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

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What's New

Version 2.7.5

Performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings

Learning so much!

This is a great app for a learner of Chinese who already has some conversation skills but wants to add reading and writing to that. It is very intuitive, and moves you through the vocabulary while occasionally revisiting characters you have learnt to make sure you remember them (which happens often). It lacks context and how to use the words, so you need to use Skritter in conjunction with learning Chinese conversation using a different platform. The thing I like the most is that I can spend an hour on Skritter or use it for 2 minutes when standing in a queue.


Doesn't get much better than this

As a way to expand your Mandarin vocabulary and learn to read and write Mandarin, this is the best app and is totally worth the subscription fee. Obviously this wouldn't be the only resource one would use to learn Chinese (it won't help much with sentence structure or conversational skills), but I find it particularly useful in learning to read the language. Use it everyday, and you'll be surprised by how much you learn!


Must get this app if learning Chinese

This is a must-get-app if you're learning Chinese. The app has matured a lot over past 4 years.

My only struggle is trying to see the tiny digits on the graphs and hopefully one day we can zoom into the graphs.

Maybe a few other motivational features can be implemented to encourage learners to keep pushing themselves


Inkren, Inc.
280.4 MB
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Inkren Inc
In-App Purchases
  1. Skritter Subscription $22.99
  2. Skritter Subscription $89.99
  3. Skritter Subscription $159.99


  • Family Sharing

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