Sothink SWF Decompiler Review

Works Efficiently. Complex UI.

Submitted by KodeKaran on Thu, 2010-12-02 18:46.
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Very Efficient, add-on features very useful, quite cheap for all it can do, versatile client for playing flash files. Very useful tool.
Complex User Interface, Limited AS3 Capabilities, Minimalistic Flash player, not user friendly.

The Sothink SWF decompiler is quite cheap for what it offers, and at the quality at which it decompiles SWF Files down to Editable flash project files is quite impressive.

I have used it a few times, and the user interface took some getting used to, it's not very easily navigable, or very easy to use for the typical user, which is why it may be a little complex. Then again, the way they have structured the user interface is quite interesting, so professional users or those who have become used to the interface may quite like like interface.

In the description, it talks about AS2 Script support, with the addition of Action Script 3, they may need to update their software! Although, I did try decompiling a AS3 Published SWF file, and it worked fine, but it did highlight some terms that didn't fit AS3.

Another good feature is the built in Adobe Flash player that plays stand alone Flash exe's and movies, which I found quite useful, but a bit minimalistic in comparison to the real thing.

Some of the other features that accompany the program, like the IE Catcher was quite useful, I decompiled some flash games! The addition of that feature really tries to integrate the software in your daily life when it comes to using what you use everyday on the Internet, flash.

In my opinion, it does a great job at doing what it does, they have a good support team, for when you've got problems, but the user interface on this program should be improved, as it took a lot of getting used to, and for the typical user, it might be even harder. Aside from that, I think the software is quite worth it, and I found the IE catcher very useful.


Very effient, useful software, that can do a very good job at decompiling. Very good value for money. Although it is not very user-friendly, it is quite complex, and is slightly bulky. It does not 100% Support AS3.