CEO, Altova Inc. Couldn't function without my PopChar! I wouldn't have thought you could improve a perfect product, but you did it!
Educator, CO, USA Well no more timewasting! I can just click on the start-up icon and choose the character i want in mere seconds!
Windows Marketplace I've been using PopChar ever since the days of OS Classic. Now I am using the OS X and the Windows version. This program is itself a classic of its genre.
John Madden, NC, USA PopChar is essential software on my computer, especially since I'm an American living in Europe where special characters are commonplace.
Dwight Stewart, Heidelberg PopChar Win is a simple but amazing tool! My compliments - the Windows version is as impressive as the MacOS version!
- Version: 5.5.2
- Release Date: February 12, 2013
- System Req:Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
- Languages:EN, DE
- Price: 29.99 €
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 system tray to display a table of characters. Select the desired character and it instantly appears in your document.
PopChar works with modern applications that support Unicode as well as with older applications that support only the smaller ASCII character set. In Unicode mode, PopChar makes it easy to navigate and search within fonts that contain thousands of special characters.
Web designers especially will enjoy the ability to insert HTML symbols.
Believe it or not - PopChar has now been around for over 20 years. To read more about the milestones in the development of PopChar, see the History of PopChar.
Words cannot describe the huge benefits PopChar offers to you.
We therefore invite you to view a short demo movie
Features, Installation, Requirements
For more information on how to find special characters,visit the Features page
- Inserts special characters right into your document - no font cheat sheet, no copy & paste, no need to remember keyboard combinations.
- Full Unicode support
- Search for characters
- Custom favorite characters
- Magnifier tool
- Work across font boundaries
- "Reverse search" for fonts that contain a particular character
- Recent characters view
- Custom sizes for individual fonts
- Various insertion modes
- More ...
To install PopChar Win, download the installer from our downloads page.
Once your download is complete, just double-click the installer and follow the suggested steps. After installation you can immediately start using PopChar Win - no restart required.
As long as you do not have a license key, PopChar Win operates in trial mode: some special characters are dimmed in the PopChar window. When you purchase a license key and enter it in the Registration window of PopChar Win, the dimmed characters will immediately become active.
- PopChar Win runs on
Windows 7, Windows 8, Vista, and Windows XP.
- PopChar Win is fully compatible with Windows 8.
The current version of PopChar Win is available in English and German.
See also the special topics covered on our Tips Pages.