UniChar is a powerful yet beautiful Unicode symbol 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 categories as well as a complete Unicode table.* 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! No more searching Google. You can also favorite symbols to access them even quicker in the keyboard, widget, and on your Apple Watch.

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. Or use UniChar alongside your editor with Split View on iPad.

◉ Search for symbols by name or by drawing**
◉ Browse the entire Unicode table by character blocks
◉ Collect and organize your favorite symbols
◉ Efficiently work with symbols and their info including code points and HTML entities
◉ Insert symbols into the text field and compose text using the system keyboard
◉ Share your text via Messages, Twitter, AirDrop, etc – or open the text in other apps

◎ Type special symbols in any app
◎ Quickly input your recently used and favorite symbols
◎ Designed to compliment the Emoji keyboard

◆ Convenient access to your recently used and favorite symbols
◆ Copy to the clipboard with a single tap
◆ Drag and drop character info into other apps on iPad

Apple Watch App
◇ Quickly glance at your favorites and recents
◇ Copy character info to your iPhone’s clipboard
◇ Add your favorite symbol to your watch face

iMessage App
■ Send symbol stickers to your friends
■ Create stickers for any Unicode character
■ Utilize your stickers in the Messages camera and FaceTime

□ Beautiful and simple design
□ Stunning dark mode
□ Ad-free experience
□ Keyboard shortcuts
□ Spotlight Search integration
□ Split View and Drag and Drop support on iPad
□ Handoff support
□ Accessibility support including Dynamic Type, VoiceOver, and Voice Control
□ Universal app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

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

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

What’s New

Version 7.0.1

This update includes minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
567 Ratings

567 Ratings

johnsenestate ,

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.

shanita911 ,

Love it so far!

I just downloaded this earlier today and have had a lot of fun with texts tonight. ☺︎ It does exactly what I expected it to do, in fact it’s even easier to navigate than I expected it to be. I’m confident in this app over any other Unicode app I’ve seen, it seems that whenever there has been a problem, the DEV gets right on it for a fix. That’s refreshing, I’m not used to that kind of quick turnaround! I’m using the free version, so far everything has been great. Thank you! ☆

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! I’m really glad you’re liking the app. ☻

TumbleBumbleatNight ,

Tried and few of these apps and this one is worth the money

I needed a Unicode symbols app and this one is definitely the best. The keyboard works great and it’s also really easy to search for and copy symbols within the app itself. Also, unlike other apps, this app will save your recently-used symbols in the beginning section of the keyboard which is very helpful. Nice work!

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much! I’m really happy to hear you’re liking the app and keyboard. I appreciate the kind review. 😊


Jordan Hipwell
112.7 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Jordan Hipwell
In-App Purchases
  1. All Categories $4.99


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