One of our miniExtensions Form features is the ability to have a barcode (or QR code) scanner in the browser live. It detects the barcode type automatically and allows you to fill barcode fields easily. And it works with cameras on both mobile and desktop devices.


  • Supports scanning in both:
    • Barcodes fields
    • Linked records fields.
  • Scanning in a linked record field would:
    • Lookup an exiting linked record
    • Create a new linked record.
  • Opens device camera automatically upon page load.
  • An option to submit the form automatically after each successful scan.
⚠️ Android 11 Notice

We had reports that some Android 11 users had issues with the barcode scanner. Please test the scanner to make sure it works on your device and does not suffer from any issues.


This extension generates a URL for your form that can be shared. Check out the fields Barcode and Vendor as examples.

1. Direct link

2. Embed


Other extensions that work nicely with this one are our Barcode generator and QR generator.

Use Cases

This extension can be useful in a lot of scenarios. You can use it to:

  • Let employees to scan inventory
  • Allow your customers to scan their tag.
Supported Barcode Types

• Code 128
• EAN, EAN 8
• Code 39, Code 39 VIN
• Codebar
• i2of5, 2of5
• Code 93

⚠️ Supported Mobile Browsers

Safari 11+ why?

▪ Chrome 59+
▪ Firefox 55+
▪ Samsung Internet 7+ ▪ Opera 46+


Chrome on iOS isn’t scanning barcode, why?

Safari is the only browser that can have access to the camera on iOS devices. Apple doesn’t allow live scanning with third party browsers. Live scanning will only work in Safari. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to get around that limitation. Apple does not allow Chrome (or any other browser) to have that feature. So we recommend that you switch browsers. you can find full list of supported mobile browsers above.

The browser is asking for my permission to access my camera, should I allow it?

In order for the barcode scanner to work, you have to click ‘Allow’.

Do I have to click “Allow” every time? Is there a way save my answer?

In iOS Safari app click on the website settings icon at the upper left corner. Then click ‘Camera’ > ‘Allow’.

If you click on the sample view below, you’ll see the table that’s used for the demo above.


Supported features

Third Party Integration

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Site visitor
10 months ago

It would be much better if it was possible to create a new record on scan rather than by pressing ‘Save’ (if we have e.g. 50 items to scan, creating record on scan would be many times faster)

Site visitor
Site visitor
10 months ago

I want to allow people to use a QR code scanner, but also to allow adding a text instead.

Site visitor
Site visitor
8 months ago

How would you suggest we go about creating an inventory system using your database and airtable?


Most frequent questions and answers

You can use the subscription on different bases/accounts. It covers universal access to all of our extensions which extensions can be setup for multiple bases and tables. We explain how many Airtable bases you can use on our pricing page.


On paid plans, there’s no limit on the number of records you can process. Unlike Zapier and Integromat, our pricing is per month, not per record. However, there might be limitations by third party integrations.


We have instructional videos for how to use each one of our extensions on the product page. They guide you step-by-step of how to set them up.


We’re not offering discounts at this time. And we don’t require any commitment.


Unfortunately, we only offer plans that provide unlimited access to all of our extensions.


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