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Skritter Chinese

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字字 - Over 450,000,000 items studied! - 字字

Let sparks fly and ink splatter as you learn to write Chinese characters faster than Confucius himself!

Master thousands of Chinese characters with the #1 character-learning app, now on iOS! You choose the vocabulary lists, you set the pace, 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 你好 to the language learning app from the future you’ve been waiting for.

Total beginner? The Skritter Chinese 101 list will take you through the basics. Using a textbook? We’ve got 230 of the most common textbooks. Want to study your own words? Make your own lists in no time—Skritter automatically fills in the pinyin, definitions, audio, character decompositions, and even top mnemonics. ChinesePod, Heisig, HSK, radicals, 3000 user-created lists—it’s all right here.

• 10,000 characters and 400,000 words
• Simplified, traditional, or both at once!
• Writing, tones, pinyin, definitions—it’s your call
• Study offline, auto-sync when you reconnect

• Learn each item forever in 54 seconds
• The only SRS designed specifically for Chinese
• Review words right before you forget them
• Automatically adds new words when you’re ready

• Free for one week, $7.50-14.99/mo after that
• Cancel any time, keep reviewing forever for free
• Subscribe in-app to add new words
• Call or email us personally—we’ll take care of you

“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

“An absolutely amazing app. While it’s gorgeous (never had this much fun using an iPhone until now), it also makes me want to actually study whenever I have downtime.”
― Greg Bell, Master’s Student, Taiwan

“It has completely changed how I study. You won't find me cooped up inside anymore. You'll find me at the wetlands surrounding the city, using my iPod to Skritter and chatting with the people strolling on the path. Or I'll be at the local dumpling joint, the owner's kids grabbing my iPod to play with the app and "teach" me how to write correctly.”
― Alex Louis, Volunteer, China

Skritter users LOVE that they can learn Chinese in life’s spare moments. Skritter on planes, trains, and buses; in bed, class, and boring meetings; at the gym, office, and park; or while watching TV. Forget throwing birds at rocks—master the most beautiful script in the world instead.

Chinese learners have been waiting 3500 years for this app. Wait no more—download Skritter now!


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.

Please see for our privacy policy.

What's New in Version 2.6.3

More speed! Improved accuracy of tap areas, tap sensitivity, and pronunciation audio files. Fixed stroke rendering lag when returning from word details screen.


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Customer Reviews

Skritter is the best App on iOS

From web app to beta to launch this App has been my one stop Chinese study shop. I'll never forget how to write a single character again! I went from being embarrassed about how few characters I could write to knowing almost 4000 in less than a year, and I couldn't have done it without Skritter. This is the perfect tool for the Chinese student in all of us. Check out the app and see how everyone should be learning to write Chinese.


The most remarkable thing about this app is that all the reviews were written by one person. At first it was weird to realize that the first couple were by the same "user", then it became puzzling, and finally I found it pretty hilarious and I gave up reading the reviews at all because they were useless, being a collection of writing by either the developer or his/her cousin. If the reviews hadn't been so obviously fake, I might have actually tried the app, but as it is, I only downloaded it in order to point out to prospective users that these reviews are worthless, and this probably means that the app is as empty as the fictional characters who wrote these reviews. Try letting the app sell itself on merit!

It's exactly what I needed to get back into studying Chinese

I read an earlier review about it being a fake app and it kinda pushed me a little back because there are a lot in the app store. I really have been desperate to find something though and it offered a one week free trial on the website so I figured what do I have to lose. After using it for two days and checking out their forum and how it links to the pleco app I'm really sold on this app.

Skritter Chinese
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.6.3
  • Size: 155 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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