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Skritter Chinese

By Inkren, LLC

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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.

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 and for our terms of service. Have questions, problems, or feedback? Reach out to us at

What's New in 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.)


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Customer Reviews

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.

Stop syncing!

When I add words, I always have to let the app sync! And I think you can add dialects and feature CANTONESE! It's just just Mandarin Chinese, the app should meet everywhere around China! #SpeakTheWholeChina #DialectInChineseAlwaysInChinese

iOS is trash

I had this app on android and although their were issues, they could usually be worked around. However now that I have an iPhone it's borderline useless. It's incredibly unresponsive and hard to create vocabulary lists. What should have take me 10 minutes tops to make has turned into 3 or 4 times that amount of time. I'm considering just giving up and copying them by hand. It's not worth the money for a subscription.

Skritter Chinese
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.7.4
  • Size: 275 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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