Regular, Kanji, Example, and Name dictionaries.
More than 170,000 regular, 13,000 kanji, 150,000 example, and 460,000 name entries.
Colored stroke order diagrams for over 6000 kanji.
OCR. Give Aoba an image with Japanese text, and it will attempt to pull the text out.
Handwriting recognition. Relies on the OCR tool, so stroke order doesn't matter.
Search via romaji.
Text parser and analyzer.
Custom lists with export.
Kanji lookup tool.
Material design. Multiple themes to select from.
Use commas to separate phrases within a single query. Wrapping specific phrases in quotation marks is unnecessary.
Japanese verbs and adjectives are de-conjugated (忙しかった → 忙しい)
Wildcards are supported. Use an asterisk in the beginning, middle, or end of a term.
Kanji within a query will automatically be singled out and all searched for at once in the kanji dictionary. Stroke order diagrams are available for over 6000 kanji. View them by tapping the kanji itself in the entry viewer.
Searching via romaji is also supported. Please use one-to-one (or wapuro) style.
Parser, OCR & Examples
Aoba will attempt to parse any Japanese text. The reader will insert furigana over every word in the text. Color-coding by part of speech is also available, and can be turned on/off at will.
Each term in the text is also queried for in the regular dictionary, and can be easily accessed from the reader.
The OCR function in Aoba attempts to read the Japanese text in an image, and then fowards it to the parser. The function can utilize a picture on your device, or allows you to take a new photo, or can download an image from a URL. Handwriting recognition is still in its early stages, but can somewhat reliably recognize kanji and kana.
Example sentences also rely on the parser, and enjoy all the features mentioned above.
Parsed text and examples may both be exported in HTML format. Furigana and the current color-coding state will be included.
Lists may contain all dictionary elements in a single list. There are no limits to the number of lists or entries per list.
Lists may be exported in the JSON format.
The name dictionary in Aoba has over 460,000 entries. Entries have their kanji written forms grouped together by name type and reading. Many Japanese names possess a multitude of kanji possibilities for the same type / reading, so it would be unreasonable for every single variation to possess its own entry.
The kana tables allow rapid switching between Hiragana and Katakana views.
Stroke order diagrams available for all kana. View them simply by tapping on the kana in question.
Aoba requires internet permissions in order to download the database.
Aoba's database requires approximately 190MB beyond that of the initial download.
Aoba's OCR database requires approximately 30MB beyond that of the initial download.