At its core, CNS Barcode is an app for scanning and generating barcodes. You can use this app for a variety of barcodes including Aztec, Codabar, Code 3 of 9 (Code 39), Code 3 of 9 Ext. (Code 39+), Code 93, Code 128, Databar-14, Databar-14 Stacked, Data Matrix, EAN 2, EAN 5, EAN 13, EAN 14, EAN 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, ISBN (EAN-13), PDF417, QR Code, UPC A, and UPC E.

The power behind CNS Barcode, though, is not just scanning and generating barcodes. CNS Barcode can be launched from other iOS apps on your device using the cnsbarcode:// URL Scheme. This is a very powerful feature that allows you to add the functionality of scanning and generating barcodes to any app that can launch URLs and in turn be launched by a URL. An example of such an app is FileMaker Go. With a specially designed FileMaker Go database, you could, for example, press a button to launch CNS Barcode, scan a product barcode, and have CNS Barcode launch a URL to run a script in FileMaker Go. The FileMaker Go script could then use the barcode data to add a product to an invoice or locate an item in your product database.

CNS Barcode Features:

- Scan a variety of barcode symbologies including QR Codes
- Scan from any angle
- Scan multiple barcodes
- Generate barcodes from data you provide
- Launch other iOS apps after scanning barcodes
- Launch CNS Barcode from other iOS apps
- Launch URLs found in barcodes (http://, sms://, tel://, fmp://, etc.)
- Perform product searches
- Scan barcodes into FileMaker Go databases
- Create Profiles for processing barcodes

FileMaker and FileMaker Go are trademarks of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

What’s New

Version 2.0

- Completely rewritten with all new interface
- Added support for latest devices
- Added iPad (Universal) support
- Added the ability to scan and generate the following new barcode types: Aztec, Data Matrix, PDF417
- Now stores the last 50 scans

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Jack Rodgers, Jr. ,

FileMaker GO 17 reads a lot of barcodes.

CNS Barcode is a fantastic app for creating barcodes, especially the ones with 4000 plus characters. Combine it with FileMaker GO 17 for extra Imphal.
Years ago GO needed 3rd party apps to read barcodes but no longer as it is capable of reading many as text or as a photo.
Combine both for a great experience or use CNS if you don’t have FileMaker.
One of my favorite apps.

Jameswalshfl ,

Great for multiple scans and posting to url

I am using this app to integrate with a mobile web page. The scanner pops open and then you hit done. Then the app posts the data to a specified URL. You can specify a profile to control which camera, light and beep made after scanning.

scheinertr9 ,

Delays when reading barcodes

I bought this for use with FM GO. When scanning, it takes a long time to read QR codes and some other codes - I can have the barcode I want to read in focus and hold very still and it still doesn't pick it up for several minutes. You have to constantly play with how far away the camera is or the angle before it suddenly reads the barcode.

I've had much better results with QR Reader by TapMedia. Their app will show the detection area bounding box in the camera view so you can at least get some idea if you're scanning correctly. And it's free.


Jake Traynham
51.5 MB

Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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