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IDAutomation Review

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PROS / The label creation environment includes grid lines, rulers, alignment and orientation features.

CONS / It doesn't allow you to copy directly into Microsoft Office applications.

 VERDICT / This barcode label software is as good as it gets.

For the price, IDAutomation Barcode Label Software is about as good as it gets. This TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award winning barcode generator and label creation program includes 16 useful linear barcode fonts.

This barcode label software has a fast and easy to use label creator that has label definitions for Avery type labels and others including stickers, disk labels, business cards and CD labels. This program offers a high level of customization; you can change barcode color, background color, orientation, size and text options.

We looked at IDAutomation Barcode Label Software for this review but they also offer reasonably priced versions that include 2D and RFID barcodes as well.

Barcodes

IDAutomation comes with a good collection of barcode fonts including four versions of Code128 (including UCC/EAN128), several versions of Code 39, Codabar, EAN 8 & 13, Industrial and Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC A & E, Postnet and more. This software can also formulate check digits.

Features & Compatibility

This program can receive data from a variety of applications and accepts numerous image types. It can accept barcode values from comma delimited files, Excel, Access and csv files. It terms of image types, it accepts bmp, gif, jpeg, wmf and pcs file types. All IDAutomation products work with Vista.

We really liked building labels with this program, but when we tried to copy the label and paste it into another program, it copies an entire screen shot. We also tried using the “select all” tool and copied but it still pasted an entire screen shot. We could also not just select the barcode and paste it into other programs. In addition, it saves in emf format, so to change format we had to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to convert the file type.

Design Tools

IDAutomation has one of the better label creators that we have seen. It is easy to use, supports images and also has grid lines, a ruler, alignment features, orientation functions and more. You can also add lines, ellipses (circles) and rectangles (squares).

In terms of label stock it has pre–set configurations for Avery, Herma, Zweckform and others. The barcodes can have customized heights, widths, ratios and margins as well as unique text and color options.

Help & Support

This barcode software has embedded help as well as online help, a printable user manual and online IDAutomation posts help topics, barcode symbology FAQs, integration help and more. You can also contact technical support by phone or email for the first 30 days. After 30 days a support subscription must be purchased for telephone support and priority email technical support.

Summary

IDAutomation is an affordable yet functional barcode and label program that is a good choice for small retails or small companies who need their own unique barcode labels.