Kinoni Barcode Reader - Wireless Barcode Scanner

Kinoni Barcode Reader - Wireless Barcode Scanner

By Kinoni

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2013-03-06
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.48 MB
  • Developer: Kinoni
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.6.6 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 35 Ratings


Use your iPhone or other smartphone as a professional barcode scanner for your Mac. Just scan a barcode with iPhone camera and the data is wirelessly copied to clipboard. You can then easily paste it to any Mac application. Kinoni Barcode Reader supports all common barcode types making it perfect replacement for USB barcode reader hardware. Supported formats include EAN-13/UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, Code 128, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5 and QR Code. Setup is really simple. Install free Kinoni Barcode Reader app for your iPhone and run this application. Connection from Mac to your phone is established automatically. After that you are ready to start scanning barcodes! Ideal solution for paying bills and organizing CD / Blu-ray / DVD / VHS movie catalogs or book library. Can be also used for finance, accounting, project management, wholesale, supply chain and retail tasks with ease.



  • Workable accuracy for my purposes but unusable after less than 10 scans

    By ExitusReditus
    Downloaded on an iPhone 6 and iMac and worked well to scan ISBNs from books to paste into a library app. Every other scan, you might have one to a handful of erroneously read digits. Since the library software automatically looked up the ISBN, that was not a big problem because I could edit the digits and it was still a bit faster than fat fingering all the ISBN digits in. However, after less than 10 scans I started to get video commercials playing one after the other making the app unusable. It’s not accurate enough to pay for the upgrade (which I wouldn’t mind doing if it had greater accuracy) and apparently it's not usable without the upgrade after a handful of scans. I understand getting a return on your time investment and so I wouldn’t mind a 10 sec commercial every half hour or so (as long as I am on wifi anyway and not burning through my data limits) with the current accuracy rate but this arrangement makes the fat fingering option much faster.
  • Won't run

    By Msnthrop
    Crashes on startup, OS X 10.6.8
  • Almost there.

    By Elias Kfoury
    It doesn’t work as a barcode scanner, because you can’t pay a bill via internet banking, as an example, or fill a excel or numbers cell with the number. So, if I have to copy the number and paste in other app, it will not save my time. So, the idea is great but it’s not there. Looking forward for improvements.
  • More Needed

    By sc2358
    It is a good app - the only one available I know that does what I need. It copies the UPC and I get to paste it anywhere on my Mac. The improvements I’d like to see is to allow the scanner on my iPhone to rotate so I can use it vertically rather than horizontal. My iPhone is a 6 Plus so it is more convenient to do vertical. Another is, I hope it would have a light available when needed on the scanner so in dark areas, I can continue to scan. I also wish the code scanned can be pasted on my iphone if needed on other apps. With all those features, this app would be a 10!
  • iPhone 4s running iOS 8

    By Clarknet
    I loaded both the iOS and Mac App. They connected very quickly. I had a hard time getting the camera to focus on the iPhone at first, but i think you have to hit the screen where the red line is NOT on the screen. I almost gave up, but now can get it to scan pretty quick. Now, the barcode text goes into their OSX app’s text box. Now I need to figure out how to get it to go into any text box on the OS X screen.
  • Just didn’t work

    Would not sync between and iPhone 5s and a iMac 27”…… So never could even test it. I love the concept though.
  • Won't open on 10.6.8

    By Joshua Fairchild
    Despite the lowest OS req. being 10.6.6, this fails to open on 10.6.8. Disappointed as I havent found another product like this yet. It has great potential.
  • Would Not Open With OS 10.6

    By C-Sage
    Failed to even open on the operating system listed in requirements. I had to throw it in the trash.
  • Really liked it! Needs minor fixes..

    By Entaum
    Worked for most of my barcodes, but not all (though one of those was an inkjet print). Another small issue was connecting the Iphone to the Mac app, but restarting both apps fixed it… Other than that, really worth it! It does work!
  • Has potential, but needs some fixing

    By VXBush
    Okay, I can use this app at home and it can scan a bar code via the app on my iPhone and paste it into this app on the Mac. So it does what it says. However, a few things: * At work, I cannot get this to connect, and I have no way of getting the iPhone and the Mac to talk to each other. We have a really big wireless network at work with lots of IP addresses, and I have no way to find the Mac within the iPhone app. This is a bummer, because I could really use this app at work when I’m far away from the barcode scanner we have. It would be good to provide me a way to connect the app to the Mac manually. * What would *really* be helpful would be if I could select a running application and say, “When I scan a barcode, send the text string to this app at the position where the cursor is now.” That way, I can put the cursor where I want my barcode to be read into, scan the barcode, and boom—the string is where I need it. No need to copy and paste the string into the app on my own. So it has potential, but it definitely needs some work.