Skritter mobile beta guide (3.0.16)

This guide goes over how the beta app generally functions and will stay updated as any changes are made. This is meant as a general overview; more comprehensive articles can be found at:


From the dashboard you can view your: items due (Due Count), time studied, daily goal value, and your active lists. To begin studying all of your active lists, tap the green Study All button.

You can also study just a single list at a time. To do this, tap the vertical ellipses (to the right of the list’s name), and then tap Study


To view the contents of a list, tap the vertical ellipses (to the right of the list), and then tap View.
Once inside, you’ll see all the sections the list contains:

To study a single list, tap the name of the desired list section. Once inside the list section, tap the vertical ellipses (upper right corner), then tap Study:

List management is still in development, so it’s currently not possible to modify lists on the mobile beta. In the meantime, you can do this on the website instead at:


Some quick settings are available from the study screen (see the next section), however if you want more control, you can access other more permanent settings from the main app menu (under Settings).

To access the Settings area, tap the hamburger icon in the upper left corner of the dashboard, and then tap Settings (see above).

Once inside the Settings screen, tap the bottom-middle “Study” tab, which will present you this screen:

Style: specify which characters styles you want to study, simplified, traditional, or both
Parts: specify which parts (cards) you’d like to study, writing, reading or definition.
Retention rate: set your ideal retention rate, the higher the rate the more reviews, the lower the rate less reviews. If in doubt, leave this setting alone!
Add frequency: adjust how fast words are automatically added as you study. Choose between slow, normal, fast, and manual. With manual, no words automatically add however you can manually add words at any time using the (+) button at the top of the study screen
Animation speed: adjust how fast stroke animation snaps to the canvas
Animation effect:set the style of the stroke animation
Auto advance: With auto advance on, you will automatically be taken to the next card after completing a card
Auto advance speed: adjust how fast the auto advance takes place (after finishing a card)

Study Screen:

The study screen is where all the action is. This is where you study different card types, and can view more detailed information breakdowns.

To access filters and settings, tap the blue filters icon in the upper right hand corner, which will present you this screen:

Definition: Definition cards on / off
Reading: Reading cards on / off
Writing: Writing cards on / off
Audio: Pronunciation audio on / off
Auto advance: Auto advance on / off
Raw squigs: Raw squigs show your own handwriting, opposed to converting your strokes to Skritter’s strokes
Hide definition: Definition for words on / off. Definitions can be revealed while studying.
Hide reading: Reading for words on / off. Readings can be revealed while studying.
Sound effects: Sound effects (grading audio) on / off

Various gestures:

The canvas can accept various finger gestures to trigger actions.

One finger tap: single stroke hint
One finger hold: reveal the character
Two finger hold: enable teaching mode
Swipe up: erase the current character

For a more detailed document on gestures, see:

Detailed info screen:

The detailed information screen is a breakdown of information about the word or character. From here you can view components, definitions, mnemonics, example sentences, characters contained, etc. You can also ban or star the item, or look it up in an external dictionary such as Pleco.

The detailed information screen is where you can customize your definitions and mnemonics. These can quickly be seen using the speech bubble icon directly from the study screen.

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