Scan - QR Code and Barcode Reader by QR Code City

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Rank: #117 in iPad Apps (Free Apps)
Recent Rank Change: +14
Peak Rank: #70

App info
Current version:
Release date: 2011-01-05
Tracked for 1569 days
Scan is the fastest and most user-friendly QR reader and barcode scanner available. If your iPhone (or iPod Touch/iPad*) came with a built-in scanner, this would be it! Check out our site at to create and manage your own QR codes for free.


Scan is completely free. There are no locked features or version restrictions. It is just simple QR code and barcode scanning the way it should be. Open the app, point the camera at the code and you’re done! No need to take a photo or press a "scan" button.

When scanning a QR code, if the code contains a website URL, you'll automatically be taken to the site. If the code just contains text, you'll immediately see it. For other formats (such as phone numbers, email addresses, or contact info), you will be prompted to take the appropriate action.


Scan now reads regular barcodes (UPC, EAN, and ISBN) and gathers information about the products you scan, allowing you to research and find places to purchase the products you love.
Note: Barcode scanning requires an iPhone 3S/4/4S or the new iPad in order to work reliably (the camera in other devices does not provide the detail/focus required for barcode scanning).


• Forward-facing light for scanning
• History logs (including date and time) of all of your past scans
• Automatically sync your scan history across web, iPod, iPhone, or iPad
• Scan pictures of codes by image upload from camera roll


The company behind Scan is dedicated to your satisfaction and is always open to your feedback. If you have an issue with Scan, please do not write a review of the app saying "it didn't work" - this does not help us improve the app. Instead, please contact us at and we'll do our best to help. We're constantly improving Scan to make it the best QR code and barcode scanner anywhere.

*In order to use Scan, your device must have a built-in camera. When scanning codes that redirect to online content (such as websites), you will need Internet connectivity.

Visit our site at to generate and track your own QR codes for free. Follow us on Twitter: @scan