July 24, 2008 in Educational (E)
[prMac.com] Aberystwyth, United Kingdom - ThinkMac Software announces iKanji 1.0 for Mac OS X 10.5. iKanji is a kanji learning tool for the Japanese language and helps its users learn over 2000 of the most commonly used kanji characters. This includes those in all levels of the official Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) prescribed by the Japanese government.
iKanji has an intuitive, friendly interface and takes advantage of Core Animation to provide an engaging experience. iKanji features editable flash cards with nearly 20,000 example kanji compounds, readings, English meanings, many stroke animations and customizable notes.
There are three different multiple choice tests to help test and memorize different aspects of kanji:
* A kanji meaning test quizzes the user on the English meaning of a kanji.
* A kanji readings test offers a selection of readings and asks the user to identify each correct one.
* A kanji writing test shows the user a number of variations on a stroke animation, asking them to pick the correct one.
Each test can be taken with any subset of the many kanji supplied and users may easily build up a practice set of kanji to study and test themselves on.
Pricing and Availability:
iKanji is a shareware application priced at 20 euro ($31 USD) and is available from the ThinkMac web store. iKanji is also available in a bundle with iKana, our hiragana and katakana flash card software for 25 euro ($40 USD). A downloadable demo is available on the iKanji web page. iKanji requires Mac OS X 10.5 and is a universal binary.
ThinkMac Software is a UK based independent software developer focused on bringing innovative applications to the Mac platform by harnessing the power of Cocoa and OS X. Copyright 2008 ThinkMac Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.