What are some alternatives?
When comparing BabelMap and SymbSearch, you can also consider the following products
Event Viewer - Get help, support, and tutorials for Windows products—Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and Windows 10 Mobile.
PopChar - The character map that works!
WinCompose - WinCompose supports the standard Compose file format.
Shapecatcher - You need to find a specific Unicode character? With Shapecatcher.com you can search through a database of characters by simply drawing your character into a box. It can find the most similar character shapes for your drawing.
Gucharmap - Open source character map for the GNOME desktop environment.
Holdkey - Holdkey is a Windows program that makes it easy to type characters with accents.