Kaomoji Review – Do Emoticons the Japanese Way [iOS]

kaomoji_iconSending and receiving emojis is pretty common place now. Sometimes words just can’t express an emotion quite as well as a simple emoticon can. Why type out the word happy when you can use a simple smiley face? What if I told you that the Japanese have been doing emoticons for decades now and so can you on your iPhone. All you have to do is enable the Japanese keyboard on your device. Of course if you don’t want to do that, you can manually type out each emoticon or use a simple app like Kaomoji.

While you can make “kaomojis” without the use of this app, this particular Kaomoji app makes it really easy to find the emoticon you want because they are all grouped different categories. It makes it easy to browse and when you do find the one you want, just tap it to copy it to the clipboard so you can paste it to your message. It’s not quite as fast as using a kaomoji keyboard, but it gets the job done. The only thing I would say is missing from this app is the ability to save favorite emoticons.

Currently this Kaomoji app is free. If you want to spruce up your texts or messages with fun Japanese emoticons, I highly suggest the Kaomoji app.

iTunes Link: Kaomoji
Version: 1.1
Developer: Richard Henry
Price: Free
Compatible Devices: (Universal App) Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


1,000+ japanese kaomoji emoticons organized into 28 categories including: happy, sad, love, bears, cats, sea animals, laughing, winking and table flipping.

Tap a cute emoticon to copy it to the clipboard, then double tap in any other app to paste. Use them in text messages, on Twitter, Facebook and more.


[via iTunes]


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