Hanzi Challenge – Mac OSX Dashboard Widget

I have an Android desktop widget that shows me a random Chinese word when I look at my phone’s home screen. I really wanted this functionality on my laptop, so I wrote a simple Dashboard Widget that shows a random Hanzi word when I open the Dashboard. It’s called “Hanzi Challenge”, and you can grab it from my web site.

Hanzi Challenge Dashboard Widget Screenshot.

It shows you the word (in simplified or traditional characters; your preference) and displays the Pinyin pronunciation as a clue when you mouse over it. Click to see the English translation.