Apparent Corp. has updated Barcode Producer (, its barcode creation software suite for Mac OS X, to version 6.1. It adds a Send to InDesign button and now works correctly with Adobe InDesign CS5.

There’s also a new Copy Picture menu option designed to make it easy to simply “copy and paste” barcodes from Barcode Producer to the document you’re working on. Code 39 barcodes is a new feature for adding asterisks to the human readable text below the barcode.

Barcode Producer is a tool for creating barcodes visually, with one-click export for Adobe Creative Suite products, including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Acrobat Distiller.

Version 6.1 costs US$199. Barcode Producer is a Universal Binary app so runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel Macs. It requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.