Is there a QR-Code reader application for Mac OS X? I'm using Mac OS X 10.6 and an iSight.


There is an Adobe Air application you can download called QR Reader - works on any platform that has Air installed, and a bunch of online services you could try too - QRGen looks pretty neat - you upload an image of the QR code and then it processes it for you.

Hope that helps.

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    I tried QRGen but it didn't manage to resolve the QR Codes which I uploaded. But I think your answer is still acceptable as there could be quality issues with the QR Codes I took pictures off ;) – elhombre Mar 7 '11 at 21:08
  • Have you tried QR Reader as well? Might work better. I've tried QRGen with pictures taken on my iPhone 4 and it worked 4 times in a row. Maybe you are right about the resolution issues. Hope you can get it worked out. Cheers. – Ciaocibai Mar 7 '11 at 21:38

No free app that I'm aware of, but for a few dollars/euro you can download QuickMark from the Mac App Store, here's the link

  • Since someone down-voted this, it would be helpful if they commented to say why. The app I've linked to does exactly what the OP asked for. – conorgriffin Feb 18 '11 at 18:40
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    I think it's because the poster asked for a free app. QuickMark does look good and reasonably priced though. – John Kramlich Feb 18 '11 at 19:29
  • My mistake, you're right. I read the question and not the title. – conorgriffin Feb 18 '11 at 19:50
  • I'd be inclined to download since it doesn't work reliably. – user22356 Sep 10 '14 at 15:04
  • This app is not available from the UK app store FWIW. – volvox Jun 7 '18 at 8:46

I just discovered QR Journal, which works fine for me. The latest version requires OS X 10.8/10.9 but there is a legacy version available which works with 10.6.

Now desktop users with an iSight (or iSight compatible) camera can read QR codes. Found a QR code in a magazine or catalog? Simply hold up to the iSight camera to scan, store and browse to. Received a QR code in an email? Just drag it into QR Journal to read it.

  • Sadly, for my purposes, my MacBook Pro's camera can't focus near enough for the QR codes to be readable. :( – Feuermurmel Dec 8 '15 at 13:15

Online encode/decode:

http://www.patrick-wied.at/static/qrgen/ (based on ZXing)

QR Lab http://www.onlineqrlab.com/

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