Tuesday, May 24, 2011

On-line QR generators (5/24 update)

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There are a large number of free QR code generators out there - some simple, only creating one or two types of QR codes; other rather more complex, covering many more flavors of QR code! Throw in the ability to do variable error correction, the ability to do colors, to embed images, to generate other formats (Tag, Datamatrix, etc.), and it starts to get complicated.

Consult the chart above for the features you want, then jump to the appropriate generator via the links below...

Code Generators:
AdzProz
Animated QR code generator Mult links
Azon Media
BeQRious
Bosqweb
Business Card QR Codes
delivr
eQRoeil
Funcode
Funcode (with blank for logo)
Getlogged.in QR Maker
Good survey
GoQR.me
i-nigma
Jaxo
Kaywa
Kerem Erkan
Kleuren
Maestro
Metal Elephant
Mobilefish
Morovia
Must QR code
MyLead System Pro
Nokia
Patrick Wied
QodeRpay
QR Code generator
QR Code Genius
QR Droid
QR Gold
QR Stuff
QRcodegen
QRcore
Qreative
Qrplz
QR-Shop
quiQR
Quirify!
Raco
rittr labs QR generator
Servlet Suite QR Mult links
Snapmaze
soQR.fr

Tagginn (required registration, also in section below)
Tago
The 2D Code
The Barcode News QR Code Creator
Vanity QR Code
Ventipix QR code generator
youscan,me (registration required)
Zxing

And the most complete QR code generator currently available is.... (cue drum-roll) Kerem Erkan's generator! A honorable mention goes to QR Stuff for another full-flavored generator; to QRcodegen and Ventipix for also generating Microsoft Tags (the latter also does "mini-cards" with backgrounds); and to eQRoeil, BeQRious, soQR.fr, and Kleuren for allowing one to "dress up" the QR code, e.g. with embedded images...

Note: This cross-reference is not guaranteed to be 100% correct or comprehensive, and is also only a snapshot in time. Doubtless these generators will change and be enhanced over time... So, please only use as an approximate guide, because I will NOT be regularly updating this information (occasional updates possible).

4/16/2011 update:

Branding a Quick Response Code (QR Code) with a custom logo provides some theory related to the embedding of small logos in QR codes.

An additional way of generating QR codes is via some of the on-line search and url-shortening services. So goo.gl and Wolfram|Alpha (see below) can generate QR codes, as can bit.ly (instructions here)



4/21/2011 update:

Added Bosqweb free QR code generator to list...

4/21/2011 update:

Some services that do QR codes but require registration (various QR management systems, some more "full service than others):

BW Scan
Qodify.com
Paperlinks
Acculink
QRZap
Social QR Code
D2C
GossRSVP
OpenQR
QReate and Track
QReateBUZZ
Think Roth
RealtyQR
mobi2go.net
uQR.me

codeREADr
ScanNation
Tagginn

QR Code Pros

4/30/2011 Update:

Added Qreative, Qrplz, Business Card QR Codes, and The Barcode News QR Code Creator generators, see above...

5/1 Update:

Added Mobilefish and Vanity QR code generators...

5/9 Update:

Added QRcore, The 2D Code, Servlet suite, AND Animated QR code generator...

5/23 Update:

Added Tagginn (both sections), MyLead System Pro, and GoQR.me code generators...

5/24 (and final) Update:

Added the Azon Media, QRGold, QuiQR, Metal Elephant, Patrick Wied, and QRCodeGenius generators. Finally below are two other lists of online QR code generators - there's a lot of overlap, but there are a few generators that are not in common... This entry has 52 + 3 + 19 sites (w/one duplicate)

QRMedia's QR Code Generator List - 82 listed as of 05/24/2011
QRdressCode: Générateurs QRcode et autres codes2D

11 comments:

  1. If it is possible to update your table for Good Survey QR Code generator (http://qrcode.good-survey.com) it would be nice. We have added 13 new generators:
    1. Android Market search (make URL encoding)
    2. iTunes app
    3. iTunes app review
    4. iPhone YouTube video
    5. Google maps
    6. Bing map
    7. Browser Bookmarks
    8. Twitter message
    9. Last Tweet from given user
    10. Foursquare vanue
    11. vCalendar
    12. Wireless
    13. YouTube video for iPhone

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  2. Thanx Avivo,
    I updated my spreadsheet as best I could, given I have different categories (e.g. a number of the new ones you provide above roll up under the Social Media and Other categories...)

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  3. Hi,

    Hope you can add Tagginn to your list. You can Create & Track your custom QRcodes and Microsoft TAG'S for Free! http://tagginn.com/

    Best wishes,

    Nick

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  4. Hi,

    Thank you for putting Tagginn on the list! I looked at the pattern above and wanted to add that Tagginn also supports VCards, short url and a lot of export formats.. So, I think we've got everything filled in! :)

    Hope you would like to adjust.

    Very best wishes,

    Nick

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  5. Nice QR code generator which supports tracking and various data types: URL, vCard, SMS, phone, GEO, WiFi:
    http://justScan.it

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  6. How do we get added to this list? Our service, TrakQR.com, is coming out of closed beta next month and pricing details will be released at that time. We offer dynamic QR codes with detailed analytics, raster and vector code download, and campaign organization features such as filters, tags and reporting.

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  7. We have an excellent tool you can use to overlay custom text on top of your QR code! Check it out at http://vanity-qrcode.com

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  8. It is great to see YouScan.me in your list. It requires registration but lets users track location, scan stats and many more for Free which is great.

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  9. This may be a tad late since I see "final update", but this is the generator I've used in the past. It generates QR codes, and any other kind of Barcode you could want.

    http://www.systemid.com/barcode_generator/

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  10. Here is another QR code generator and designer tool. You can add textures, effects logo and images to your code. It offers automated qr code check and correction: http://www.fancyqrcode.com

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  11. This is a good and handy one, and free to use : http://www.codecreator.org/

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