This simple and lightweight app turns your computer's webcam into a full-fledged barcode scanner. You can easily scan both barcodes and QR codes right off your webcam. The software can help you to obtain mobile promotions, visit websites, and identify commercial products!
Effortless code scanning
bcWebCam is a handy solution for those looking to scan barcodes or QR codes from their PCs or laptops. In fact, even tablets running Windows and equipped with a webcam can use the software. It's a universal Windows webcam code reader.
License, edition, and size
Developed by QualitySoft, bcWebCam is lightweight, with the compressed installer coming in well under 6 MB. A freeware edition exists, handling both bar and QR codes. Two different paid pro editions are also available, handling several obscure code formats.
Clean, simple UI
The app has a strongly intuitive user interface. When you open it for the first time, you'll be greeted by step-by-step instructions. You'll go through the process of scanning your first code and entering it into a website or app.
The main interface features a large visual feed of your webcam, with several buttons below. You can use sliders to zoom in or adjust the focus. A settings button lets you fiddle with the code scanning process.
Compatibility and language
The app is available for virtually all versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. It requires .NET Framework 3.5 to operate.
All recent versions of the software are available in English and German. Older versions of the app (before 1.1) were available exclusively in German.
Seller's best friend
Fast, free, and effective, bcWebCam is a perfect tool for e-commerce. It's the easiest way to scan product barcodes and QR codes in Windows for listing on eBay or Amazon. With many customisable hotkeys, processes and functions, it's one of the most robust and versatile webcam code scanners around.