japanese software

Language Apps I Use

I got a lot of questions asking me what specific apps I use so here you are (in alphabetical order by language):

Arabic:
Arabic (Nemo Apps)
Arabic English Dictionary (iComet)
Arabic Alphabet (Hamdouchi Interactive)
Learn Arabic (Greg Vick)

ASL:
The ASL App (Ink & Salt)
How to Sign Language! (Kinetix)
Signing Savvy (Signing Savvy)

Dutch:
Dutch (Nemo Apps)
Learn Dutch Language (Andrian Andronic)
Learn Dutch ツ (xinsight)
Learn Dutch iLang (Greg Vick)

Esperanto:
Intense Esperanto (Chuck Smith)
Esperanto Flashcards (improvingmedia.com)

Finnish:
Finnish (Nemo Apps)
Learn Finnish Language (Andrian Andronic)
Learn Finnish (Innovative Language Learning)
Learn Finnish (Greg Vick)

French:
French (Nemo Apps)
Learn French (Busuu Limited)
Learn French (MindSnacks)

German:
German (Nemo Apps)
Learn German (MindSnacks)
Learn German (Busuu Limited)
Learn German iLang (Greg Vick)

Greek:
Greek (Nemo Apps)
Learn Greek (Renkara Media Group)
Learn Greek (Innovative Language Learning)
Greek Alphabet Cards (Mulishani)
Learn Greek (Greg Vick)

Hawaiian:
Hawaii Words (BranchenKing)
Hawaiian Word of the Day (Logic High Software)

Hebrew:
Hebrew (Nemo Apps)
Learn Hebrew (Renkara Media Group)
The AlephBet App (Russel Neiss)
Learn Hebrew (Innovative Language Learning)

Hindi:
Hindi (Nemo Apps)
Learn Hindi (Codegent)
Learn Hindi (Innovative Language Learning)
Learn Hindi (Greg Vick)

Indonesian:
Indonesian (Nemo Apps)
Learn Indonesian iLang (Greg Vick)
Learn Indonesian Free (Bravolol Limited)

Irish Gaelic:
Irish Gaelic (Nemo Apps)
Irish Flascards (improvingmedia.com)
Irish by Living Language (Random House)

Italian:
Italian (Nemo Apps)
Italian English Dictionary (Bravolol Limited)
Learn Italian (MindSnacks)
Learn Italian (Greg Vick)

Japanese:
Japanese (Nemo Apps)
Kanji Star (Aidan Povedano)
Human Japanese Lite (Brak Software)
TenguGo Kana (TenguLogi)

Korean:
Korean (Nemo Apps)
Hangeul 101 (Ubik Technology)
Korean English Dictionary (Bravolol Limited)
Learn Korean Language (Andrian Andronic)
Scribe Korean (Guiix)
PopPopping Korean (Hansol Education)

Mandarin Chinese:
Mandarin Chinese (Nemo Apps)
Learn Chinese Free (Bravolol Limited)
Learn Chinese (MindSnacks)
ChineseSkill (ChineseSkill Co.)
Learn Mandarin Chinese (ChineseSkill Co.)

Polish:
Polish (Nemo Apps)
Learn Polish Free (Renkara Media Group)
Learn Polish (Innovative Language Learning)

Portuguese:
Portuguese (Nemo Apps)
Learn Portuguese (MindSnacks)
Learn Portuguese (Greg Vick)
Learn Portuguese Free (Bravolol Limited)

Russian:
Russian (Nemo Apps)
Learn Russian Free (Renkara Media Group)
Learn Russian (Bravolol Limited)
Learn Russian (Greg Vick)

Swedish:
Swedish (Nemo Apps)
Learn Swedish Language (Andrian Andronic)
Learn Swedish (Innovative Language Learning)
Learn Swedish with Fabulo (Hallberg Ryman)
Learn Swedish (Greg Vick)

Thai:
Thai (Nemo Apps)
Speak Thai (McCann Worldgroup Thailand)
Learn Thai (Greg Vick)

Turkish:
Turkish (Nemo Apps)
Learn Turkish Free (Renkara Media Group)
Learn Turkish (Greg Vick)
CleverDeck Turkish Flashcards (Tea Time Inc.)
Learn Turkish Free (Bravolol Limited)

Vietnamese:
Vietnamese (Nemo Apps)
Learn Vietnamese Free (Bravolol Limited)
Learn Vietnamese (Innov. Language Learning)
Learn Vietnamese Free (Thomas Hornbeck)

All of these apps are free but that works for me because I’m not extremely dedicated in any of these languages, so you may or may not like them. If you don’t, there’s plenty others out there, trust me.

Some thoughts on drawing software

I’ve dabbled around with a few drawing applications over the past few years. This is my own subjective opinion, and the situation around each software is very likely to change down the road from here (August 2016)!


Painttool SAI -

It was my first drawing software back in 2010 and I do still love it a lot. I no longer use it much though -  the lack of filters and text input can be quite frustrating. However it’s still a really solid software to start with and tons of amazing artwork get produced on it (iirc the top chinese artists on pixiv all use SAI).

Keep reading

〒 is a symbol of all the postal business in Japan, so all the official post boxes have this symbol, not to mention all the post offices anywhere in Japan. We sometimes add this symbol when writing a zip code to make it clear the following numbers are zip code.

Long time ago, the ministry that dealt with all the postal service, telegram and telephone services was named TEISHIN ministry. This symbol is from its initial katakana character of Teishin(テイシン).

With Japanese typing software, we can type 〒 by typing yuubin, which means *postal* in Japanese. I wonder if your computer recognize and show you this symbol appropriately:/

SWITCH - JAPANESE SOFTWARE LAUNCH SCHEDULE

Launch (March 3):
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power Up Kit
I Am Setsuna
Puyo Puyo Tetris S
Disgaea 5
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power Up Kit
Super Bomberman R
Dragon Quest Heroes I & II
Snipperclips
1-2-Switch

April 28:
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Spring:
Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker
ARMS

Summer:
Splatoon 2

Winter:
Super Mario Odyssey

2017:
Xenoblade 2

TBD:
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Newest title in Shin Megami Tensei series
Project Octopath Traveler
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
NBA 2k18
BlazBlue
FIFA
Sonic Mania
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest X
Fire Emblem Musou (Warriors)
Project Sonic 2017
Derby Stallion
Taiko no Tatsujin
Arcade Archives
“Tales of” series
Story of Seasons (Harvest Moon)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Minecraft