NeoReader QR & Barcode Scanner App for Android Review

| October 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Barcodes are everywhere, on books, clothes, grocery items, and electronic gadgets. The same goes for QR codes as well. Hence a barcode/QR code reader app in your phone might always come handy. NeoReader QR & Barcode Scanner app for Android is a universal barcode scanning app that might just fit the bill. You can get it for free.

NeoReader App Features

NeoReader app for Android let you scan/read almost all types of codes such as QR codes, Data matrix, Aztec, UPC, EAN, Code 128 and Code 39. To scan a code, simply fire up the app and point your phone’s rear camera on the barcode/QR code. The app will instantly deliver the content of the code, which you can view in a browser window. You can also directly search for codes from your phone’s media gallery or scan and read codes via manual entry. All previously scanned codes can be viewed under ‘Scan History’. The option to scan codes using manual entry includes typing in the serial number. You can also scan the codes that are previously saved in your phone. This option comes handy while dealing with EAN or UPC codes.

NeoReader QR Barcode Scanner App for Android

However, some performance issues have been noted especially when you’re holding the phone in portrait mode. This seems to be related to camera orientation and the accuracy returns as soon as you shift to the landscape mode. The sharing options available to the user are also a bit limited. At the moment, you can only share scanned results via email or SMS. There is no SNS integration that would have brought Facebook and Twitter into the loop, or Bluetooth support. Also the app does not support bulk scanning. The UI is responsive and easy to use. Despite the above-said drawbacks, the app still performs reasonably well. Support for multiple code types is its biggest USP. The app is ad-supported. You got to pay up $0.99 to purchase an ad-free version of NeoReader.


NeoReader app for Android is your pocket code scanner capable of scanning a wide array of codes that you find on various objects. It has few drawbacks. But they’re not deal breakers. In the end, you’ll be satisfied with NeoReader’s performance. Verdict: NeoReader might not be the best barcode/QR code scanner out there. But it certainly serves your purpose when you’re out shopping. Check it out!

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