The Chemistry Keyboard is a specialized Keyboard Extension for anyone who needs to enter chemical formulae. Ever need to input Hg²⁺+2 I⁻ on your phone and can't figure out how to get those nice superscript or subscript 2s. Or a proper arrow glyph?
Well, your wait is over.
superscripts: ⁰ ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹ ⁽ ⁾ ⁺ ⁻,
subscripts: ₀ ₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈ ₉ ₍ ₎ ₊ ₋,
lowercase Greek characters available in landscape mode.
and other chemistry related Unicode characters.
The app itself demonstrates the keyboard's use by allowing text entry and looking up data from Wikipedia.
Unlike many keyboard extensions, this keyboard does not require network access. It's entirely self contained.
• Fixed crash when backspacing. Thanks to S.W. for the report.
• Minor improvements in searching in the app.
• Minor layout fixes.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great app and very helpful in class
When I first got this app last week I was having trouble getting the keyboard to load if I was in landscape mode on my 12.9" iPad Pro. I wrote a review and a few days later the developer contacted me saying he was working on a fix. A couple of days later he contacted me to tell me he submitted the revision. I re-downloaded the app and it works perfectly! I was very impressed by the quick response and how quickly he fixed the issue! I used the app in class today and it was great! No having to re-format my chemical equations when I get home! You can quickly superscript and subscript all numbers with the flick of the finger...it's great!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for reporting this issue. I hope to get an update out as soon as I can figure out what is wrong on the 12.9.
well worth it!
I don’t write many reviews, however this app deserves one! I’m an instructor in an apprenticeship program teaching Ohm’s law basics. I create many homework assignments and tests for my students. This app is well worth the $1.99 for what I needed (fractions, positive and negative super and sub scripts). Took a minute to figure out how to us it but the puzzlement went away when I held a number key instead of just tapping it for the first time. Perfect for my needs. Would recommend to anyone wanting to input scientific equations and characters on an IOS.
Thank God (or Glenn)!
Nothing else has worked for superscript and subscript. To get symbols, I’ve had to add and toggle through many keyboards. It’s early days with this app, but I couldn’t be more pleased with it (once I figured out that holding down the key unlocks super and subscripts). I you are often typing science, this hugely helpful!
Developer Response ,
Thank you. Glad you’re finding success.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.