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Extra Keys Alternatives

Extra Keys is described as 'software input panel for typing international accented and other special characters' and is an app. There are more than 25 alternatives to Extra Keys for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is WinCompose, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Extra Keys are BabelMap, Rocket, Character Map and PopChar.

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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

Extra Keys is a software input panel for typing international accented and other special characters.

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  1. WinCompose icon

    WinCompose

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    31 alternatives to WinCompose 

    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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    BabelMap

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    32 alternatives to BabelMap 

    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.  PortableBabelMap can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. Rocket icon

    Rocket

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    24 alternatives to Rocket 

    Rocket is a free Mac app that makes typing emoji faster and easier using Slack-style shortcuts.

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    1.  Dark ModeRocket supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  4. Character Map icon

    Character Map

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    36 alternatives to Character Map 

    Character Map (Charmap.exe) is a utility included with Microsoft Windows operating systems and is used to view the characters in any installed font, to check what keyboard input (Alt code) is used to enter those characters, and to copy characters to the clipboard in lieu of...

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    PopChar

    • Mac
    • Windows
    38 alternatives to PopChar 

    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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  6. Free Virtual Keyboard icon

    Free Virtual Keyboard

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    15 alternatives to Free Virtual Keyboard 

    Free Virtual Keyboard is a free, lightweight, multilingual and finger friendly virtual keyboard.

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    1.  LightweightFree Virtual Keyboard consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableFree Virtual Keyboard can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Comfort Keys Pro

    • Windows
    10 alternatives to Comfort Keys Pro 

    Virtual On-Screen Keyboard, Hotkey Manager, Windows Clipboard Viewer, Fast Speed Typing Tools,

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    Uosk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    14 alternatives to Uosk 

    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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    1.  LightweightUosk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Uosk with Unicode example snippets
    Uosk with Windows-1252 Latin 1 characters table
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    SymbSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    27 alternatives to SymbSearch 

    A tool for searching unicode-symbols and copying it to the clipboard.

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    1.  PortableSymbSearch can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. UnicodeChecker icon

    UnicodeChecker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    20 alternatives to UnicodeChecker 

    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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