Extra Keys Alternatives

    Extra Keys is described as 'software input panel for typing international accented and other special characters'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Extra Keys for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is BabelMap, which is free. Other great apps like Extra Keys are Character Map (Free), WinCompose (Free, Open Source), Rocket (Freemium) and Free Virtual Keyboard (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 5, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      BabelMap is a free character map application for Windows that allows you to browse through the entire Unicode character repertoire of over 107,000 characters, or search for a particular character by name or by code point.
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    1. Character Map (Charmap.


    2. WinCompose is a compose key for Windows. It allows to easily write special characters such as é ž à û ø ð ¤ Ø « = µ, and many more using short and often very intuitive key combinations.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      Rocket is a free Mac app that makes typing emoji faster and easier using Slack-style shortcuts.
    3. Free Virtual Keyboard is a free, lightweight, multilingual and finger friendly virtual keyboard.


      • Mac
      • Windows
      The character map that works! PopChar is an application that lets you insert special characters, umlauts and foreign letters into any document. With this character map, there is no need to search for or remember complex keystrokes.
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    4. Uosk is a light tool that opens any ASCII, ANSI, UTF-8 and UTF-16 text file and converts words (e.g. separated by spaces) into buttons. Clicking one button the text snippet is pasted into any text editor (Notepad, WordPad, MS Office, OpenOffice...).
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    5. SymbSearch lets you easily get unicode-symbols so you can simply paste it into your text you are working on. You don't have to learn by heart the specific numbers of these.
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    6. Mac OS X application to explore Unicode. Analyse and convert Unicode strings for HTML or programming. Supports UniHan, Services, AppleScript and more.
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    7. WizKey makes it easy to type accented and other special Unicode characters using a standard US/UK keyboard with easy to remember keyboard shortcuts.
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