Generally speaking, Sothink SWF Catcher is a software that focuses on the SWF downloading. It catches all flash around, from different browsers cache, local files and current process separately. Many times you may have thought of, how to download a flash animation from other websites. You may have liked a flash game, flash advertisement or a flash movie. Now you can download any flash file using this awesome tool. Many websites use the flash (SWF) format for games, ads and movies. The main reason is that SWF (Flash) files are smaller in size and there’s so much you can accomplish using flash files. SWF Catcher can even help you download videos from Youtube and other such movies/videos websites.
Getting started with SWF Catcher
Sothink SWF Catcher has an easy-to-operate installation process; it can be completed in just a few minutes, requiring a hard disk space of 16.4MB.
Check the option of “Install Flash Downloader for Browser”, I strongly recommend this, because it gets you a free add-on for browsers, IE, Firefox and Chrome are supported.
How to use Sothink SWF Catcher to catch Flash?
The browser downloader add-on is really handy for catching online flash. As long as there’s a SWF online, it catches for you in the dropdown menu. Click one you like and press Ctrl+S to save extracted SWF files to your hard disk.
The program provides several ways of catching flash, all flash can be previewed in its interface before you pick the ones you like and save in your hard disk.
Sothink SWF Catcher goes over all browser cache and automatically extracts SWF files. I use Firefox, but I also tried the other two, both worked out fine. It is compatible with all visual websites.
The program can also extract SWF files from local machine; it grasps Flash from any appointed local files like EXE, AIR, APK and SWC (Flash Terms).
Sothink SWF Catcher also detects SWF in current process. Suppose you have opened several programs during work like browsers, design tools and etc. Click “Process capture” button, the computer screen then turns foggy. Click the current program you use; if there’s a SWF inside, it will be captured and shown in the chart under column “Process Capture”.
Pros: The program has a simple and graphical interface. It covers three major browser types: IE, Firefox and Chrome. Providing many ways to help saving SWF files, be it in browser cache, active process, local files or just online flash.
Cons: Sothink SWF Catcher needs to be improved to support other popular browsers like Opera and Safari. That “Open with Sothink SWF Decompiler” button, you can’t actually run Sothink SWF Decompiler, you’ll have to download it first, Sothink SWF Decompiler is another software from Sothink company and they offer discount for Sothink SWF Catcher users.