From Ergonis software:
If you want to get the most out of your fonts, then PopChar is the right tool for you.
Most of your fonts contain thousands of characters, many more than you can access from the keyboard. 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. You can also search large fonts for characters by their Unicode names. And if you don't know the name of the character, you usually at least know what the desired character looks like. With PopChar, you can also simply draw the character on the screen and PopChar will find it.
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, 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.
You can even take a new look at fonts from a designer's perspective - get thorough information about your fonts, see a font preview, check out what a given text fragment looks like in a certain font, and print beautiful font sheets.
What's new in this version:
"Check for updates" now considers system requirements.
As recommended by Microsoft, the installer now simply creates a shortcut to PopChar in the common Start Menu Programs folder instead of creating a Start Menu folder for the application.
As recommended by Microsoft, the installer will show the "Select Start Menu Folder" and the "Select Destination Location" wizard pages unless a previous version of PopChar already exists.
1) provides a larger selection of characters than the Win 7 character map. And, it is easier to insert characters. 2) Keeps collection of frequently used and favorite characters. 3) Able to search for characters by name. 4) Able to insert characters into places where CharMap doesn't always work, like the subject line of an email.
Not much, although sometimes the choice of characters is overwhelming. That's where favorites and most recently used come in handy.
I have been using this product for over 6 years, and probably other than my browser (Firefox), it is my most frequently used piece of software that is not operating system related. I use it to personalize email subject lines for easy identification by my friends and colleagues (so they know it's NOT SPAM). I also use it on email text and my Office documents to enhance the reading. The company is excellent at providing answers to questions you may have, so add in fantastic tech support to a great product. And for those cynics reading this, my only connection with this company is as a customer, no other connection of any type.
I have used this wonderful program for many years. It has consistently saved me much effort and time and proved to be indispensable. I wish all software was as well designed and stable as PopChar for Windows. Outstanding customer and technical support as well.
I have yet to encounter any problems or shortcomings.
The latest version (5.4) continues to add functionality and ease of use. I could not be more pleased. A+++
This product is amazing! how many times have i been looking how to insert that one special character like:
WEll no more timewasting!
I can just click on the start-up icon and choose the character i want in mere seconds!
I love this PROGRAM!!!
HAHAHAHAHA!!! Take that WORD!!!
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I have just installed PopChar for Windows, version 1.0b7. It is a simple
but amazing tool!
My compliments - the Windows version is as impressive as the MacOS version!
It works fine and is an execellent tool for whoever wants to insert special