PopChar X
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Floating window shows available font characters.   Shareware ($41.30)
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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
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 insertion of characters for many applications.
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 more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5.8 or later



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PopChar X User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 6.x:
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Vitu reviewed on 20 Mar 2014
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.
[Version 6.5]

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Ptk3 replied on 21 Mar 2014
I use to love this app (deeply, but a long time ago), but this price is over aged…
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Forn replied on 22 Mar 2014
Enormous value… hmh, you can have it actually for free -> System Extensions -> Keyboard -> Show Keys and Signs in Menu.
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Ptk3 replied on 22 Mar 2014
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.
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Vitu replied on 22 Mar 2014
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.
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Wickedsp1d3r commented on 20 Mar 2014
When I first saw that price, I almost fell off my chair...
[Version 6.5]


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Appledogx commented on 11 Dec 2013
Great app, absurd price.
[Version 6.4]

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Forn replied on 20 Mar 2014
Right! He could sell 10 times more copies if the price would be in a 0 -10 $ range.
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Fariborz replied on 20 Mar 2014
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.
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kmontonearacnetcom5425 reviewed on 26 Jun 2013
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!
[Version 6.3]


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maxwideman reviewed on 20 Mar 2013
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.
[Version 6.2]


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Neil Baumgartner reviewed on 27 Feb 2013
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.
[Version 6.1]


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Foulger reviewed on 08 Dec 2012
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
[Version 6.1]


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Foulger reviewed on 27 Nov 2012
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
[Version 6.1]


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dhwebber reviewed on 02 Oct 2012
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.
[Version 6.0.1]


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Frankdalian reviewed on 24 Sep 2012
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.
[Version 6.0.1]


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Gadenino rated on 29 Jan 2014

[Version 6.4]



Scott Gittlitz rated on 11 Dec 2013

[Version 6.4]



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Zincker rated on 26 Jun 2013

[Version 6.3]



Nodelien rated on 06 Dec 2012

[Version 6.1]



+4

MacUpdate-Mark rated on 11 Sep 2012

[Version 6.0.1]


Downloads:115,858
Version Downloads:2,119
Type:Utilities : Font Tools
License:Shareware
Date:20 Mar 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $41.30
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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 your reach.

Liberating compatibility
No matter what app you are using, PopChar X brings snappy simplicity to all font-related tasks. Whether you're working with a word processor or a Web browser, PopChar X integrates seamlessly.

Smarter searching
PopChar X's seasoned search capabilities will help you find what you are looking for, whether you need to search for a character by name, identify fonts that contain specific characters, or explore the entire character set of a font.


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