Best iPhone QR Code Readers
If you’re among the rapidly-growing number of smartphone and mobile device users who like their “Information Made Easy” and on the go, you undoubtedly have scanned a QR code. This two-dimensional matrix, also known as a “quick response” barcode, instantly transports QR code users from a real-world experience to customized web content. Before this can happen, however, one must download a compatible QR code reader to their mobile device.
With the Apple iPhone being wildly popular among the mobile masses, its customer base has a wealth of great software applications from which to choose. Even with QR code readers, the choices can seem comparatively confusing. That’s why we’re sorting through a few possibilities and selecting the best iPhone QR code readers on the market. The good news: They’re free!
Here’s our Top Five (in no particular order):
Scan – One of the fastest and most user-friendly QR code readers and scanners available. Create and manage your own codes. No locked features or version restrictions. No need to take a photo or press a “scan” button. Automatically sync your scan history across the web, your iPod, iPhone or iPad.
QR Reader – Simple and easy, QR Reader scans both QR codes and barcodes quickly and effectively. This application opens quickly in real-time scanning mode. It features simple “hold-and-point” scanning auto-detection; QR code generation; share capabilities via email, MMS, Facebook or Twitter; scan export by CSV, and much more.
RedLaser – Barcode scanner, shopping assistant and QR code reader. Definitely a top shopping application. Highly rated by The New York Times, US Today, CNN Money, Digital Trends and more, RedLaser features more merchants and a variety of other great performance enhancements. RedLaser helps you get the best Internet prices, enjoy easy check-outs, and finds deals and coupons good at hundreds of retailers.
NeoReader – Touted as the world’s best and fastest mobile barcode scanner, NeoReader is an extremely simple QR code scanner that also works with DataMatrix, Aztec, EAN, UPC and Code 39 barcodes. Simply point your iPhone’s camera at a code, and click to scan. No phone menus, scrolling through search results or typing lengthy URLs. Get what you want, when you need it.
ScanLife – Turns your camera phone into a lightning-fast, multi-functional QR and barcode reader. Newly enhanced with Facebook, ScanLife is also a great shopping assistant. It scans any QR code, DataMatrix or EZcode to launch websites, videos, promotional offers or contact information. Also decodes UPC/EAN barcodes for additional product information. View a live feed of UPC barcode scanning activity from around the world.