen capture and load it into the app, which recognizes text. I can then look up words. On the whole, it works quite well, and is the best I have found. It ends up getting about 80% of the text recognized by OCR, particularly good for kanji. The dictionary is good as well. Things that are not working as well as I would like: * It tends to translate word by word (or short phrase), which makes it miss some phrases * The missing 20% of the text that it can’t recognize for OCR, sometimes inexplicably, which exacerbates the problem above of not correctly translating a phrase. * The number of clicks required to read page after page is high. It would be nice if this use case was streamlined. I generally pair it with DeepL for whole sentence translation. That is pretty amazing, but doesn’t do OCR. It would be great to be able to make it easier to e.g. copy all the text found, or do some deeper integration.
Don’t stop this app is awesome !! It took me forever to find an app with all these features. I’m busy so making y own clashcards is hard.. Quizlet has great learning tools but is time consuming for Vocab. The flash card system is pretty good may need some tweaking as time goes on to ensure older cards get adaquit review but compared to giants like Quizlet who have masted it this app does well. Anyone complaining about the ,only is just cheep this person obviously puts a lot of work and deserves to be compensated.
I love this app. I’ve been using it for a while to store my heard words and use them to make sentences for anki decks. What I wished was available as a feature is searching words by frequency. For example, having a section for common words, a section for uncommon, a section for rare etc Also, it would be nice to be able to browse the JLPT words at once by category without having to learn through the integrated in app SRS. For example all N4 words would be in a list to see what you’ll be studying.
I really like this new handed writing functions it makes search very convenient and efficient
This app is an excellent supplemental resource in my quest to learn Japanese. Highly recommended!
I’ve been waiting a very long time for this app to have handwriting included. There are so many times when I’m in a situation and I love using this app, but using the radical look up just takes too much time, and I have to use another app. Now I can read magazines and play video games without having to separate my flashcards from my look up app!
I’m still in the basics but this dictionary is very helpful. I’m learning more vocabulary and kanji every day as well as grammar. Soon I will find Japanese friends on a app so I can help them with English and they can help me with Japanese. There must always be a balance in any relationship where the other person has something just as valuable to offer that way there is always harmony. I’m not a English professor and my English grammar isn’t the strongest but my goal is to help someone become fluent in English while I become fluent in Japanese.
Love the links to other words in example sentences, “elements” that make up kanji, and the new search-as-you-type functionality. Subscriptions and a lofty lifetime purchase are a bit of a miss, for me, but I suppose that’s where everyone is headed. For the type of functionality a dictionary provides, it’s a tough sell, but to each their own. Would love to see an “identify the kanji by drawing” feature like Shirabe offers, and explanations/links for the various verb conjugation forms.