Educational

Katakana Pro

Improve your kana recognition with Katakana Pro!

80

It’s simple, with a clean interface. The options for listening are nice. My one issue is that it doesn’t include all katakana. There are some special characters, such as ヴ (vu), that simply aren’t there. With just the information in this app, I can’t even write my name チィム! An otherwise near perfect app. Keep up the good work!

User Rating: ( 981 ratings )

See Description

Don’t let its colorful nature fool you.. This app means business!

Katakana Pro goes all out to improve your kana recognition!

Our dedicated team of scientists and game technicians have spent decades coming up with a secret combination of multiple choice and keyboard entry modes to take your skills to the next level.

Before you know it, you’re going to be reading Japanese like a person who knows how to read Japanese.

Check out the life-changing experiences that users have reported:

“I started using Katakana Pro yesterday.. now I teach Japanese” – esteemed college professor

“Every aspect of my life has improved by leaps and bounds!” – life coach

“..I can’t put it down!” – professional juggler

“I already know Japanese, but I use this app to reassure myself!” – nihonjin

“You could tell the dev really cares. He must be a really cool person!” – some random guy

Make sure to share your success story by leaving a review!

What’s New

+ New Game screen redesigned
+ Option to shuffle selected kana groups
+ Option to turn off game instructions
+ Settings screen improved
+ Color/contrast adjustments

App Name Katakana Pro
Developer Gerson Luca
Requirements Android 4.1 and up
Package com.myapps.katakana

User reviews


Timothy Warner September 4, 2017
It’s simple, with a clean interface. The options for listening are nice. My one issue is that it doesn’t include all katakana. There are some special characters, such as ヴ (vu), that simply aren’t there. With just the information in this app, I can’t even write my name チィム! An otherwise near perfect app. Keep up the good work!


chen 紫霞 August 9, 2017
Simple app to memorize katakana. Only problem I have is that after you finish getting ten stars on every character, the characters are not randomized very well. A lot of the characters show up too many times compared to other characters. This is also the same with Hiragana Pro.


Developer Gerson Luca August 18, 2017 Hmm, that’s interesting. Once you master every character, it goes into complete random mode (choosing any character from the ones you have selected).Due to the random nature, it may seem like some are shown more than others. In Quick Mode (premium feature), you can be sure that every character is shown exactly once.


サンフェマキ August 17, 2017
Great app!! Just a little problem in the end, where the app force closes. It is probably due to my phone(low-end), but I couldn’t finish getting 10 stars for all characters.


Developer Gerson Luca August 18, 2017 Yes, some phones will have trouble running the app, but I’m glad to hear it works somewhat! ?


Ron Hombre August 18, 2017
I learned 10 kana letters in 1 hour. I often lose focus because the game tends to make you sleepy. How about a yellow background?


Developer Gerson Luca August 18, 2017 A few new themes will be coming in the next update. Light/dark for sure and will experiment with a few bright ones as well.


UnknownSeptember 8, 2017
Very disappointed at the lack of ability to type answers in hiragana. Was really hoping for that so I could practice both at once. It overrides your system keyboard with an English-only one so you can’t type them either. There’s also a bug: in the settings menu there is no back button. You have to swipe down to access the system back button. With these issues fixed this would be a five-star app.


Developer Gerson Luca October 8, 2017 Hi my friend, romaji > kana is coming in the next update, along with a few other improvements! Every screen is getting a back button as well. Stay tuned ?


Josie Parker July 5, 2017
This is fantastic – (I’ve got hiragana pro too) it’s really helped me learn, and well worth 89p for the extended features. I’m using it alongside duolingo and my recognition of kana has quickly improved.


Justin Arel June 26, 2017
Super easy to use. Learned the characters in less than an hour! Excellent app. I recomment you know hiragana before you use though


Lim Qi Fang September 25, 2017
Simple interface to learn katakana!When the star is taken away,it makes me feel the need to really remember the pronouncation so that I won’t answer it wrongly which helps me to remember katakana pretty fast!


UnknownOctober 11, 2017
I just want to say; thank you for the free and productive app. I literally learned to read katakana fluently with some practice, all thanks to this app. The hiragana app is wonderful too.Thank you so much for keeping these apps free. I will totally get the pro version whenever I get the chance.


Maxence Lafond June 6, 2017
I love these animations! Extremely great interface! I can’t love it more! My favorite app from now on


Maha Basheikh July 19, 2017
So many other apps just give you a table with the kana. This actually gamifies to TEACH you! It was exactly what I was looking for. The UI navigation could use some work though. Will update review the more I use the app.


