Ergonis Software has released PopChar X 7.0, a major new release for the character discovery utility that adds a new Shape Finder feature. Simply draw the approximate shape of a character to display all characters that resemble that shape, helping you find characters easily when you don’t have the Unicode name at your fingertips.
The Shape Finder also works with the new Find Similar Shape contextual command, which enables you to right-click a character in the table and then add more strokes to it to find similar characters. PopChar X 7.0 also adds a new font filter for limiting the font list to fonts that match a given substring, enables you to export and import favorite characters to and from a text file, improves the appearance in OS X 10.10 Yosemite, makes it easier to resize the PopChar X window from the corners, and fixes internal issues that could lead to increased memory usage over time. PopChar X now requires 10.6 Snow Leopard or later. Single-user and family pack license holders can upgrade to version 7 for €14.99 and €22.99 respectively. If you purchased PopChar X 6 on or after 1 March 2014, you are eligible for a free upgrade. (€29.99 new with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 3.8 MB, release notes, 10.6+)