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PopChar X for Mac

Editors' Review

by   / September 24, 2014

PopChar X for Mac is a utility program that quickly lets you access all kinds of special characters and allows for the convenient addition of them to any document. No matter what font you're using or which character you need, you'll find it quickly inside this handy app.

Pros

Accessibility: You can access this app at any time by clicking the tiny P icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. There is also an option to configure a hot key if you prefer, making it easy to access all of the special characters contained in this app at any time.

Favorites List: You can add any characters you use with regularity to your Favorites List for even quicker access. Creating this list is straightforward, and it means you won't have to search through all kinds of other characters to find the ones you're looking for.

Font options: This program will auto-detect the fonts you're using so you can find the available special characters quickly. You can also use it to do a reverse search to determine which fonts support a certain character so you know which one to use ahead of time.

Cons

Data overload: There is a lot in this app, and for new users especially, it can be a bit overwhelming. Once you get the hang of the interface and start using some of the characters, it will become more manageable, though.

Bottom Line

PopChar X makes it very convenient to access all kinds of special characters, no matter what type of document you're working on. The Favorites List means you can find what you're looking for quickly, and the ability to set hot keys gives quick access to all program features. The app is free to try with some characters disabled, and it costs $39.99 to buy.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PopChar X for Mac 6.6.

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Editors' Review

by   / September 24, 2014

PopChar X for Mac is a utility program that quickly lets you access all kinds of special characters and allows for the convenient addition of them to any document. No matter what font you're using or which character you need, you'll find it quickly inside this handy app.

Pros

Accessibility: You can access this app at any time by clicking the tiny P icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. There is also an option to configure a hot key if you prefer, making it easy to access all of the special characters contained in this app at any time.

Favorites List: You can add any characters you use with regularity to your Favorites List for even quicker access. Creating this list is straightforward, and it means you won't have to search through all kinds of other characters to find the ones you're looking for.

Font options: This program will auto-detect the fonts you're using so you can find the available special characters quickly. You can also use it to do a reverse search to determine which fonts support a certain character so you know which one to use ahead of time.

Cons

Data overload: There is a lot in this app, and for new users especially, it can be a bit overwhelming. Once you get the hang of the interface and start using some of the characters, it will become more manageable, though.

Bottom Line

PopChar X makes it very convenient to access all kinds of special characters, no matter what type of document you're working on. The Favorites List means you can find what you're looking for quickly, and the ability to set hot keys gives quick access to all program features. The app is free to try with some characters disabled, and it costs $39.99 to buy.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PopChar X for Mac 6.6.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.7

  • Compatible with macOS Catalina.
  • Support for Unicode 12.0 (including Emoji 12.0).
  • In addition to the backspace key, the forward delete key can now also be used to clear the hotkey in PopChar's preferences.
  • Internal reorganization of localizations ensures compatibility with future versions of macOS.
  • Improved handling of situations where a copy of PopChar was already running when a new instance was launched.
  • The diagnostics report now contains information about all foreground and background processes.
  • Clarified explanation for beta tests when the final version may require a license update.
  • Internal redesign of adjustments for fonts with special properties.
  • When unregistered, PopChar no longer tries to use a legacy license from old preferences.

General

Publisher Ergonis software
Publisher web site http://www.ergonis.com/
Release Date October 08, 2019
Date Added October 08, 2019
Version 8.7

Category

Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Other

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion
  • OS X Snow Leopard

Download Information

File Size 4.83MB
File Name PopCharX87-Install.dmg

Popularity

Total Downloads 25,185
Downloads Last Week 19

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations Some characters disabled
Price $31.99
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