KeyboardKit is a Swift library that helps you create custom keyboard extensions for iOS and ipadOS.

What's New


This version adds more primary button types.

New Features

  • KeyboardAction.PrimaryType has new join and custom cases.
  • KeyboardAction.PrimaryType now maps unrepresented UIReturnKeyType types to the new custom type.
  • UIReturnKeyType has new extensions for getting the keyboardAction and primaryButtonType.

💡 Behavior changes

  • KeyboardGestures shortens the time it takes for the secondary action callout to be presented.


Version Platform Swift 5.5 MIT License Twitter: @getkeyboardkit

About KeyboardKit

KeyboardKit helps you build custom keyboard extensions with Swift and SwiftUI. It extends the native keyboard APIs and provides you with a lot more functionality than is otherwise available.

The end result can look something like this...or entirely different:

If you're new to iOS keyboard extensions, this great guide will help you get started. You can also have a look at the demo apps for inspiration.

Supported Platforms

KeyboardKit supports iOS 13, macOS 11, tvOS 13 and watchOS 6.

Although KeyboardKit builds on all platform, some features are unavailable on some platforms.


The best way to install KeyboardKit is to use the Swift Package Manager.

KeyboardKit also supports CocoaPods:

pod KeyboardKit

You can add the library to the main app, the keyboard extension and any other targets that need it.

Getting started

Once KeyboardKit is added to your project, you can start using it in your application and keyboard extension.

Read more here


The online documentation contains more information, code examples etc. and makes it easy to overview the various parts of the library.

The online documentation is currently iOS only. To generate documentation for other platforms, open the package in Xcode, select a simulator then run Product/Build Documentation.

🇸🇪 Localization

KeyboardKit is localized in 50 keyboard-specific locales:

🇺🇸 🇦🇱 🇦🇪 🇧🇾 🇧🇬 🇦🇩 🇭🇷 🇨🇿 🇩🇰 🇳🇱
🇧🇪 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 🇪🇪 🇫🇴 🇵🇭 🇫🇮 🇫🇷 🇧🇪 🇨🇭
🇬🇪 🇩🇪 🇦🇹 🇨🇭 🇬🇷 🇭🇺 🇮🇸 🇮🇪 🇮🇹 🇹🇯
🇱🇻 🇱🇹 🇲🇰 🇲🇹 🇲🇳 🇳🇴 🇮🇷 🇵🇱 🇵🇹 🇧🇷
🇷🇴 🇷🇺 🇷🇸 🇷🇸 🇸🇰 🇸🇮 🇪🇸 🇸🇪 🇹🇷 🇺🇦

Read more here


KeyboardKit comes packed with features. Checkout the list below, and have a look at the documentation, demo apps and source code for even more information and examples.

💥 Actions

KeyboardKit comes with many keyboard-specific actions, like character inputs, emojis, backspace, space, newline, image etc. You can even create your own actions.

Read more here

🎨 Appearance

KeyboardKit comes with an appearance engine that lets you easily style your keyboards.

Read more here

🔊 Audio

KeyboardKit defines system audio types and ways to play them.

Read more here


KeyboardKit can present autocomplete suggestions as users type.

Read more here

🗯 Callouts

KeyboardKit lets you show input callouts as users type, as well as action callouts with alternate actions for the currently pressed key.

Read more here

😊 Emojis

KeyboardKit defines emojis and emoji categories that you can use in your own keyboards.

Read more here

🧩 Extensions

KeyboardKit provides a bunch of extensions to native types.

Read more here

⌨️ External Keyboards

KeyboardKit lets you detect whether or not an external keyboard is used.

Read more here

👋 Feedback

KeyboardKit keyboards can give audio and haptic feedback as users type.

Read more about audio feedback and haptic feedback.

👆 Gestures

KeyboardKit comes with keyboard-specific gestures that you can use in your own keyboards.

Read more here

👋 Haptics

KeyboardKit defines haptic feedback types and ways to trigger them.

Read more here

🔤 Input Sets

KeyboardKit comes with an input set engine that make it easy to create alphabetic, numeric and symbolic keyboards in different languages.

Read more here

⌨️ Keyboard Layouts

KeyboardKit comes with a layout engine that makes it easy to create specific keyboard layouts for various devices, orientations and locales.

Read more here

💱 Keyboard Types

KeyboardKit comes with many different keyboard types, like alphabetic, numeric, symbolic, emoji etc. You can even create your own types.

Read more here

🌐 Locales

KeyboardKit defines keyboard-specific locales and provides localized content for the supported locales.

Read more here

👁 Previews

KeyboardKit defines a bunch of preview-specific types that simplify previewing keyboard views in SwiftUI.

Read more here

➡️ Proxy

KeyboardKit defines a bunch of extensions to UITextDocumentProxy and ways to route text to other sources.

Read more here

⬅️ RTL

KeyboardKit supports RTL (right-to-left) locales, but your extension need to be configured to support it.

Read more here

🎨 Styles

KeyboardKit defines a bunch of styles that simplify customizing the look of various keyboard components.

Read more here

🖼 Views

KeyboardKit comes with a bunch of keyboard-specific views, like keyboards, toobars, buttons etc

Read more here

KeyboardKit Pro

KeyboardKit Pro is a license-based extensions that unlocks pro features, such as additional locales, autocomplete, convenience views etc. It can save you a lot of time when developing more complex keyboards.

KeyboardKit Pro is also a way to support this project, which is otherwise completely free and developed by a single person (with great help from the community). If you appreciate this project, consider going Pro.

Read more here

Demo Applications

This repository contains a Demo folder with two demo apps that lets you try out KeyboardKit and KeyboardKit Pro:

  • The standard demo has a system keyboard that mimics an English keyboard and a unicode-based keyboard.
  • The pro demo has a system keyboard with support for all keyboard locales and an RTL variant as well.

To run the demo apps, open and run the projects, then enable the keyboards under system settings. Full access is required forfeatures like audio and haptic feedback.


Feel free to reach out if you have questions or if you want to contribute in any way:

Sponsors and Clients

This project is proudly sponsored by the following companies:

Oribi Icon phonetoroam Icon Vitalis Icon LetterKey Icon Anomaly Software Icon Milo Creative Icon

KeyboardKit is free, but please consider sponsoring the project if you find it useful. You can support KeyboardKit through GitHub Sponsors, by signing up for a Pro license, paying for support, donations etc.


KeyboardKit is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.


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Last updated: Sun Aug 07 2022 20:39:16 GMT-0500 (GMT-05:00)