BarTender Review

Seagull Scientific, Inc.


BarTender provides an intuitive, modern and straightforward interface and a rich choice of tools for your barcode and QR codes business needs. With more than 400 pre-formatted and ready-to-use barcode components – quite every kind of barcode you may wish, BarTender is certified by GS1. Linear and 2D barcodes, RFID tags and QR codes are included in the package. A wizard will guide you through the barcode labels generation process or help you import custom layout design.

If you want to make sure that no one change your creation, you can lock labels and add a password protection. It’s possible to customize your barcode labels with images, shapes, text, symbols and lines thanks to the WYSIWYG editor enhanced by automatic positioning, drag and drop, formatting tools and rich text. A library of industry-standard symbols and compliance labeling is available making also easy to create plastic membership cards, ID cards, and loyalty cards. Saved design elements are reusable.

Being an international software, BarTender supports major international postal codes. Switching between supported languages is easy thanks to the international edition of the software. BarTender Professional supports up to 100 printers brands and two-sided printing. BarTender Professional supports Microsoft OLE DB and ODBC, including drivers for MySQL, Access, Oracle Database, SQL Server, dBase, Excel, and Sybase. It will read Excel, ASCII, and Unicode text files. It has a data query wizard and can even help you build custom SQLs (structured query languages).

Online FAQs, video tutorials, email support and a 24-hour Monday through Friday phone support are available. If you need it, you can ask for onsite training and webinars. Talking about BarTender pricing, you can choose from 3 packages: BarTender Barcode Labelling Software Basic Edition ($297.00), BarTender Barcode Labelling Software Professional Edition ($590.00), and BarTender Barcode Labelling Software Automation Edition ($890.00). A free 30-days trial is ready for use.


Smooth and complete, with a full printer compatibility, BarTender Professional is an excellent tool to design and generate barcode labels, QR codes and RFID tags.

Usability: 7.5 /10 Speed: 7 /10 Features: 7.5 /10 Support: 7.5 /10 Pricing: 6.5 /10

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