UniChar is a powerful yet beautiful Unicode symbol selection app and keyboard that allows you to quickly find, type, and work with special characters.

“UniChar is a cool little app and keyboard, and offers access to a huge world of Unicode characters that are otherwise absent within the standard iOS keyboard.”
– iDownloadBlog

"On the Mac, you can type any character [with] the Emoji & Symbols viewer ... The selection on iOS is much more limited ... But UniChar changes that."
– Cult of Mac

"This iOS keyboard app will give you all the Unicode characters you’ll ever need."
– lifehacker

UniChar features thousands of symbols organized neatly into 18 categories*. You can type these symbols in any app with the custom keyboard or quickly search for the symbol you’re looking for in the app - by name or by drawing! It's so much faster and better than googling it. Plus you can access recently used symbols in the Widget or on your Apple Watch and send Unicode stickers with the iMessage app.

For developers, UniChar is an efficient tool to work with Unicode Code Points and HTML Entities. Revamp your workflow with Universal Clipboard - copy on your iPhone, paste in the code editor on your Mac.

◦ Type special symbols in any app
◦ Features a light and dark theme designed to compliment the Emoji keyboard

◎ Search for symbols by name or by drawing them
◎ Efficiently work with the symbols, code points, and HTML entities
◎ Add characters to the text field and edit it with the system keyboard
◎ Share your text via Messages, Facebook, Twitter, AirDrop, and more
◎ Or open the text in other apps to continue working

◆Access your most recently used characters quickly
◆ Copy to the clipboard with a single tap

iMessage App
• Send symbol stickers to your friends
• Create stickers for any Unicode character

Apple Watch App
◇ Quickly glance at your recently used characters
◇ Copy symbols to your iPhone’s clipboard, or Code or HTML

▸ Beautiful and simple design
▸ Symbol drawing recognition powered by machine learning**
▸ 3D Touch support
▸ Split View and Drag and Drop for iPad
▸ Spotlight Search integration
▸ Handoff support
▸ Keyboard shortcuts
▸ Landscape orientation support
▸ Accessibility support including Dynamic Type, Bold Text, and VoiceOver
▸ Ad-free experience
▸ Universal app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
▸ Fully optimized for all Retina, Retina HD, and Super Retina displays

* All Categories can be unlocked via a single in-app purchase.

** Search by Drawing is powered by machine learning image classification algorithms utilizing Turi Create, Core ML, and Vision. As you draw, a convolution neural network processes your drawing to predict which symbol(s) it matches. You can help improve the symbol recognition accuracy and add support for more symbols by training the model with your own drawings!

What's New

Version 5.4.4

This update resolves an issue where the Search by Drawing keyboard may not appear.

Thanks to everyone who has submitted drawings! Over 18,000 have been approved since the last update, with more still awaiting review! Keep them coming and let me know if you draw them all!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

239 Ratings

239 Ratings

Great app with an amazing team behind it


You can only switch from Unichar to another keyboard using the lower left keyboard button. If an app is not updated for use on the iPhone X the bottom bar where that button would be is just a black bar and the button doesn't exist therefore the only way to change it is to go to settings and delete unichar/reinstall unichar. The default keyboard moves the button to the original position when an app isn't compatible. Used this keyboard a lot on my previous phone, but it's a pain in its current state.

Update: 1 day after posting my review the developer addressing the issue and the next day an update fixing it was released. Great work.

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So much to transcribe, so little time! UniChar provides all of the symbols and special characters needed for the precise transcription of lecture, research or any other notes in practically any discipline. The more symbols and characters you become familiar with, the greater your ability to condense the complex ideas and concepts you need to interpret and understand.

Unichar is Great!


Finding all kinds of useful symbols—so easy to copy them and then paste into my text. Especially appreciate not having to install yet another keyboard to use it. Has a useful widget to hold my frequently-used symbols. The search feature (for example, “scissors”) works well, too! Very pleased!


Jordan Hipwell
115.4 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Jordan Hipwell
In-App Purchases
  1. All Categories $2.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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