Old Client vs. New Client Differences
- How does the review mode work?
- How do I add new words (Learn Mode)?
- What is the "Test" mode?
- Kana Handwriting
- Zhuyin / Bopomofo
- Advanced SRS grading option
- What's a guest account?
- Drawing a neutral tone (Chinese)
- Continuous review mode
- Features coming soon
How does the Review mode work?
How do I add new words (Learn Mode)?
What is the "Test" mode?
Zhuyin / Bopomofo
Advanced SRS grading option
By default, a two-button grading system is now used for review sessions, giving you the option to mark something as correct or as incorrect. You can enable the "Advanced SRS Grading" option in your study settings to use a more flexible 4 button system, letting you mark something as incorrect, so-so, correct, or too easy. In a Test session, even if you have the "Advanced SRS Grading" option enabled, it will show you two grading buttons as it doesn't use the scheduling system. (This is the intended behavior)!
What's a guest account?
Please refer to this handy in-app guide on gestures! This is accessible via the main left upper-hand menu of the app.
Drawing a neutral tone (Chinese)
Instead of drawing a circle shape to indicate a neutral tone, you can simply tap on the canvas to indicate a neutral dot.
Continuous review mode
The continuous review option will make the review session behave more closely to the original Skritter clients. Instead of reaching a stopping point by clearing all of your reviews, continuous review will show you items that aren't due for review yet (and affect their scheduling). For efficiency reasons, we recommend not using this mode once you've cleared your review queue and using the Test mode from inside of a deck directly instead which won't affect scheduling (or alternatively adding new words via the Learn mode!). You can read more about continuous review mode here.
Decks (previously called lists) are no longer in a state of "adding" or "paused". A deck is just a deck! You can add words from it by using the "Learn" button, or test yourself on the list by using the "Test" button.
Also, brand-new to the Skritter: Write Chinese and Skritter: Write Japanese apps is the introduction of in-app courses. Check out the Learn Japanese Through Music series on Japanese, and The Animal Idioms Video Course on Chinese, and the Chinese Character Course over on the featured decks page.
Features coming soon
- Custom example sentences
- Bulk word adding
- Focused tests for incorrect cards and new cards you've added
- New and improved Goal Mode
- New and improved Progress screen and reports