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EZShare, an easy way to create QR Codes from your Windows Phone

EZShare

EZShare is a relatively new Windows Phone app that will help you create QR Codes for your favorite web site, app link or plain text message.

EZShare's interface is simple and the QR Codes generated are saved should you need them in the future. EZShare may not have many bells and whistles but it's a Windows Phone app that come in handy when you need to share information.

EZShare operates from a single, main page that will list the QR Codes you've already created. Just tap on the listing to pull up the code to edit, delete or share the code.

EZShare

To create a code, just tap the "+" button at the bottom of EZShare's main page to begin the creation process. Fields are available to give your QR Tag a name, select what type of information is being coded (web site, app link, or text), give the tag a description and then enter the URL, link or message the tag will generate. When you have everything in place tap the save button at the bottom of the screen and your QR tag will be generated.

QR tags can then be ready by other devices using Bing Vision, Google Goggles, RedLaser or other applications that support barcode scanning.

There's really not much to EZShare but it does what it does rather nicely. I wouldn't mind seeing a way to copy the QR tag to a Word document or maybe to email. As is though, if you're looking for an easy way to generate QR tags from your Windows Phone, EZShare is worth a try.

There is a free, ad-supported trial version (full functional, just has ads) available for EZShare with the ad-free version running $.99. It is available for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices and you can find EZShare here in the Windows Phone Store.

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EZShare, an easy way to create QR Codes from your Windows Phone

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It's been awhile, but don't Macs have a Return key instead of an Enter key? I think it's an Asus Windows 8 tablet or laptop.

So you create a QR code for a website or something you want to share and then your buddy scans the code off your phone using Bing Vision so they can go to the website too? Sounds complicated. Why not just email or text them the url in a link?

Hi Brawnyman,
EZShare just gives you another option for sharing. There are certainly planty of occasions when sharing via email or text are more valid. EZShare lets you keep favorites if there is a link or an app you share often. It can be useful for app developers themselves who want to share their own apps with people they meet in person.
I welcome suggestions to make the app more useful.
Thanks for the feedback.
Nick

Sometimes... The link is too long... And when u send it... The link is split into 2 txt msgs... I've gotton that before... Most ppl wouldn't bother to merge it and follow the link to whatever is is...

Hey all,
 
I'm the developer of EZShare. If you have some suggestions for updates and improvements, I'm listening. You can also reach me on Twitter at @ActiveNick.
Some of the new features coming based on feedback:
 

  • Save the QR code image to your phone albums
  • Share the QR code via email, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
  • Pinning specific QR codes directly to the Start screen for direct access via secondary tiles
  • New version of the app just for WP8+ to also enable NFC sharing when viewing the QR code

 
Let me know what else you'd like to see being added.
Thanks,
Nick

A share "charm". Any app that can share text could simply generate a qr code. Sharing web pages, contacts, SkyDrive shares, etc etc. Having to open an app to do this is unnecessary... Yet no app in the store has done this very logical and simple thing!

Fill in this gap please.

That is a really cool idea. I'm putting it in my backlog and I'll investigate how to implement it effectively.
Thanks for the great feedback!

For users wanting to save the QR image to phone albums, can probably just take a screen shot with the QR code pulled up and save it that way for the time being.

@ActiveNick. Are these codes dynamic? For instance if I use one if your codes and put it on a piece of marketing material can I then change the URL that it links to based on promotions or seasonality without having to change the image?

All QR codes are an actual encoded representation of the data you provide, whether it's a link or text. If you change the url, you'd need a different QR code. There is no getting around that. What you can do is use a single url that has server-side logic (like an ASP.NET page with no UI) that would redirect to the final url based on seasons. For example:
Create a QR code for http://www.mycompany.com/promo
During the summer, your script at http://www.mycompany.com/promo redirects to http://www.mycompany.com/summer
During winter, your script at http://www.mycompany.com/promo redirects to http://www.mycompany.com/winter