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Integrated barcode solutions for Adobe products

The Softmatic Barcode Extensions for InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop can be downloaded from the Adobe Exchange. You'll also find them in the Creative Cloud App. Go to tab Stock & Marketplace > Plugins and search for "softmatic":

Adobe Creative Cloud Softmatic Barcode Extension Illustrator InDesign

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Note: When downloading from the Adobe Exchange, the license is tied to the Adobe ID that was used for purchasing. For more purchase options and multi-user licenses see the Softmatic online store.

Barcode software for Mac and PC

NEW Softmatic Barcode V5

Softmatic Barcode V5 creates the common retail codes EAN, UPC, ISBN and ISSN. V5 brings native PDF export and built-in OCR fonts for human readable text. The low-cost start into in-house barcode creation.

Download from the Mac App Store (macOS 10.15 or higher, Apple Silicon / Intel)

NEW Softmatic BarcodePlus V5

Softmatic BarcodePlus V5 is the newest version of our award-winning barcode generator for Mac and creates all common barcode symbologies for retail, warehousing and pharma. Also supported are all common 2D barcode types. V5 adds support for Datamatrix GS1 and ISSN barcodes, native PDF export and built-in OCR fonts for human readable text. Best value for most users.

Download (macOS 10.15 or higher, Apple Silicon / Intel)

NEW Softmatic BarcodeFactory V5

Softmatic BarcodeFactory V5 is the newest version of our award-winning bulk barcode generator for Mac with support for more than 20 different linear and 2D barcode types. V5 adds support for Datamatrix GS1 and ISSN barcodes, native PDF export and built-in OCR fonts for human readable text. The new version also features improved data import, a simplified UI and support for dark mode. Flag-ship solution for publishers, print shops, manufacturers, graphic design outfits.

Download (macOS 10.15 or higher, Apple Silicon / Intel)

Softmatic BarcodePlus V4

Softmatic BarcodePlus creates all common linear and 2D barcode symbologies for retail, warehousing, pharmaceuticals. The trial version is fully functional and will create all supported code types. The export, however, is limited to low resolution raster images. SVG and EPS vector export are not available in the trial version.

Please see the Sample Barcodes folder in the ZIP archive for a collection of barcodes in vector formats and an Illustrator document that shows all supported codes.

Mac - Softmatic® BarcodePlus (macOS 10.7-11.6 * - english, deutsch, français, español) - Download
PC - Softmatic® BarcodePlus (Windows 10 or higher - english, deutsch, français, español) - Download

* Legacy app. No further updates are planned.

Softmatic BarcodeFactory V4

Softmatic BarcodeFactory batch creates thousands of barcodes in seconds. The trial version is fully functional and will create all supported code types. The export, however, is limited to low resolution raster images. SVG and EPS vector export are not available in the trial version.

Please see the Sample Barcodes folder in the ZIP archive for a collection of barcodes in vector formats.

Mac - Softmatic® BarcodeFactory (macOS 10.7-11.6 * - english, deutsch) - Download
PC - Softmatic® BarcodeFactory (Windows 10 or higher - english, deutsch) - Download

* Legacy app. No further updates are planned.

Excel 365 Barcode Add-In & Fonts

Easy barcode creation for the world's most popular spreadsheet. The trial is fully functional but will only create Code 39.

PC - Softmatic® Barcode Add-In for Excel 365 (Windows 10 or higher/) - Download.

Important security notice for Mac users

Softmatic GmbH is an Apple-registered developer and all our Mac applications have been digitally signed and notarized by Apple. Before launching, make sure that you activate "Allow Mac App Store and identified developers" in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General:

Allow Mac App Store and identified developers

Important security notice for Windows users

Only install software that you downloaded directly from our site, softmatic.com. For your protection our end-user barcode software for Windows is digitally signed. During install you should see the follwing screen (the exact wording may vary slightly):

Verify that the application name ("BarcodeFactory" or "BarcodePlus", respectively) and the publisher's name ("Softmatic GmbH") are indeed as seen in the image above. Also make sure that either a yellow or green badge is shown. A green badge will be shown if you install the product from a CD/DVD or USB stick. A yellow badge will be shown if you install the product after you've downloaded it from our site.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding the trial version or barcodes in general. How to contact us.