As Android has ripened as a full fledged, smarter and user-friendly mobile operating system, the companion apps have also gotten way more functional than ever. The best testament to the above statement is provided by the QR code scanning apps that are no longer seen just as a means to read some hidden piece of information within barcodes and QR codes. Instead, these apps have transcended beyond being just QR code readers by bringing expansive set of possibilities to the table. Using various solutions on offer, users can now make QR codes out of virtually any piece of information stored on their devices. Similarly, you can share sensitive data stored in your mobile with others by ciphering it in the form of QR codes. Arguably the best QR code app in the
Android Market Google Play Store, QR Droid supports extensively customizable options that allow users to scan QR codes from camera, decode saved QR image, supports manual key-in feature, reads QR codes from your SD card and can decode from QR image’s URL from within a browser. Recently , QR Droid 4 Beta has been launched in the Market that brings additional QR code sharing features. The app now supports proper scanning of QR codes that point to the URL of a video. Once a video QR code is scanned, the app displays a preview image of the video and plays the video directly on your video streaming app. The app uses external media player application to play videos from the scanned QR code.
QR Droid 4 Beta allows you to generate and share QR code of literally any piece of information that sits in your device or has a QR code. With this beta, you can generate and share QR codes from a plethora of options that include Biz cards, contacts, installed apps, plain text, calendar event, SMS, emails, phone numbers, URL addresses and even your location. Moreover, you can also create short URLs of your favorite web links, check out QR code scanning history and perform a host of operations on the scanned QR codes such as open, copy, edit, share, encrypt, label, color, info and much more. Sharing can be done via email, Facebook, Twitter, Bluetooth etc.
While QR Droid itself was awesome, its latest beta takes your experiences with QR code generation and sharing to altogether new heights. Since QR Droid doesn’t cost you a penny, it shouldn’t hurt to give this handy app a shot, at least.