Use your iPhone or other smartphone as a professional barcode scanner for your Mac. Just scan a barcode with iPhone camera and the data is wirelessly copied to clipboard. You can then easily paste it to any Mac application. Kinoni Barcode Reader supports all common barcode types making it perfect replacement for USB barcode reader hardware. Supported formats include EAN-13/UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, Code 128, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5 and QR Code.
Setup is really simple. Install free Kinoni Barcode Reader app for your iPhone and run this application. Connection from Mac to your phone is established automatically. After that you are ready to start scanning barcodes!
Ideal solution for paying bills and organizing CD / Blu-ray / DVD / VHS movie catalogs or book library. Can be also used for finance, accounting, project management, wholesale, supply chain and retail tasks with ease.
Ratings and Reviews
Workable accuracy for my purposes but unusable after less than 10 scans
Downloaded on an iPhone 6 and iMac and worked well to scan ISBNs from books to paste into a library app. Every other scan, you might have one to a handful of erroneously read digits. Since the library software automatically looked up the ISBN, that was not a big problem because I could edit the digits and it was still a bit faster than fat fingering all the ISBN digits in. However, after less than 10 scans I started to get video commercials playing one after the other making the app unusable. It’s not accurate enough to pay for the upgrade (which I wouldn’t mind doing if it had greater accuracy) and apparently it's not usable without the upgrade after a handful of scans. I understand getting a return on your time investment and so I wouldn’t mind a 10 sec commercial every half hour or so (as long as I am on wifi anyway and not burning through my data limits) with the current accuracy rate but this arrangement makes the fat fingering option much faster.
Was excited to try this when I read about it. Downloaded it on phone, then downloaded on the MacBook. Super weird app. Took several minutes for the thing to “connect” to the macbook and they were both on the same fairly strong WIFI network. The “instructions” and guide seemed like they were little more than an after-thought.
The simple, point the camera on a barcode to scan it worked about 40% of the time. Not really something you would want to try to implement for anything other than a side project, certainly not worth buying.
Feels like this could have been a cool little app…but it definitely isn’t there yet.
iPhone 4s running iOS 8
I loaded both the iOS and Mac App. They connected very quickly. I had a hard time getting the camera to focus on the iPhone at first, but i think you have to hit the screen where the red line is NOT on the screen. I almost gave up, but now can get it to scan pretty quick. Now, the barcode text goes into their OSX app’s text box. Now I need to figure out how to get it to go into any text box on the OS X screen.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.