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

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What’s New

Version 2.7.7

General stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 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!

coffeeandchina ,

Great App but I need help!

I’m giving this a five star review because this app has significantly increased my character recognition and reading skills! I’ve had some problems recently. The app would not open today. I deleted it and downloaded it again. After signing in, and trying to sync, the app said data was corrupted and I need to delete and download again. Hope problem gets fixed. This is a great app that is helping me reach my language goals.

Developer Response ,

Hi Coffeandchina,

Would you be able to reach out to us at (including your account name)? We'd like to get to the bottom of this!


Inkren, Inc.
307.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. 1 Month $14.99
  2. 6 Months $59.99
  3. 12 Months $99.99


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