If you like to use emoticons in your text messages or e-mails, then you might be interested in checking out an app called Symbolay. Symbolay is a universal iOS app that contains over 10,000 unicode symbols, which you can insert in documents, text messages, or e-mails.
Open the app and then enter your search term in the Search box. For instance, if you were looking for smiling face symbols, begin typing: Smiling. As you type, matching entries appear in the list.
Once you see the symbol you want to use, tap on it to display a screen from where you choose what you want to do with the symbol: tap the symbol to copy it, FAV to add it to favorites, HTML to encode it for HTML, PY to encode it for Python or Code to copy the symbol’s equivalent code.
On the main screen, is a Scratch pad on which you can temporarily store multiple symbols. When finished, copy the items on the Scratch pad to the clipboard and then insert them in whatever application you are working in.
If you wish to limit the number of items displayed in your searchs, click any of the categories to deselect them.
As of the time of this writing, Symbolay is $2.99 in the App Store and is well-worth it if you are a prolific texter or otherwise use a lot of emoticons or symbols in your writing.
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