Best Barcode and QR Code Reader Apps for iOS

QR Codes Are Everywhere

Barcodes are pretty much everywhere and QR code technology is catching up incredibly fast. You see them on anything from cereal boxes, to toys and newspapers. With a wide range of free QR codes and Barcode scanners available, iPhone/ iPad users can transcode/decode a QR or a barcode. When you scan these codes with your mobile device, you can get additional information about a product. These scanners will provide you details such as price information about an item, company contact numbers, website and more. Here are some of the best options that you can find in the App Store.

Barcode Reader

iPhone Barcode Reader iconTapMedia brings us a straightforward barcode reader that gets the job done without frills or complications. The app allows you to scan barcodes and to compare the prices of products on thousands of online shopping venues. You can search by keyword or barcode number and find a great selection of product information including images, reviews, videos and even comments and campaigns from social media sites. The app can give you reports in multiple currencies and it gives you the option of marking items as favorites or to create a wishlist. You can also keep a history of the items scanned and purchased to get instant access to the information you need. Its interface is user-friendly and you can download the app for free, with the option to get the ads removed for just $0.99.



Red Laser iOS iconVersatility is what makes eBay’s award-winning app RedLaser such a great scanning solution. It works as a barcode/QR code reader and shopping assistant that will help you to save money when you shop online or at your local store. RedLaser can help you to find deals, discount coupons and special promotions to get your favourite products for the best price. You can scan a barcode or look for the products you want in stores nearby and the app will help you to find the most convenient prices, as well as reviews, shop opening times and additional information that can come handy when you are shopping. The app also allows you to find good alternatives when the items that you usually buy are not available and to keep your loyalty cards in one place and share them with friends and family. This free app is a complete solution to save money while you shop for the items you want.


Shop Savvy

Shop SavvyShop Savvy combines price checker, QR code scanner and deal searching capabilities, making it another great option for saving money in your shopping. In one place, you can find information about the products you want, price comparison in local shops and online, as well as great deals to make sure that you get the best value for money. You can look for the product or scan a barcode and the app smart options will help you to narrow down your search to find impressive discounts in real time. Sale alerts are also available so you won’t miss out. The app is another fantastic free option for shoppers.


Scan – QR Code and Barcode Reader

Scan - QR Code and Barcode ReaderScan by QR Code City stands out as the fastest and easiest to use QR reader and barcode scanner you can get and it is such a reliable option, that it is the default scanner included in many iOS devices. Once you open the app and point the camera at the code, you’ll be able to scan a QR code or barcode. The app will recognize the code automatically when the camera is pointed at it and it will display the text, or will redirect you to a website URL, if this information is available in the code. It works with popular barcode types like ISBN, EAN and UPC. You can also view a list of previous scans and sync your scan history across devices. If your device doesn’t include Scan, you can get it in the App Store for $1.99 (limited price).



bar-codeBar-Code is an app that has been in the market for quite a while and it can scan barcodes to give you access to additional information in a variety if formats including UPC, ISBN and EAN. Although the app will not search online for prices of products and won’t compare them, you can get scanned codes by email and save them for later or copy/paste them into other apps. The scanned codes (and the photo taken) can also be exported to your PC, where you can organize the list of codes in Excel. Bar-Code was designed by Roberto Sonzogni and it is a simple, but effective way to keep track of the codes you have scanned. It may not offer the advanced options that you can get with other apps, but it is a practical and easy to use solution to scan barcodes and QR codes. It is available for free, but you can pay $0.99 to remove the ads.


QR Code Maker

QR Code MakerIf want you want is to create QR code instead of just reading it, QR Code Maker is the app for you. It is a complete and practical tool for offices, small businesses, shops, professionals and anyone who wants to add QR codes to their products and presentations cards. It lets you include information like your email address, phone number, website URL, product specifications and more. This app from Matan Radomski will help you to generate QR Barcodes within minutes and for free.


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