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.

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

Version 2.7.5

Performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
18 Ratings
18 Ratings
hairyleprechaun ,

Skritter Japanese crashes immediately when opening - UPDATED - Issue resolved

Skritter Japanese crashes immediately when opening in my iPhone 6S on iOS 12. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app does t solve the issue. I e also tried power cycling my phone and performing a soft reset but the issue persists.

UPDATED: Issue resolves with latest update. Giving 4 out of 5 stars because I love the app and the excellent customer service but find the plans to be extremely expensive.

Developer Response ,

Hi Hairyleprechaun,

There's an update that fixes this, sorry for the inconvenience! If you'd like to email us at, we can add some extra subscription time to your account to try and make up for this.

cynicwolff ,

Do the devs even care any more?

Yet another user who can’t even open Skritter anymore after the iOS 12 update. I loved this app-haven’t found another kanji learning program that even comes close- but if the devs can’t be bothered to fix this problem after more than a month then I can’t be bothered to care any more either. Enjoy your one star, and even that much is only for all the enjoyment it gave me before the constant crashing.

Developer Response ,

There's an update that fixes this, and we definitely care! We were working with Apple to reach a resolution with the problem after the iOS 12 update, however unfortunately neither side was able to figure it out for some time. We're extremely sorry about this. If you could send us an email at, we can add extra free subscription time to try and offset the inconvenience.

sqhalker ,

Crashes immediately on os12

Used to use this app all the time. Tried to revisit my Japanese skills with it, but the app doesn’t open anymore. Hopefully it’ll get fixed, because I really love everything else about the app.

Developer Response ,

Hi Sqhalker,

There's an update that fixes this, sorry for the inconvenience! If you'd like to email us at, we can add some extra subscription time to your account to try and make up for this.


Inkren, Inc.
171 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


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