Japanese Kana

Dropbox -> iCloud

Dropbox has served StickyStudy well over the years (tips hat), but now it’s iCloud’s turn. Currently in testing, it will be introduced to all apps in the next update due June, 2017.



iOS9 friendly updates coming to a StickyStudy app near you.

Kana Update

As with the kanji app, writing practice, smooth animated stroke diagrams and TLC have been added to the next kana update. Coming June.

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A fresh round of updates coming for all apps this month.

User Reviews


The more you guys out there support me with your feedback and positive reviews, the more I’ll keep polishing and adding to the apps. Thanks, all.

iTunes reviews over 3 months.



Not entirely my choice but I’ll be removing support for iOS6 from all apps by the new year. Compatibility will start from iOS7.

Developing and testing for iOS6 using Xcode is no longer supported by Apple as standard. Of course, with fiddling there are ways to make it work but I’d rather spend time adding new features than having a hair-pulling battle with Xcode. Just to let you know.

"Complete Japanese" Bundle

Need the two best apps to learn Japanese but wouldn’t say no to a little discount? The new StickyStudy Kana + Kanji app bundle may well be just what you’re looking for. Now available in the App Store.


iPhone 6 + iOS8

October is going to be a busy month: updates for all apps coming your way addressing iOS8 issues and making use of that lovely iPhone 6 real estate.

iOS 7.1

iOS7.1 has kindly decided to a break a few UI elements in the app. No fear, updates coming next week.


Minor Updates

Minor bug fixes, CSV import for Flash! and a new deck list in this round of updates. Available for download by the end of the month.




• iOS7 upgrades for all apps are on the way (it’s a biggy)
• Detailed, online manuals for all apps are coming soon.
• Much to my wife’s dismay, the to do list for new features is still as long as ever.

As always, your reviews and emails keep me in front of the Mac and continually updating the apps. Thanks everyone.

Dropbox Update

Pro Tip

A common feature in the next round of updates with be a not so obvious way to change the level of a sticky when in list view: swipe your finger over the word:


Deck List

A redesigned deck list now shows stats for each deck at one glance. Coming to all apps in the next update.

iOS Simulator Screen shot 14 Feb 2013 1.07.48 pm

Sayonara iOS4

Just to let you all know, StickyStudy apps (from the next update) will require iOS5 or iOS6 and will no longer work with iOS4 and below.

Kana v2.0

Completely rewritten, a major update for the Kana app (Hiragana and Katakana) will be available very soon. Looks awesome on the iPad retina, too.


4 Years And Still Going

Your support keeps me coding and updating. Thanks everyone.



StickStudy (paid and free apps) has just hit the 100,000 downloads milestone. Gulp.

A big thank you to all who have helped in the development with suggestions and ideas - your medals are in the post. It truly is a pleasure (read: obsession) making these apps better and better.

More updates coming in June.

Updates on the way

Kana v1.3 & Kanji v1.1

I’ve been working hard this week on both Kana and Kanji to make them a little more polished and to clean up a few little embarrassing bugs that crept through the door. Both should be available early September.

Kana v1.2

Another update focussing on stability while multitasking.

- [Added] Two line examples instead of single line
- [Fixed] Multitasking related bug
- [Fixed] "Last time asked" date error

Kana v1.1

Stickystudy: Kana v1.1 has been submitted to Apple for review. It contains the following updates:

- [Fixed] Display bugs caused by low memory under certain circumstances.
- [Fixed] Choosing "X Large" question in options (tile view) now disables answer option.
- [Added] Delete file function.
- [Added] Study timer. Pauses when multitasking.
- [Added] "Number of stickies" displayed next to all files, not just the selected one.
- [Changed] Examples are now randomly chosen.
- [Changed] When swiping a sticky left and right (in single sticky view), the lower 5 icons remain stationary.
- [Changed] Splash screen (toned down).

It usually takes a week before becoming available. Thanks for your support!

Kana v1.0 released

The Stickystudy system for Japanese Kana has been released. Four files are included: Katakana, Hiragana, Ultimate Kana and an example file of everyday words. Low introductory price for the first 48 hours (ends August 2nd).

If you really want to get started in Japanese, this is what you need. Details.