Skritter Chinese 4+

Inkren, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 253 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Looking for the latest from Skritter? Download the Skritter: Write Chinese app for free study decks or quickly sync your current Skritter Chinese account data!

Learn how to read and write Chinese with the #1 character-learning app. You choose the vocabulary lists and Skritter handles the rest—a writing coach in the palm of your hand. Say goodbye to forgotten characters, tone mistakes, and your pile of flashcards. Say hello to the Chinese language learning app of the future.

• 10,000+ characters and 400,000+ words
• Study offline, auto-sync when you reconnect
• Hundreds of textbook lists
• Handwriting recognition with instant feedback
• Advanced study algorithm designed just for Chinese
• Simplified and traditional character support
• Cancel any time, keep reviewing for free
• One week free trial, $7.50-14.99/month after that

“If I could only keep one app on my iPod, this would be it without a doubt. Skritter will change your life!”
― Wendy Werneth, UN Translator, Switzerland

“Learning to write Chinese characters has never been so fun. From writing zero to 2000+ characters in six months!”
― Brian Jackson, Economist, Alaska

After your free week, Skritter subscriptions are available for purchase inside this app.

One month subscription (automatically renewed until canceled).
Six months subscription (automatically renewed until canceled).
One year subscription (automatically renewed until canceled).
Two years subscription (not automatically renewed).

Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account automatically at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew at the same price unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period.

Current subscriptions may not be canceled during the active subscription period, but you can manage your subscriptions by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.

Please see for our privacy policy and for our terms of service. Have questions, problems, or feedback? Reach out to us at

What’s New

Version 2.7.7

General stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
253 Ratings

253 Ratings

seoyungho ,

Revolutionized My Study Habits

I've been struggling to find a good platform to make flashcard sets for Chinese for months. Since there are three components needed to learn chinese words -- the character, pinyin, and the definition -- the two-sided interface would create a gap in my learning. Skritter's interface bridges that gap completely. Now, I can actually study all aspects of each word, which in turn leads to much better retention. I've been able to learn more words in a day than I could in a week using my previous methods. Thank you Skritter!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your awesome review! If you haven't tried the beta version yet, you can check out this post:

RayLillywhite ,

iPhone app hard to use

The iPad app works well, but there are major usability issues with the iPhone app. It’s near impossible to press the back and forward buttons. And you can tap to see what the next stroke is, but it always registers as trying to draw a dot. And it will never show you the full stroke order. Either you view the full character, or you have to tap to get a hint then draw what was hinted, then tap again, and hope that somehow the next tap is considered a request for a hint rather than a stroke. It doesn’t even have a way to show you the stroke order the first time you encounter a character, which makes learning new characters with it pretty frustrating. They still haven’t updated it for iPhone X either, which makes all the trade offs that they’ve made to save vertical space all the more frustrating.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review! We recommend you check out the beta version:

If you could let us know what you think at we would appreciate it!

KneesSoSoggy ,

Bugs for months; frustrating to the point of unusable

Skritter is the only reason I even bought an iPhone, but I haven’t been able to use this app for months, because of tapping bugs that have ruined its user interface.

I’ve long since canceled my subscription and quit recommending this app to others. It used to be so great... I keep checking back every few months, hoping it’ll be fixed. But it seems the developers have forgotten about us and are putting 100% of their energy into some lame beta version that misses the mark on literally everything that made the classic skritter great.

A shadow of its former glory, Skritter is washed up and in desperate need of a competitor to swoop in and put it out of its misery.

Developer Response ,

The beta is a direct response to everyone's feedback over the years, I'm really disappointed to hear you don't like it! If you could let us know what you don't like, it will help point us in the right direction. No power has been taken away, but instead new things not possible before are now possible. It should only be an improvement on classic Skritter!

If you could email us a, I'd also like to help solve the issues you've been running into on the non-beta app (tapping issues). The classic app is meant to be a stable version while the beta is being worked on, and we'd like to make sure it's... stable. :)

App Privacy

The developer, Inkren, Inc., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

More By This Developer

You Might Also Like