By Microsoft Corporation
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The Microsoft Tag app lets you instantly connect to a whole new world of information and entertainment. This latest version now reads Microsoft Tag barcodes and QR Codes. No need to type long URLs or text short codes; simply scan a 2D barcode wherever you see one. Tag recognition technology transforms traditional marketing, such as print advertising, billboards, packaging and LCD displays, into live links that immediately access info, videos and other materials online… no typing required.
The Tag app also gives you a visual history of your last 15 scans and allows you to flag and organize your faves in multiple ways, as well as view content in an embedded browser and share items via email, Facebook and Twitter. Plus, it allows you to save and edit contact information.
What's New in Version 5.7
* Support full iPhone 5 screen size
* Support iOS 6 native Facebook integration
* Bug fixes
A little patience and it worked for me
I installed it on my iPhone. Apple, et al., if you're reading this, please please always let me just plug the phone into a desk top computer and manipulate things to go into and out of my iTunes and iPhone. It maintains my sanity. Anyway, with some clicks that somehow worked better the last time than the time I tried ten minutes previously, and I could read the special Vimeo videos that Tony Wagner has linked to pages of his book with some special barcodes that one has to scan with this application. I respect the creators of Microsoft Tag much more than Wagner's gimmick of including these links, which are not as informative as reading. But that's between Mr. Wagner and his readers. Bravo, Microsoft!
Doesn't Work And No App Support
I downloaded this app to use on both my iPod, iPad, and iPhone. Well on my iPod it works great. I have never used it on my iPad. But when I try to use it on my iPhone; it doesn't work at all. I have tried scanning QRcodes, Color QRcodes, even the ones used on various item on my Xbox 360 Dashboard! It doesn't work at all. The App is up to date, my iPhone has the latest iOS and it just doesn't scan anything! Then when you try to contact App Support you get a mailing address which who would take the time to sit down, write a letter, pay for a stamp, and have to wait for it to arrive! Then you get a phone number; so you call and have to go through HELL to reach a live operator! Then your placed on hold only to get hung up on; not once, not even twice, but three times! DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP!! It's a waste of time and space! You have been warned!
Can't identify content in history
I am using this to catalog items. The problem is, I'm getting only blue squares with numbers in my history. No pictures or descriptions. To make matters worse, once I open an item in the history, everything shifts position. So I identify an item as the third one...not for long! Once I open a tag or add another, that position has changed. I can't even preview without my phone jumping to the Internet, which means exiting from that and re opening Tag to start over the whole process. An easy fix would be to allow ME to title the tags and control placement.
Good for one-time reference, but could be so much more useful!
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jan 12, 2013
- Version: 5.7
- Size: 2.5 MB
- Languages: English, French, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish
- Seller: Microsoft Corporation
- © 2012 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.