QR codes are a very versatile, accessible and easy way to store information that can be shared very simply with anyone who is able to scan it.
Today they can be compared as a current, digital version of classic product barcodes. Since through QR codes it is possible to encrypt information found anywhere on the web, to be disclosed physically, by placing the QR code on any product or place.
The Best QR Code Readers for Android
This ability to bring digital to the physical world is what has made QR codes so popular and indispensable in the virtual world.
Because, many companies have used them as an advertising strategy, as payment methods and even in some places they are used to share WiFi keys, among other functions.
Therefore, having a good QR code reader on your mobile device has become a necessity beyond a simple wish. That is why this time we present the best applications for Android with which you can read QR codes.
Although this is not an application as such but a function that Google has incorporated into its applications, in the Play Store there is an app for Google Lens, where all the tools that this function has available are collected and organized.
One of them of course is the recognition and reading of QR codes. Next we will tell you how to use it:
- You can use it by activating your mobile camera within the Google Lens app or you can scan the code from an image that you already have on your device.
- Once you are in the app, you just have to focus on the code you want to scan and give it some time for it to recognize the code and take you to the link on the web.
- But if you want to scan a photo, you just have to open the app, select the gallery icon that will take you to the multimedia files on your mobile, choose the photo that contains the code and let Google scan it and that’s it.
It is very easy to use and you just have to give it permission to access your multimedia files. You can download it for free.
Kaspersky QR Scanner
This QR code reader application is one of the most recommended by Play Store users because it is possible to scan the code in question, but at the same time it protects your device by preventing you from entering links that contain malware or pishing.
In this way, the application has several options that are focused on the security of your device and is capable of being configured to recognize malicious sites that are encrypted in images or texts.
In addition to being secure, it is quite fast and efficient, as it can scan any code in a matter of seconds. It is very easy to use, you just have to open the app on your device and focus on the code you want to scan.
This application is available in the Play Store and you can get it completely free of charge.
Neo Reader QR & Barcode Scanner
This application is very interesting, since in addition to allowing the reading of QR codes, it is also possible to scan barcodes of any product on the market.
It is very easy to use, since you only have to open the app, scan the code of a product and in a few seconds you will have all the information about it, as it redirects you to the search engine to find the item you scan online.
From this application it is also possible to create your own QR code without any inconvenience since it is very simple to configure this function.
Until recently, the only drawback we could have is that the app was in English, although for some time now the tool is already available in Spanish.
QR code reader (by BACHA Soft)
This application is highly recommended because it not only allows you to scan or read QR codes but you can also create them.
This is how this application is capable of encrypting all kinds of information, from a simple text, through a URL, an ISBN, phone numbers, SMS, contacts, calendars, email or a location. All within a fully functional QR code that others can scan.
The application itself is very easy to understand and use. All you have to do is open the application once you have it installed on your device and point the camera to focus on the QR code you want to read, you wait a few seconds and the application is in charge of decrypting the information.
It is capable of reading and decrypting any type of QR code regardless of the type of information it contains. This code reader, like the rest of the recommendations on this list, is completely free and you can find it in the Play Store.
In the Store there are many more options, here we have presented the most popular and even the most useful, however now it is up to you to decide which one best suits your tastes and needs.