CNET Editors' review
This application greatly simplifies insertion of symbols and other special characters into documents and Web forms, although reading the Help file is a must for some users. AllChars' simply-designed interface categorizes characters into comprehensible groups. We found the insertion scheme very efficient and reliable in various text editors and Web log-ins. Unlike the common Alt numeric key combinations, the program uses easy-to-memorize combinations for the special characters. It also makes it easy to define any special character, words, or sentences into a short character macro. Use the / key plus your macro phrase to quickly expand the text.
We found this utility very effective with Web log-ins and other often-used words and phrases. However, to fully understand and utilize this application, novice users may need to study the short and comprehensible Help guide. With AllChars' efficient features and reliable results, any level user may find this freeware helpful.
From Jeroen Laarhoven:
AllChars Portable provides a quick, easy-to-remember way of creating accents and special characters in most Windows programs. AllChars Portable emulates the *nix Compose key on Windows. AllChars Portable is very easy and intuitive in usage and it is possible to adapt it to your wishes.
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All versions:4.0 stars
out of 9 votes
Current version:4.0 stars
out of 1 votes
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"Love it but doesn't work in Win 7"
Version: AllChars 4.0
This is software I'd pay for, used it for years until I switched to Win 7. and the problems started (all type of crashes). I even bought a new PC, only to find that the problem was actually AllChars!
Then the problems started (all type of crashes). I even bought a new PC, only to find that the problem was actually AllChars! I wish a Win 7-8 verison came out - I'd buy it.
I wish a Win 7-8 verison came out - I'd buy it.