Character Writer is an elegant text editor and the best way to work with special characters on the iPad.

Character Writer's custom keyboard offers you easy access to over 500 special characters while you type.

Designed with style and function in mind, Character Writer is the perfect productivity tool for anyone who writes anything on their iPad.

Features Include:

• Easy Access to hundreds of special Characters:
- Full upper and lower case Greek alphabet
- Math Symbols
- Digits -> Fractions, superscript and subscript numbers
- Pictographs
- Letter like symbols & many more

• Document Sync
- iCloud support

• Advanced Writing Technologies:
- Dark theme (perfect for nighttime writing)
- Automatic theme switching
- Word Count
- Integrated keyboard arrow keys for precision cursor placement
- Adjustable font size

• A Full Range of Export Options:
- Copy Text
- Print
- Email as Text
- Email as Attachment
- Tweet
- Post to Facebook
- Open In...

The all new Character Writer has been a long time in development. It was originally born out of the frustration normally produced by attempting to compose technical reports on the iPad, which previously required special characters to be copied and pasted individually from a webpage.

What’s New

Version 2.5

Long overdue update that brings support for iOS 13 and the latest devices

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Hansssssss ,

Good but...

I like the app and would use it more if there was a spellcheck integrated into it..

Fefur ,

Design and Choice

I love the slick design of the Character Keyboard, right down to the colors. But the lack of options -- and the lack of direction and guidance -- is sometimes glaring. The keyboard also does not seem to support other keyboard standards such as capitalization, spacing rules and what we've come to expect from spellcheck.

Even with all of that being said, ¨Character Keyboard¨ ranks among my favorite. I love the flexibility it gives me in a world where ~ inexplicably ~ bold, italics, & underline no longer apply. I am a writer by trade, and I like apps/programs that allow for full expression.


Limited Characters

Will not permit me to use the letter “P” or most selections on the right side of keypad. Guess I’m out .99!

App Privacy

The developer, Armchair Engineering, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

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

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