Master thousands of Japanese kanji 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, stroke order mistakes, and your pile of flashcards. Say hello to the Japanese learning app of the future.

• 3400+ characters and 200,000+ words
• Writing, reading, definitions—it’s your call
• 50+ textbook lists, 1000+ user made lists
• Study offline, auto-sync when you reconnect
• Handwriting recognition with instant feedback
• Advanced study algorithm designed just for Japanese
• Character breakdowns, mnemonics, & example sentences
• Free for one week, $7.50-14.99/mo 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

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

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.

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What's New

Version 2.7.4

In accordance with our humane bug catch-and-release principles, we gently shepherded some bugs out of the app and into the wilderness of California's serene redwood forests, where they will live out the rest of their days harmlessly trying to crash the beauty of nature.

(... we killed them.)

Ratings and Reviews



First off this app is 15$ a month which is an absolute rip off but it would be okay if the app actually worked. I can’t add words from lists and when I do it says I have added no words to study. It won’t let me add words from lists. I would love to use his app if it worked. It simply doesn’t work. What a waste of 15$, save yourself some money and get something like Anki which actually works. I want a refund.

Excellent Kanji Review Tool


I use Skritter all the time for learning Chinese characters. It's great to see the same powerful tool available for learning Japanese Kanji. The subscription has been well worth the price, providing full access to the Skritter website, and both the Japanese and Chinese Skritter apps. It's very easy to set-up study lists, and I've made substantial gains in character retention since I've started using Skritter. There's also fully integrated support for Heisig keywords (which is the learning system I'm using). Recommended for all learning Japanese Kanji.

Skritter is the best- no competition


The best tool for learning, recognising, and writing characters. You will believe this too after the demo and 1 week free trial to get you started.


Inkren, Inc.
249.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Inkren Inc
In-App Purchases
  1. Skritter Subscription $20.99
  2. Skritter Subscription $84.99
  3. 1 Month $20.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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