Characters makes it easy for writers, designers and developers to access special characters. They are easily found and copied to your clipboard, either as the character itself or the html code.

For example, if you need the copyright symbol, just type "copy" into the search bar and the app finds the character you're looking for. With one click you can copy it to your clipboard.

The app knows which characters you use the most and those will always stay at the top, so you can access them easily.

"Cool little Mac app for quick access to those characters you can never remember the shortcut keys for."

– John Boardley,

"It's simple, it works, and it looks great. And it's the perfect example of the cheap single-serve apps that were hard to sell before the Mac App Store."

– Charlie Sorrel,

"Great app for designers and developers. Negates the hassle of having to search for special characters and puts them all into one little tab, easily accessable from the taskbar."

– Oliur Rahman,

Available character sets:
  • Arrows
  • Emojis
  • Block elements
  • Currencies
  • Cyrillic
  • Digits
  • Dingbats
  • Geometric shapes
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Latin Extended-A
  • Letter-like
  • Math
  • Parentheses
  • Pictographs
  • Pictographs
  • Punctuation

  • What's New
  • We added EMOJIS!
  • You can now reorder character sets
  • You can now choose what type of developer code to use:
  • HTML Entity (Name)
  • HTML Entity (Decimal)
  • HTML Entity (HEX)
  • Python Source
  • You can now set a keyboard shortcut to show Characters
  • Support for mountain lion notifications
  • Bug fixes

  • Characters (com.ideabits.characters) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Characters 1.1. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Characters 18.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/

    Minimum OS version: 10.6

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2012 Idea Bits. All rights reserved.