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QR Stuff New Feature: QR Codes Templates

Posted: September 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, QRStuff Features | No Comments »

QR Stuff introduces a new feature on the website which allows users to select ready-made templates from a gallery and apply them to their QR codes. You don’t need to start from scratch when designing the QR code when you have the various designs we prepared for you.

These templates are available according to the data type of the code you are generating. For instance, QR codes for Facebook Like buttons now have pre-designed options in the template gallery, one with the Facebook logo at the centre. See other templates for Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, SMS and more.

This feature is a standard part of the QR Stuff paid subscriber feature set and is available to all full subscribers. Become a paid subscriber now.

How To Use This Feature

1. First, log in to your QR Stuff subscriber account. Select the data type for your QR code. Fill out the information and required fields.

2. In Column 3, click the “Select A QR Code Template” button. You can then select a particular template or design that you want to use.

3. See the changes and your chosen template in the preview section at the right side of the QR code generator.

4. Click the “Download QR Code” button and your QR code is ready for use.

Important: Using shapes, light colours or a logo in your QR Code may reduce its scan reliability. Please test your QR code before publishing. If at any point you want to go back to change the template or design, feel free to click the “Select A QR Code Template” button once more and see the changes live in the preview section.

Editing And Styling The QR Code Template

Once you have selected a template for the QR code, you can still customize it based on the style you want. To do this, head over to the Design panel by clicking “Style Your QR Code.” Simply follow the same steps when designing the QR code. Edit according to dot colour, dot shape, corner colour, and corner shape.

Here is an example that shows what could be done to the QR code template created above using our QR Code Styling feature. Our styling interface allows you to make your QR code more visually distinctive, perhaps more intuitive as well. Read our blog post on QR Code Styling for more details about how to use this feature.

Subscribers Get More QR Stuff!

Become a QR Stuff paid subscriber and get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, analytics reporting, editable dynamic QR codes, high resolution and vector QR code images, batch processing, password-protected QR codes, QR code styling, QR code pausing and scheduling and more, for one low subscription fee.

Full subscriptions start from just $11.95 for a 1-month subscription (lower monthly rates for longer periods) or you can set up a 24-hour trial subscription for $3.95 to check out what we can do for you. Subscribe now.


Scanning QR Codes on an iOS Device

Posted: July 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, QRStuff Features | No Comments »

Multinational tech company Apple is a big fan of QR codes. Recent reports revealed that the tech giant has now adopted the way other QR code readers work. iOS 11 and iOS 12 systems are now capable of reading QR codes through the device camera. There is no need to download external applications.

As you may have already learned from previous blog posts, a QR code stands for “Quick Response” and refers to a mobile phone readable barcode that contains phone numbers, SMS messages, email addresses, information for business cards or just plain text. Apple is taking advantage of the popularity of these intuitive codes to present a feature without the need for a third-party app for scanning.

How To Scan QR Codes Using Your Apple Device

Scanning the QR code you have using your Apple device — yes, including the iPad — has opened up a new realm of possibilities for those that rely on these innovations. The steps for scanning the code are simple and easy:

  1. Open the Camera app.
  2. Point the camera lens to capture the QR code at just the right distance — not too close and not too far.
  3. The Apple scanning feature will automatically read the code. The user will receive a prompt to follow the URL. Depending on the data type chosen, you will be directed to the embedded information.

Devices running iOS 12 have also introduced a cool new addition to scanning QR codes.

Note: If the scanning does not work,  check to make sure that the scanning feature is on. Simply head over to Settings, then Camera. Next, enable Scan QR Codes (if it’s not on by default).

The QR Stuff QR Code Scanner

QR Stuff also has a QR code scanner that lets you create and scan the codes in just one platform. The new QR Stuff QR code scanner can also be used on iOS devices.

This is a recommended alternative to Apple’s feature as QR Stuff offers this as a secure scanning medium. It first displays the QR code content before taking an action on the user device, while most other scanners immediately take an action.

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com. Select “Scan” from the menu just above the QR code generator.
  2. You will be directed to the QR code scanner page. Note that the user needs to allow permission to access the device camera to allow the scanner to capture the QR code ready to be scanned. You only need to grant permission once, the first time the scanning feature is used.
  3. Simply point the camera to the QR code to be scanned, and you will automatically be directed to the information it holds. For instance, your Website URL QR code will take you to the webpage embedded in the code.

Use the QR Stuff QR Code Scanner on your iOS device the same way you access your apps. First, launch Safari and go to the scanner page. Tap the Share button found on the toolbar represented by a rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. Tap the Add To Home Screen icon in the Share menu, and you are prompted to enter a name for the shortcut. The icon appears on your home screen. Tap the shortcut icon to go to the QR Stuff QR Code Scanner.

Subscribers Get More QR Stuff!

Become a QR Stuff paid subscriber and get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, analytics reporting, editable dynamic QR codes, high resolution and vector QR code images, batch processingpassword-protected QR codesQR code stylingQR code pausing and scheduling and more, for one low subscription fee.

Full subscriptions start from just $11.95 for a 1-month subscription (lower monthly rates for longer periods) or you can set up a 24-hour trial subscription for $3.95 to check out what we can do for you. Subscribe now.

