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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doomsdaybirb

I made a chrome extension for looking up kanji characters!

I know this is shameful self-promotion but the extension I made helped me memorize kanji characters for the recent JLPT exam so it might help someone else as well. What it does is when you highlight a kanji character or more, it shows details about that particular kanji character like stroke animation, stroke count, JLPT level, radical, and some kanji characters even have audio examples. You can even save kanji characters in a vocabulary list to review later.

If you want to check it out, the extension is called Kanjidex and you can find it on the chrome web store on this link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/kanjidex/jhongcfphlabkimfoamdbffjgifglifk

It's free and has no ads. I'd be curious to see if you think there's anything else to make it better.

If this is against the rules or something, I'll delete my post.

Thanks for reading ^^

EDIT: I don't want to clutter the comments with thank yous but thank you so much, everyone, for your supportive words. It motivates me to make the extension better. みなさん、どうもありがとう

December 19, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AceOfCats

Thank you for the idea! ありがとう! ^^

December 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doomsdaybirb

Thanks! お役に立てて嬉しいです!(I'm glad that I could help)

December 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qui761875

It works super good and it's very useful for me. Thank you!

December 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doomsdaybirb

I'm so glad! This really made my day. If there's anything that you wish was added or would make the experience better, don't hesitate to tell.

December 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Loogey03

Doesn't matter if you're shamefully self promoting. You're practically helping loads of other users who wish to learn the language of Japanese.

Being able to save as many Kanji in a category is more helpful than anything! It even shows you how said Kanji is written as. This goes to show that your self promotion is more than just shameful. No, its actually a miracle. Especially when it comes to use of Duolingo, which limits Kanji unless you hover over the desired word that you wish to learn. Using the extension you created will help to save the Kanji that it shows, and learn each Kanji that you save, bit by bit.

We need more extensions like this, or just in general, more people like you. I don't care if you promote yourself more ways than one, because I'd follow your production of these incredibly designed extensions. Thank you for sharing your amazing work!

December 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doomsdaybirb

Thank you so much for these kind words! I don't know if I am worthy of this praise but it definitely inspires me to improve the extension. Thank you once again!

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AStrangeChiald

That is really really cool :0 this will be very helpful, I might use it :0

December 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doomsdaybirb

Thank you! I hope it helps.

December 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricPashkov

It is very good! By the way, i think yomichan is good resource as well :)

December 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doomsdaybirb

Thank you! I'm just checking out yomichan and it's definitely going into my Japanese learning toolset.

December 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrauSpainhower

I can't wait to see if I can use your creative app to answer duolingo Japanese questions.

December 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giannis_Gx

That looks awesome!!!! You have my upvote and lingot!!

December 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mel1shi

well im given a tray ty

December 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GabrielUniverse

That's so cool :o

thanks thanks

December 20, 2018

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    Don't be ashamed about advertising, it's the best way to get your creations to become popular. It's a really great idea! I would use it, but I'm not at that stage of learning Japanese yet because I'm pretty much a beginner.

    December 20, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doomsdaybirb

    Thank you! It feels a bit strange tooting my own horn but I just found it so useful, and the journey in learning and memorizing kanji characters can be pretty intimidating. Hopefully, it may help you once you start that path.

    Also, no worries. The kana itself takes some time to master. I wish you good luck with your studies in any case!

    December 20, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AaronTBD

    How many letters? 200, 500, 1000, 5000?

    December 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doomsdaybirb

    The extension is using the jisho.org API to fetch the data so quite a lot. I wouldn't know the exact number, but more than 2,000 certainly.

    December 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ObitoSigma

    This is really cool. My suggestion is to add image processing, so maybe something you could think about. This will make it so one could snip a clip or draw their kanji anytime using just an extension. I see potential. :)

    December 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doomsdaybirb

    Thank you! It's definitely on my to-do list. There's a similar thing on jisho.org as you probably already know and I really wanted to implement it myself. It's not going to happen this year, but next year I'll make sure to tackle that. Also, other things that are on my priority list is adding custom decks for saving kanji characters and being able to process words, so not just single kanji characters, by using the Jisho API.

    December 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/goosetown

    Thank you for making this extension!

    December 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mel1shi

    it work

    December 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaVJn7k9

    Looks cool. From the pics, a lot better than Rikaikun. I'd consider making the extension open-source, if you haven't already. Might get more users (I personally don't use closed source extensions on a matter of principle--too risky), and you might also get some community contributions.

    December 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doomsdaybirb

    Thank you, I'm really glad you asked. The extension is entirely open source, it uses open source tools after all, and you can check the source code anytime. Also, your or anyone should feel free to contribute or give suggestions. Here's the link to the repo: https://github.com/seekwhence/kanjidex

    December 30, 2018
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