PROS / NiceLabel Designer Pro offers a full complement of features and tools to design any barcode label you need.
CONS / The design tools and interface are not as polished as those of some other products in our review.
VERDICT / This professional barcode software will let you design and print barcode labels for any industry and make your workflow smoother and more efficient.
NiceLabel Designer Pro is among the best professional barcode software on the market. Developers have taken great care to instill user-friendly tools that let you create first-rate barcode labels for use in any industry. Among them are the EasyForms tool, to add simplicity and enhanced functionality to your workflow.
This software offers all necessary features to create almost any standard or custom barcode label. It connects with most databases, allowing integration with your business systems. Its full array of useful tools and design options earns NiceLabel Designer Pro our TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award.
Though the interface appears a bit dated, it functions with ease and will fulfill all your needs in generating barcode labels. NiceLabel Designer Pro is a very close second to our number one product, and has many strengths.
Barcodes & RFID
This barcode generator software supports more than 70 barcode types. You can create most standard industry barcodes, including linear barcodes; 2D, such as EAN, UCC 128; and GS1 DataBars (both linear and composite). You will find a selection of 2D symbols such as Data Matrix, PDF 417, MaxiCode and many more.
You can create QR codes to embed information and website links on products, documents, packaging, publications and almost anywhere, so anyone with a smartphone can read the encoded data and information. You also can create RFID tags, for more high-tech tracking of products, production and shipping, etc.
Compliance & Other Tools
NiceLabel Designer Pro allows you to generate any compliance label and industry-standard symbols. It offers serialization for inventory control, asset management, production tracking, scheduling and document tracking. This software has label locking and password protection, which can keep your label designs safe from employees or others who might unwittingly alter them.
This professional barcode software is compatible and flexible. It supports arithmetic functions, algorithms and linked fields. It accepts SQL commands and supports open-database-connectivity drivers. It works with enterprise-resource-planning systems, warehouse-management systems, hospital-information systems, Oracle, AS/400 and Informex, as well as numerous other inventory applications.
NiceLabel Designer Pro offers hundreds of items in its clip art gallery. Art categories include arrows, care symbols, COSHH (control of substances hazardous to health) symbols, first aid, general symbols, GHS and HSID symbols for hazardous chemicals, inspection symbols, as well as mandatory symbols of maritime safety, packaging, prohibition, public information, recycling and the RFID emblem. There also are safe condition symbols such as traffic signs, warning symbols and care symbols.
Connectivity & Communication
The EasyForms tool automatically builds print forms for each label you design. You can add graphics, logos and webpage links to your print forms. Using EasyForms reduces your data-entry errors, misprints and duplication of serial numbers that can result from printing from multiple dialogue boxes or label programs.
This product handles Unicode and custom SQL (Structured Query Language) scripting. It has a database manager that makes working with multiple databases and database types less complicated. NiceLabel Designer Pro has a built-in data query builder and allows you to write SQL commands. This adds customization.
The software operates in more than 20 languages. You can integrate Excel spreadsheets into this software and it supports native printer languages and offers two-sided printing.
NiceLabel Designer Pro includes a variety of features to help with the design of barcode labels. It can work with Windows fonts, printer fonts, barcode fonts and basic drawing elements, and it can incorporate graphics.
The basic drawing elements include lines, ellipses, rectangles and the inverse function. You may resize and realign text based on the best fit, and you can work with rich text. The lines in barcodes can be adjusted by thickness, length, color and style. This barcode software has the ability to work with variable information like time stamps, prompted values and serialized fields. NiceLabel includes color gradient fills and grouping options.
You can change barcode size manually with the mouse or by using the Shift and arrow keys. Pressing the Control and Shift keys lets you move the entire barcode on your page.
Help & Support
NiceLabel Designer Pro offers free support for as long as you own the product. It has comprehensive tutorials, FAQs and online help. Email and live chat support are offered through the company's website and are a good way to get in touch with company representatives. The company also provides onsite and web training for a fee.
An online user forum is available. You can browse through threads or add to discussions with questions or advice for others. Most of the forum is in English but it contains sections in Chinese, German and French. Global phone support is also available for this product.
NiceLabel Designer Pro can satisfy all of your company’s barcode creation needs, including compliance labeling and industry-specific labeling. This software includes every feature we looked for, including live chat. This barcode software will meet all your barcode needs and make your workflow more efficient and hassle free.