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Top 5 Barcode scanner apps for Android

Under: Android OS Apps, Apps
By:James | March 28th, 2012

In this modern world of technology the mobile phone is being used more and more for everyday things, and one of those things is the ability to read handy barcodes by way of a barcode scanner app on your mobile device that can read the code on products and deliver info about that product, I’m pretty sure if you own a mobile device you know how barcode scanners work.

So with this in mind, we thought we’d bring to our Android readers out there, our pick of the top 5 barcode scanner for the Android platform for your consideration, so let’s kick off that top 5 with…

The Barcode scanner app for Android, an app that scans product barcodes and looks up the prices and reviews, and the Barcode Scanner app for Android also scans QR codes containing contact information and URLs and such along with scanning Data Matix codes.

The Barcode Scanner app also enables the user to share their bookmarks, apps and contact via QR code, so contacts permission is required. The Barcode Scanner app can be downloaded to your preferred Android device as a free download from Google Play.

Next up we have the ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner, the original Android barcode scanner that enables the user to locate the best online and local prices, and v5.0 of the app includes ShopSavvy Wallet, so you can add your credit card and you can purchase from such retailers as Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, and Buy.com.

The ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner app for Android is simple to use, simply aim your handset camera at any product, wait for a beep, and you will then be presented with a list of local and online prices for that product. The ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner app is again a free app from Google Play.

Then there is the QuickMark Barcode Scanner that enables auto-scanning of multiple barcode formats such as QR codes, Data Matrix, Code39, Code128, Interleaved 2of5, and Quick Codes, all from your mobile phone.

The QuickMark Barcode Scanner app enables the user to use barcodes to access such things as web links, navigate maps, and contacts and much more, and this barcode app also works with QuickMark’s Chrome browser extension. The QuickMark Barcode Scanner app is available to download from Google Play for free.

Next we have the RedLaser Barcode & QR Scanner app, and app that scans QR, UPC, UPC-E, EAN, and EAN-8 codes, and searches for prices via Google Product Search, Shopping.com, eBay, TheFind Product Search and more, and allows the user to create shopping, gift, and wish lists and share them with friends.

The RedLaser Barcode & QR Scanner app for Android features a keyword search functionality, image search functionality, nutrition info supplied by Daily Burn, food allergy info from Food Essentials, and the ability to create QR codes from a URL, texts and contacts. The RedLaser Barcode & QR Scanner app is again free from Google Play.

Lastly we bring you the Rite Aid app for Android, and although not exactly a true barcode scanner application, the app does offer a lot, including the ability to manage your prescriptions from your handset, refill from your prescription bottle, refill from history, or refill by scanning your bottles label.

The Rite Aid app also enables the user to link their wellness+ card to the app so you can use your device as a loyalty card at checkout, and access their Load2Card tool so the user can load e-coupons to their card in store and receive discounts at checkout. The Rite Aid app is as usual a free download from Google Play.

So there you go, our top 5 pick of Android barcode scanner apps, of course there are many more available from Google Play, but if you do have a favourite barcode scanner you use, feel free to let us know by dropping us a line to our comments area below.

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  • Mike Seymour

    Novelty wore off a few years ago when nothing I scanned was recognised. It might have been because the UK wasn’t ready for it but I doubt things have changed. I’ll have another look when I’m in Sainsburys next ;o) 

  • http://www.myassettag.com/assettags Carla

    This is great! I was looking for good barcode
    scanner apps. You’ve boiled down the best of them. It is great what barcodes
    will do, as you mentioned. Give you great deals and what not. And because
    barcodes have really low susceptibility to errors, they work perfectly to your
    advantage.

  • cmc

    i tried this and a lot of common things werent recognized so i uninstalled it

  • Azzoth

    ..

  • Sanjay Patel

    I also agree with comments of rest of the user. As barcode scanner works well when there is sufficient clarity in image when Image is not clear no application across the planet works but here is the point when there is problem in image clarity it should have communicate to video coded of gadget and try to get best quality to decode barcode. Need to adjust various parameter of camera. If this thing done it will be really great leap in world of barcode scanner.

  • Mike

    Thanks. I liked the Red laser App for its shopping interface. And the ViziScan for its Inventory XL interface

  • lesm

    I have used i-nigma for my android smartphone and works like a charm. It is very fast and you don’t need to frame the image precisely.

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