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by Chris Man

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App Details

Education Utilities
Last updated
December 31, 2018
Release date
January 25, 2017
More info

WEBU is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $2.99

    WEBUchan Unlimited Flash Cards

  • $2.99

    WEBUchan Unlimited Lookup

  • $0.99

    WEBU Text Recognition x 100

App Screenshots

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App Store Description


WEBU is the web browser for Japanese learner with a powerful dictionary engine and full fledged flash card learning system. Convenient features like auto-speak words with single click and speaking full sentence with double click.

But WEBU is not only limited to web pages, it has a camera feature to let you take photos and translate text from it. This can help you to read menu, posters, manga and magazine much easier. For any Japanese products with bar code and QR code, the camera would also lead you to the product web page. It can also read text from clipboard and so literally you can learn the same way from email, telegram or any other Apps. Just copy and paste to WEBU and learn all the vocabulary in one shot.

WEBU's home-grown dictionary engine can recognise not only words with built-in dictionary of ordinary words, kanji, place and name, but also numbers, dates and counters. It also allow you to reference IOS dictionaries like Daijirin and wisdom Japanese-English dictionary, or, do a web search on grammar, meaning and wikipedia. You can use the pop-up dictionary everywhere in the App like Flash Quiz and Web search result.


Flash card system is an indispensable part for a language learner and ours is designed from the ground up for a Japanese Learner. With just a click, you created a flash card with rich information like meaning, sentence, word and sentence pronunciation. It remembers where you learnt the word from and so you can always visit the original page.
You can check dictionary or similar words you've learnt inside the quiz if you got it mixed up.

The flash card system itself is comparable to a standalone App. With spaced interval repetition, the system helps you to memorise new or difficult words more frequently. There are also many learning statistics for you to keep track of your progress.

We know that the cards you built are the wealth to you. We support database backup and restore. We also support export of flash cards to CSV and so you can use it in other systems like Anki.


The browser includes all standard features like bookmark, history, font adjustment and private mode. All vocabulary learnt during private mode would be assigned to private category. You can also disable link temporarily for word lookup on links.



• Auto-speak. (Single click to pronounce word)
• Smart Voice. Improved pronunciation of sentence. (Double click to pronounce sentence)
• Auto copy-and-paste for selected words
• Translate clipboard text into html pages for learning
• Flash-card system with spaced interval repetition and options for front/back side content
• Similar Vocabulary and dictionary lookup during flash card quiz
• Export Vocab to CSV
• Statistics for daily and month usage
• OCR from camera, photo album, image on web page or whole web page
• Batch OCR for images in shared folder
• QR code and Bar code scanner
• Airdrop of local html files


• Japanese conjugation / inflection recogised
• Kanji Dictionary
• Japanese name Dictionary
• Japanese numbers and counters recognised
• IOS built-in dictionary search
• Wikipedia search
• Web search for Kanji and words from online dictionary


There are tons of features in WEBU, please visit our web site to discover all of them.

If you have an enquries or feedback, please feel free to contact us at the following email address.

[email protected]

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