Any recommended Webcam Barcode Reader for Windows?


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:

  1. Use my laptops’s camera to capture a barcode
  2. Translate that barcode into a string
  3. Copy that string to the currently selected form field (or else to the clipboard)

I have found bcWebCam at

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?