PopChar X 7: Find characters by drawing their shapes

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[prMac.com] Perg, Austria - Ergonis Software today released PopChar X 7.0, a major new version of the company's award-winning tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. Since 1987, PopChar has been the best-known and highly acclaimed tool for finding and inserting special characters. With PopChar, inserting any character is as easy as clicking it in the PopChar table, and you can even search large fonts for characters by their Unicode names. Unfortunately, you often don't know the Unicode name of the desired character, so you don't know which search terms to enter. But you do know what the desired character looks like. With PopChar 7, you can now simply show PopChar what you want.

PopChar 7 introduces a new "Shape Finder", which allows you to draw the shape of a character on the screen to tell PopChar what you are looking for. You just draw the approximate shape and click the Find button and PopChar comes up with all characters that resemble this shape. It has never been easier to find special characters, even in Unicode fonts with thousands of characters. The Shape Finder can also be used with PopChar's new "Find Similar Shape" context command, which allows you to start with a character in the table, optionally add a few extra strokes, and quickly find characters that look similar.

PopChar 7 also adds a new font filter for limiting the font list to fonts that match a given substring, it can export and import the favorite characters to and from a text file, and offers a new window layout with a permanently visible font list. A lot of work for PopChar 7 has been done "behind the scenes". With a new technological basis (new compiler, new libraries, faster code, etc.), PopChar 7 is faster, more robust, and more responsive than ever.

Many more improvements and enhancements are included in this new version. Visit Ergonis Software's website to view the full list of changes and to download a trial copy.

PopChar solves a problem faced by every technologist and multi-lingual worker. Inserting special characters into application documents can be frustrating and results in a steady loss of productivity. With PopChar, thousands of special characters are only a few clicks away. Just pop up the PopChar window, click the desired character, and the character appears in your current document right away. Starting with PopChar 7, you can even find special characters by simply drawing them.

System Requirements:
PopChar X 7 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or newer and is fully compatible with OS X Yosemite (10.10).

Availability and Ordering:
PopChar X can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to PopChar X 7 is free for anyone who purchased a license for PopChar X 6 on or after March 1st 2014. Upgrade paths are available for customers who purchased their license before that date. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company's web site.

Instead of purchasing PopChar separately, customers can save money by ordering the Ergonis Productivity Bundle, which also includes the text expander Typinator and the keyboard shortcut helper KeyCue.

Ergonis Software develops ergonomic and intuitive software that boosts the productivity of Mac and PC users. Ergonis Software, a privately held company founded in 2002, is headquartered in Perg, Austria. Copyright 2002-2014 Ergonis Software Gmbh. All Rights Reserved. Ergonis products are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Ergonis Software GmbH. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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