Chemistry Keyboard

Chemistry Keyboard

By Generally Helpful Software

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2014-11-03
  • Current Version: 1.1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 9.63 MB
  • Developer: Generally Helpful Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings


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. Quickly generate superscripts: ⁰ ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹ ⁽ ⁾ ⁺ ⁻, subscripts: ₀ ₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈ ₉ ₍ ₎ ₊ ₋, and arrows. 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.



  • Great app and very helpful in class

    By Tattedhank
    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's great!
  • Good

    By Chequelynn
    This keyboard is good, however it is missing some very important features, it being a chemistry keyboard after all.
  • Thop05

    By tahop05
    I can't get this keyboard to work with any of my apps. Is it exclusive to Microsoft?
  • Great tool

    By pun_g
    This is a great keyboard for typing up scientific papers and other science related things. Once you get used it the keyboard is really effective at helping you type chemical equations and sub/super scripts.
  • Almost perfect!

    By JMShade
    I absolutely love this keyboard. I use chemical equations pretty often and it's great to finally be able to do so on my iPad. That being said, it seems to be missing several chemical symbols. It would be great if down the line they included more, or all, of the periodic table so I don't have to switch over keyboards just to type things like Sb for Antimony.
  • Fantastic keyboard for a Chemist!

    By SSU Chem
    What an incredible idea—a keyboard for chemists! In the past I've relied upon creating text expansion snippets to change formulas like H2O to H₂O, and -> to →, but this approach is much better. I can type chemical equations on the fly now, and in less time than it would take on my iMac. Love this keyboard! Highly recommended keyboard for anyone who wants to write chemical formulas and equations on their iOS devices. Nice update in 1.0.1 allowing for Greek letter entry. Much easier than switching over to the Greek keyboard (which is what I was doing before). I’ve used this a number of times when making exam solutions for my Chemistry students. Being able to “type” chemical equations on my iPad has actually allowed me to get the job done faster than when I’m on my iMac. Imagine that! Thanks. @SSU_Science