You might often hears from your friends, what the heck QR Code is? How can they contain sensitive information under some ugly images? But, it’s true. QR Codes have sensitive information in them. Usually, QR Codes are easily readable if you have smartphone with you like android phone, windows phone or iPhone etc. You can also read QR Codes on your desktop PC.
QR Code stands for Quick Response Code. You might think what are QR Codes, why they are used? Keeping all points in mind, we have another tutorial where you can get all details on QR Codes.
Basically, a QR Code scanner is a kind of reader which can read a QR encoded images and supply the information embedded with it. These days, it has become a fact that you get some QR Codes on webpages if you want to buy something or on pc.
You can put your smartphone before QR Code to read all information on it. If you don’t want to read QR Code using your smartphone then you can get the information on QR Code by installing software on your windows PC also. Here we provide the list best software which can be used to read QR Code images.
Make your own QR Code:-
Do you know? You can make your own QR Code too. You can go to QR Code Generator. On this site you got many options to make QR Code from Free Text, URL, Contact, Phone Number, SMSs. You can choose from available options, according to chosen option you can fill your information and finally you can generate your own QR Code. Download it and open it using any of the below suggested software on your PC.
Here I’ve generated one. You can download it and scan this image using below suggested softwares/apps.
For Windows PC:-
1. OnBarcode QR Code Scanner:-
It is a simple, lite and portable version of software. You can easily download it from its official website. It is a free tool. Just setup and open it. You can choose any image format from jpg, png, gif, bmp etc. to open the QR Code image. Make sure you choose the right extension of image which you want to open. Open the image and read the information encoded on it.
Download OnBarCode QR Code Scanner.
2. C2 QR Code Desktop Reader:-
It is also a good tool with well-designed interface. It is also free. Here, you got two options to choose from. One ask you open the image from computer and read the QR Code image. You may need to us this option as you have downloaded the image online. But if you want to take a screenshot image from the desktop then choose From Screen option. You can take screenshot in real time of QR Code image and read the information on it.
Download C2 QR Code Desktop Reader.
Quick Mark is a small, powerful, user friendly application for PC to scan the QR Code. Due to its old interface, it works quite faster. QuickMark lets you decode multiple popular 2D and 1D barcodes formats via image files screen capture or via webcam. Not only, it allow you to scan barcodes, kit also allow you to make your own 2D barcodes.
For Android Phone:-
1. QR Droid
QR Droid app will change your android phone into QR Code Reader and Scanner. It is very easy to use and handy tool. It is rated 4.3 stars out of 5 with 213,614 votes. This shows that how popular this tool is. QR Droid app is free of cost. Being free of cost, it will not irritate you with AD supported environment. It is AD free app.
Along with scanning QR Code images, it can also be used to create QR Code images with contacts and bookmarks etc. It is quickly navigable by just tapping home button.
Download QR Droid.
Scan is the fastest & most user-friendly QR Code and freely available app. There are no “lite version” restrictions. Open the app, scan the code using SCAN and you’re done! No need to take a photo or press a “scan” button like other apps.
Like other apps, its functionality is quietly the same. During scanning, if it is a website then you will automatically be redirected to that site. If it contains the contact number then you will asked to call the person or bookmark the contact etc.
3. ScanLife QR & Barcode Reader
ScanLife QR & Barcode Reader provide the functions of scanning any QR code with your phone camera. Also, you can store QR code information by saving it so no need to find the QR code again after it scanned. Using this, you can find out what other people are searching around. When you scan any product with this application, you can compare its price on online shops like Amazon, Best buy etc. With this app, you can make your own personalized QR Code images.
Download ScanLife QR & BarCode Reader.
It is best QR Code reader available in the app market. It has no version restriction or locked feature. It is simple to use. All you need to put the QR Code image in the front of phone camera and it will automatically scan the image without asking to scan or begin the operation anything like that. Once completed, it will ask to call the person or save the contact if it is phone number or open the website if it contains the link to any website.
RedLaser is also an easy to use utility available for iPhone. RedLaser is a barcode scanner, QR code reader and a shopping assistant with simplified functions like Scan. Users can compare the prices of products using this app thus translates to more savings. RedLaser helps you get the best internet prices, finds deals and coupons, and provides easy check-outs.
3. QR Reader:-
Another simple and easy to use app, QR Reader launches quickly in real-time scanning mode and scans both barcode and QR code effectively. It also has an auto detection feature which allows user to scan the code by just holding the phone on code image. With the integrated web browser, users can also compare prices and if you can’t remember where you bought the product, it will even give you a list of available stores. You can also make your own personalized bar codes using this app.
Download QR Reader.
So what app you find more useful than above listed apps. Tell us and we’ll include them in our next edition of QR code readers.