Compatibility of Ergonis Software products with macOS / Mac OS X versions

On this page, we give you all the information you need about the compatibility of our products with Apple's latest macOS version. Read through this page to prepare for a painless upgrade to new macOS versions as far as our products PopChar X, Typinator, and KeyCue are concerned.

You are all set with the latest versions - read on if you are not up-to-date

Latest versions are fully compatible

The latest versions of PopChar X (7.2 or newer), Typinator (7.1 or newer) and KeyCue (8.0 or newer) are all fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 up to macOS Sierra (10.12). If you already run Sierra or plan to upgrade soon, please make sure that you have the latest versions of our products installed.

Older versions may need an upgrade

If you are using an older version of one of our products, see the table to the right and the following sections for product-specific information about compatibility and upgrade options.

Minimum requirements for recent OS X versions

El Capitan
PopChar X


For detailed information concerning the individual products, please see the sections below.

Upgrade to the current versions


Free upgrades for recent licenses

If you already have a license for the current major version (that is, PopChar 7.x, Typinator 6.x, or KeyCue 8.x), we strongly recommend that you update to the most recent version available. Since our licenses include all minor version updates, the update to the latest version is free for you in this case.

Just download the new version and enjoy.

Upgrade path for earlier versions

If you own an older license (no matter how old it is), you can purchase an upgrade to the most recent version at 50% of the regular price.

Please visit the pricing pages of the individual products for further details and visit our online store to place your upgrade order.

Detailed information about individual products

PopChar X - insert special characters and umlauts

PopChar X

Do not use version 7.1 (or older) with El Capitan or Sierra!

Do not use version 5.x (or older) with Yosemite or Mavericks!

Versions older than those mentioned above may crash or freeze on recent macOS versions. PopChar versions older than 7.2 will show an empty character table on El Capitan and Sierra.

Our recommendations

  • On Sierra and El Capitan, use PopChar 7.2 or newer.
  • On both Mavericks and Yosemite, use PopChar 7.0 or newer.




In Typinator versions 6.3 through 7.1, we made some important improvements, which we recommend for all versions of macOS, in particular, for Yosemite, El Capitan, and Sierra.

We also recommend Typinator 7.0 or newer for all switchers from TextExpander, because version 7.0 contains some essential improvements of the import function. If you switch from aText to Typinator, you need Typinator 7.0 or newer to import your aText snippet collection.

Our recommendations

  • On Sierra, use Typinator 7.1 or newer.
  • On El Capitan and Yosemite, use Typinator 6.11 or newer.
  • On Mavericks, use Typinator 6.5 or newer.





KeyCue 6.6 contains a few essential fixes for all versions of macOS. Version 7.5 contains further improvements for Yosemite, mostly to work around cosmetic glitches.

Version 7.5 is basically compatible with El Capitan and Sierra, but version 8.0 contains a few essential improvements especially for El Capitan and Sierra.

Our recommendations

  • On Sierra and El Capitan, use KeyCue 8.0 or newer.
  • On Yosemite, use KeyCue 7.5 or newer.
  • On Mavericks, KeyCue 6.6 or newer will technically work, but you will miss the plug-in themes and flexible custom shortcuts.
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