The QR Code( Quick Response Code ) is the most widely used 2D barcode, it can be found on websites, retail stores, business cards, etc. If you have ever wondered what does a QR code mean, checkout the following seventeen free online QR code decoders:
1. Esponce( Supports Webcam )
This free web app allows to decode QR code by uploading an image from your computer or capture a picture from web camera.
Beside this, you can use it to generate QR code for text, hyperlink, SMS, Skype, iPhone, Windows Phone, Android, etc.
This free online QR code scanner lets you upload an image or photo of a QR code to read the contents inside it, or just paste the URL of the image you want to read.
Upload a QR Code or Data Matrix image in jpg or png format or enter a web address of a QR code or Datamatix picture to decode it.
Google Chrome is one of the most popular Internet browsers, BarDeCo QRreader is an extension for it, with this plugin can scan QR code fast and directly from the context menu in Chrome, just right click on the image of the QR code and select “Decode this image” from the popup menu to let it perform the magic.
Onlinebarcodescan.com will recognize and decode 8 different barcodes: QR Code, Data Matrix, EAN-13/UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, Code 128, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5.
You can upload an image up to 2MB in PNG, JPG, GIF or PDF format to decode it.
Another online QR code reader.
7. MiniQR( Supports Webcam )
It enables you to snap QR-codes with your web camera to read the content inside it.
ZXing(“Zebra Crossing”) is an open source barcode decoding project, it support 12 barcode types: QR Code, PDF 417 (‘alpha’ quality), ITF, Code 39, Aztec (‘beta’ quality), RSS-14 (all variants), Code 128, EAN-8 and EAN-13, Data Matrix, Codabar, Code 93, UPC-A and UPC-E.
9. Qrumb( Supports Webcam )
This Online QR decoder lets users capture an image with a web camera and decode the QR code on the image.
Online Barcode Reader lets you upload a picture in PNG, JPG, GIF, TIFF or BMP format to get the decoded result, it supports 10 barcode formats including: QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, Code 39, Code 128, Data Matrix, PDF 417 and ITF.
It lets you upload a local QR code image to detect the secret in it.
12. BarDeCo: QR Code Decoder & Encoder( Chrome Extension )
This extension allows you to read any QR code image with a simple click or encode selected text or URL to QR code.
13. QR Code Generator and Decoder( Chrome Extension )
Make or read QR codes with a click in Chrome browser with this plugin.
14. QuickMark QR Code Extension( Chrome Extension )
QuickMark QR Code Extension lets you generate or decode a QR code while surfing on the Internet.
15. QR Code Maker and Decoder( Chrome Extension )
Create or decode the QR code image of text, URL, phone numbers, SMS and contacts with ease using this Chrome extension.
16. QRDecode( Chrome Extension )
A simple QR code decoding plugin for Chrome.
17. QR Code Decoder( Chrome Extension )
This one works offline, right click the QR code picture and choose “Decode as QR Code” to get job done!