IMPORTANT: Tech support for freeware products is not available! We provide tech support for our commercial products only.

ANOTHER NOTE: Our freeware software comes without any toolbars or other advertisement add-ons included because we hate all these toolbars and adware as much as you do.

End-user tools and utilities

XLS Viewer – View Excel (XLS, XLSX) and Open Office (ODS) documents without Microsoft Excel installed.
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10; 32/64-bit compatible.
Direct download (EXE, 1MB)
Image Watermarking – Protect images and photo with visible watermarks stamps; integrates with Windows Explorer.
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10; 32/64-bit compatible.
PDF Multitool – Extract text, images and other data from PDF; split and merge PDF; export into PNG, JPEG, TIFF; extract tables from PDF as CSV, XLS/XLSX, XML, JSON and more.
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10; 32/64-bit compatible.
Direct download (EXE, 30MB)
Barcode Reader – Read barcodes from images (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF) and PDF documents. Supports 50+ barcode types including Code 39, Code 128, QR Code, PDF417, DataMatrix, etc.
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10; 32/64-bit compatible.
Direct download (EXE, 10MB)

Barcode Generator – Generate barcodes of 50+ types including Code 39, Code 128, QR Code, PDF417, DataMatrix, etc.; Saves generated images as PNG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF.
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10; 32/64-bit compatible.
Direct download (EXE, 5MB)

For software developers

Bitmap Visualizer – Visual Studio add-on to view the content of Bitmap objects while debugging.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017.
Direct download (EXE, 1MB)

Old and deprecated

Spreadsheet Tools – Convert between Excel (XLS, XLSX), Open Office (ODS) and comma-separated (CSV) formats without Microsoft Excel installed.
Windows XP/Vista/7; 32/64-bit compatible.
Direct download (EXE, 4MB)
Screen Video Capturing – Record video from a screen in AVI or WMV formats with sound.
Windows XP/Vista/7; 32/64-bit compatible.
Direct download (EXE, 1MB)
PPT To SWF Scout – Convert PowerPoint (PPT) presentations into standalone flash movies.
Windows XP/Vista/7; 32/64-bit compatible.
Direct download (ZIP, 2MB)
Video Bug Recorder for BaseCamp – Records video from your desktop and sends directly to your BaseCamp account.
Windows XP/Vista/7; 32/64-bit compatible.
Direct download (EXE, 3MB)

Movies Extractor Scout – Extract and collect FLV and SWF movies from browser and YouTube.
Windows XP/Vista.
Direct download (ZIP, 2MB)
Post2Blog – Powerful editor for articles in your WordPress, MovableType and Typepad blogs.
Windows XP/Vista.
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Internet Research Scout – Capture snippets from web pages and save them as CHM, RSS, PDF.
Windows XP/Vista.
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SWF To Image ActiveX library (FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS) – Convert SWF files to BMP, JPEG, PNG images from VB, ASP, ASP.NET, Visual C++ and C#.
Windows XP/Vista. Flash plugin installed required.
Direct download (ZIP, 2MB)
FLV SWF Video Player (FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS) – XML-driven customizable SWF flash based multi and single video players to add YouTube-like video player to your web-site. Full source code included. Free for personal and commercial use.
Direct download (ZIP, 2MB)
Scan SDK (FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS) – Free SDK for .NET to acquire images from scanner or any other TWAIN-compatible devices.
Download from GitHub

Uninstallation instructions

To uninstall an application please follow steps:

  1. Open Control Panel;
  2. Select “Uninstall a Program”;
  3. Find and click the application (look for the name starting with “Bytescout…” in the list;
  4. Click “Uninstall”;
  5. Follow uninstaller instructions to remove the software.