Postby videovillain » June 29th, 2013 11:16 am
I highly suggest Japanese ($10-20) and Kanji Box ($5-10).
I have about 20 other apps but I always end up coming back to these.
Japanese is definitly the best all around app for Japanese. It has a massive offline dictionary, example sentences, kanji anatomy, conjigations, stroke number and order animations, kanji lookups by handwriting, components, SKIP, search in English, romaji, kana, or kanji, search by ending, middle, or beginning of words, study options for JLPT, custom decks that can include kanji, vocab, conjugation, or sentences, and your progress is color coded, and, my personal favorite, it has the Discovery Screen, where you can watch vocab float by and try to read it, just touch the ones you don't know to learn more, add them to a deck or something.
Found a word you don't know, look it up. In the answer, maybe you see a kanji you don't recognize, tap it to learn more, select an example sentence from that to help you with usage. By then you see a new kanji, tap it to learn more, then select a component of that kanji to learn more, is that component a verb? then select a conjugation you don't know, ad infinitum!
It's really a lot of fun!
Kanji Box is just the best kanji app out there even though there are a few good ones, this one takes the cake. Upgrade to get the kanji writing option. You can study by meaning, vocab, reading, or writing. I prefer the "missing kanji" drills because they help you learn compounds that are often used in spoken and written kanji.