ThinkMac Announces iKana 1.0 for Mac OS X

February 13, 2007 in Software (E)

[] iKana is a Japanese learning aide which helps to teach you the two Japanese phonetic alphabets Hiragana and Katakana. iKana can also be extended to teach other alphabets and Kanji.

iKana has three main learning components - flash cards, speed recognition and a Romanization test.

Flash cards are the starting point for beginners new to kana. Use the flash card viewer to help you memorize the different kana. The flash card viewer can be controlled with an Apple Remote.

The speed recognition test helps to reinforce your memory and improve your reading speed with an 'against the clock' multiple-choice test. The speed recognition test can also be controlled with an Apple Remote.

The word Romanization test helps you practice reading whole words by translating them from kana into Romaji. This test helps you learn some Japanese vocabulary as well as improving your translation and reading skills.

iKana can be customized and expanded as your knowledge grows. You can create and share your own flash card sets and expand the built-in dictionary.

iKana is a shareware product and has a free demo available for download. The demo version limits you to viewing the first 15 characters in each kana set. The full version can be purchased from our website for $18 USD.

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.


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