18 Oct

Need a macOS Catalina compatible alternative to Softmatic BarcodePlus?

Have you noticed that Softmatic’s BarcodePlus app on macOS does not currently support the latest version of macOS (Catalina)? Furthermore, Softmatic says that no further updates for macOS are planned.

If Softmatic BarcodePlus on macOS was an important part of your workflow then don’t panic, we have your back!

Barcode Basics from Ghostotter is fully Catalina compatible, available now… and cheaper. It’s also code-signed and notarised by Apple so you can be sure it doesn’t contain any hidden nasties.

softmatic BarcodePlus

So, why pick Barcode Basics?

  • Competitive price
  • Wide range of codes and output formats
  • Compatible with macOS Catalina
  • Over 2500 active users
  • Under continuous, active development since 2013
  • Includes Automator actions
  • Dark mode support
  • There’s no need to hang around waiting to go to Catalina – switch to Barcode Basics today! More info about Barcode Basics


    Link to Mac App Store to purchase Barcode Basics - Mac barcode software

    08 Jan

    Barcode Basics for macOS Reviews

    Thanks for the reviews!

    As a small development company, app reviews from our customers mean an awful lot to us. We’d like to thank those of you who left them, and share the best of them with the rest of you.

    Here are some of our favourite Mac App Store for our flagship macOS barcode generator, Barcode Basics:

    update if you need to change over from barcode pro this is the best option without having to break the bank. package designer working with this every day. nice layout and it works crating a vector file.
    (4/5) from mac-user-101, USA

    After trying “less expensive” alternatives I found that this app is worth they price. You get what you pay for. Some paid apps are as much as $300. The free apps either lure you into spending much more to get what you need, give you incorrect codes or produce unscalable bitmaps. Bit maps may develop blured lines that dont scan properly for your customers. This program creates clean eps files that are scalable.
    (5/5) from live to learn, learn to live, USA

    Affordable and does what I need. Excellent value for money. Pretty much faultless.
    (5/5) stars from AJKS, UK

    At last a stand alone barcode application which can be used without paying a fortune. It is quick and easy, very user friendly and is (I believe) industry standard, just right for the packaging trade. Good app, good price and versatile!
    (5/5) stars from freespeakiain, UK

    Great little app, that is affordable, simple and quick to use. The developer is really responsive, he added support for Code 128 barcodes a few days after requesting it!
    (5/5) stars from ChrisRichards, UK

    If you’re looking for a macOS barcode generator which won’t break the bank then why not give Barcode Basics a try! Click the Mac App Store link below for more information and to get your copy.


    Link to Mac App Store to purchase Barcode Basics - Mac barcode software

    macOS barcode software screenshot

    27 Nov

    Barcode Basics now supports Mojave’s Dark Mode

    Users of our popular macOS barcode creator, Barcode Basics, can now choose to take advantage of dark mode support in macOS Mojave (10.14) or higher.

    Dark mode is a dramatic new look in macOS that’s easy on your eyes and helps you focus on your work. Barcode Basics supports it fully, and we think it looks pretty smart.

    As always, the update from the Mac app store is completed free. If you don’t already own a copy then click here for more info.

    Let us know what you think!

    Barcode Basics fully supports dark mode in macOS Mojave

    09 Aug

    Ain’t no party like a barcode party…

    Barcode Party!

    Our macOS barcode creation app “Barcode Basics” hit an important milestone today. Since it’s release in late 2013, it’s now sold over 2,500 copies.

    Our vision was to make a barcode app that was affordable to the masses, yet still produced barcodes good enough for packaging, publishing etc.

    Five years later and Barcode Basics has matured nicely and is being used on a daily basis by freelance graphic designers, publishers and printers around the world. It’s still the only barcode app we’re aware of that ships with Automator actions as standard.

    We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to every last one of our users, to assure you that we will continue to develop and support the app. Now to figure out what exactly a barcode party entails…