Skritter Japanese

Skritter Japanese

By Inkren, Inc.

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-09-03
  • Current Version: 2.7.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 238.22 MB
  • Developer: Inkren, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 136 Ratings


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



  • Can we write kana? (Probably more)

    By Anony3751957
    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)
  • Great App

    By havhahebdvdhebsjz
    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.
  • Great app, but poor developer response.

    By GSgamer83
    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.
  • A bit much

    By TamiHz
    Great tool for learning to write in Japanese. But $15 a month. I don't understand why so high a subscription cost for one facet of Japanese learning.
  • Needs an update

    By jewelr0se
    I LOVE this app. I've been using it since it launched and it has been pivotal to my Japanese language study. I prefer it over Anki and Memrise. However, it has been over a year since the app received an update. There are minor bugs, the app runs slow on my phone, and pronunciations that don't match readings. An update has been promised for months.....but so far nothing. I don't plan to continue my subscription until one is made. If it matters: the app interface is also not attractive; the desktop version is more pleasing.
  • Hate this app

    By Hdhdbejshrhwiejkwuevejwiw
    It is useless!!
  • Love the app!

    By Scay21
    I always liked the idea of Skritter, but it wasn't until they released the app that I started using it more frequently. Works very well, and has helped me a lot with learning kanji.
  • APP: Amazing. Price to rent: Exorbitant.

    By hairyleprechaun
    I love this app. But the cost is exorbitant. Period.
  • worth every penny

    By scmcaf
    This is so addictive.
  • Phenomenal!

    By Wavy Wombat
    The Best keeps getting better. Facility with 漢字 / kanji takes effort — there’s no getting around that. But who knew it could be so entertaining? Skritter’s has almost “gamified” the process of writing the kanji. There’s something so tactile, and immediate, and addictively fun with Skritter’s way of eliciting recall, and helping guide the learner to correctly write the characters. But it’s not all “games”, there’s some brilliant concepts under this pretty hood. Skritter makes full use of “dual coding” theory concepts. Meaning, you’re not just writing, you’re hearing; you’re not just reading a character once in a session, pretty soon, you’ll be asked to write it out. What’s wrong is gently pointed out (with correct stroke order points gently being given, as they’re needed), what’s right is rewarded, and what’s wrong, never a problem — it’s easily, comfortably repeated through the SRS algorithms. Soon enough, those mistakes will cross over into the “blue” zone, and effortlessly fall off your review list. With Skritter,you’lll find yourself reaching for that smart phone, in all those in-between moments, just because you can’t wait to get that last time right. And you will, too. Fast, and many more, besides. Progress with Skritter, is fast, fun, and tailored however you want to make it. I’ve waited a long time for Skritter. It’s worth every penny.