It's OK, but not even close to the best This used to be the best Japanese-English dictionary available for Android, but it's rarely updated (last update 2 YEARS AGO!). So while it has a nice layout, it hasn't kept up as competing apps quickly & continuously improve. AEDICT3, for example, offers everything this app has, plus multiple dictionaries, a flexible attractive GUI, multiple input options, a myriad of import/export methods, add-on functions, and consistent updates from a responsive developer. This app seems ultra-generic by comparison!
The best Japanese dictionary on Android! Finally - a worthy Japanese dictionary, and a solid contender to similar apps available only on the iPhone. This app should definitely get more exposure! I could think of only two things that should be added: 1. Transitive and intransitive verbs should be linked to one another. For example, the intransitive verb 乗る should be linked to its transitive mate - 乗せる. 2. Kana table should have animations, to show how each kana should be written.
My favourite dictionary This is easily my favourite Japanese English dictionary. The reason I have not rated it 5 stars is because I cannot input kana or kanji using the Swype keyboard (I'm not sure if it can be done on other keyboards), and the handwriting feature isn't that good. It took me ten tries to input 太 using the correct stroke order.
Absolutely Brilliant and Simple! This application is very useful for me with utilising the Kanji characters accurately, but I find the audio a bit annoying to deal with. Naturally, I listen to the sound a few times, then use some Roumaji translator to decypher what it sounds like. If I would recommend one improvement to this software, I would recommend adding a Roumaji and Hiragana text translation option and a "syllable-to-syllable" audio function. Also, this application needs some "common phrase" translations. Otherwise, it is fantastic!
I've been a student of the Japanese language and culture for several years, lived in Japan for over 5 years. This is by far the best working dictionary available and I have used or looked at many dozens. The examples used lead to new vocabulary, new ways of use and gives pronunciation tips. The ONLY thing I'd like to see changed is the "History" program. When that file reaches a limit, it erases without warning. I'd like to be able to move that history to the SD card storage, or I could do a better job myself in protecting the Vocabulary I want to retain. THIS IS A GREAT LANGUAGE APP, AND GETS MY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
One of the best J-E dictionary apps around but... Great dictionary app, no question about that. However, the handwritten character recognition is beyond crap. It's a complete crap shoot if it recognizes the character properly or not. This is inexcusable at this point. My Chinese dictionary app, Hanping Pro, recognizes handwritten characters correctly pretty much 100% of the time. Just copy whatever software they use!