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
◇ Utilize your stickers in the Messages camera and FaceTime

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 and VoiceOver
□ Ad-free experience
□ Optimized for all Retina displays
□ Universal app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

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

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

What's New

Version 6.2

This update includes optimizations for the new iPad Pro models and iOS 12.1.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
337 Ratings
337 Ratings
(: ME :) ,

Awesome App

I love this app, been using it for a while. My friends ask me how I send those symbols but they're not emoji. The keyboard makes it easy to type them in Messages. Love it!! ♥︎♡♥︎

zeroeure ,

I’ve been using this app for years

This is a must have for me!! Special characters is something I use often in my free time in my creative outlets and nothing has such a depth of characters in a beautiful package so well maintained- if only iOS let us use *every single option offered* already- it would make a five-star app a six!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your loyal support over the years and thanks for sharing your review! 🙌

aneesh srinivas ,

good but needs to be updated to include more languages.

I honestly feel like there are certain symbols and languages which are missing from this is om symbol or any other languages of the indian subcontinent or better yet any of the languages actually included in unicode? also sometimes symbols like𝚷 or𝚼𝛁𝛀𝛅𝛂𝚨𝛶𝛶𝜛 do not print properly.


Jordan Hipwell
120.6 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Jordan Hipwell
In-App Purchases
  1. All Categories $2.99


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