The Barcodes are being extensively put to use in our daily life now. Be it the book you buy or a food item you can see barcodes on it. These coded images can make information handling easier. Based on the symbols used barcodes can be broadly divided into 1D and 2D barcodes. The pretty new entrant to market the Microsoft tag can hold much more info above all.
A barcode is an optical machine-readable representation of data, which shows certain data on certain products
Here is an ultimate list of Top 10 free barcode scanner apps for Android phones. If you missed our earlier post Top 10 Free Media Player Apps for Android Phones you can check that too.
The best barcode scanner out there for Android phones. Just point the camera at a barcode and the app scans it. Once you hear a beep sound the app will fetch you the price list of the item. ShopSavvy can also scan QR codes.
This app from the Zing team lets you scan both Barcodes and QR codes. All you have to do is aim your phone’s camera at the code. This app can even search for a phrase within a book. The QR codes containing URLs, contacts, words etc can easily be scanned.
With Stickybits you can attach a video, image, songs etc info to a barcode and then share it with your friends. They can scan barcodes to retrieve the information. You will be notified when they scan codes. You can attach any digital content.
Shopper for android is an app from Google that can scan book covers, DVD covers etc and barcodes. You can scan the books to quickly get more info. This app supports voice search too.
Microsoft Tag lets you scan their proprietary tags known as High Capacity Color Barcode. These information rich tags can hold much more data than the 1D barcodes and QR codes. You can sign in to Tag Manager to create or edit your Tags, manage Categories and view Reports.
Lynkee barcode reader can scan both 1D and 2D barcodes for you. It can quickly decode QR codes and fetch you the correct info in no time.
Clipbot for android phone is a clipboard that can hold all decoded info from barcodes for you. The clipboard is developed to stack the info one above the other without the previously decoded info getting replaced.
8 ) PhiSq Scanner
The PhiSq scanner is actually a fun way of using Foursquare. You can now check-in to your favorite places by just aiming your phone cam to the QR codes stuck on the entrance. The app decodes the info and then shares the check-in info with your friends automatically.
BeeTagg QR Reader for android can decode 2D barcodes like BeeTagg Code, QR Code and Datamatrix. Once the code is deciphered you will get the related content in web browser. You can also generate your own 2D barcodes.
Mycents for android is a Barcode Scanner and twitter mashup. You can scan codes to read the user comments, ratings etc about that product. You can even Recommend your favorites or ask questions via twitter.
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