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Barcode Reader 10.5.5 Giveaway
$19.99
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Giveaway of the day — Barcode Reader 10.5.5

Open and read barcodes from image files.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 58 (79%) 15 (21%) 18 comments

Barcode Reader 10.5.5 was available as a giveaway on December 14, 2019!

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ByteScout BarCode Reader reads various types of 1D and 2D barcodes (Code128, Code39, PDF417, Datamatrix, QR Code). The program also reads barcodes from live web camera devices, bitmaps, JPG, PNG, TIFF or PDF, it works quickly and independently. Use the activation key to allow your registration and to run the program for business purposes.

Use the activation key to allow your registration and to run the program for business purposes.

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; 50 mb of free space, Windows Media Player and .NET Framework installed

Publisher:

ByteScout Software

Homepage:

https://bytescout.com/products/enduser/misc/barcodereader.html

File Size:

10.5 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#6

Is there enough difference to replace Version 10.4.5 I got from GOTD with this version ?

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

rww, in my experience the question is more likely did you find any use of the previous giveaway to even consider spending time on a new minor version update? I know I didn't and am not upset I missed the giveaway especially since there is not any functional difference between the business paid for license and the always free freeware edition always dowloadable from their site...

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

Comments here seem to always be more about how difficult it is to install the software. I have no idea why I can't just download the software today, but I'd like to hear what people like or dislike about the actual software.

I have a $20 barcode reader that plugs into USB and essentially types in what it reads. Works well with a database application.

Reply   |   Comment by Duane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Am I missing something here? Why would you want a barcode reader on your home computer? I assume that by the time you got the item home to read the barcode, you'd already bought the item, so what good would it do to read it then? I use to have one on my phone, but finally deleted it due to lack of use and to save internal memory space.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Dunn  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Ron Dunn, I was just thinking the same thing! Why isn't it available for Android/iOS??

Reply   |   Comment by Alan H Salls  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Ron Dunn,

With a phone QR codes can be useful because the camera's so easy to access & typing something like a long URL can be a hassle. With a PC or laptop, AFAIK the main use is with a hand-held barcode scanner for store checkout or things like IT hardware inventory control.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ron Dunn, The product information blurb expains all the uses for it. I am getting the download because it will extract the barcode from documents, live camera feeds, and saved images from web pages. Seems very useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Eric Harden  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ron Dunn, I've worked with barcodes since the 70s and am attracted to this because there really is no universal code reader for normal people. This might be a step in the right direction. What you'd like is an app that just reads a given code in front of smartphone and tells you what it can about the code.

Reply   |   Comment by palpart  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ron Dunn, Not sure. My interest is in reading barcodes on books and DVDs to build a library of my too large collection.

I have a couple of the old CueCat scanners (Wikipedia) which wedge into a keyboard cable. The decoding is simple.

I'd like to see some code that automates much of that and builds the databases for me, maybe using the Amazon API.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Jones  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ron Dunn, while in your scenario your observation is valid but that is not the only use for barcodes of various specifications. One can use it in conjunction with their barcode generator and use it to produce a library of your own collections or in a business model to do your own inventory database or a personal lending library... or just satisfy a labeling obsession LOL

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

It works. My quick check, I had a link stored on my phone and wanted to get it to my PC.
Used an app to make a QR code of the link, displayed QR code on phone screen.
Used "Barcode Reader 10.5.5" to read, via a cheap (£2 from charity shop) 640x480 webcam, the QR code from the phone screen.
Copy-pasted the decoded text into the browser,

Reply   |   Comment by nvingo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

...and what did that get you? Was there any real benefit to doing all that?

Reply   |   Comment by JJ  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

JJ, Yes; it was a long/complex link that I [I]could have[/I] retyped, or emailed to myself. But it was a valid test scenario to use the barcode/QRcode, and one that could be useful on other occasions - eg. if the source or target device was owned by somebody else - it only sends the data, not any contact info.

Reply   |   Comment by nvingo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

JJ, It was simply a proof of concept and program operation. There is a plethorah of ways to share a link from one device to another... nvingo was simply demonstrating the program functioned as it was described to.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

Sadly installation doesn't start- no message- after copying files to folder and running setup.exe

Get the popup with registration, redirection to web page- that's all.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#1

I clicked setup and it says it's connecting to check availability then gives a failed to connect connection error.

Reply   |   Comment by snooze  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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