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
Most of your fonts contain thousands of characters, many more than you can access from the keyboard.
If you 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 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.
With PopChar, you can also take a look at fonts from a designer's perspective – see a font preview, check out what a given text fragment looks like in a certain font, and print beautiful font sheets.
Starting with PopChar 7, you can even find special characters by simply drawing them.
Features, Installation, Requirements
- Inserts special characters right into your document.
- Full Unicode support with different comfortable views and pop-up menu for quick navigation.
- Search for characters by name, by Unicode number or by simply pasting some text from your document into the search field.
- Find characters by drawing their shapes.
- Find similar characters.
- Font preview and sample text views
- Font information
- View and print beautiful font sheets
- Individually adjust the sizes of certain fonts.
- Custom favorites section provides quick access to frequently used characters.
- Magnifier tool provides an enlarged view to see selected characters in full detail.
- Work across font boundaries and see all available characters system-wide.
- "Reverse search" for fonts that contain a particular character.
- Recent characters view for instant access to your frequently used characters.
- Flexible user interface to satisfy the individual needs of different users.
- Displays the keyboard combinations for characters that have keyboard equivalents.
- Various insertion modes: Insert characters as plain or formatted text or HTML.
- Support for Apple Color Emoji font.
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.