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.

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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 2.7.5

Performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
25 Ratings
25 Ratings

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:

I use it every day.


I use Skritter every day and it works. I can recognize characters in Chinese newspapers now, and the more I learn, the more I notice components that help me guess what other characters might mean. Skritter offers both traditional and simplified Chinese, or both simultaneously. (Also Japanese but I'm not studying Japanese). It's really great and their customer support is among the best in the App Store.

Developer Response

Thanks for your warm review, we appreciate it! :)

Adore this app. Just get it — extremely helpful.

Five stars but for one wee request: please dark theme for the iPad version, too? Soooo much easier to read. Still want the dark theme for the iPad (and in the new version, the iPhone too). But this is w/o question the best Chinese writing and vocabulary app around. Worth every penny.

Developer Response

Dark theme is on the way! This will be available in the beta app, you can sign up at:


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 $14.99
  2. Skritter Subscription $59.99
  3. Skritter Subscription $99.99


  • Family Sharing

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