Character Writer 4+

Special Characters Text Editor

Armchair Engineering

Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 4 Ratings
    • $1.99



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 2.5.1

+ Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

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.

Joesaiyang ,


I've downloaded several writing apps and must say this is app is one of the best ones out there. Love the simplicity, and how I can change the font size as I do a lot of speaking engagements with my ipad. My only suggestion would be to add a lists button.


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, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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