We have always been skeptical about the quality of barcode scanner applications that are available in the App Store. There are too many of them around but so many of them are unreliable. Thankfully, a few developers have gotten it right, so you can scan barcodes properly on your iPhone. These apps make shopping a whole lot more fun. If you are looking for barcode iPhone applications that work, here are 15+ apps you should try:
NeoReader: a universal barcode scanning application capable of reading QR, EAN, UPC, and Data Matrix codes. It is fairly reliable too.
Think Dirty: helps you learn more about beauty products you would like to buy. It offers barcode scanning for over 305k cosmetics and beauty products. Lets you save products to your shopping lists and purchase them online.
pic2shop: a pretty awesome barcode reader app that enables you to compare product prices fast. It supports iPhones and iPads.
Bakodo: this app scans all types of barcodes, allowing you to open URLs and perform searches. Helps you get detailed product information to make better decisions.
Scan Halal: lets you scan food items to get a breakdown of ingredients, including their source. It supports products in the U.S. and Canada.
ShopSavvy: this is a handy tool to find the products you need at the prices that work for you. It has a pretty decent barcode scanner and gives you access to local deals and sales.
Quick Scan Pro: this iPhone barcode scanner reads UPC, EAN, ISBN, and other commercial barcodes. It offers price and product search features too. LED light option while scanning is available.
Shopwell: a powerful iPhone barcode reader that shows you which foods you should avoid to stay on your diet. Great for folks who may have food allergies.
NxtNutrio: want to avoid genetically-modified foods? Maybe you want to learn which foods are healthy for you. This application has you covered. It helps you get a better handle on food label reading.
ScanLife: a QR code reader and barcode scanner for your phone. It supports popular barcode formats (QRCode, Datamatrix, EZcode). Over 30 different online retailers are covered.
Quick Scan: supports UPC, EAN, ISBN, and other commercial barcodes. You can search prices, sort your scans, and save your favorite products.
GoodReads: more than just a barcode scanner for iOS. GoodReads helps you discover, read, and rate books. You can recommend books to your friends too.
Cardstar: a cool free barcode scanner that could come handy in stores. It’s a useful for storing your store cards info and rewards.
Barcodas for iPhone: a unique barcode scanner that makes music patterns out of scanned EAN and UPC barcodes. It makes shopping for products a whole lot more fun.
Scanbot 6: a document and QR code scanner that lets you capture URLs, contacts, addresses, and locations. It can also scan single & multi-page documents.
Inventory Control: turns your iPhone or iPad into a barcode scanner to organize your inventory. Gives you stock and price information as items are scanned. Items can also be added manually.
There are plenty of other barcode readers available for iPhone. These 15+ apps performed quite well for us.
Your turn: What’s your favorite barcode application for iPhone? Please add your suggestions below.