APP OF THE DAY: QR Reader for iPhone
- 26 June, 2012 10:43
QR Reader for iPhone
Cost: Free | Developer:TapMedia | Platform:iOS | Version 3.0 | 8.1MB | 4.0+
QR (quick-response) Reader for iPhone allows you to quickly grab and identify QR codes which seem to be popping up all over the place, from business cards to fast food chain posters.
For those who have not yet jumped on board, QR codes are two-dimensional codes with a greater storage capacity than your standard barcode you find at the shops. They are made up of squares, and can store an array of information.
QR Reader for iPhone uses your camera to scan a code, and brings you the stored information. All data is saved in a history list so you can refer to it later.
The app also has a favourites tab, giving you the ability to save the important codes. This is useful when grabbing contact information, or nabbing special offers at a local store.
Additionally, QR Reader for iPhone lets you create your own code, which can then be shared via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, and email, or printed.
TapMedia also offers a $0.99 version which removes ads, and automatically loads QR codes in the Safari app.
Pros: Simple, and gets the job done.
Cons: Ads in the free version
Verdict: With the proliferation of QR codes, this reader saves you from having to write stuff down or typing in the Notes app.
Get it here:Apple App Store
Got a favourite app? Email our appmeister, Patrick Budmar, your review or the name of the app you would like to see reviewed.
- New Gateway Anti-Malware Technology Sets the Bar for Web Threat Protection (Sponsored by McAfee)
- Smart Cloud: Move Beyond monitoring to Holistic Management of Application Performance
- Virtualization and Consolidation Solutions
- Smart Cloud Provisioning: Low Cost and highly Scalable Entry Point into Cloud Computing
- Modernizing Security for the Small and Mid-Sized Business – Recommendations for 2013 (Sponsored by McAfee)
Box buys iOS app to improve its own
Growing mobile malware threat swirls (mostly) around Android
Barracuda Networks raises free capacity of Copy.com to 15GB
Coke gives peace a chance ( +16 photos)
ASI brings LapCabby to Australia