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Read-a-Card Alternatives

Read-a-Card is described as 'reads ID data from most contactless RFID cards, proximity tokens and tags. Has many features to enable quick and easy integration of desktop card reading functionality into door access systems and other software solutions' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Read-a-Card for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, Android, iPad and Mac. The best alternative is NFC Tools, which is free. Other great apps like Read-a-Card are GoToTags, Smart NFC, NFC TagWriter by NXP and NFC TagInfo by NXP.

This page was last updated Feb 2, 2021
  • Windows

Read-a-Card reads ID data from most contactless RFID cards, proximity tokens and tags. Has many features to enable quick...

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  1. NFC Tools

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone

    NFC Tools is an app which allows you to read, write and program tasks on your NFC tags and other RFID compatible chips.

  2. GoToTags

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    The GoToTags reads these data elements from the NFC chip while the NFC tag is on the NFC reader. When the NFC tag is removed from the NFC reader, the NFC chip information is removed.



  3. Smart NFC

    • iPhone

    NFC Reader and Writer for iOS.

  4. NFC TagWriter by NXP

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    The NFC TagWriter by NXP stores Contacts, Bookmarks, Geo location, Bluetooth, Handover, SMS, Mail, text messages and many more to any NFC enabled tags as well as to items like posters, business cards and many more containing NFC-enabled electronics.

  5. NFC TagInfo by NXP

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Did you ever wonder what value remains on your contactless public transport card?



  6. Mifare Classic Tool

    • Windows

    Tool to work with contactless Mifare Classic cards.

  7. IDTransfer - ISLOG

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    IDTransfer reads and transfers the RFID card encoded number to multiple transports like keyboard emulation, COM port, networks protocols TCP and UDP and other outputs.

  8. Tx Systems Contactless ID Reader

    • Windows

    The Tx Systems Contactless ID Reader is an easy to use Windows application that reads pertinent data from the world's most popular contactless RFID cards/tags and outputs that data to the Windows cursor using keyboard emulation technology.

  9. MIFARE DESFire EV1 NFC Tool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    Access content of MIFARE® DESFire® EV1 cards. Define your own keys to access encrypted content. Supports AES, (3)DES and 3K3DES encryption schemes.

  10. NFC Tag Cloner

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

    Clone NFC tags! And do it in an effective way which lightens up your day! Supported clone modes:

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