Dec 12, 2011
QR codes, those random bits of pixellated gibberish that are everywhere nowadays, are typically not used by end users for any purpose. However, one developer has figured out a unique way to use QR codes for end users. Users can use an app called PasteQR to generate QR codes of their preferred text from copied text, which can then be shared as an image through Android’s default sharing options. The app can also be used to scan QR codes from PasteQR or from other apps as well. The most useful feature is that text can be shared to the app using Android’s built-in sharing services, to easily generate QR codes from links and other texts in PasteQR. This can be used as a way to send text to other devices, and to easily generate QR codes on the go. However, there’s no way to easily save images to the Gallery, though saving to Dropbox through the Android sharing service is possible. PasteQR is a free download from the Android Market.