GNU-Barcode Alternatives

    GNU-Barcode is described as 'GNU Barcode is a tool to convert text strings to printed bars. It supports a variety of standard codes to represent the textual strings and creates postscript output'. There are more than 10 alternatives to GNU-Barcode for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and Firefox. The best alternative is Zint Barcode Generator, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GNU-Barcode are Offline QR Code Generator (Free, Open Source), Send to My-phone (QR Code Generator) (Free), Offline QR generator (Free, Open Source) and Yeblon QR Code Generator (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 29, 2021

    1. A barcode encoding library supporting over 50 symbologies. This is the one and original ZINT barcode generator, the reference in open source barcodes. ZINT is licensed under the terms of the GPL v3. Only the contained backend (aka ZINT shared library) is licensed under BSD 3.
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    2. A browser add-on that allows you to quickly generate a QR code offline with the URL of the open tab or any (selected) other text! It works completely offline protecting your privacy. However, you can still enjoy features like colored QR codes!.
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    3. Send to My-phone (QR Code Generator) is a restartless Chrome/Firefox/Opera extension to generate QR code of any open website. It is the easiest way to send a web-page from your desktop to cellphone browser.
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    4. This is the offline QR generator add-on for firefox. It's made using jetpack SDK, so it doesn't require browser restart on install/uninstall.

      Discontinued

      not supported by new Firefox versions, etc.: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/OfflineQR/

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    5. Place a digital vCard on your business card with this vCard to QR Code online generator. Create the vCard, generate an image with QR Code and print it on your business card.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Saaspose.Barcode is a cloud based REST API that helps developers to generate new barcode images from scratch, recognize barcodes from images, specify barcode text attributes, set barcode image characteristics like width, height, border style, output format etc.
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    6. The world's most sophisticated free web-based online barcode generator, based on Barcode Writer in Pure PostScript. Download symbols of all major symbologies in EPS, PNG and JPEG format.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      Tago is QR Code Management and Tracking solution. It allows you to Create and Track various types of QR Codes. With real-time analytics it updates on how many scans (total and unique) a certain QR Code has received, where and when it was scanned.
    7. Online QR Code generator with some advanced settings and print queue.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Java Mobile
      • Firefox
      SnapMaze Firefox extension offers you to generate QR codes storing URL from the webpage you currently looking at.This is a plugin for your browser that changes any weblink in a webpage into a QR Code. Pretty useful!

      Discontinued

      No longer updated. You can try to use it with higher versions than 3.6 disabling Compatibility Control.

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