PopChar

Easily insert special characters and fonts

Have you ever had to regularly use special characters or fonts on your keyboard? PopChar is a clever utility that lets you insert special characters, accented letters, umlauts, etc. simply by using the installed fonts into your system. View full description

PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Cover almost all foreign or unusual characters
  • Automatically detects fonts

CONS

  • Demo version too limited

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Have you ever had to regularly use special characters or fonts on your keyboard? PopChar is a clever utility that lets you insert special characters, accented letters, umlauts, etc. simply by using the installed fonts into your system.

All you need to do it activate the PopChar window, click the desired character, and the character appears in your current document. It works in a similar way to the Special Characters option in Microsoft Word except it's much more accessible and comprehensive.

PopChar can automatically detect the font that you are using so that the characters won't look out of place. You can insert HTML symbols, see your most recently used characters and configure Popchar to automatically start at login. The only downside is that this demo version only gives you access to a small number of characters - you'll have to buy the full license to see and use the rest.

PopChar is a powerful and easy to use tool that makes entering unusual characters a breeze.

Changes

  • Support for colored symbols in the Apple Color Emoji font (requires Mac OS X 10.7 Lion).
  • The PopChar window now remains visible in all spaces.
  • PopChar now comes with a large (512x512) Finder icon.
  • Improved saving and restoring technique for the clipboard contents.
  • Reduces the CPU load when PopChar runs in the background.
  • Fine-tuned size adjustment for the Cambria Math font.
  • Works around insertion problems in Google Earth and Texmaker.
  • New wording in the installer clarifies the situation when an existing license does not cover the new version.
  • Works around a clipboard bug in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • Fixes an issue on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion that caused PopChar's corner "P" to disappear after switching spaces.

Type special characters without knowing the keyboard combos, explore fonts.

If you want to get the most out of your fonts, then PopChar is the right tool for you.

Most of your fonts contain thousands of characters, many more than you can access from the keyboard. PopChar makes "typing" of unusual characters easy without having to remember keyboard combinations.

Whenever you need a special character, PopChar is there to help. Click the "P" in the menu bar to display a table of characters. Select the desired character and it instantly appears in your document.

PopChar works with all modern applications that support Unicode. It makes it easy to navigate and search within fonts that contain thousands of characters. Search for characters by their names, find fonts that contain certain characters, explore the character set of fonts, collect your favorite characters, insert HTML symbols. PopChar makes all these font-related tasks easy.

You can even take a new look at fonts from a designer's perspective – get thorough information about your fonts, see a font preview, check out what a given text fragment looks like in a certain font, and print beautiful font sheets.

PopChar

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PopChar 7.5