PopChar X - get the most out of your fonts

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 or their shape, 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.

Words cannot describe the huge benefits PopChar offers to you. Get an impression how PopChar can help you to get the most out of your fonts in only three minutes by watching our new short and sweet product videos.

Easily type umlauts with PopChar

Believe it or not - PopChar has 30 yearsnow been around for 30 years. To read more about the milestones in the development of PopChar, see the History of PopChar.

PopChar X is fully compatible with macOS Big Sur and Monterey


PopChar X 9.4 is the recommended version for use on macOS Big Sur and Monterey.


PopChar Dark Mode

PopChar X 9.4 and newer is fully compatible with macOS Big Sur (11.0) and macOS Monterey (12.0), including support for Dark Mode (introduced with Mojave).

In Dark Mode, you even have the choice to see PopChar's character table in a traditional black-on-white view as on paper or a light-on-dark view that blends perfectly with the dark appearance. Since this is a matter of taste, the preferred style can be changed in PopChar's preferences.

If you have already upgraded to Big Sur or Monterey or plan to upgrade soon, we recommend upgrading to PopChar X version 9.4.

For more information, please see our compatibility page.

Features, Installation, Requirements


For more information on how to find and insert special characters, visit the Features page


To install PopChar X, download it from our downloads page. PopChar X is distributed as a macOS disk image (DMG). Once you have mounted the disk image, simply double-click the PopChar icon to install and launch PopChar.

As long as you do not have a license key, PopChar operates in trial mode with some special characters disabled.

When you purchase a license key and enter it in the Registration window of PopChar X, the dimmed characters will immediately become active.


  • PopChar X 9.x requires Mac OS X 10.10 or newer.
  • PopChar X 9.4 or newer is recommended for macOS Catalina (10.15), macOS Big Sur (11.0), and macOS Monterey (12.0).
  • For further details, see our compatibility page.


The current version of PopChar X is available in English, German, and French.


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