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Use iSight camera as a barcode scanner.   Shareware ($25.00)
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EvoBarcode allows you to use your iSight camera as a barcode scanner with any application. It supports UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13 and EAN-8 barcode symbologies, and can send scanned barcodes to another application, 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
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Dalahast commented on 01 May 2011
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?
[Version 1.2]


Schmiegel commented on 18 Sep 2010
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.
[Version 1.2]



Jbssm reviewed on 14 Jul 2010
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.
[Version 1.2]

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Macmanux replied on 27 Oct 2010

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 commented on 05 Oct 2009
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.
[Version 1.1]


MacHammer reviewed on 08 Sep 2006
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.
[Version 1.1]

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Evological (developer) replied on 15 Sep 2006
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 reviewed on 12 Nov 2004
Works with USB webcams too. I tried it out on my QuickCam 3000 with the IOXperts driver.
[Version 1.0]


Anonymous reviewed on 11 Nov 2004
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!
[Version 1.0]

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greenmore896yahoocom1053 replied on 12 Aug 2013
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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Version Downloads:15,365
Type:Business : Inventory
Date:20 Jan 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $25.00
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EvoBarcode allows you to use your iSight camera as a barcode scanner with any application. It supports UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13 and EAN-8 barcode symbologies, and can send scanned barcodes to another application, to the clipboard, or to an AppleScript.

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