QR Journal allows users with an iSight (or iSight compatible) camera to read QR codes. Found a QR code in a magazine or catalog? Simply hold up to the iSight camera to scan, store and browse to URLs.

Other features include:
• Import file/image to scan
• Generate QR codes
• AppleScript support to start scanning and trigger an AppleScript after a code has been scanned

What’s New

Version 2.0

Updated for Catalina plus QR code generation and additional AppleScript support.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Lindsay Ch ,

I wish the image shown was mirrored

The only thing inconvienient is that the camera image doesn't flip when it's shown on the screen, so it's difficult to adjust the QR code's position when scanning.
But it's generally good!

iBlue ,

It's FREE and it WORKS

I was in a rush, no clue how to scan a QRcode into my Mac-mini: Googled "qr photos mac": saw "QR Journal on the Mac App Store - App Store - Apple" and clicked link: DL'd app, opened it, hit scan, held up pacjake with QR up to my webcam: BOOM!! Done! Hit OPEN LINK on subsequent screen and voilà, I was at the site I needed to be at.


GeeqDoubt ,

Great app, poor icon

This app does exactly what it claims to do and has been professionally maintained for years. Also, it's free. 🔨🙏💯⌘👌

App Privacy

The developer, Josh Jacob, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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