Ergonis Software has released PopChar X 5.1 (http://www.ergonis.com), an update of the tool for finding and typing special characters. The upgrade supports the brand-new version 6.0 of the Unicode standard and can now identify more than 23,000 characters by their names.
It features a new command for cleaning up the table of recent characters and allows skipping the announcement of new versions. What’s more, PopChar 5.1 improves overall performance and compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”) and applications like Espresso and FileMaker Pro.
PopChar X costs US$46 for a single-user license; however, version 5.1 is a free update for for anyone who purchased PopChar in the last two years. For info about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, visit the Ergonis web site.
Instead of purchasing PopChar by itself (approximately US$30 for a single user license), customers can get the Macility Productivity Bundle (approximately $77) that also contains two of the company’s other productivity tools, Typinator and KeyCue.
PopChar X requires Mac OS X 10.4 or newer. Mac OS X 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”) is recommended.