So, you want to get started using QR codes but you need a QR code app. Which one do you choose?
Fortunately, you have a lot of choices. There are thousands of search results for the keywords “QR scanner”. Some are good. Some are bad. And let’s just not mention the really awful ones. Today, let’s focus on the Top 5 Free QR code apps you should consider for you iPhone.
Top 5 Free QR Code Apps
Bakodo – Barcode Scanner and QR Code Scanner
4+ star rating with 3,416 reviews
Bakodo does a good jobs scaning QR codes quickly and easily with just a second or so delay upon opening.
You are shown the data (in this case, a URL) and given the option to perform the default action (Open URL) or to view the data. If the encoded data is not in an expected format, such as this one from Core Bamboo, you are given the option to view the data.
Every code that I scanned which contained an improperly formatted URL, omitting the http:// for example, Bakodo hyperlinked the data and I could reach the site as intended. The app also keeps a history of your scans so you can revisit a site even after you no longer have access to the QR code.