Top 5 Barcode Scanner Apps for Android

Posted April 3, 2012

In this modern world of technology the mobile phone is being used more and more for everyday things, and one of those things is the ability to read handy barcodes by way of a barcode scanner app on your mobile device that can read the code on products and deliver info about that product, I’m pretty sure if you own a mobile device you know how barcode scanners work.

So with this in mind, we thought we’d bring to our Android readers out there, our pick of the top 5 barcode scanner for the Android platform for your consideration, so let’s kick off that top 5 with…

The Barcode scanner app for Android, an app that scans product barcodes and looks up the prices and reviews, and the Barcode Scanner app for Android also scans QR codes containing contact information and URLs and such along with scanning Data Matix codes.

The Barcode Scanner app also enables the user to share their bookmarks, apps and contact via QR code, so contacts permission is required. The Barcode Scanner app can be downloaded to your preferred Android device as a free download from Google Play.

For complete inventory and warehouse management from your Anroid device, Scout Mobile is the perfect solution. Scout is the mobile front end to the topShelf warehouse and inventory management application which is a cloud based app that is scalable to meet the needs of any business. Depending on the version of topShelf, every function involved in inventory management is available including shipping/receiving, order picking, cycle counting, proof-of-delivery, kit building/BOM, and even wave picking. All inventory and supply chain management tasks can be completed by using the phone in your pocket.

Next up we have the ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner, the original Android barcode scanner that enables the user to locate the best online and local prices, and v5.0 of the app includes ShopSavvy Wallet, so you can add your credit card and you can purchase from such retailers as Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, and

The ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner app for Android is simple to use, simply aim your handset camera at any product, wait for a beep, and you will then be presented with a list of local and online prices for that product. The ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner app is again a free app from Google Play.

Then there is the QuickMark Barcode Scanner that enables auto-scanning of multiple barcode formats such as QR codes, Data Matrix, Code39, Code128, Interleaved 2of5, and Quick Codes, all from your mobile phone.

The QuickMark Barcode Scanner app enables the user to use barcodes to access such things as web links, navigate maps, and contacts and much more, and this barcode app also works with QuickMark’s Chrome browser extension. The QuickMark Barcode Scanner app is available to download from Google Play for free.

Next we have the RedLaser Barcode & QR Scanner app, and app that scans QR, UPC, UPC-E, EAN, and EAN-8 codes, and searches for prices via Google Product Search,, eBay, TheFind Product Search and more, and allows the user to create shopping, gift, and wish lists and share them with friends.

The RedLaser Barcode & QR Scanner app for Android features a keyword search functionality, image search functionality, nutrition info supplied by Daily Burn, food allergy info from Food Essentials, and the ability to create QR codes from a URL, texts and contacts. The RedLaser Barcode & QR Scanner app is again free from Google Play.

Lastly we bring you the Rite Aid app for Android, and although not exactly a true barcode scanner application, the app does offer a lot, including the ability to manage your prescriptions from your handset, refill from your prescription bottle, refill from history, or refill by scanning your bottles label.

The Rite Aid app also enables the user to link their wellness+ card to the app so you can use your device as a loyalty card at checkout, and access their Load2Card tool so the user can load e-coupons to their card in store and receive discounts at checkout. The Rite Aid app is as usual a free download from Google Play.

So there you go, our top 5 pick of Android barcode scanner apps, of course if you need greater performance or have higher volume scanning it is always possible to pair, via Bluetooth, a cordless barcode scanner with your Android device for the best of both worlds.

For more examples of Andorid and iOS compatible scanning and data collection apps, check out our Top 10 Barcode Scanner Apps page.

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