Akebi looks fancy and colorful compared to other offline Japanese-English kanji dictionaries. Behind those colorful boxes is actually the same dictionary data from Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group used by many other similar apps. However, only Akebi has easy to read layout, in form of different pastel colors for entry sections, and ruby characters above the example phrases. The most useful feature is the handwriting recognition. Eventhough WWWJDIC for Android also has this feature, it is not an offline dictionary app. In WWWJDIC, handwriting recognition also comes as separate paid add-on (Kanji Recognizer).