Help Center

A collection of frequently asked questions
Installation
  • How do I install BeadTool onto a second computer?

    The process is the same as the first time you installed the software except that you'll be doing it from the 2nd computer:

    1. Download BeadTool from here.
    2. Install the software and run it.
    3. Click Help->Registration from BeadTool's main menu.
    4. Type your email address and beadtool.net password
    5. Click the Activate button

    Although the license agreement states that you may install the software on up to 2 computers, sharing your license violates the software's License Agreement. Each person who uses the software should pay for their own license.

  • What operating systems does BeadTool run on?

    BeadTool is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X computers.

    When in doubt, simply download and install the software onto your computer to see if it works. If you have a computer made within the last 10 years, you shouldn't have any problems.

    Windows Versions Supported

    Both 32 and 64 bit are supported on all Windows versions

    • Windows XP (GDI+ required)
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 10

    Mac OS X Versions Supported

    BeadTool 4 is available for the Intel architecture only

    • Mac OS X 10.6
    • Mac OS X 10.7
    • Mac OS X 10.8
    • Mac OS X 10.9
    • Mac OS X 10.10
    • Mac OS X 10.11

    BeadTool 4 does not work on the following operating systems

    • Android*
    • iPad
    • Linux
    • Windows 8 RT (ARM processor tablets)

    * BeadTool may be available for Android tablets some day

  • How do I update the software?

    There are two ways to update the software

    1. BeadTool automatically checks for updates every day that you use the software. If there is an update, the software will give you the option to download and install it. You can also click Help->Online->Check for updates from the main menu.
    2. If the 1st method fails for some reason, you can always obtain the latest version from here.