Optimizes what and when you review to make the most of your time
Reminds you to review cards right as you're likely to forget them to maximize efficiency. If you fall behind, Manabi prioritizes the highest-impact cards rather than guilt-trip you about it.
Beyond rote: learn more than just "the answers"
Example sentences from native speakers on Twitter and Weblio are pulled in automatically, as well as relevant StackExchange Q&A. Just scroll down on a card to learn more and make those memories more vivid so that they stick!
+ deck-sharing community
Users can share decks for others to subscribe to, with automatically-synced updates. Manabi is a community of Japanese learners, and comes with handy pre-built decks out-of-the-box.
Good question — there are already a few popular flashcard apps out there, so what's special about this one? As a language-learner myself, I built Manabi out of my own frustrations with existing software. They either require so much customization and tweaking to the point that every deck you might find works a different way; or they have a nice interface but somehow feel like they're not making the best use of my time.
I needed an app that was smart about how I spend my precious study time, and went the extra mile with Japanese-specific needs.
Besides providing a smooth user experience, Manabi brings together the best of Japanese resources available: if you want to know more about a flashcard, just scroll down and Manabi pulls in relevant enrichment materials from around the web. See fresh example sentences from native speakers on Twitter and from the Weblio online dictionary; relevant Q&A results also included from Japanese StackExchange.
The iPhone app is the start of a multi-platform ecosystem of Japanese study tools.