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I'm looking for a free barcode and QR code scanner app like Barcode Scanner but for iOS. I'm not looking for a shopping assistant!

It should

  • be able to scan different types of barcodes and QR codes
  • suggest reasonable actions depending on the type of code (like opening a URL in browser, adding a contact …)
  • be gratis and free of ads
  • store scanned codes in a history

I tried following apps but both didn't meet the above requirements:

Quick Scan does not seem to handle QR codes at all.

barcoo seems to be more about shopping, didn't know what to do with a QR code containing an URL. Is also not free of ads.

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iHandy offers two apps, one for QR codes and one for Barcodes. They are both free, have a history of scanned codes, and offer reasonable actions after scanning. Here are the links into the Apple AppStore:

https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/qr-code-scanner/id483336864 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quick-scan-qr-code-reader/id483336864

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QR Scanner is a popular app for ios devices. It is available from the app store and is free. There is a $2 option to remove ads. It runs on both iPhone and iPad. An older app which was my 1st barcode scanner is RedLaser. Not in app store but still available elsewhere.

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Try the app "i-nigma". I'm happy with this app for many years and there's a good scanning history function.

Disclaimer: I'm not related to the app developers.

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