The easiest, most effective way to create and study Chinese vocab lists!

- 100% Offline.
Noodle works without data. Study anywhere, anytime, without waiting for anything to load.

- Handwriting Recognition.
Practice over 10,000 characters. When studying, get real-time feedback on your strokes.

- Personalized Learning
Noodle adapts to your progress, focusing more on words you need help with, less on those you know.

- Smart Flashcards
Study actively by reading and writing words. Memorize faster, remember longer.

- A Full Dictionary.
Over 100,000 entries. See example sentences, character breakdowns, synonyms, and related words.

- Vocab Lists.
Create your own or choose from hundreds of topics like Numbers, Colors, and Animals.

What’s New

Version 0.1.1

New in this version:
- Dark mode
- New lists
- Bug fixes

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

wineskin7 ,

Excellent study app for chinese

I love this app. WAY better than Skritter Chinese in terms of review and study. The study function algorithm is excellent. It really picks up what you don’t know and makes you repeat it several times early on (in different ways) before introducing the next word (so if you have a long list you don’t have to wait forever for it retest you again, which by then you have forgotten)! Excellent way to study, especially when learning new words. Great for those who want to jump into learning chinese and don’t need someone to hold your hand. I also really like the ability to form your own custom list! BTW, traditional characters is supported. It can only be changed from IPhone Settings for Noodle app NOT within the app itself. Hopefully it can up updated later, but not a big deal. SUGGESTION: ability to import lists from other Chinese apps into this app would be really nice.

Der Orgelmeister ,

Great for 简体字!

I learned Chinese in Taiwan. Consequently, simplified characters were a bit of a mystery to me—especially stroke order. With the advent of computers and personal devices, my writing had become so rusty, I was searching for something to refresh my memory so I can write by hand well again. Noodle is fantastic for helping me a) to brush the rust off my writing in general, b) to learn simplified stroke order, c) to really -learn- just about any characters I want to put in my list, reading, writing, pronunciation, and meaning—all in one simple, free app.

Wishlist: 1) option to study BOTH traditional and simplified 字. 2) ability to export/share/airdrop lists.

SteveHuang ,

Good app with potential but some problems

For an intermediate Chinese learner this is a pretty good app for learning writing and stroke order. Most of the features like offline, list creation are paid for features in other apps. They are included in this app. The user interface is easy to understand.

In terms of Chinese learning this app is about memorizing characters (pinyin, definitions). It doesn’t teach grammar, sentences construction or speech. So it is useful for people who have some basic Chinese foundation and are looking to improve their vocabulary.

There are some quirks with the app that bumps it down in rating. First there seems to be no developer support. Sadly, it looks like this is an abandoned project. There are no new updates for bugs. Second, there are some bugs that make the app a little annoying to use. The stroke recognition is a little off. The double tap to reveal is annoying because I tend to write quickly and it picks up some of my strokes as a double tap. Selecting the definitions is off too since the words are cutoff. There are other little bugs too that are annoying.

For folks interested, to set the language to traditional, go to the setting app for the iPhone and change it from there. You cannot set it within the app.


Noodle Chinese, Inc
119.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Plan $12.99
  2. Biannual Plan $47.99
  3. Annual Plan $77.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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