Kana Draw (Hiragana Katakana)

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About this app

Kana Draw is a tool created to help you practice your Japanese hiragana and katakana writing and improve your character memorization skills. As all Japanese language students should know, stroke order is essential and needs to be known and implemented from the very beginning.

If you are looking for a tool to help you learn hiragana and katakana from scratch checkout my new application: "Kana Starter"
URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.lusil.kanastarter

Feature highlights include:

★ Hiragana and Katakana;
★ Practice and Test Modes;
★ Stroke directional support and step through;
★ Draw completely from memory (i.e. quizzing without template);
★ Accuracy statistics and goal-based progression;
★ Randomization based on Accuracy and Frequency;
★ Configurable Canvas.

Please send bug reports or comments to feedback@lusil.net or interact with me on twitter.


Updated on
Feb 25, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

874 reviews
Ryan Huston
June 4, 2021
Great app, it's been very helpful in helping me memorize both hiragana and katakana. The only improvement I would suggest is adding an option to have the romanji displayed with the corresponding character. It would help beginners link the correct sound with the correct character. Otherwise, a wonderful and surprisingly addictive app.
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betr half
June 19, 2023
This is one of the best I've found for being able to customize what you learn/practice (eg doesn't forcibly separate hiragana from katakana!) but the stroke check tolerance is *so* picky even at "extra forgiving" that I'm getting a lot of "wrong" that other apps don't ding. I try redrawing and even when I know I had a better overall form in my first try it as often as not accepts the second, sloppier version.
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June 20, 2023
Hi there, I appreciate the honest feedback. I'll do my best to improve the character grading algorithm.
Kaylec H
March 18, 2022
Nothing beats drawing by hand, but this is the next best thing. Kana Draw, combined with a flash card app, is a great way to learn Hiragana and Katakana. My only recommendation is that a few of the Hiragana symbols use a font more common with machines (text computers etc) vs what is taught for handwriting them (example SO in Hiragana). Maybe have traditional hand writing fonts as an available option.
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What's new

v4.1.3 (Complete Changelog: https://lusil.net/kanadraw)

★ New 'Drill Mode' available on mistake prompt
★ Updated libraries
★ Minor bug and typo fixes