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?
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.
Here is a summary of the canvas gestures:
- Long hold on the canvas with a single finger to reveal a single stroke hint
- Long hold with two fingers to reveal the entire character. This will mark the character as incorrect
- Swipe up to erase the character and try again
- Swipe left and right above the canvas to show any mnemonics and example sentences if availableDrawing 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 tone.
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 Learning Japanese Through Music series on Japanese, The Animal Idioms Video Course on Chinese, and the Chinese Character Course on the featured decks page.