Appendix C: Web and Software Resources
QR Code Readers
- ScanLife: http://getscanlife.com
- Scans QR, DataMatrix, ScanLife and traditional barcodes.
- Works on most phones; does not work with iPhones that are not updated to OS 4.0
- BeeTagg: http://get.beetagg.com
- Scans QR and BeeTagg codes
- No longer works for BlackBerry
Many more QR code readers (of varying quality) can be found by googling, or by searching the iPhone app store, BlackBerry AppWorld and the Android Market.
Additionally, most BlackBerries now come with a code reader pre-installed, which can be found under BlackBerry Messenger > Scan a Group Bar Code.
- QuickMark for Desktop/Webcam: http://www.quickmark.com.tw/En/basic/download.asp#QuickMark_WebCam
- Need to register, but free
- Uses your webcam, allowing you to check QR codes without a smartphone
- ZXing Decoder: http://zxing.org/w/decode.jspx
- Allows you to decode QR codes from the image itself
- Handy if you have neither a webcam or a smartphone
Other Helpful Web Resources
- Opera Mini Simulator - http://www.opera.com/mobile/demo/
- Allows you to preview what your content will look like on phones running the Opera mini browser
- Windows Movie Maker help home page: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-live/movie-maker
- Troubleshooting, how-tos and more.
- Pew Research Center report on Smartphone usage in the US: http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1654/wireless-internet-users-cell-phone-mobile-data-applications
- Shows that "
Six-in-ten American adults are now wireless internet users, and mobile data applications have grown more popular over the last year."
- Shows that "
- Avery - http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/
- Online label generating software
Here are a variety of useful (and free!) programs that we used during our project:
- Picasa: http://picasa.google.com
- For basic image manipulation, cataloguing and especially creating video slideshows.
- Free Video Converter 1.0: http://www.tucows.com/preview/736604
- For converting files from one file type to another, to ensure compatibility with editing software and smaller sizes.
- Free M4A to MP3 Converter: http://download.cnet.com/Free-M4a-to-MP3-Converter/3000-2140_4-187723.html
- Converts M4A audio files into more easily editable and common MP3 and WAV formats.
- Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
- Sound editing
- LAME MP3 Encoder: http://lame.buanzo.com.ar/
- Allows Audacity to save files as MP3s.
- Instructions on how to download and install can be found on the Audacity website: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=install&i=lame-mp3
- GIMP: http://www.gimp.org/
- Advanced image editing
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