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  • Main window
  • Main window
  • Main window
  • Options
  • Add text
  • Open pattern
  • Palettes
  • Main window

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Roberto Jimenez Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 3.7
BeadTool allows you to create bead patterns in square, loom, brick, and peyote stitches. In the main window you can see, at the top, the main toolbar and main menu; on the left, the drawing toolbar; on the right the tab panels, bead list, and quick palette; at the center is the working area.
The main menu includes all the options. The main tool bar includes quickly access to most common used actions: new, open pattern, open picture, save pattern, print pattern, zoom in, zoom out, toggle picture, transfer picture onto a pattern, put text into your pattern, and undo action. The drawing tool bar includes a pencil for freeform drawing, eraser, selection of a portion of your pattern for editing, dropper, flood filler; draw lines, triangles, diamonds, pentagons, hexagons, octagons, ellipses, and rectangles. To print a pattern you have to consider 3 elements: color chart, word chart, and color legend. Color chart allows you to switch on and off to print in the pattern; Word chart includes the rows of the patterns and the direction; Color legend shows the color of beads that correspond to the bead it's representing. It includes many models of patterns. You can export patterns to formats BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, and SVG. Trial version doesn't allow you to save, print or export.


  • It includes a lot of models of patterns. You can transfer pictures to create patterns.


  • Trial version doesn't allow you to save, print or export.

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    kaejo 29 days ago

    It's worth the money!

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    Guest Last month

    Along with limited functionality in the trial version the software can only be installed on 2 computers. This is fine, as it allows for a portable device and possible a more permanent workstation. However, if you need to replace a computer or crashed a computer that needs to have the operating system reinstalled, you are out of luck. Evidently the activation server does not work in real-time and there is no deactivation process. Support will not help and messages are usually pre-canned and off topic. Think carefully before purchasing!

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    mm 3 years ago
    — BeadTool 4 hangs on export to svg

    I am trying to use this program (either export to pdf (something in the export to pdf function prevents import into other vector editing programs), and export to svg hangs up. Any help out there?


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