Shapecatcher Alternatives

    Shapecatcher is described as 'new website, that helps you to find specific Unicode characters, just by sketching their shape. Currently about 10000 of the most important Unicode characters are compared to your sketch and are analysed for similarities' and is an website in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Shapecatcher, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, Android and Mac. The best alternative is BabelMap, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Shapecatcher are Character Map (Free), SymbSearch (Free, Open Source), UnicodeChecker (Free) and Gucharmap (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 26, 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. 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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    3. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • MacPorts
      • XQuartz
      Open source character map for the GNOME desktop environment.
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    4. Handy online Unicode character table with search tool, short information about origin and history of most characters in eight languages and some great compose-tools.
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    5. Browse Unicode characters by range; search for them by name; display them (when Android has the font); copy them to the clipboard; decode a string of Unicode characters to names.
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    6. Unicode Blank Chars, a portable tool that detects Unicode Blank characters based on the "System Case Insensitive Locale" rules!
    7. Unicode Chars Number, is a portable tool that can be used to find the ordinal value (numeric character code) of any Unicode character!
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Lenny face ( ?° ?? ?°), shrug face ¯\_(?)_/¯, and look of disapproval ?_?. Click to copy.
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