Pop Char X
Meet interesting characters
€ 29.99 (about $36) From Ergonis, ergonis.com Needs mac OS X 10.6 or later Pop Char’s premise is simple. Click its icon at the far left of the menu bar (or the far right if you choose – you can also assign a hot key) and it displays a list of fonts installed on your system. Click on a font and it displays all the characters available in that font. Click on a character and it’s inserted into the currently active document on your Mac. You can also insert it as formatted, rather than plain, text.
Whether the character you’re looking for is a mathematical symbol, a Cyrillic letter, or an emoji, Pop Char has it covered. You can specify frequently used characters and add them to the Favorites bar, and if you need the HTML code for symbols and emoji, you can add that instead.
Pop Char also displays keyboard shortcuts for characters, where they are available. It’ll even attempt to search for a character whose shape you trace on a trackpad with your finger.
the bottom line. If you regularly find yourself hunting for characters to place in layouts or documents, Pop Char is indispensable.