3 Useful Applications to Read QR Codes on iPhone

With the emerging technology, QR codes are becoming a common practice in different parts of the world. If you don’t know, QR Code is a barcode made up of a complex pattern of black and white. You can find them in various places: magazines, newspapers, items and even billboards. Nowadays, you can also encode links, images, text and much more within a QR Code and share them with anyone you want. To read the code, the recipient must have a capable device that can scan the code. Once scanned, it will open the items hidden behind the code. If you are an iOS users looking for a simple way to read QR Codes on your iPhone, take a look at some useful applications below.

QR Reader

This is by far one of the most popular applications on for iPhone. The application allows users to scan barcodes and QR Codes printed on items and get information about the items. The application also comes with a QR Code creator that allows users to create QR Codes from their iPhone. You can embed URLs, images, videos, contact cards and much more from your iPhone device. Once created, you have to option to share it via email, Facebook Twitter and other social networks. Interestingly, QR Reader also acts as you digital scanner. With the new update, users can even scan any document or paper and save it as PDF file.

QR Reader for iPhone

Download QR Reader for iPhone


Scan is another handy utility that helps user reader QR codes and barcodes using their iPhone. All you need to do is launch the application and point it towards any QR code you come across. It will automatically find the content encoded in the QR code and will display it on your screen. The application also keeps a history of all the codes you have scanned in the past, including its date and time as well. It even syncs your scan history across various iOS devices including your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The application is available free of cost and can be download from iTunes app store.

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Scan for iPhone

Download Scan for iPhone


NeoReader is yet another handy QR Code scanner for your iOS device. NeoReader supports all the popular code types including R, Data matrix, Aztec, EAN, UPC and Code 39. All you have to do is point your device to any QR code and it will provice immediate access to the content encoded behind any code whether it’s a barcode, QR Code or UPC.

NeoReader for iphone

Download NeoReader for iPhone


Personally, I prefer QR Reader for iPhone as it has a list of many useful features that are not found in any other QR reader. I tried dozens of QR Readers for iPhone and most of them do the same task – read QR Codes.  They don’t bring anything special at the table, but usage wise, I  find the above mentioned apps to be the best. Do you use any application to read codes with your iPhone? If you think we missed any application, feel free to share it with us using the comments below.



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