Use Lion's Apple Color Emoji font with PopChar and Typinator

September 27, 2011 in Utility (E)

[] Hagenberg, Austria - Ergonis Software today released PopChar X 5.3, a new version of the company's award-winning special character helper, with support for the new Apple Color Emoji font, which was added in OS X Lion. In addition to that, a new snippet set for Typinator, the company's popular text expander, now provides ultra-quick access to the symbols of the Apple Color Emoji font.

In OS X Lion, Apple has added a new font called Apple Color Emoji with hundreds of colored emoticons, icons and other symbols. With the new version of PopChar, you can now browse the beautifully designed color symbols in Apple Color Emoji, search for particular ideograms by name, and insert them as characters in applications that know how to handle color fonts.

PopChar X 5.3 also contains a list of further enhancements like visibility in all spaces, an improved technique for saving and restoring the clipboard contents, reduced CPU load when running in the background, and more.

For even quicker access to Apple Color Emoji characters, Typinator users will enjoy Ergonis' new Emoji snippet set. To insert a color symbol, just pop up Typinator's Quick Search box and type a short phrase that describes the symbol.

The new Emoji set for Typinator can be downloaded free of charge and installed into Typinator with just a double-click. The set is, however, not functional as a stand-alone tool, but requires a licensed version of Typinator 4.0 or newer. Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or newer is required to use the full potential of the "Emoji" set.

Availability and Ordering:
The current versions of Typinator and PopChar X require Mac OS X 10.4 or newer and are fully compatible with OS X Lion. For all Ergonis products, we recommend upgrading to the most recent release versions for usage on OS X Lion.

Typinator and PopChar X can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to current versions is free for all customers who purchased in the last 2 years. All customers who purchase an upgrade or new license of PopChar or Typinator now, will get the next major versions, PopChar 6.0 or Typinator 5.0, for free. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company's web site.

Instead of purchasing PopChar or Typinator separately, you can save money by ordering the Macility Productivity Bundle, which includes both products plus the keyboard shortcut helper KeyCue.

Headquartered in Hagenberg, Austria, Ergonis Software Gmbh is a privately held software development company founded in 2002. With a focus on innovation, Ergonis develops ergonomic and intuitive software that boosts the productivity of Mac and PC users alike. Copyright 2002-2011 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.