Keyman 17+

Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc (SIL)

    • 3.9 • 54 Ratings
    • Free



Keyman makes it easy to type in over 1,700 different languages on your iPhone, iPad or iPod! Install all your language keyboards as a system keyboard and use them in every app on your iPhone or iPad!

Type in:
- Amharic
- Tamil
- Greek
- Hebrew
- Sinhala
- Syriac
- Tibetan
- Hindi
- Over one thousand more!

Keyman requires the "Allow Full Access" option to be switched on just once when you install a new keyboard, in order for your language keyboard to be installed into the system. For your privacy and security, you can then switch the option off again.

Features include:
- Build custom keyboards with Keyman Developer and load them on your phone
- Smooth optimised keyboard layouts
- Predictive text for a growing set of languages
- Built in browser displays your language even if iOS doesn't support it

What’s New

Version 17.0.326

Published on 2024-05-15.

* Minor fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Martin.mts ,

No Qamets Hatuph for Ancient Hebrew

This keyboard is great! However, I have to put one star off for the lack of Qamets Hatuph for Ancient Hebrew. It looks the same as Qamets. In most cases, we may type Qamets for Qamtes Hatuph, however, in some cases, it is critical to distinguish one from the other, especially in quizzes and exams that involve automatic grading. I hope the Qamets Hatuph may be added to the Ancient Hebrew keyboard.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review. This is a keyboard specific issue. You may contact the keyboard author and let them know your concern and/or recommendation. You can also post on our community site ( so that other users are aware of the issue and jump in to help.

DPC7325 ,

Keyman is the preeminent tool for custom keyboards.

Absolutely stellar app and incredible functionality given the complexity of the human language spectrum and variety of devices to support.

I’ve reviewed a lot of options for keyboards and there’s not a better tool out there than Keyman.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for rating us and the review. We are glad to help people type in their language to the world. Drop a topic at our community site:, should you have any comment, features request and/or run into any issue related to Keyman.

languageandexpression ,


This app is amazing and provides the exact features I’ve been looking for for typing the Syriac language.

One bug fix I would suggest would be to change the default writing direction for Syriac to “right-to-left.”

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. This feature request is keyboard specific and usually it's up to the keyboard author to update his/her keyboard. Our keyboard library has several Syriac keyboards: You may look for the one you are referring to and contact the author accordingly. However, if the text direction has been set to RTL already, but in iOS it shows otherwise, there may be a bug which requires a deeper dive.

App Privacy

The developer, Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc (SIL), indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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