A really great start, leaves you wanting a little This is a great app for entering Japanese characters (as handwriting). Unfortunately, once you've pulled up the character you're after, the stuff you have to go through to make use of that character leaves you wishing the developer would take the next step and turn it into an input method. It does precisely what its advertised to do, and for that it deserves a good rating, but you can't help but immediately want the next step once you've installed it.
GOOD Kanji recognition for free I've tried several free character recognition programs, and this is the only free program besides Google Translate that manages the task regardless of stroke order (I'm sure I'm not the only one who learned Japanese with no regards whatsoever to stroke order..). Even better, the app is simple, and integrates well into other programs (other programs being aedict3, for me). The character recognition isn't perfect, but it has taken years for recognition this good to become available freely on Android, so 5 stars for pushing the boundaries of free software on Android.
Well done This application makes kanji search easy. I fallow simple stroke orders I have learned from other kanji i have practiced. I figure the rules for all kanji are basically equal. some kanji are on page one and others are a couple of pages further (directly related to how well i can draw the kanji correctly). This application does two things for my Japanese education. Makes kanji searches faster and fortifies my kanji writing skills. Thank you for this application leafdigital. :)
Needs Work This app allows you to "write" Kanji then copy a text version. With the addition of a Japanese Keyboard, which may be downloadable from your phone's language settings, this is essentially unnecessary. Also, it is rather difficult to even write a symbol. The strokes are very linear, making curved strokes hard to make. This should instead be a learning app, using similar functioning to teach people to write Kanji.
Great! Loads fast, no ads! The recognizer can be a bit hit and miss if you're standing on the train or something but works pretty well. Wish I could go back and reenter another word without adding it or closing the app.
Just so simple and effective Recognizes kanji, let's you copy it, and that's it. There is nothing useless in this app and I love it for it. I use this with an offline dictionary. Unfortunately Kanji Draw can be useless for beginners, because stroke order is the key in kanji recognition
Improved main screen layout.
Added option for notification icon for easy access within any other app. You can choose to start at boot if you want it to be available at all times.
Made copy button also close the activity.
New privacy option controls whether drawing statistics are reported back to developer. (I need statistics to evaluate any possible improvements to the recognition algorithms.)
Fixed all reported FC bugs.