Character Pad gives you quick access to hundreds of beautiful and useful special characters, which you can use in any application.

Simply tap a character to copy it to your device's clipboard, open any other app, and paste it anywhere you like. Done. Easy!

Customise your IMs, emails, documents and other texts with this great selection of special characters & symbols.

Characters include:
- Greek alphabet
- Numbers
- Math symbols
- Bullets
- Letterlike symbols
- Many more!

What two App Store reviewers had to say about Character Pad:

"Dead easy to use and works a treat! Update with more characters some time........" - Soxcat

"Fast, simple, does one thing and does it seemlessly. No more having to write ½ as 1/2. Thank you, well worth the dollar!" - Auntmarge64

• If you're looking for a more complete special character writing experience, please search the App Store for "Character Writer" and check out our special character text editor.

Please Note: Characters will be readable from any iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac and most PCs. Some special characters may appear as question marks (?) or squares for some recipients of text messages whom use non-iPhone mobiles.

What’s New

Version 2.5

- Support for newer, larger-screen devices

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Snt44df77 ,


Every time I try to use it it includes a question mark inside a box. I just want the character. Don’t need a stupid boxed question mark beside it. Completely overshadows the chosen character.

9robins ,


Find the character or symbol you need and tap it. It's copied to the clipboard, from which you can insert it into your document. iPhone's clipboard, unlike Microsoft's computer clipboard, seems to hold only one item at a time. So if you have to insert more than one character, you have to go back and forth between the app and your document until your document contains all needed characters--then you can copy them from inside the document for reuse in that document. This can be clumsy & slow going sometimes. Hence 4 stars not 5.
But this app has never failed to deliver the characters I need--subscripts, superscripts, math symbols, Greek--material needed by serious users. Sad that this material was (I suppose) ignored by (or unknown to) some developers at Apple, who (I imagine) dropped out of college instead of growing their minds. Can't Apple buy this app and thus integrate its software, making it accessible from Settings > General > Keyboard > Languages?

Violet Loves Apps ,

Love this app, but wish there were more characters

I do a lot of writing, brainstorming, and communication related work on my iPad, and I love using these little images to add emphasis or just take the monotony out of certain tasks.

But.. for a paid app, I wish there were more than just the 2 pages. Hoping to see an update with new categories/additional characters added!


David Caddy
13.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. More Characters $1.99
  2. Full Upgrade - Reduced Price $0.99
  3. Full Upgrade - Hero Price $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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