macnation.com Using a Mac without PopChar is like driving a BMW only in first gear or playing a piano with one hand.
Charles Ying, founder of MyFonts.com I've used PopChar for a long time. And it just keeps getting better. Super software. Simple to use. Reasonably priced.
Art Allen Stuart,
IA, USA I used PopChar 15+ years ago on the Mac, but they now have a Windows version, and it is just so much more powerful and useful than CharMap.
Altova Inc. Couldn't function without my PopChar! I wouldn't have thought you could improve a perfect product, but you did it!
Martin Conrad, Educator, CO, USA
PopChar - Easily type umlauts and foreign characters - no need to learn the keyboard combinations
Tired of searching and remembering keyboard combinations for umlauts and other special characters? Want to get the most out of your fonts? Then PopChar is the right tool for you.
PopChar makes "typing" of unusual characters easy without having to remember keyboard combos.
Whenever you need a special character, PopChar is there to help. Click the little "P" box to display a table of characters. Select the desired character and it instantly appears in your document.
PopChar X supports Unicode fonts with thousands of characters available in many fonts. If a font contains Unicode characters, just switch PopChar to Unicode to see all of the characters, neatly arranged in the standard Unicode categories.
Web designers will especially enjoy the ability to insert HTML symbols.
Words cannot describe the huge benefits PopChar X offers to you.
We therefore invite you to view a short demo movie
Features, Installation, Requirements
- Inserts special characters right into your document - no font cheat sheet, no copy & paste, no need to remember keyboard combinations.
- Simple to use: Just click the desired character to insert it.
- Search for characters by name as quickly as you type. E.g., show all variations of the letter "E", all "numbers", all "arrows", etc.
- Recent characters view for instant access to your frequently used characters
- Flexible user interface to satisfy the individual needs of different users
- Displays the keystrokes needed to create selected characters
- Automatically detects the current font in many popular applications (including Word, Excel, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, InDesign, FileMaker and BBEdit).
- Optimized font menu that contains only the most recently used fonts, giving quick access to the required font, even with hundreds of fonts installed
- Full Unicode support with different comfortable views and pop-up menu for quick navigation among groups of characters
- Various insertion modes: Insert characters as plain or formatted text
- Inserts HTML symbols
- Automatically starts at login
To install PopChar, download it from our downloads page.
As long as you do not have a license key, PopChar operates in trial mode: some special characters are dimmed in the PopChar table. You can order a license key online on our order page. When you receive your license key, enter it in the Registration window of PopChar X. The dimmed characters will immediately become active.
Choose your platform
PopChar is available for Mac and Windows platforms.
Due to the technical differences between the platforms, we distribute PopChar X and PopChar Win as different products.
Please choose the product for the platform you need.