If you are looking for a way to scan barcodes of products and QR codes using your Android smartphone then this app is perfect for your needs. QR Code Reader is a useful app which helps you in scanning QR codes and product barcodes using your phone's front or rear camera. Having a simple user interface, this app is extremely easy to use and can be utilized by just about anyone without encountering any problem whatsoever. It makes use of the camera aboard your phone to scan the barcode and QR code and read the information that is stored in them.
QR Code Reader has a simple mode of operation. All you have to do is to simply open the app and point it at the barcode or QR code you want to read. Make sure that the code lies in between the focus area of the screen and the camera focuses in on the code's image. As soon as the code becomes clear enough, this QR code reader will scan the code and recognize the information which it contains. If it is a QR code the app will take the appropriate action immediately depending on the format of the information stored in it. For instance, if it is a URL, the app will direct it to you instantly.
If you are using the app for scanning the barcode on the back of a product then you would have to make use of a better camera. The reason for this is that the image of the barcode needs to be quite sharp in order for the app to recognize it. You can use both your phone's front as well as the rear camera for the purpose of scanning the barcode. This QR code reader is capable of recognizing multiple types of barcodes and can show pertinent information regarding the product you have scanned. This information includes reviews, pricing and other facts about the product.
Aside from scanning the QR code and barcodes using the camera directly, QR Code Reader can recognize and scan codes embedded in pictures stored on your phone too. There is a picture icon available on the scan screen of the app. You have to click this icon to open the gallery of your phone and then choose a picture that contains a QR code or barcode in it. If you are trying to scan a QR code in an area where the light is dim then you can turn on your phone's flashlight by clicking a button provided on the scan screen. You will find this button right next to the picture icon.
QR Code Reader has a menu option located on the top-right corner of the screen which contains three options. These options are Help, History, and Settings. The Help option provides information on how to use the app while the Settings option lets you tailor the app according to your preferences. With the History option, you can take a look at the scans that you have made using this QR code reader in the recent past.
- Simple user interface
- Easy to use
- Scans QR codes and barcodes
- Support scanning of multiple QR code formats
- Capable of recognizes multiple types of barcodes
- Uses front and back camera for scanning
- Option available for scanning QR code from pictures
- Turn on flashlight to scan in low light
- Keeps history of recent scans
QR Code Reader is an app directed towards people who want to use their phone for scanning product barcodes and QR codes. It enables them to use their phones as a QR code reader and helps them in reading the information embedded in the QR code. It is an app worth having on your phone if you have to deal with QR codes a lot and want to use your mobile phone for this purpose.