The QR Code is a 2D barcode presented in digital or printed form and which, when read, allows you to open links to Internet pages, images, texts and various contents by cell phone. It is possible to scan a QR Code using native Android and iPhone cameras (iOS) or external applications, which provide extra options, such as reading captured and stored codes in the gallery.
Other applications of the kind also allow you to create your own QR Code and store a history of read codes. Check out, in the list below, five free apps with the QR Code reader function by cell phone.
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Apps allow you to read QR Codes easily on Android and iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Kickstarter
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Kaspersky QR Scanner records history of scanned QR Codes Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Kaspersky QR Scanner, available for Android and iPhone, reads the code and displays its content immediately. A shortcut inside the app allows you to activate the camera's flashlight for easy reading in dark environments. The application stores a history of read codes, which can be retrieved and accessed later.
QR Code Reader is available for Android Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
The QR Code Reader is available for Android and reads the code quickly. After recognizing it, the app displays the URL address so that the user can confirm the link's origin and then can safely open it. Through the application, it is possible to scan QR Codes contained in images from the cell phone gallery, ideal for reading codes printed from the Internet, for example.
QR Reader for iPhone also reads codes stored in the gallery Foto: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
QR Reader for iPhone is an application that makes immediate reading of QR Codes on Apple devices. In addition to using the camera, the app reads the codes of images saved in the gallery and allows the user to create their own QR Codes, which can direct to an Internet link, texts, phone numbers, geolocation, email addresses, among other possibilities.
The app also records a history of links and allows you to activate the camera flash. Among other functions, there is a Sudoku reader, which reproduces the game on the cell phone screen so that the user can complete the numbers, and a scanner that transforms documents into PDF.
IOS camera has automatic QR Code reader Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
The iPhone's native camera makes it easy to scan QR Codes. Just open the app and point the camera at the code. IOS will read it immediately and display the link identified in a notification on the screen. Then, just touch the message to open the content.
Android camera also l QR Codes Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
The Android camera also scans QR Codes. To do this, just point the camera towards the code for the system to scan if it doesn't work immediately, touch the code so that the camera can focus on the image. Android will display the link on the screen and allow the user to open its content or copy the text to the clipboard.
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