- Handy Japanese is a English-Japanese, Japanese-English dictionary with searchable kanji listing. The database contains more than 150,000 entries and 10,000 kanji. Supports searching by: English words Romaji Kana Kanji Includes built-in input method for quick kana entry and can display Japanese characters even on phones without Japanese fonts installed using built-in fonts. Capable of displaying readings in native Japanese script or Roman letters. This application does not require internet access.
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- 2011-02-02 02:01
- 2012-05-02 11:09
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I just used the trial - looking for a kanji dictionary . Unfortunately the trial does not allow search by radical or stroke count, so can't really see if this is the app for me . For romanji/hiragana/katakana input there are better apps available.
Updates frequently! Recent updates have drastically improved performance. I waited to buy it until it became a little more usable, and it's gotten a lot better.
Slow and never got it to search, useless, also they should let you look up 2 radicals in trial to see if you like it
Loading time is atrocious. Not a fan of the keyboards either. This app needs some serious work done to it to be functional and useful.
Good idea, but needs performance improvements
I really want to buy this app - on the go I'm always wanting to look up Japanese words, or if I'm studying on my own, having a quick lookup on my phone is key. I would gladly pay the $5 to buy this app. However, there's some critical issues that the developers need to address first. Loading and searching are PAINFULLY SLOW. I tested this several times to make sure it wasn't a fluke - loading the app takes around 23 seconds, and searching (try 'apple') takes 33 SECONDS. A minute to load the app and search for a term is maddeningly slow and frustrating. The other critical issue is that the back button behavior isn't set up properly. Let's say you wait 30 seconds for search results and click one to see more info. You hit the back button, and YOU EXIT THE APP. Now you get to wait another minute to re-search - so frustrating. I'm really hoping the dev team who built this app reads this review and fixes these two issues - I'll quickly and immediately purchase right after and update my review. :)
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