After getting used to having android/ios recognizing barcodes (in my bank’s app) I got weary of typing them in Windows. So I went looking for a freeware utility that could:
- Use my laptops’s camera to capture a barcode
- Translate that barcode into a string
- Copy that string to the currently selected form field (or else to the clipboard)
I have found bcWebCam at http://www.bcwebcam.de/en/download.htm
I just tested it and, though it was supposed to do all three, it would not recognize the barcode I was holding in front of the camera. Maybe my webcam is low quality (I have a Sony Vaio VPC-Z1, from 2010).
Has anyone tried that, with bcWebCam or some other utility? Any success?