I agree with thierbackagain, I like the look and feel of the real app better than the beta. Before 3.3.5 I couldn’t even use the new app. The real app lets me mash the plus sign add 20 new words and go, I have to go to a whole new section and press 20 times to get the same effect in the new app.
From a business point of view if you put out something like 3.3.5 which has more features but less elegance, I’m not sure subscribers will put up with it. For about $30 one can make Pleco do pretty much everything Skritter does, and I don’t need to hit the Pleco link to hear the how the word should be pronounced and they have male and female voices for every word.
Pleco has a really important learning feature that I don’t think Skritter has. When you are done with a test you can set it to give you the words you missed over again until you get them all correct and then it takes you out. That feature improves my learning efficiency a lot
Actually as a learning tool I use Pleco, I use Skritter for maintaining what I learned. That is where Skritter is better so you really have to make the review function as robust as possible.
I think the learn and test modes are a good try, but way short of Pleco.
I think the look and feel matters. The real Skritter has wood background and maroon headers and it’s very calming. The new app has bright white and either harsh blue or harsh purple headers.
Still 3.3.5 is way better than 3.3.4 so Skritter is moving in the right direction.