Best Bar-Code & QR-Code Reader Application For Mobile Devices

Updated on: January 12, 2019

We are most familiar with bar codes ,a computer readable codes which are mostly  used to place the detail of any product.Many of us saw a bar-code readers in retail shoppe,which make business in reliable and more  quickly.The are lots of usages of bar-codes,but now a days due to some consequences  of  bar code QR-Code (Quick Response) is taking the place of bar code which is highly reliable and more informative.

Lets see how the Bar-Code and QR-code differ from each other,The function of QR Codes behavior  is similar to a bar code system that we know so far is used to identify an object that is attached to a bar code but , QR Code can be used more widely to all kinds of needs such as newspapers ,walls, in ads and more. QR Code itself can be filled with product code (text), website address and contact information that contains the name, address and no. phone.i,e it is more informative than Bar-Code,to read the code system is in QR Code not needed a special scanning device like bar code which we used to see but enough with cell  phone have functions camera plus a special software to read the QR Code.

Advantages QR Code compared with Bar codes:

  • Capacity of more data which on the Bar Code can only store a maximum of 20 digits of data while on the QR Code can store up to hundreds of data.
  • The data type stored by the QR Code is also varied ranging from numbers, letters and even multilingual characters.
  • Print size of QR Code is much smaller because the QR Code can store data both horizontally and vertically.
  • Results printed in QR Code is more resistant to damage such as dust to tear even in the QR Code data can still be read even if some of the code is damaged or torn (maximum 30% damage level).
  • QR Code can be read from any direction or angle (360 degrees) so that the possibility of failure in reading QR Code is very small.

List of Bar Code and QR Code Scanning Application for Mobile Devices:

1.Scandit SDK for Nokia: Scandit is a powerful app that lets you scan barcodes with your Symbian Smart phone to compare product prices, read user reviews and get real-time feedback from your friends. Before you know it you've "Scandit" and you'll never shop the same way again!

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2. KAYWA Reader:You can download(requires registration) it directly to your mobile phone by visiting the following web address: - Kaywa will then check to see if your mobile phone is compatible with their software.

Compatibility: According  the KAYWA website, it appears that only MotorolaNokiaSamsung and Sony Ericsson mobile phones are supported. If your phone isn't listed, provide your email to receive updates on new launches.

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3i-nigma Reader: This is best QR code reader that I used most time ,simplicity and and fast processing is beauty of this ,You can download the reader directly to your mobile phone by visiting the web address: which will automatically detect if your mobile phone is compatible

Compatibility: Dopod, HTC, i-mate, LG, Mio, Motorola, Nokia, Orange SPV, Palm, QTek, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, T-Mobile,Cingular, O2, Sprint, Swisscom, Verizon, Vodafone and more.

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4.Lynkee Reader: If you are looking to download the lynkee reader, point your mobile phone at and once loaded, select your device from the drop down list.

Compatibility: The lynkee reader can scan multiple forms of mobile barcode, including QR-Codes, Datamatrix and EAN13. The lynkee reader is available on a wide variety of modern smartphones including iPhoneBlackberry, Sony Ericsson, HTC, Motorola and Nokia.

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5.UpCode: You can download the reader directly to your mobile phone by visiting the web address:

Compatibility:The UpCode reader is supported by the following mobile phone manufacturers: Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Siemens, Panasonic, Blackberry, LG, HTC and Vodafone.

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6.QuickMark: In order to download the reader, you are required to register for an account before you get access to the download.

Compatibility: Apple, ASUS, AT&T, BenQ,  Cingular,  Dopod, Emobile, ETEN, Fujitsu-Siemens, GIGABYTE, HP, HTC, HUAWEI, iDo, i-mate, Lenovo, LG, Lobster, Mio, Motorola, Nokia, O2, OKWAP, Orange, Panasonic, Pantech, Qtek, Samsung, Siemens, SoftBank, Sony Ericsson, Sprint, Swisscom, T-Mobile,  UTStarcom and Vodafone.

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7.BeeTagg:Downloading the BeeTagg reader can be done via four simple methods: visit directly via your mobile phone for a download link.

Compatibility:The BeeTagg QR-Code reader is compatible with over 50 mobile phones including major brands such as Apple, Blackberry, HTC, LG, Mio, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Samsung, Siemens, SonyEricsson and SPV.

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8.NeoReader:Users looking to download the NeoReader must access the following URL on their mobile phones browser - after doing so, NeoReader will automatically detect your mobile phones manufacturer. Next, follow the quick and easy installation instructions.

Compatibility:The NeoReader QR-Code software is compatible with a number of popular handsets including Apple, Blackberry, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson.

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9.ScanLife:In order to download the ScanLife barcode reader, connect to the internet on your mobile phone and then visit - the website will then automatically detect if your mobile is supported. Alternatively, you will be shown a list of manufacturers - simply choose yours from the list to begin the download.

Compatibility:The ScanLife software is compatible with a large set of manufacturers including Apple, BlackBerry, Nokia and Samsung. ScanLife can be used on major operating systems such as Android, iPhone, Palm and Windows.

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10.MobileTag:To download the MobileTag QR-Code reader, it's easiest to visit on your mobile phone. The MobileTag website is initially loaded in Spanish, but don't let that put you off; simply select English (if desired) to change language and begin the download.

Compatibility:There is no definitive list of supported models of mobile phone, however the MobileTag reader is available on iPhone, Blackberry, Android ,Windows and most Nokia's via the Ovi store.

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Note:To install this apps your phone must have good Rear Camera,To  QR-Code place your camera infront of below image you will get


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