I know it’s likely coincidental, but I found out about QR codes shortly after I purchased my first Android phone, a Nexus One, about two years ago. Since then, I’ve been able to find QR codes on a number of different street level billboards in downtown Chicago, as well as in supermarkets and department stores around the country. Creating any kind of bar code used to be difficult, until Easy QR Maker for Windows hit the streets.
Easy QR Maker is a tool allowing you to encode and decode QR and barcodes and save to images of any size. You can create QR Code, Data Matrix, PDF 417, Bookland/ISBN, Codabar, Code 11, Code 128, Code 128-A, Code 128-B, Code 128-C, Code 39, Code 39 Extended, Code 93, EAN-13, EAN-8, FIM, Interleaved 2 of 5, ITF-14, LOGMARS, MSI 2 Mod 10, MSI Mod 10, MSI Mod 11, PostNet, Standard 2 of 5, Telepen, UPC 2 Digit Ext., UPC 5 Digit Ext., UPC-A, and UPC-E codes.
The application supports decoding in UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, QR Code, ITF, Codabar, RSS-14, Data Matrix, PDF 417, and Aztec formats. You can even save codes to a number of different graphical formats including, Portable Network Graphics (PNG), Bitmap Image File (BMP), Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG), Graphics Interchange Format (GIF), Tagged Image File (TIFF).
Easy QR Maker is a decent application, but obviously has limited uses and application, especially from a consumer point of view. While the application is VERY affordable at $10 bucks, unless you’re in manufacturing, marketing or software development, this application is likely not going to be of much interest to you. However, if you need a way to create bar codes, this one supports a great number of formats and is very easy to use.