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EvoBarcode allows you to use your iSightcamera as a barcode scanner with any application. It supports UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13 and EAN-8 barcodesymbologies, and can send scanned barcodes to anotherapplication, to the clipboard, or to an AppleScript.

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • EvoBarcode is now a Universal Binary
  • Fixed an issue where EvoBarcode would stop sending barcodes to applications


Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Dalahast Member IconComment+139

I'd consider buying this if it could recognize barcodes the same way Delicious Library does. DL is fast and works just fine with built-in iSights; why shouldn't this?

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Version 1.2
Schmiegel Member IconComment+31

If you go to developers site you will see that it doesn't work with integrated iSights.
Dev could add that to the promo text.

Works with my Casio and video output.

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Version 1.2
Jbssm Member IconReview+32

It just doesn't work.

Tried 3 barcodes of different sizes in my Macbook Pro Unibody with integrated iSight camera and nothing. It doesn't recognize absolutely anything.

I can tell Delicious Library works OK with this camera so, it's not an hardware problem, but a software one.

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Version 1.2


so it seemed to me, until I experimented with the "Advanced" options, and eventually found the codes I was scanning were not the default codes, but I had to select some of the "data" options. Just in case this might help you as well.

Toomacx Member IconComment+1

DEV, Any chance you will add support for Snow Leopard? I just tried this on 10.6 with the built in iSight. The cam turns on, I place a barcode up to the cam & nothing happens.

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Version 1.1
MacHammer Member IconReview+0

First impressions are everything, right? So I just downloaded this program to see how well it worked as a potential barcode reader for a small inventory database I'm working on. My first attempt resulted in capturing only one digit of the complete barcode. After that, it took about 5 minutes of constant barcode shifting in front of the camera to get it to even realize that I was holding a code in front of it. I've used Delicious Library for a long time to inventory books, etc. and found that its recognition of barcodes is far superior to this application's. Alas, since I'm not inventorying anyting that DL can recognize, I can't just adapt it and move on. I looked through settings to see if I could adjust anything to improve my performance. I found nothing at all that could help me. On first impression, I'm going to have to look elsewhere. I don't have 10 minutes to scan each item. I'd like to do it in less than 10 seconds. 1 second would be even better. This simply did not work at all.

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Version 1.1
Evological (Developer)

You don't mention what camera you tried to use, but it may be that your camera doesn't have sufficient resolution or focus control to enable it to be used for barcode scanning. For example, the built-in iSights on new Macs are fixed focus cameras intended for video conferencing, and don't work well with EvoBarcode. As noted in the EvoBarcode FAQ, we recommend an external iSight for use with EvoBarcode.

If you need help, please contact us by email and we'll be happy to assist you...


GORDYmac Member IconReview+0

Works with USB webcams too. I tried it out on my QuickCam 3000 with the IOXperts driver.

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Version 1.0
Anonymous Member IconReview

Works great, does just what it says it will do. (Also works fine with any Firewire video camera, not just an iSight!) Surprisingly quick recognizing barcodes too. Pass the codes to www.upcdatabase.com or even just Google to look up the products and manufacturers.

Nice work!

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Version 1.0

it seems like supporting different barcodes, so it would be good to be used as bulid-in barcode scanner on the camera.

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Downloads 26,701
Version Downloads 15,969
License Shareware
Date 20 Jan 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price $25.00
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