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[iOS] Kaku: Japanese Notebook $1.49 (Was $7.99) @ Apple App Store

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Great app for practicing Japanese with live translations and grammar examples, especially if you have an iPad and keyboard. From the App Store description:

Do you wish you had an app to double-check your Japanese sentences before you post them on social media? Have you been using an old notepad to work through your Genki textbook exercises? It's time to throw it out because Kaku is a note writing app for beginner to intermediate Japanese learners.

It combines a number of different tools all into one app:

  • An offline translator that translates as you type to give you live feedback on your sentence structure

  • Dictionary look-up on highlighted words so you can check you have used the correct word on the fly

  • Common word lists across many categories that come in handy when you keep getting words like aunt and grandmother mixed up

  • Grammar examples from the popular Tae Kim's Grammar Guide that provide a template for your sentences

  • Saved sheets that sync between your iPhone and iPad so you always have them with you

  • Reader Mode that improves readability on larger devices

  • Clipboard auto-translate so you can copy any text snippet on the web and quickly see what it means

In addition, users can upgrade to Kaku Premium which gives access to exclusive translation services:

  • Text-to-speech audio translation which highlights the text being spoken so you can shadow read and improve your pronounciation

  • Advanced Translator which uses a cloud translation service for more accurate translations

Please follow @kaku_app to stay up-to-date and provide feedback for future versions.

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Comments

  • Lol what. I paid for the app and now I have to pay for premium too? Most features are requiring premium, $16 a year.

    • Only these two features require premium:

      In addition, users can upgrade to Kaku Premium which gives access to exclusive translation services:

      Text-to-speech audio translation which highlights the text being spoken so you can shadow read and improve your pronounciation
      
      Advanced Translator which uses a cloud translation service for more accurate translations