QR Codes wax and wane in popularity, but they never seem to go away. Why? Because, quite frankly, they are handy. For example, when you visit Best Buy, you will notice a QR on the label assigned to a particular product. The labels only provide a brevity of information, yet by scanning a QR code, you taken to a web address with more detailed product information. QR codes can also embed email addresses, text messages, phone numbers, and even prompt you to add events to your calendar. Below are my top four QR Code scanners for the iPhone.
QR Reader by TapMedia Limited offers a fast, simple and easy way to scan QR codes. The app also comes with the ability to scan PDFS, photos, scan and pay, or scan from pasteboard. You can access your history, and generate your own QR codes, which can be saved to your camera roll. QR Reader is FREE in the App Store.
Qrafter Pro basically enables you to scan for QR code content. You can generate custom QR codes to embed URLs, SMS, email, as well as, Facebook, Twitter, Pocket, and Dropbox, and printing capabilities. Qrafter is available as a free version, but I encourage you to purchase the paid version at $2.99.
CamFind is a great substitute for Google Goggles, providing image search, QR and barcode scanning, and product comparisons. CamFind also comes with voice search, geographic region, or simply use the built in camera to take photos. Best of all, CamFind is FREE in the App Store.
ShopSavvy is designed primarily to scan barcodes to access product information and prices online. You can quickly an easily compare prices online, and follow your favorite stores. Share updates on Facebook, explore what's trending, or keep up with the latest news from other ShopSavvy users. FREE in the App Store.