Developer Gerson Luca July 21, 2017 Thanks Maha.. yeah the UI was something that evolved as I added new features.. it’s a bit of a Frankenstein.. but I think it still works, barely ? I am definitely making an effort to plan better in my future projects.


Akshley Asyerer June 23, 2017
pretty nice app.. I love it!


Saber Cat October 1, 2017
Very useful app! Even bought a full version of both Hiragana Pro and Katakana Pro. Now I can train Hiragana and Katakana like a real pro lol. You’re the best!!!


Developer Gerson Luca October 8, 2017 どうもありがとう my friend!


Kirito ADI September 16, 2017
Thanks Gerson Luca team for the Katakana Pro app it makes learning katakana easier then before .?????


UnknownAugust 12, 2017
A Great App to Learn Japanese! I hope all features will be Free soon. ?


Developer Gerson Luca August 18, 2017 I wish! When I become a millionaire, I’ll make it free ?


Omega Dark Mage August 27, 2017
For 99 cents you can’t go wrong with this app. The hiragana app is just as good also.


dye red July 23, 2017
The best katakana learning app i can find


Stevey Smarts August 26, 2017
Great reference for beginners!


Rolando Ortiz August 13, 2017
Helped me pass my first Japanese class


Developer Gerson Luca August 18, 2017 Sweet! Glad to help.


Nathan Bezemont June 23, 2017
Crash on start up


Developer Gerson Luca June 23, 2017 Hi Nathan, my apologies that the app crashed on your device. As with any app, there is a chance it may not work on a device due to compatibility issues. Please consider re-rating the app if you get a chance to try it on a compatible device. Regards, Gerson.


Kayleigh Richards August 25, 2017
Great way to learn, redoable!


Beatriz Kath August 27, 2017
Excellent! Very useful.


Himikari Gumi June 14, 2017
Thanks guys


KPSwistak April 20, 2017
Exactly what I needed. You can’t guess the answer when typing like in most of other apps. This app is clear, easy to navigate, great colour contrast; overall, it is just perfect! Thank you very much for this app!P.S. Instantly bought full version to support your work and will do with hiragana too once I learn my katakana to be instant with no hesitation in my head!


Ali April 18, 2017
Can’t write in it, so it just recognition testing which will never get into long term memory this way. Pretty pointless.


Developer Gerson Luca May 8, 2017 Hi Ali, the app’s purpose is to help users improve their recognition of kana characters. The app does not provide writing practice.


BlazertronGames April 5, 2017
Amazing app! Now that the voiced, combo, and voiced combo have been added to the main mode, this app is basically complete


Samuel Alarco April 2, 2017
Amazing. The best app for this I’ve tried far.


Kevin Shen May 9, 2017
Katakana? Blitz it with Katakana Pro. Excellent app. Writing software would be nice.


UnknownMay 12, 2017
Great application! Easy to learn.


DarkFlameMaster 2105 April 14, 2017
Helped me learn really fast


Elvis Doan April 12, 2017
So smooth and easy to use


J Mo April 24, 2017
Exactly what I wanted


Madison Micklas March 27, 2017
Pushed me to finally learn the characters I didn’t know. Learning is a pain in the butt, but I got results! It was super motivating to see the stars pile up, and to work toward 46/46. I thought I’d try out the app…then master 10 characters…then try to reach 20…after 25 minutes I’d finally finished learning katakana! I just can’t get lazy and fail to review, or the knowledge will fall right back out…


Taijifufu March 15, 2017
Very simple yet productive way to learn the ins and outs of katakana and its combos in your spare time. Beats the crud out of flash cards I’ll tell you that.


Anthony Santana March 9, 2017
Quickest way to learn Katakana I have seen. Learned all of the characters by memory in a few days by just completing the main quiz mode once a day. It is well worth the time I have put into this app. I spent a lot less time learning Katakana than I did learning Hiragana without the dev’s Hiragana Pro app.


Andrew Munnings March 12, 2017
You have done a splendid job on all the apps!


Zach March 7, 2017
Absolutely brilliant, probably the bestout there


Thundah Butt March 9, 2017
Pay to unlock more content


Pakcakechi Did somebody mention delicious pancakes? January 21, 2017
The letters are nice and big, easy to read. The typing I would like in hiragana pro.I also have hiragana pro and I am able to read hiragana well now. Now working on katakana. Thanks for the hard work


Developer Gerson Luca February 10, 2017 Thank you!


Tilde Mattsson January 12, 2017
Would love a notification feature to remind you to do a little bit every day or scheduled daily routine.

Tags

Related Articles

Close