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 vocabulary training 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.
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later