ScanLife Barcode & QR Reader

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

Scan, Save, Share.

ScanLife turns your camera phone into an all-in-one, lightning fast QR and barcode reader! Newly enhanced with Facebook to make it easy to share what you find and see what ScanLife users recommend as you’re scanning. This is the only barcode scanner you need to make your holiday shopping easier than ever.

Scan any 2D barcode (QR Code, Datamatrix, EZcode) that you find on print ads, packaging, or business cards to launch websites, videos, deals, or contact information.

Plus, scan regular UPC/EAN barcodes from all products, like DVDs, books, and food to see a variety of information and buy the products in just a few clicks:

  • Prices from over 30 different online retailers including Amazon, Home Depot, Macy’s, Best Buy, and more
  • Local prices to find out if the product is sold near you (US only)
  • Millions of customer reviews from Amazon & Best Buy
  • Related deals & coupons
  • Related accessories
  • Nutritional information & ingredients (US only)
  • You can even buy the product in a few clicks!

Other features:

  • Connect using your Facebook account so you can sync your favorite items to your Facebook page. Share what you find with your Facebook network – a great way to suggest a holiday wish list. Plus, you can easily invite your Facebook friends to join you on ScanLife.
  • View a Live Feed of UPC barcode scanning activity from around the world, and click on the products to view the information as if you scanned it yourself.
  • Create your personalized QR Code with your contact information details & share it with others.
  • Easily share the content of the QR Code or UPC Code via your Twitter account, or email it to yourself as a reminder of what you found.
  • Save all your QR Code & UPC scans in your History, even if you are not connected to the Internet, so you can scan without a data connection and access the content later.
  • Personalize your experience by choosing from over 20 scanning themes like Fighter Jet, beach scenes, and many more.
  • You can even “scan” images of a QR Code or UPC Code that you have saved to your photo gallery. Great if you want to view the content from a code you received in an email.

You can also create your own ScanLife activated QR Codes for free. Just go to to create your own personal account, or a Business account for more advanced features and QR Code analytics.

Users must upgrade to OS 5.0+ before installing ScanLife.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

This is just about usable with VoiceOver, but only once you get past the introductory screens which greet you when you run the app for the first time. There seems to be no way to get past these when using VoiceOver, so I had to toggle VoiceOver off, swipe through the four pages and then tap on the center of the last of these. It's very hit and miss, and not helped by the fact that if you turn VoiceOver back on whilst on the last page you are taken right back to the first page. The scanning tool appears to be mostly usable, but I didn't see any advantage in this app over some of the more accessible alternatives.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.


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