QR Code

Developer: Pavel Kanzelsberger

Current Version: 1.2.2

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 2.1 MB - Download


A QR code (short for Quick Response) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.

No Internet Connection is required as with other similar applications. Everything is created on your Mac without sending any of supplied information to 3rd party web site.

* Create QR Codes for your website URL (any arbitrary protocols are supported as well)

* Encode phone numbers or even SMS messages in QR Codes

* Create contact QR Codes from your Address Book, embedded in industry standard vCard format

* If none of previous suits your needs simply paste custom text or data and create custom QR Code

* Resulting QR Code can be saved as any size PNG for later reuse and sharing

* If you need contact sharing using vCard format, please have a look at Opti Contact application available in the AppStore as well (Opti Contact for iPhone is also a QR Code scanner and reader able to import vCards to your Address Book)

* Standard that works accross all mobile phone brands, not only iPhone (for example Android mobile phones)

* Internet connection is not required since QR Code is generating barcodes directly on your Mac without sending your private information to online services

* QR Code is an universal application and mobile version for iPhone, iPod and iPad is available in the iOS AppStore

Common in Japan, where it was created by Toyota subsidiary Denso-Wave in 1994, the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. QR is the abbreviation for Quick Response, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. The technology has already seen a large uptake in Japan and South Korea.


Release Notes:

* Added support for Retina displays
* Minor bug fixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by fpsrv1

Works really well - Despite negative comments from some reviewers, I found QR Code to be just what I was looking for. It's super easy to create the codes and save them as png files. Either a URL or free text works well (haven't tried the SMS and phone modes yet). We'll use the URL link for labels on items we box and ship out. The text mode seems pretty neat. Especially appreciated is not having to send info to outside web sites to create a QR code. I like it.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.1
Review by MobileBlues2

Does not work with Mountain Lion - After upgrading to Mountain Lion this App no longer loads. I have e-mailed the developer three times and no answer. Deleted and re-loaded at an additional cost and still will not load. Don't waste your money on this one like I did…….

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2.2
Review by Galrain

Works on Yosemite - Apparently there were problems with previous versions, but this version works fine on MacOSX Yosemite. I use it to print QR codes of my PGP and SSH keys to store in my safe, and for that it works fine. The app does all of the processing on the Mac -- no network activity at all. It would be nice to be able to copy-and-paste the image out of the app rather than saving it to a file, but other than that it does what I need it to do.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people