Barcode Scanners 4+

Cognex Corporation

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 652 Ratings
    • Free



add the power of the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK to your development toolkit today!

Quickly scan driver’s licenses and disks; deliver accurate results to consumers scanning products; make connections at trade shows; scan airline and train boarding passes; expedite package and food delivery; keep the warehouse organized all with the same powerful barcode scanning technology used by many of today’s Fortune 500 companies.

Download the Cognex Barcode Scanner application for your mobile device to see how the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK can add new interactivity to your apps and enable a host of marketing, industry, and enterprise automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) workflows.

Our API delivers outstanding value to developers through four pillars: simplicity, reliability, efficiency, and speed.

Simplicity - The SDK’s high-level API make adding barcode scanning to your application simple. But don’t worry: the SDK is quite flexible and will allow the programmer to customize the user experience and tune scanning features.

Reliability - The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is the most reliable and accurate barcode reading technology available for mobile applications and smartphone integration, regardless of platform, development framework, or barcode symbology.

Efficiency - As a tool developed with the logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, and commercial services industries in mind, it is built with efficiency for the end-user, as well as simplicity for the application developer.

Speed - The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is tuned to provide fast and reliable barcode reading for smartphones and tablets. For damaged codes, challenging lighting conditions, or harsh environments, the SDK leverages advanced algorithms to be able to scan the toughest barcodes..

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK supports all major barcode symbologies, including Aztec Code, Codabar, Code 11, Code 25 (Interleaved, Industrial and ITF-14), Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, Data Matrix, DotCode, EAN, ISBN, GS1 DataBar, MaxiCode, MSI Plessey, PDF417, Postal Code, QR Code (Micro and Standard), TELEPEN and UPC barcode types, as well as all GS1 sub-types like GS1 QR Code, GS1 DataMatrix and GS1-128.

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is available for the most powerful cross-platform development frameworks, including: Xamarin, Cordova, Flutter, React Native, and NativeScript.

Or deploy a barcode scanning Progressive Web App (PWA) using the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK for Web. Add barcode scanning to virtually any web application or website without the need for a native component. The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK for Web leverages the power of your browser’s Web Assembly capabilities to bring world class barcode scanning to mobile and desktop browsers alike.

You can add powerful data capture parser plugins to the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK at no additional cost when you purchase an SDK license. Plugins include industry standard parsers such as AAMVA (US and Canadian Driver’s Licenses), GS1, IUID, Structured Carrier Messages (MaxiCode), and more!

Put us to the test in your real-world conditions and use cases.

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What’s New

Version 5.0.9

- Fixed focusing issue on iPhone 14 Pro/Max for close targets
- Improve zoom quality by utilising multiple cameras if available
- Improve overall stability

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
652 Ratings

652 Ratings

Zefoss ,

Easily the greatest barcode scanning app on iOS

This app can recognize pretty much every major type of barcode out there. Recognition and processing happens almost instantly — it's incredibly fast. There are a whole bunch of settings available for fine-tuning what barcode formats it recognizes, capture settings, etc etc. The UI is a little basic at times, but it's still extremely functional. As if the app being totally free with no hidden in-app purchases wasn't enough, there are also no advertisements outside of some fairly unobtrusive promotions of the company's products (which is more than reasonable).

gmnstrunr37 ,

Fantastic barcode scanner, from the OCR / imaging experts

For years I had been looking for a decent DMC scanner and downloaded probably a half dozen, none of which really worked well for everything. I stumbled across this app (when it was still called Manatee) about two years ago. Since then, I’ve used it for barcodes and data matrix codes alike, down to a size of around a ballpoint pen tip. I don’t usually rave about apps, but this is the only review I’ve ever written for one — I’ve been that impressed.

For those looking for something simple that reads everything, this is the app.

(For those not totally happy with the app — there are some settings that might need to be adjusted. I had to enable multi-angle reading, for instance, and also changed the time before trying another focus.)

(I am in no way supported by, affiliated with, or requested from Cognex to write this review — it’s been a long time coming and I wanted to share my opinion.)

G tinman ,

The new continuous scanning feature is problematic

I love the app. Use it for inventory purpose all the time. But the new continuous scanning feature does not seem to offer any action after the scans. I'm left with a camera mode with a preview of the scanned barcodes. Perhaps a button to stop the scanning would help. Otherwise, it's by far the app that offers most reliable barcode scanning, even in low light situation.

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