I have been testing a few different iPad apps for Japanese.
Imiwa? (iPhone and iPad)
Free Japanese word database – It used to be Kotoba but has changed. Kotoba is no longer updated. There are some odd words (too classic even for me to understand). If you find errors you can contact the developer so it
stays up to date.
Jishop (iPhone and iPad) Concise Free / Advanced $17.99 / Plus $1.99
Have you had trouble finding a kanji in a dictionary? Jishop has handwriting recognition (might require some practice). Once you find the kanji from the list it shows some jukugo (compound word) and sound file (machine voice but better than no guide). It has reading, meaning, radical, and stroke search as well.
Dr. Moku’s Katakana Mnemonics (iPad/iPhone) Limited Access Free / $4.49 for Full
There is hiragana and katakana mnemonics like 48 minutes series only this is on iPad and each set is cheaper. Great for visual learners.
KanjiPictoGraphix (iPad only) $13.99
I haven’t tried this app on my iPad yet because it is a little expensive but one of my students has it. I’m not sure if it is made by the same author as the book version. Contains 611 kanji. I was looking for an app like this for students with Aspergers. They are visual learners who seem to learn quickly this way.
You need to search in Japanese (漢字) for apps below:
Isshoni Manabu Kanji Drill (iPad only – from 1nensei to 6nensei) Free for sample / $1.99 for each year grade.
You can have multiple students on one iPad (maximum unknown) and teacher/parents can mark. It is a great idea for paperless mini test. You can record the result as well.
Shougakusei no kanji (iPad only) Free
1nensei to 6nensei kanji, katakana, and hiragana all in one. No test. An no individual account but good for practice. I think Issho ni Manabou (above) is better but if you have no budget this is good enough.
Happy teaching and learning!