Skritter is a language app that teaches learners to write characters in Chinese and Japanese. It uses handwriting recognition technology in conjunction with a spaced repetition system to teach stroke order, meaning, and vocabulary. Users can choose from many pre-made study decks, including some from popular textbooks or programs. It’s also possible to create your own decks.
The app has a great design and quality content; the handwriting recognition isn’t perfect, but it’s rarely inaccurate.
It sets out to teach reading and writing and does a great job, but some additional explanations would be nice.
The SRS makes practice efficient and worthwhile, but some people may only want to pay for a month at a time.
Native-speaker audio is high quality.
The handwriting recognition works very well.
The design and interface are great.
I DON’T LIKE…
It’s somewhat costly for a resource with a narrow focus.
The review mechanics can be confusing at first.