NOTE: UNIVERSAL SCANNER IS NO LONGER BEING MAINTAINED. CURRENT USERS ARE ADVISED TO SWITCH OVER TO THE TURING SCANNER:
Universal Scanner is an advanced QR code and barcode scanner. Bundled within the app are 3 state of the art scan technologies leveraging the power of ZBar, ShopSavvy, and ZXing.
Scanning is easy; just point at any QR code or barcode, and Universal Scanner will do the rest. It scans QR codes, CODE-128, CODE-93, CODE-39, I2/5 (ITF), DataBar, EAN-13, EAN-8, EAN-5, EAN-2, UPC-A, UPC-E, ISBN-13, and ISBN-10 barcodes.
Universal Scanner supports continuous scanning as well as scanning images from the camera roll.
There is a built in search feature. Once a barcode is scanned, a page pops up with a list of prices and stores that have the product. When a QR code is scanned, the appropriate iOS action is taken.
The built in QR code generator supports creating codes for contacts, emails, locations, phone numbers, SMS messages, text, URLs, and WiFi. Share these with friends or save them to the camera roll for later use.
And one last thing, it's completely free! No ads. No restrictions.
- iOS 6 support
- iPhone 5 support
- Vastly improved shopping results for UPC barcodes
- Improved handling of QR Codes
- Bug fixes for iPad shopping results
Ratings and Reviews
Works Surprisingly Well
Reading bar codes in photos is a very nice feature. At first it didn't work, but after I zoomed and cropped the photo so it showed only the barcode of interest, it worked like a champ. I will admit; the photo quality was marginal, but the Zbar scanner read the cropped image perfectly.
I like the response, choices, and interactive options better in this reader than any other I've tried.
This is weirded
Every time I try to scan anything it keeps picking up my heart beat so the image keeps moving in and out with my heart beat so it keeps telling me to be still even though I'm not moving, help with this issue please.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.