Skritter Japanese

Skritter Japanese

By Inkren, Inc.

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-09-03
  • Current Version: 2.7.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 163.04 MB
  • Developer: Inkren, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 151 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 and for our terms of service. Have questions, problems, or feedback? Reach out to us at



  • Do the devs even care any more?

    By cynicwolff
    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.
  • Crashes immediately on os12

    By sqhalker
    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.
  • Great app - crashes on iPhone XS iOS 12

    By xnsvt
    iOS 12 / iPhone XS app is broken
  • Crashes in iOS 12

    By David, lover of fine whiskey
    I love this app and it’s super helpful for learning kanji, but since upgrading to iOS 12 it crashes immediately on opening.
  • 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!!