I have a medium business-sized storeroom filled with all kinds of boxes, those with brands and those with nothing but a barcode, as well as hundreds of unboxed but mostly barcoded items which have seemingly drifted into each others' plastic bins like nosy tumbleweeds. They're organized more by what fits onto what shelf than any like-to-like sensibilities. It's exhausting just walking in there. I also have a TaoTronics TT-BS016 scanner, which is basically a glorified but faster-than-moi number typist. [more inside]
How can I simply print an envelope or two from my Mac to any printer that can handle envelopes? I'm printing directly on the envelope, but it's a standard #10 envelope--no labels, no odd sizes. I'd like USPS barcodes. I've got a copy of EasyEnvelopes and I've been trying to print from it, but nothing happens on my printer and I can't update it because they charge for it now. Printing other docs works fine. [more inside]
I'm trying to get some old barcode scanners with PS/2 cables to work with our Windows 7 machines, without much luck. [more inside]
I need to (with some urgency) select a wireless barcode scanner that our inventory guys can use to grab codes from a pallet of worth of small boxes. It's got to operate without a constant USB connection, and preferably store the scanned codes locally on the scanner for later transfer to a laptop (USB for that later transfer is fine). Has anyone got similar devices working right now that they're happy with/happy to recommend? I'm in Canada, so bonus points if Newegg or similar sells it up here.
What's the easiest, cheapest way to barcode thousands upon thousands of world-heritage-level works of art before they go into storage? [more inside]
Hi - I would really like some advice on how I can improve my shop's ordering/stock level management. I'd like to go for a technological solution. [more inside]
I need a very simple laboratory information management system. [more inside]
Need to find a wireless barcode scanner that can either do simple logic on its own or have a computer tell it if the barcode it just scanned is correct or not. [more inside]
If I wanted to make the laminated bard codes that supermarkets and other locations give out for their customers, How would I go about that? [more inside]
Is there a way to read Microsoft Tag barcodes with a computer program? I don't own a smartphone but I'd still like to be able to use them when I come across them.
I have several thousand CDs and am thinking it's time to sell them, which would be easier if I had a comprehensive written list. There are lots of barcode/UPC-lookup sites on the Web, but many don't have comprehensive databases and none seems to take a full list or spreadsheet of numbers and return the product names so I would have a single list. Any suggestions?
I have a usb barcode scanner. I'd like to know if there is some kind of web application (or a program that I can download) whereby I scan the barcode of a particular food item and the nutritional information is retrieved. In particular, I'm interested in this so I can keep track of my calorie intake. I've done some searching and found a few iphone apps. However, I don't have an iphone (or any kind of cell phone), so these don't really work for me.
Are there companies that sell access to nutritional information databases that I could subscribe to that a smartphone app could make use of via scanning bar codes and performing certain custom calculations?
When someone makes an Android/iPhone app that scans a food product's bar code and returns nutrition information on that food from a database, who made that database? I can see Weight Watchers doing their own, but surely not everybody reinvents the wheel on this every time somebody makes an app that does something similar. Does anyone sell access to such a database? If so, who is that? [more inside]
Is there an app (I'm on Android, but an iPhone app name might also help me track one down) that will let me make a list of products (specifically books) using just barcodes? [more inside]
What's with the weird barcode thing in the opening titles of Channel 4 news? [more inside]
I want to implement a simple barcode inventory system, but this has lead to surprisingly complicated questions. [more inside]
Are there any vector-based barcode fonts? If not, can you recommend software for creating such a font? [more inside]
I'm looking for software to create a database of the CDs at a community radio station. [more inside]
How do I get access to UK retail barcodes? I would like to build an application for scanning my shopping at home. [more inside]
I need an inventory management system to keep track of computer hardware and its users. [more inside]
I'm looking to buy a reliable, high-quality but relatively inexpensive Bluetooth barcode scanner to scan ISBN labels. I've had bad experience with the Barracoda pen scanner in the past (the lithium battery dies and cannot be replaced) and the Microvision Flic Scanner (the click is too noisy!), and I'm looking for real-world reports on different manufacturers and types (ie Class 1 laser vs. Class 2). Thanks in advance!
Is there a free library that will decode/read a barcode from an image? [more inside]
Anyone know where one could find a free-to-use font for POSTNET barcodes and the new Intelligent Mail Barcodes? I can do my own encoding, but my supervisor wants the fonts installed for Microsoft Word. Any help is much appricated. :)
I'm working a project where I need to be able to physically inventory computer equipment. We have 4 Palm/Symbol barcode scanners, I'd like to be able to scan a barcode and produce a csv file. Everything that I find on google I need to pay for and configure extensively. I have neither approval to purchase anything, or time to figure out a program. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Help me solve the mystery of an obscure 2D barcode, indexing historically valuable documents from the Vietnam war! [more inside]
Looking for a barcode scanner (>$100; usb, wireless or firewire) to import books into delicious library on mac 10.3.9. Must be plug and play (no cuecat).
Is there a fast, simple way to create and register a real UPC barcode for a retail product? Seems like all I can find is desktop software for sale or sites that don't seem too official or just don't work. Maybe I'm ignorant and there's something about the process that is more complicated than it seems like it ought to be?
I'm looking for a script or application that I can run on a website that will scan an image for text (OCR) or bar codes. Know of any? Should be open source, freeware, or shareware.
I am curious about the legality and feasability of starting a website/database where people just put in the barcode numbers of coupons to share them. [more inside]
Some time ago I saw a program for the Mac that you could scan barcodes of various things and it would maintain your collection of them. I can't seem to find my bookmark for that and my googling is failing me. I would actually like to know if there was a windows version of it out yet, or a similar product for windows. [more inside]
Wine Databases (with barcode support): Does anyone have any experience cataloguing their wine cellar? I have a friend (I wish it were me) with a rather expansive collection of wine and a barcode reader, yet the database that accompanied the reader is quite sparse. Can anyone suggest an alternate, more robust database with barcodes, or another solution out of personal experience? Google returns a mutlitude of dodgy-looking sites making dubious claims. Thanks!
From time to time I will see a vehicle with a Barcode sticker on the rear driver side window. I live in SC and have seen them in FL/GA as well. These cars do not seem to be rental cars. What is this Barcode sticker used for?
Production folks: How small can a barcode be and still scan?
Anyone out there have recommendations for book cataloging software? I'm looking for something heavy-duty. Barcode capabilities are nice, but since a good chunk of my collection dates from the 19th c., they're not necessary. The ability to export to a webpage would be a plus. I've been googling around for a bit, but would like some firsthand testimonials.