QR Codes are everywhere nowadays. If you have a smartphone, it is recommended that you have a scanner app for your device so you can take advantage of this technology. The uses of QR Codes are numerous and I must say that I use my scanner on a regular basis.
I have tried a number of different scanner apps for my Android and iOS devices but I must say that Qrafter Pro and Qrafter, both from Kerem Erkan are very well done apps. I experienced with the Pro version of this app on both an iPad mini and iPod Touch 5 and the app works great.
When you first turn it on, the app immediately allows you to click the camera icon to scan a code via your camera. There is also an option to scan a photo of a code that is in your photo album. Once you activate the scanner, simply line up the code in the box and the app does the rest. The app will read the code and tell you what information it contains. Ok so you have heard this before, what makes Qrafter Pro different?
For those that need some more background information on codes:
- the app has a nice written tutorial on what it can and cannot scan
- the differences between the pro and free versions
- scanning tips
- general info on the different types of codes
When you scan a code, the app keeps a record of it within the history section. This is extremely helpful, scan it once and you do not need to worry about it again. Within the history section, the app will tell you what was in the code, provide links to any URLs, provide comments on safety and give you the ability to share it via email, text, Twitter, Facebook, and Pocket.
You can also create QR codes also. You can put in URLs, location, contact card, event info, phone numbers, and more.
Qrafter Pro is an excellent app and does the job. Overall I am very impressed with this QR code scanner and can recommend you try it. As of December 2013, it has been downloaded over 6 million times so it has be doing something right.
Qrafter, the free version of the app available here.