Barcode Scanners & Generaters

Jan 27, 2011

One of the coolest things about owning a smartphone is being able to scan something in the physical world and pull up information or a link to it in the digital one. Here are a few apps to help you read or create these connections as barcodes and QR codes.

Google Goggles

Not just a barcode scanner–scan the world around you and find out what you’re looking at, whether it’s a label or the Eiffel Tower.


Barcode Scanner

What it says on the tin–scans barcodes and QR codes, anywhere, any time.


ShopSavvy Barcode & QR Scanner

Scan a barcode and instantly find out where to buy it online and locally, and read reviews of the product. You can even share it via social media, add a picture and save it to your phone.


QR Droid Code Scanner

Generate QR codes, including for contacts, URLs, applications, phone numbers, location, events, text, and SMS, and also decode QRs too.


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