Latest changes

Version 2.0.9 (Android: Jan 20, 2018, iOS: coming soon…)
  • Fix for iPhone X “notch”.
  • Shortcut to the ‘NHKEasyNews’ subreddit when available.
  • Control text margins.
  • Furigana option for document titles on list view.
  • Choose between colored underline or colored text for vocabulary highlights.
  • Dedicated settings view.
  • Side menus (three vertical dots) on each view with shortcuts to related settings.
  • Improvements to tablet layout.
  • Faster first popup translation hint (removed animation).
Version 2.0.7 (Dec 21, 2017)
  • Code cleanup ahead of many features I will be implementing in 2018!
  • Added better crash reporting for users experiencing difficulties running the app.
  • The phone status bar color scheme is now more consistent with the app day/night mode selection.
  • Removed those little popups confirming document and word bookmarks. They were a little redundant, and on top of that I’m suspecting they were making the app unstable in some cases.
  • Fixed handling of inaccurate date/time settings on the device.
Version 2.0.6 (Nov 2, 2017)
  • Implemented workaround for devices with inaccurate clock setting. Even if your device clock does not match the local time, you should be able to use the app normally.
  • Vocabulary hint now shows the word reading in hiragana. This should improve the reading flow for users who prefer to have a text view without furigana.
  • Larger touch surface for the vocabulary hint.
Version 2.0.5 (Oct 26, 2017)

Quick update to improve the vocabulary export feature:

  • Added a placeholder ‘-‘ for empty cells on the vocabulary export TSV output.
Version 2.0.4 (Oct 24, 2017)
  • Larger button surface to bookmark words from the translation hint popup.
  • Addressed bug that could crash the app when opening a vocabulary list.
  • Added extra feedback when bookmarking words and documents.
Version 2.0.3 (Oct 17, 2017)
  • Separated bookmark touchable area on translation hint to avoid word navigation when bookmark action is intended..
  • Improved error message when the device clock does not match local time.
  • Improved handling of missing images.
Version 2.0.2 (Oct 10, 2017)
  • Fixed date display, added more detail.
  • More robust internal storage management. Will help adding features in the future.
Version 2.0.1 (Oct 03, 2017)
  • The app now remembers your last visited site.
Version 1.9.2 (Sep 24, 2017)
Version 1.9 (Sep 17, 2017)
  • Quick access to rate the app. Send me your feedback.
  • Improvements to JLPT level detection.
Version 1.8 (Sep 13, 2017)
  • Fixed furigana menu color code errors.
  • Highlight menu is now a popup menu.
Version 1.7 (Sep 10, 2017)
  • New furigana mode! Tap-to-reveal specific word furigana (tap again to get the usual translation hint).
  • Drop down furigana mode selection for easier access to options.
  • More intuitive JLPT color code palette.
Version 1.4 (Aug 19, 2017)
  • Month and day off by -1
  • Failure to navigate from word/inflection to text
Version 1.3 (Jul 31, 2017)
  • Fixed source display
Version 2017.07.27 (Jul 27, 2017)
  • POS tag descriptions
  • Verb inflection information
Version 2017.07.24 (Jul 24, 2017)
  • Pull to refresh and clear document cache
  • Switched to production service endpoint
  • Simplified document title on list view
Version 2017.07.19 (Jul 19, 2017)
  • Rendering optimization
  • Fixed static images
  • About page
  • Feedback links