Special Characters is an iOS 8 keyboard that gives you access to all the symbols, glyphs, bullets, arrows and other special characters that you can't access from the standard iOS keyboard.

Special Characters isn't a replacement keyboard but a companion that you can use to get to the characters & symbols you need when you need them.

Choose from over 1000 characters separated into 10 sections.

* Symbols
* Pictographs
* Currency Characters
* Math Symbols
* Punctuation
* Bullets
* Arrows
* Parentheses
* Numbers
* Letter A - Z are there.

* Quick Find Bar *
Use the quick find bar to jump right were you want to be.

* Favorites *
You can also long tap on any key and store it in your favorites. Edit and sort your favorites list into what works for you.

* Recently Used *
Special Characters also keeps track of all your recently used characters like the Emoji keyboard.

Finally, Special Characters works in both landscape and portrait.

We are certain that Special Character keyboard will give your emails, texts and notes the special characters you need! So, make the leap with Jump Gap Software’s Special Characters keyboard for iOS 8.

What’s New

Version 1.1.4

- Support for iOS 12.
- Support for iPhone X and new iPads.
- Fixed the help link.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

darkgoob ,

Good UI but missing key symbols like ƒ

Where is ƒ ? This keyboard has good UI, love the favorites feature. But I need that! Please add it and I will update to five stars.

GerJanABC ,

Great App

Just what I was looking for. Read some of the complaints, and they are without merit. Played around with the keyboard app and found out how to do a lot of things. For instance, you can place an empty button in your favorites to use as a space. Place it in front of your other favorites to always have it handy. To make an empty button, tap on favorites star on left, tap on plus sign on right, tap on the right pointing “arrow” next to dialog box that comes up, then tap on the checkmark. To place it in the front of other favorites, tap on delete symbol, then tap and HOLD on empty button, and move to beginning of favorites. Piece of cake!

dancingheart67 ,


I really like this keyboard. It has a lot of standard symbols that I really wish I had. That I have now... ©℉¢$⸘❣➟½⅓⅔¼¾ along with shortcut buttons. There is one very important feature missing a SPACE bar! To make spaces you have to exit out to the standard keyboard and go back to where you were at. Please add a space bar, thank you. Also, would love to see music symbols added. Add a space bar and I'd give you ⑤✬ˢ❢


James Spencer
10.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

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

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