Chars is a delightful and easy-to-use note-taking app for quickly writing down your thoughts. Then sharing, tweeting, or using them the way you want. Also, there is a built-in special character keyboard working inside the app or as a system-wide keyboard extension.

A concept of this app started as a web-page of popular Unicode characters that I needed sometimes. I thought that it would be awesome to have a native iOS app that allows typing those symbols with an external keyboard, and my friend Marat suggested developing it.

  • DesignDen Talalá
  • DevelopmentMarat Saytakov

Chars on iPhone X

Chars on iPhone X

Some months after the initial release, we realized that Chars is so simple and intuitive that it could beat other note-taking apps in the speed of use. So I redesigned it to be the super-fast gesture-driven app that serves especially well in rush situations.

It allows starting typing in milliseconds by swiping down the list of notes, creating a new one. It displays notes with bigger fonts and emphasizes special notes with colors. It gives additional haptic and audio feedback while working. It loads lightning-fast. Its size is just ≈ 20 megabytes. And it has no settings screen.

iOS App Screenshots

While working on Chars, we developed a lot of small but very useful features including the “Extra” pack that can be purchased inside the app. All these features made a unique app experience that is beloved by its users according to App Store reviews.


Chars Website Screenshot

You may discover the features of Chars on its website designed and developed by me.

© Den Talalá