QR Reader Apps

Posted by: Nicholas M. Roberts

You need an App to scan QR Codes and whether you use Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia or Windows Phone, there are many available to you. The goal of this post is not to convince you to buy a particular app. If you would like reviews, a quick Google search will lead you to all the information you need to know. Some of these apps are still in beta stages while others have millions of users. A good app is one that is easiest for you to use. It should work quickly and have a high percentage of error correction. Most reader apps are free, but others have a small cost of $0.99 - $1.99. A reader with a price is not necessarily better than one without. This is not an exhaustive list. New apps are being developed constantly and old apps are finding new operating systems to work with. If you locate any inaccurate information, please contact me and I will update the chart.

App/Official Site (if available)

Platform(s)

Price

Barcode

iPhone

Free

Barcode Generator/Reader

Android

Free

Barcode Scanner

Android

Free

BeeTagg

Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Phone

Free

GoCart (note: this is the original version of the ShopSavvy App. Some people prefer it, citing issues with the newer software.)

Android

Free

Google Goggles

Android, iPhone

Free

i-nigma

Android, Blackberry, iPhone

Free

KAYWA Reader

Android, Symbian, Windows Phone

Free

Lynkee Reader

Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Phone

Free

MobileTag

Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Phone

Free

MobiScan QR (Manatee Works)

Android

Free

NeoReader

Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Phone

Free

Optiscan

iPhone

$1.99

PhraseMeme Scanner

Windows Phone

Free to try, $1.99 to buy

QR App

iPhone

Free

QR Code Scanner Pro

Blackberry

Free

QR Droid

Android

Free

QR Pal

Android, (Blackberry, iPhone and Windows Phone versions coming soon)

Free

QR Pro

Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Symbian

$1.99

QR Reader

Windows Phone

Free

QR Scanner (Grip’d LLC)

iPhone

Free

QuickMark

Android, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Phone

$0.99 (iPhone), Free on all other platforms

Red Laser

Andoid, iPhone

Free

ScanLife

Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Phone,

Free

ShopSavvy

Android, iPhone

Free

Stickybits

iPhone, Android version coming soon

Free

Stripes (Centrolutions)

Windows Phone

$0.99

UpCode

Android, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Phone

Free