Simple, but effective. With a stylus, this app becomes a dream to use. The interface is virtually ad-free (in offline mode there are no ads), the background is dark (so no worries of eye strain), and it's really addictive. Good for teaching new kanji and correcting the stroke order on ones you were already familiar with. WHAT'S MORE, it has sample sentences to help boost your understanding of each new word.
While the application provides a good way to practice Kanji writing, there is no learning effect, that other applications provide. For example Akebi an JA Sensei. The limiting factor here is the recognition algorithm. Has quite some little bugs, for example the input freezes from time to time. Kanji information is incomplete. 1 star because it's impossible to move the study data to a new device.
Useful but I would like more features The app is really helping my retention of stroke order. But my 先生 has looked at the app and seen some incorrectness in words with certain kanji, sentence use and kanji stroke lengths and such. Not many but its not good to have any. And when i make a mistake at times it will just skip the corection animation and then go to the next kanji and skip that too. It would be cool to have a testing mode where it gave the Japanese or English meaning and had us write the Kanji from memory instead of with an outline.
From 5 stars to 1 There are no updates from January, and there are too many things to fix up. Most of kanji have no information about them. No reads, no meaning, no examples... I bought the full version to support you because I think you were doing well, but now the app is just an incomplete app. Please add the missing information about kanji. Thanks.
My suggestions are: please add the ability to show meaning AND reading on the canvas, it makes no sense to have to have only one or the other. Also it's easy to accidentally touch the edge of the screen and fail a drawing. You should add an option to ignore touches that are obviously nowhere near the character outline. Also the outline for 慣 is wrong and you get " mistake" for drawing it correctly. Stoke order for 穫 is wrong. There is a wrong reading for 岸, should be きし not たけ
I really love how easy it is to learn the stroke order. The only thing I wish it had is the meaning while you're writing. It would help a lot for recognizing the kanji AND what it means.
v4.2.1 (Complete Changelog: http://www.lusil.net/kanjidraw)
★ 4.2.1 - Search/Filter feature added to custom study set listing (User Requests)
★ 4.2.0 - Marshmellow Crash Fix - (Sorry this took so long)