Sothink SWF Decompiler – Review and Installation guide

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SWF or Small Web Format is a format of the file used by Adobe Flash. The file format is used for the sake of multimedia and action script needs. To edit these SWF formats, you need a decompiler. You would not be able to edit them in a usual manner. The decompiler – as the name indicates – decompiles the SWF file into FLA or FLEX format. Once it is decompiled, you would be able to edit it to meet your needs.

The SWF Decompiler from Sothink is one of the most popular and efficient decompilers ever available. The software is capable of performing multiple tasks in connection with the task of decompiling. The software is best suited for the amateurs and experts alike.

What is Sothink SWF Decompiler?

Sothink SWF Decompiler

Putting simply, Sothink SWF Decompiler is a well-organised tool for decompiling, parsing and browsing the SWF files. It is indeed a complete package for all your needs as long as SWF files. It can be used to extract images, audio and other parts from the SWF files.

Sothink SWF Decompiler is capable analysing and decompiling all the components from your flash files. It will then decode them into FLA, XFL, FLEX and HTML 5 formats. It also supports ActionScript 2.0/3.0. The software is supported on Flash 6 and 7.

Sothink SWF Decompiler is capable of exporting your SWF files into several formats like JPG, EXIF, MP3 and even FLV formats. Sothink SWF Decompiler is probably the only decompiler that supports  XFL& HTML5 file formats.

The Installation

Setting up Sothink SWF Decompiler is quite easy. You just need to head over to Sothink website and download the installation file. Yes, the software comes as a premium offering, yet you can install the trial version first to get a feel of the tool. The free version will come with a 30 day trial period.

The installation does not take much time either. The software runs on both Windows and Mac systems. You can also use it on iOS. The best part of the software that we liked about the tool is also compatible with Windows 10 as well. The software installs three separate components on your system – Decompiler, Editor, and SWF Catcher.


Sothink SWF Decompiler is capable of performing multiple tasks. You can use it to decompile flash files and videos. You would not need to learn the basics of the software in any finer detail. The software would not need a sharp learning curve for getting familiar with the functionality. A video tutorial on the first installation will let you learn all the basics and nuances of the application in a finer detail.

The tool works seamlessly with Flash 6 and 7. It does support ActionScript 2.0 which is an essential instrument for decompilation of your SWF files. With Sothink SWF Decompiler, all your tasks that have anything to do with SWF files will need no other tools.

The interface is straightforward to learn and easy to use.Sothink uses a minimalistic approach when it comes to the user interface and the looks. Everything on this software is simple and easy to understand. You should be able to learn the basics even if you are an amateur on the SWF and decompilers. SWF Decompiler from Sothink is one of the best options for your needs of learning professional techniques about SWF tools.

Salient Features

Sothink has been in the business of SWF related stuff for quite a considerable time.  The software developed has a good deal of enhanced features.

  • Sothink SWF Decompiler is the first compiler to XFL and HTML 5 codes.
  • It supports Flash CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 and ActionScript 2.0 and 3.0.
  • The tool lets you convert the files from one format to another.
  • You have One Click Extract Buttons.
  • Straight forward and minimal interface.
  • Accurate in flash decompiling and retrieval.

Pricing and availability

You can download Sothink SWF Decompiler from the official website www.sothink.com/product/flashdecompiler/. The application is available for free download. If you are not sure of whether you need this excellent piece of software, you can decide to buy the trial version. Please remember that the trial version is valid only for 30 days. You will need to activate the tool at the end of 30 days.

The Premium version of the software can be downloaded from the official link. The Pro version is priced at $ 79.99 (converted into Indian Rupees it would cost Rs. 5423.45). You can opt for the payment through credit cards as well.

The premium version of the software does not necessarily come with free upgrade offers like other software tools promise you.  You will be getting a free upgrade to one or two updates from the version you have installed. Further new updates will attract additional fees.  The new upgrade will come with a new registration key.

What People say about Sothink SWF Decompiler?

Sothink SWF Decompiler - What People Say about it

Here are few customer reviews from Cnet website –  Cnet Review

Ratings given by Cnet = 4 out 5

Sothink SWF Decompiler - CNet Rating

Final Verdict

Sothink SWF Decompiler is an excellent tool for editing and reproducing the flash content. It is a great tool that can perform multiple tasks related to SWF file management.

The only issue that we could find with the tool is it is a little complex in nature. If your computer is slow in performance, it can cause a slight delay in getting your work done. We would advise you to go for the trial before going for the full-fledged app. That would give you a fair idea about all the features before you take a purchase decision.

Nevertheless, Sothink has an experience of over 12 years in the SWF tools, and that proves the efficiency of the SWF Decompiler. It would indeed be a worthwhile investment.


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