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QR Stuff QR Code Scanner

Posted: May 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, QRStuff Features | 1 Comment »

QR Code Scanner

QR Stuff introduces the QR code scanner as its newest feature in the website. Now, you can generate, design, and scan QR codes without having to download any external applications or software. The new QR Stuff QR code scanner is available in both desktop and mobile.

Why Use A QR Code Scanner

Your QR codes — the mobile phone readable barcodes that generally consist of black and white squares, rounded squares, or circles, and sometimes with colors — need a QR code scanner to work. A QR code contains information such as a phone number, an SMS or email message, contact details, or sharing videos. Simply put, users can be directed to the particular information embedded through pointing a mobile phone or tablet at it.

The scanning device will respond by opening up the correct application on the phone to handle the encoded data or information. Once you have generated the QR code using an online tool such as QRStuff.com, you will receive the code either in digital or printed copies but there is a need for a scanner to realize its function, otherwise it will just be a plain code.

Scan QR Codes

Downloading a mobile phone application or purchasing a software online that scans the QR codes will provide you with the bridge that connects the QR code to the information it holds. However, this remains to be tedious and sometimes may even intervene with the content of the QR code, as some apps do.

Now, QR Stuff introduces the QR code scanner embedded within our website — yes, exactly the same place where you create your QR codes — to make things a lot easier. Using this new feature, you do not need to download a separate app, and there’s no need to sign-up to use the scanner. It is offered for free users, and of course, our paid subscribers can gain access to this feature as well.

Free QR Code Scanner

How QR Stuff QR Code Scanner Works

QR code scanners work hand in hand with QR codes, and make all the difference by using the most efficient tool around. With QR Stuff’s newest feature, you have a one-stop place to generate these codes, and at the same time, make them work right after you are done creating them.

The scanner works and complies with the scanning standard, which means it can scan all standard QR codes. You scan the QR code and get a clickable link.

How To Scan A QR Code

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com. Select “Scan” from the menu just above the QR code generator.
  2. You will be directed to the QR code scanner page. Note that the user needs to allow permission to access the device camera to allow the scanner capture the QR code ready to be scanned. The access permission only happens once, by the first time the scanning feature is used.
  3. Simply point the camera to the QR code to be scanned, and you will automatically be directed to the information it holds. For instance, your Website URL QR code will take you to the webpage embedded in the code.

NOTE: Another great advantage of the QR code scanner is letting the users enable them on both their desktop and mobile devices. It works using Chrome and Safari, so it will also be compatible with Android, and iPhone iOS 11 and onward.

Try It On Mobile

QR Code Scanner

Use the QR Stuff QR Code Scanner on mobile just like accessing apps. All you have to do is create a shortcut of the scanner page and save it on your device’s home screen.

For Android users, simply go to the QR Code Scanner page on Chrome and click the three-dotted icon found on the upper right hand corner of the mobile browser. Select “Add To Home Screen,” and you will be able to enter a name for the shortcut. The icon will appear on your home screen.

For iOS users, launch Safari and go to the scanner page. Tap the Share button found on the toolbar represented by a rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. Tap the Add To Home Screen icon in the Share menu, and you’ll be prompted to enter a name for the shortcut. The icon will appear on your home screen.Tap the shortcut icon to go to QR Stuff QR Code Scanner.

 
 


Styling Your QR Code

Posted: March 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: General, Generating QR Codes, QRStuff Features, Styling Your QR Code, Styling Your QR Code | 3 Comments »

Late last year we introduced adding a logo or image to your QR code and recently we’ve rolled out a complimentary QR code styling feature for modifying the look of your QR code – now you can ensure that your QR codes really stand out by branding them with your logo and your colours and giving their appearance a distinctive tweak.

Independently set the colours and shapes for the data modules and the corner eyes and, optionally, embed a logo or image as well all from one interface with a range of options that give you the flexibility to change the look of your QR code a bit or a lot – the choice is yours.

To access this feature, log into your paid subscriber account, enter the details for your QR code, and then look for the “Style Your QR Code” button. Free users can also access this feature but will not be able to save the styling that they apply to their QR codes.

All of the colour choice and shape options are available together with the facility to upload your logo or image, a transparent background selection option, and a real-time preview of the finished QR code – when you’re done, click “Done” and download your completed QR code image.

JPG, PNG and GIF logos and images up to 6Mb in size can be added to dynamic and static QR codes across all data types and, through your paid subscriber account dashboard, you can also style any pre-existing QR code regardless of how long ago it was created.

As with all QR codes that paid subscribers create with us, you can download the finished QR code as a high resolution raster image (PNG, JPG, TIF up to 600dpi) or vector image (EPS, SVG, PDF, and DXF), and all of the usual paid subscriber features – dynamic QR code editing and analytics, password protection, pausing, scheduled release, scan limit setting, sticker template creation – are also available with your styled QR codes.

And Don’t Forget To Test…

Always test your QR code to make sure it works the way you need it to. Unexpected technical issues, misspelt URL’s, problems with the website the QR code links to, poor QR code image colour choices, etc, etc, are always best checked before you go and print 100,000 copies of your brochure!