Barcode Scanner+ (Plus)

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About this app

Note: This application is now free / open source to commemorate the project's 10th anniversary.

Note that this app can no longer be updated on Google Play, and there will be no further releases.

Barcode Scanner+, from Sean Owen of ZXing Team, uses the camera on your device to read barcodes of all kinds. After scanning barcodes you find on products, for example, you can discover prices and reviews for it. Or, when scanning newer two-dimensional barcodes, like QR Codes, you can access contact information, bookmarks, web site links and more inside.

Barcode Scanner+ is an enhanced version of the popular, free Barcode Scanner application, which is a product of the ZXing open-source barcode scanning library from Google. Barcode Scanner+ is based on the same code, and has been developed by one of the two primary authors of the original Barcode Scanner, Sean Owen.

Barcode Scanner+ includes all of Barcode Scanner's functionality, and is intended as a drop-in replacement for Barcode Scanner. It adds several enhancements:

Better barcode scanning

- New image processing algorithm for detection of 1D barcode formats, including UPC and EAN product codes
- Uses both cores of dual-core processors
- Optionally, scan for Aztec and PDF417 barcodes (note: PDF417 support is 'alpha' quality)
- Rewritten to take advantage of Java 6, Android 2.2+ APIs, and latest Android SDK features

Refined user interface

- Now scan in tall "portrait" orientation, in addition to "landscape" orientation
- More intuitive pattern-based scanning guide
- Streamlined and improved user interface elements
- Android 4 and tablet device support
- Expanded Help screens

New features

- Decode a barcode from an image file
- Option to scan light-on-dark barcodes
- Activate device's LED light to scan in low light
- Basic support for scanning NFC tags
- Amazon product information

Also available in "simple" version, without functionality that requires special permission. See "Barcode Scanner+ Simple".

Purchasing this application also supports development of the ZXing open-source barcode scanning library.

Barcode Scanner+ does not collect, store or transmit information about its users, nor usage of the application. The application accesses personal information such as contacts and bookmarks only in order to implement application functionality, such as sharing contacts and bookmarks by QR Codes on screen.

(aka Barcode Scanner Plus)
Updated on
Sep 17, 2016

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3.16K reviews
December 30, 2021
Best and fastest scanner for Android! I've used this app for the past 6+ years! Snappiest BC/QR scanner, with the lowest amount of system resource usage! I also love that it scans photos for codes, too! Forget the newer apps; Stick with a time-tested legend! Works like a dream on my old AND new phones! For those complaining about blurriness, try checking the settings for the two auto-focus options. If you need multiple scan to text, though, look into keyboard apps with barcode scanning.
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Alex Hall
May 28, 2022
Years ago this was a really good barcode scanner based on the zxing barcode scanner. These days it's a bit sluggish and has some issues with some QR codes. Also the developer is unable to update this app anymore, so you probably should use a more modern alternative....
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A Google user
March 14, 2019
I've just uninstalled it !!!! If you can scan the item it is because you have it in your hand and it is obvious that you know what it is !!! It is included in my grocery list thinking that will transfer all the info so I don't have to write it down . No!!!! it just sits there giving me info that I already know. It works perfectly but It did not work as I expected in a grocery list. It is intended to make you purchase the updated app for $4.99 !!! Very tricky 🤭
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