PopChar X for Mac

PopChar X for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 43 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2
  • Total Downloads:
    21,649
  • Date Added:
    May 07, 2007
  • File Size:
    3.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.3/10.3.9/10.4/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC

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Results 1–10 of 32

5 stars

"PopChar: The sine qua non for advanced character entry"

June 26, 2013  |  By Evertype

 |  Version: PopChar X 6.3

Pros

I have been using PopChar since it was first released. Neither my Unicode work nor the typesetting I do for the books I publish would be as easy and effortless as it is with PopChar. And Ergonis just keeps making it better and better.

Cons

Sometimes it doesn't recognize the font in use in the front application, but I suspect this is as much a problem with how the front application reports as anything.

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5 stars

"PopChar X for Mac is a wonderful and very useful tool."

February 27, 2013  |  By nbok

 |  Version: PopChar X 6.1

Pros

Easy to use. Stabile. Long term record of upgrading both for the rare bug and the useful new feature. For what it does, the cost for it is inexpensive. Is very useful for working with the Unicode font system.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

As a linguist who works with a variety of nonRoman writing systems and fonts, Pop Char X for Mac is an indispensable tool. I have own a copy at least since it was PopCar Pro (over 12 years ago) and probably even before that. I have always found it to be a valuable tool. Finding not only the character, but its Unicode number, name and its keyboard keystroke and being able to insert the character has made this one tool that I have not been able to do without for many years now.

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5 stars

"Simply, a must have add-on"

October 02, 2012  |  By Math Man

 |  Version: PopChar X 6.0.1

Pros

PopChar does not clutter my desktop, is always immediately available, rock solid and has never let me down when looking for that special character.

Cons

I'm thinking ....

Summary

I am a software addict. I confess! Over the years I have bought countless programs that I simply "needed", only to realize later that I hardly, if ever, used it. The programs did what they promised, I just did not "need" it. However there occasionally comes along a program that may not be "flashy" upon first inspection but overtime becomes an indispensable part of your daily computing. PopChar is such a program! I have about three (of approximately 50) programs that get installed day one when I get a new computer.
Ergonis has always been supportive and clearly listen to their customers feedback. I can not imagine anyone not being able to benefit from this program.

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5 stars

"One of the best add-ons for the Mac and now for PC too"

August 08, 2012  |  By Jules Black

 |  Version: PopChar X 5.4.1

Pros

I've used PopChar for the Mac for several years across many Mac OS's. The product has improved in leaps and bounds over that time with added features. As a medical person, and as a French and German speaker, I always ensure I'm using the correct scientific symbols in scientific papers or the correct accents and currency symbols in non-English text I create. What is more, the symbols and accents are spread across so many of the various fonts I use. More recently I have needed to install Microsoft Windows into my Mac when the medical software I am committed to using abandoned its Mac version and concentrated on a PC version. So I also bought the PopChar PC edition and am very happy with both versions

Cons

Can't think of any — is it so seamless.

Summary

PopChar is one of the few add-on programs I find essential and which is superior to the character palettes that Mac & Windows have come up with.

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1 stars

"I don't buy App's with no price attached"

September 27, 2011  |  By Poupic

 |  Version: PopChar X 5.3

Pros

Impossible to know since I did not download

Cons

Publish price and I will download

Summary

No price= No download

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5 stars

"Most efficient way to find the character you want!"

February 03, 2011  |  By Jim Cole

 |  Version: PopChar X 5.1

Pros

Ease of use, fast access, easily personalized, unobtrusive, regularly updated.

Cons

None that I know of.

Summary

PopChar X is so much easier to use than trying to use Apple's character or keyboard viewer. It is, in my book, a 'Mac Essential.' I've had others, but PopChar X is the full-featured, well polished, champion of its class.

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5 stars

"Always ready, always helpful. Best font help available."

November 09, 2010  |  By caroden_dotmac

 |  Version: PopChar X 5.1

Pros

Saves so much time when special characters are needed and/or a different font.
Also see answer to #2 above.

Cons

Nothing wrong that I have found.

Summary

Get it. Use it. Be happy and satisfied.

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5 stars

"Exceptionally easy/and convenient to use and access."

November 03, 2010  |  By brucebro1

 |  Version: PopChar X 5.1

Pros

Very accessable: tiny button upper left corner. Immediately opens when needed; and immediately closes after insert.. It remembers the previously used character, until a new character is needed. It will work even in website application forms, etc.

Cons

I only wonder if the newer version is going to change the beauty of version 2.3 which we've been using for @4 years.

Summary

Exceptionally easy and accessable to use. Stays out of sight small footprint, but right awake when needed. Small is big!

I have used it even in an adobe web site application form!

Updated on Nov 3, 2010

Just upgraded. Version 5.1 is super. The application is still it's same amazing self. Big yet unpretentious. The engineers on this are to be congratulated

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3 stars

"OK but not necessary"

November 02, 2010  |  By peterpica

 |  Version: PopChar X 5.1

Pros

Was about the best until Adobe introduced their 'glyphs' panel some years ago. Now it's kind of redundant, at least for InDesign.

Cons

Quirky at times (unpredictable)

Summary

Nice toy if you need font character substitutions often in various applications (Other than Adobe InD).

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5 stars

"BEST utility for inserting arcane chars in your text."

November 02, 2010  |  By hschulsinger

 |  Version: PopChar X 5.1

Pros

Intuitive and easy to use, PopChar sits unobtrusively in the upper left corner of your Menu Bar at all times and allows you to select from a wide variety of characters, regular, Unicode, or completely arcane fonts & styles, & pop them into your text.

Cons

I've used PopChar on several Macs since version 1 and can't think of a single thing I don't like about the program or that I would change. It does what it's supposed to do quickly and easily and without a hassle. Definitely worth the price!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2
  • New option to hide the corner "P" unless the mouse pointer is near the corner.
  • New option to highlight recently selected characters with a yellow background.
  • Improved handling of mouse movements avoids flickering.
  • Faster display of the character table during scrolling and selection.
  • The PopChar window now closes faster when the mouse pointer leaves the window.
  • PopChar is now resolution-independent in preparation for future Mac OS X enhancements.
  • Some characters of certain fonts occasionally appeared with incorrect attributes.
  • In some situations, the preferences sheet could not be displayed.
  • Certain preference settings could cause a crash at startup.
  • Fixes a memory leak in the preferences system.
  • Works around a problem with some exotic fonts that left artefacts during scrolling.
  • The first character in the font list sometimes was not visible.
  • The scrolling position was not always correct in the "Scripts and Symbols" view.
  • Works around problems in QuarkXpress and InDesign CS1 that caused insertion of the clipboard instead of the selected character.
  • PopChar 3.1 did not restore the clipboard after inserting a character.
  • See the product page for details.
General
Publisher Ergonis software
Publisher web site http://www.ergonis.com/
Release Date May 07, 2007
Date Added May 07, 2007
Version 3.2
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Font Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.3
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
  • Universal Binary
  • Download Information
    File Size 3.8MB
    File Name PopCharX67-Install.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 21,649
    Downloads Last Week 19
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Some characters are disabled
    Price $29.99

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