japanfemdom

Christmas Savings!

This is just a reminder that we’re offering a 10% discount until the 1st of January 2016 on iKana, iKanji and NewsLife when you buy directly from us. Just use coupon code XMAS10. Order securely through our FastSpring store using the payment method of your choice. This offer isn’t available on the Mac App Store as we want to reward customers who…

Updates, updates everywhere!

Hard to believe 2015 is nearly over already isn’t it? Lately I’ve been hard at work on a bunch of updates to my various Mac apps. All of which are live for direct download customers. If you use the Mac App Store, so far only the iKana update is live, but the others should get there eventually. In semi-related news, I’ve now migrated the ThinkMac Store…

iKanji touch 2 is here!

Good news folks, iKanji touch 2 is now live on the App Store! This is a big release because it finally brings iKanji touch natively to the iPad. The whole interface has been refreshed and refined and there are lots of little tweaks and improvements. The main new feature is a vocabulary browser with flash cards and kanji breakdown*. Just like in its…

File that under grumpy 1 star reviews

App Store reviews are infamous as a lousy one-way feedback mechanism to developers. Thankfully the majority of reviews I get are 4 and 5 star, but every now and then someone posts a 1 star bug report or makes accusations I can’t respond to. So for a bit of balance I’d like to address a few here. I paid for this app in…

Welcome to the new ThinkMac

As you may notice, I’ve completely redesigned the ThinkMac website. Since I originally created the site for a student project 14 (!!) years ago it’s been hosted as static files. I feel it’s now long out grown this and it was time to switch over to a content management system. I’ve been really pleased with WordPress, which powered the old ThinkMac blog and…

New features in iKanji touch 1.9

iKanji touch 1.9 (and 1.9.1 which should be on the App Store in a few days) introduce some handy new features for those using the app’s spaced repetition training system. If you don’t currently use the training system then hopefully this will give you cause to try it out. Let me briefly explain how spaced repetition works in iKanji touch. Kanji move…

iKanji now on the Mac App Store!

Well what do you know, iKanji has finally been approved for sale on the Mac App Store just 12 hours later than I released the direct sale version. So if you like you can now buy it from Apple. Before you do though, please remember we make a lot more per-sale when you buy direct and we can offer you updates faster…

iKanji 2!

Joining NewsLife and iKana, iKanji is the 3rd ThinkMac Mac app to graduate to version 2.0! It’s been under development for a good few months and it’s great to finally have it ready to put into your hands. As is starting to become the new normal, I find myself with a completed product ready to ship but with the Mac App Store…

iKanji touch 1.7 – whats new?

This is quite a big update to iKanji touch so lets look at what’s new: Kana Chart $0.99 / £0.69 / 0.89€ in app purchase If you ever find yourself stumped looking kanji readings trying to remember if that’s a tsu or a shi or perhaps a re or a ne, the kana chart may come in handy. With a full alphabetical…

iKanji touch 1.7 and In App Purchases

The new version of iKanji touch will introduce In App Purchase for the first time in the form of the Extras store. This is intended as a way to be able to offer cool new features while continuing to make working on iKanji touch financially viable. Why is this necessary? The typical way software sells is that when you put out a…