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. Have questions, problems, or feedback? Reach out to us at

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

3.8 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings

Can we write kana? (Probably more)


The app is indeed phenomenal, but I feel like there is something missing. I feel like you should put kana as in letting us write it. I am also concerned about the pronunciation. There are combination that don’t include a pronunciation. For example: 十 makes the sound ジュウ。Yet it can't be pronounced. And also, the syncing. The syncing is very irritating! The further you progress to the app the more frequent the syncing is! (This will go with the Chinese app with the pronunciation and the syncing)

Developer Response

Kana handwriting is available on the iOS beta app! Here's a link where you can sign up:

The beta also includes thousands of audio additions and updates as well. It's also much better with syncing! :)

Please let us know what you think if you give it a try at

Great app, but poor developer response.


This seems like a nice app for studying Japanese kanji and vocabulary, but it's a high price to pay. I have sent back like 6 or 7 error reports about the word "tomodachi." It has the sound "kodomo" instead of "tomodachi," and I find it annoying that I am paying so much money for an app in which the developers have such poor response and only send back a useless automatic email saying they will look into it, and they never fix it.

Developer Response

Thanks for your review! This had been fixed a very long time ago, but is still unfortunately lingering around on the current build.

If you'd like, you can check out the beta version (which also has thousands of audio additions and new features, like kana handwriting) at:

If you would also want to shoot us an email at we can set you up with an extended free trial to check it out. :)

Great App


This is a great app and I feel like I would learn a lot if I could afford to subscribe! $15 is just too expensive, sadly. Wish there were more subscription options.

Developer Response

Hi there!

Thanks for your review! If you'd like, please email us at and we can help get you set up with a discount. :)


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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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