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Best QR code reader android apps of 2019. Bar Codes included.

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Written by Suryateja

Bar codes started out on commercial products with the purpose of cataloguing them into categories. This made the manufacturers’ work easier and more organized. An automotive industry in Japan picked up on this idea and came up with something called the QR code to replace the traditional bar code. Unlike the bar codes that are arranged as a row of lines of varying width, QR codes black modules of square dots arranged in a white grid. QR codes can be used to store data that can be retrieved by scanning them. Data like URLs, payment codes, website logins, encrypted data, etc. found their way onto the QR codes. They can even be used to make purchases these days. And the most common users of QR codes are smartphones. And most common among smartphone OSes, android. So, let’s take a look at 6 of the best QR code reader android apps of 2016.

Best QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.

Best QR code reader android apps

For ShoppingBest QR code reader android apps of 2016.

RedLaser QR & BarCode Scanner

RedLaser is one of the best QR code reader android apps out there. It can be used to scan QR codes or to make and print QR codes of URLs, contacts, messages, shopping item details, etc. But the area where it excels is shopping. Let’s say you’re at the mall and you saw something you’d like to buy, but you’re not sure if the price is right. All you have to do is scan the QR code on the product and RedLaser will find you all the info related to the product including pictures, reviews, prices across various online stores, coupon deals and a whole lot more. It even displays the best alternatives to the product if you think it’s too pricey of not worth it. The app also had a feature to store and share loyalty cards and credit cards too. BTW, this app is only for people in the USA. If you’re not in the US, you might as well look for another one.

Update [June 1 2016] :- Red laser shutted down their app in December 2015 due to some company issues and we recommend you to try the below list of bar code scanners. 

 

Best QR code reader android apps 2016.

Best QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.

Best QR code reader android apps 2016.

Best QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.

ShopSavvy Barcode & QR Scanner

Shopsavvy is a highly acclaimed app on the Google Play Store with over 10 million downloads. It adopts Google’s material design UI – simple and fluid; and is made mainly for shopping, just like the redlaser app. It too, offers product details, reviews and pricing from multiple online stores and has sale alerts on any searched item. You even get notified on any new deals or offers on the product you searched for earlier. You can search products by bar code, keyword or a QR code. The app has been selected for Google Play’s Editor’s Choice, so it’s definitely a good app.

Best QR code reader android apps 2016.

Best QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.

Best QR code reader android apps 2016.

Best QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.

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Beep’nGo – Loyalty & Coupons

Beepn’Go is another really cool shopping app with in-built Bar code and QR scanning capabilities. It has all the usual shopping features like the other two apps above. What sets it apart from the others is the fact that it has a patented technology called beaming. Beaming allows you to select a specific device(mostly Samsung flagship phones) to instantly transmit their loyalty cards, coupons, vouchers and tickets from their smartphones to all Point-of-sale scanners at retail stores around the world. So, what this means it is that you’re redeeming your gift voucher of scanning your movie ticket from your phone instead of your wallet. This feature is worth using. Besides that, everything else is pretty satisfactory. It has a decent UI, displays all the latest offers and can even display a Bar code that a scanner can scan at checkout.

Best QR code reader android apps 2019.

Best QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.

Best QR code reader android apps 2019.

Best QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.

For Regular Use

QR Code Reader by Scan.Inc

QR Code reader is the highest downloaded QR reader app on the Google Play store with over 50 million app downloads and it’s pretty straight-forward. You point your device at a QR code and without even the press of a button, the app scans the code and gives you the data related to the code. The UI is pretty minimal and snappy and there are no ads to irritate you. In low light conditions, you can turn on your flash to scan better and you can even scan pictures that have QR codes. The app also has a scan history to find any previously scanned code. Sadly, there is no way to make codes.

Best QR code reader android apps 2016.

Best QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.

Best QR code reader android apps 2016.

Best QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.

QR Code Reader by arara

QR Code reader by arara is just like any other QR code and Bar Code reader with the added feature of creating QR codes from URLs, pictures, etc. The app has some sort of new technology, which the makers claim, will scan any code faster. The claim seems to hold up pretty good. The app also has a slick UI which makes it all the more usable.

Best QR code reader android apps 2016.

Best QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.

Best QR code reader android apps 2016.

Best QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.

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QR Code Reader by TeaCapps

Scan all kinds of QR codes and barcodes with the QRbot QR code reader. Quickly access functions relevant to your scans: For example, add contact data to your address book or connect to a WiFi hotspot with a single click. Easily share arbitrary data such as website links by displaying them on your screen as a QR code and scanning them with another device.

Supported QR codes:
• website links (URL)
• contact data (MeCard, vCard, vcf)
• calendar events
• WiFi hotspot access information
• geo locationsBest QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.
• phone call information
• email, SMS and MATMSG

Barcodes and two-dimensional codes:
• article numbers (EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC, JAN, GTIN-13)
• Codabar or Codeabar
• Code 39, Code 93 and Code 128
• Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
• PDF417Best QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.
• GS1 DataBar (RSS-14)
• Data Matrix

Best QR code reader android apps 2016.

 Best QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.

Best QR code reader android apps 2016.

Best QR code reader android apps of 2016. Bar Codes included.

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Suryateja

Surya is an experienced blogger who works on SEO, Link buildings and other back works. Apart from blogging he is a tech enthusiast, Apple lover and likes to explore gadgets. He is an #engineer by profession and #blogger by choice. Follow our blog for more tips to lead a better life.

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