A little bit serious and a little bit silly:

THE SERIOUS: Have you ever needed to type just one Unicode character that isn't available on the standard iOS keyboard? Do you end up going to Google just to search for a character to paste into another app? Now you can have conveniently categorized Unicode characters right at your fingertips in a custom keyboard, and if what you need isn't there, just search for it using the search pane instead! Try searching by keyword or by hexadecimal code point.

THE SILLY: Make yourself stand out in your status updates and tweets! Flip your text upside down, cross it out, put it in small caps, or make it look olde-fashioned. Then attach a Unicode emoticon to it and text it to a friend, post it on your favorite social networking site, or copy it to your clipboard to use anywhere!

What's New

Version 2.0.0

• Unicode keyboard for iOS 8 users! Enable it by going to Settings > General > Keyboard and adding "unicodr".
• Added the "tears of shame" emoticon!
• Improved text reversal in "upside down" mode; emoticons and other advanced characters no longer get split or distorted.

Ratings and Reviews

Great, so far!


One of the few text effects apps that has been updated in the past year. Not only does it convert text in-app, but optionally you can use it as a Unicode keyboard!
Unlike its garish rivals, this is quite nice, and works well!
I just wanted upside down text. Here is a sentence with all 26 letters of the English alphabet, as an example:
ɓop uʍoɹq ʎzɐl ǝɥʇ ɹǝʌo pǝdɯnɾ̣ xoɟ ʞɔı̣nb ǝɥʇ

Poor directions


The app should instruct you on first launch that it is an iOS keyboard which is what I was looking for, but the App Store page makes it seem like this is a text pad to copy and paste from.



Exceptional keyboard!


Anthony Allevato
12.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Italian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© (c) 2014 Tony Allevato


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