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Scan - QR Code and Barcode Reader

When you have to scan a barcode or QR code, this app gets it done fast

Scan is the fastest app out there for quickly scanning a barcode or QR code and viewing the results

Scan - QR Code and Barcode Reader

by QR Code City
Scan - QR Code and Barcode Reader
Scan - QR Code and Barcode Reader
Scan - QR Code and Barcode Reader
$1.99 in the App Store

Scan is the fastest app out there for quickly scanning a barcode or QR code and viewing the results.

What is it about?

With Scan, it's never been easier to scan a barcode or QR code. Just point your camera at the code and it gets to work — no buttons to press! For QR codes, if it was a website, you'll be taken to it automatically. If it was text, it will show up instantaneously. For barcodes, you'll be able to view pricing information, online reviews, and any other information you need. For other things like phone numbers and emails, the appropriate action is taken by the app, so you don't have to lift a finger. This is easily one of the best apps to have around in case you need to scan something.

Scan - QR Code and Barcode Reader

Why we love it

Scan is super intuitive, fast, and gives you all the information you need in an instant. What's not to like?

App Screenshots

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App Details

Utilities Productivity
Last updated
March 22, 2016
Release date
January 6, 2011
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App Store Description


To celebrate our latest update, Scan is on sale for a limited time for $1.99 down from $4.99! (over 50% off!)


Scan is the fastest and most user-friendly QR reader and barcode scanner available. If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod came with a built-in scanner, this would be it. Here is what our reviewers are saying:

“Quick and very reliable. I’d give it six stars if it were possible.”
“No ads, beautiful design, and even caught blurry QR codes I didn’t expect it to scan”
“I’ve saved over $80 by scanning products in the store and finding them cheaper online”


To scan a QR code or barcode simply open the app, point the camera at the code, and you’re done! There is no need to take a photo or press a button. Scan will automatically recognize any code your camera is pointing at.

When scanning a QR code, if the code contains a website URL, you will 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 recognizes all of the popular barcode types (UPC, EAN, and ISBN) and shows you pricing, reviews, and more about any products you scan. Barcode scanning requires a newer iPhone or iPad in order to work reliably. Cameras on older devices do not provide the resolution or focus required for barcode scanning.


• View a history list and map of all of your past scans
• Sync your scan history across the web and all of your devices
• Toggle your front or rear camera for scanning
• Set a default browser to open websites in
• Scan pictures of QR codes and barcodes from your camera roll
• A switch to turn on your device’s light (if it has one) for scanning in low-light circumstances


Our goal is to make our app the best scanning app in the store. We can’t do this without you. We are dedicated to your satisfaction and need to hear feedback from you. 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 make things better for you. Instead, please contact us at [email protected] or on Twitter @scan and we'll do our best to help.


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.


Want to make your own QR codes for others to scan? Visit our site at to create and manage your own QR codes for free.

Update: We recently released a new Wi-Fi QR code type on our site. These new Wi-Fi QR codes allow visitors to your home or business to scan a QR code to get easy access to your wireless network.