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PopChar X helps you get the most out of your font collection.

With its crystal-clear interface, PopChar X provides a frustration-free way to access any font's special characters.

Expanded accessibility
Your Mac includes over 700 fonts, each of which contains thousands of characters -- Why not make them as accessible as possible? PopChar X makes it happen.

Interface advantages
PopChar X displays easy-to-analyze tables of characters, giving you an ultra-convenient interface. You can't access most of these characters from your keyboard -- PopChar X puts them within more...

What's New

Version 6.5:
  • Custom insertion technique for applications that do not reliably support direct event-based insertion of characters.
  • Works around a problem on OS X 10.9 Mavericks that caused the search field to be cleared while entering a search text.
  • Solves a problem on non-English systems, where PopChar did not remember the previously selected layout.
  • Faster clipboard-based more...

Requirements

OS X 10.5.8 or later

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Hi Christoph Reichenberger, just wanted to say that I have just downloaded you latest update and I love it. I've been using PopChar ever since it first came out (Mac Classic OS 8 or 9, I believe) and really appreciate your keeping up with all more...

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Version 6.2
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Vitu Member IconReview+138
Vitu
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Superb developer company, very useful and stable software. Price, though a bit steep, is easily justified by its enormous value, timely and significant updates, and for its unparalleled time-saving searching of characters.

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Version 6.5
Ptk3
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I use to love this app (deeply, but a long time ago), but this price is over aged…

Forn
+0

Enormous value… hmh, you can have it actually for free -> System Extensions -> Keyboard -> Show Keys and Signs in Menu.

Ptk3
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Popchar is more accessible, with its pop up window that you can open in the left top corner of the screen, and if I remember good, allowed to use any font character on the fly… maybe one can pay one or two bow for this convenience, but 40?

So yes, that's why I use the native function of Mac OS, as you describe it.

Vitu
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PopChar also offers different insertion modes for the chosen character (size and formatting), an useful magnifier and a time saver searching scope. It can also detect the font being used, as to present the searched character in the same font if available.

I used to go for the Character Viewer (or Palette) but finding a given character took too much of my time. I see no reason to use another software if that suffices ones need, but for me, the native solution just didn't cut it anymore.

Wickedsp1d3r Member IconComment+124
Wickedsp1d3r
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When I first saw that price, I almost fell off my chair...

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Version 6.5
Appledogx Member IconComment+146
Appledogx
+7

Great app, absurd price.

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Version 6.4
Forn
+1

Right! He could sell 10 times more copies if the price would be in a 0 -10 $ range.

Fariborz
+1

I do hope the developer comes up with a promotional sale. As for now I can't simply afford it. Surely there are hundreds if not thousands of users like me who are waiting for such an occasion.

kmontonearacnetcom5425 Member IconReview+2
kmontonearacnetcom5425
+2

What a great application! It has come in handy so many times! I can't think of what I would do without it. Thank you all for creating this wonderful program!

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Version 6.3
maxwideman Member IconReview+4
maxwideman
+4

Hi Christoph Reichenberger, just wanted to say that I have just downloaded you latest update and I love it. I've been using PopChar ever since it first came out (Mac Classic OS 8 or 9, I believe) and really appreciate your keeping up with all the system changes. I know that takes a lot of work, but it is indispensable for serious writers.

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Version 6.2
Neil Baumgartner Member IconReview+3
Neil Baumgartner
+3

As a linguist I work with a wide variety of languages and writing systems including several non-Roman writing systems. I have owned PopChar for many years (at least 12, starting with at least PopChar Pro ver. 1.3.1) and have upgraded several times, now at PopChar X 6.1. It have been indispensable especially with the nonRoman writing systems and font. I highly recommend it.

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Version 6.1
Foulger Member IconReview+284
Foulger
+5

Bought it today as part of the Xmas $49.99 bundle. As stated before - great app outrageous price. Buying the other apps that came with it makes it good value for money for the duration of the Xmas special only. If they can discount it heavily for Xmas they can discount it reasonably for all time

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Version 6.1
Foulger Member IconReview+284
Foulger
+5

Great Programme greedy price. Simple solution - half the price triple the profit. I've been using Charview for years which still works in ML and is much more comfortably priced. Surely the development period is over by many years, allowing the app owner to reduce the price to a level where many more people will buy and in real terms make more profit. As I said - great programme - greedy developer

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Version 6.1
dhwebber Member IconReview+3
dhwebber
+3

I am a software addict. I confess! Over the years I have bought countless programs that I simply "needed", only to realize later that I hardly, if ever, used it. The programs did what they promised, I just did not "need" it. However there occasionally comes along a program that may not be "flashy" upon first inspection but overtime becomes an indispensable part of your daily computing. PopChar is such a program! I have about three (of approximately 50) programs that get installed day one when I get a new computer. PopChar does not clutter my desktop, is always immediately available, rock solid and has never let me down when looking for that special character.
Ergonis has always been supportive and clearly listen to their customers feedback. I can not imagine anyone not being able to benefit from this program.

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Version 6.0.1
Frankdalian Member IconReview+7
Frankdalian
+3

I started using PopChar back when I still had a Mac+ and I'm still using it. It just works! I have long spells when I don't use it, but when I do, it's there and it works.

Thank you folks for an excellent piece of software.

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Version 6.0.1
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Gadenino
Version 6.4
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Nodelien
Version 6.1
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Version 6.0.1
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Downloads 116,707
Version Downloads 2,968
License Shareware
Date 20 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $41.30
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