Last week we talked about how to create QR codes. This week’s techie tip is a quick discussion of the top 5 iPhone Apps you could use to read, process, and use QR codes.
5 iPhone QR Code Apps
- RedLaser, by Ebay. This is a free app that scans QR, UPC, EAN, UPC-E and EAN-8 barcodes. In addition, it can search for prices with Google, TheFind, eBay and Half.com. Plus, it’ll create QR codes for your contacts, URLs, or text!
- Unboxed, by Mark Reid. The free version contains advertisements; the paid version removes the ads. Unboxed lets you read codes from the camera or the photo library, offers support for URL, text, SMS, FaceTime, phone number, YouTube video and email QR codes.
- Scan, by QR Code City. Scan is a simple, straightforward QR Code scanner. No need to take a photo or press a “scan” button. Simply point your device’s camera at a QR Code, and you’re done! If the code contains a website URL, you’ll automatically be taken to the site. If the code just contains text, you’ll immediately see it. For other formats (such as phone numbers, email addresses, or contact info), you will be prompted to take the appropriate action.
- QR Code Reader, by Qrafter. This is a fast, free app that scans and parses QR codes. It recognizes web page and bookmark URLs, map URLs, iTunes URLs, Facebook URLs, Foursquare URLs, Yelp URLs, Data URLs, geographical coordinates, vCard information, meCard information, vCalendar event information, Tweets, Phone numbers, Email addresses, YouTube video URLs, Wi-Fi network information, BlackBerry Messenger PINs, Android Market searches, in addition to plain text!
- QR Reader, by Tap Reader. Simple, fast QR reader that automatically captures and processes QR codes. Recognizes email, SMS, telephone numbers, vCard, and meCard information, and allows one-click import into the standard Address Book.
And, just for fun, here’s a QR code to this blog posting: