Microsoft® Tag Reader

Microsoft Tag Reader

  • "The Microsoft Tag mobile tagging system instantly connects you to more information and entertainment without typing long URL’s or texting shortcodes. Simply scan the Tag with your mobile phone, and Microsoft Tag takes you there. Microsoft Tag multicolored mobile barcodes add unlimited possibilities for making interactive communications an instant, entertaining part of life. These new and colorful 2D barcodes transform traditional marketing media (print advertising, billboards, packaging and merchandising in stores or LCD displays) into live links for accessing information and entertainment online. With the Microsoft Tag application, a scan of their smartphone’s camera transports mobile users to linked mobile content, videos, music, retailers, contact information, maps, social networks, promotions, and more. Nothing to type, no browsers to launch! To learn more about Microsoft Tag visit today!"
  • Productivity
  • 335
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • 2010-11-06 05:15
  • 2011-04-21 02:02
  • 923 KB
  • 1759 KB



Works well except on shiny paper
2011-04-20 19:48 Biker Steve FLH
2011-04-20 20:33 Player709112357
Works pretty well
2011-04-21 00:54 Player115194138
Works great, wish it were used in more places, and seems more useful and accurate than QR codes.
2011-04-21 04:32 Jahman7
2011-04-21 21:31 aotoni
Smart =)
2011-04-22 08:01 mikaeldb
Love this - especially with the bing visual search integration for wp7 apps.
2011-04-14 07:01 BurlyBob
Crashes and doesn't read pictures when taken with the flash. Very annoying to have to disable the flash everytime before taking the picture.
2011-04-15 15:31 Enrique23
Doesn't work for sh*t
2011-04-16 02:43 Titan427
Didn't work...
2011-04-16 07:44 Player644386130
Doesn't work on Samsung phone, can't scan anything whereas it works perfectly using phrasememe sanner app, get that instead
2011-04-17 14:35 JPElectron
Doesn't work, useless uninstall
2011-04-17 16:30 NickyV81
POS app. Poor performance on hd7
2011-04-17 17:57 Player693110189
Very cool
2011-04-19 22:14 Player021125717
This app is quite cool and works just smooth on my Htc Hd7 . I would like to see more special bar codes like this, I've only came across 2
2011-04-11 21:41 Ch1cagoRilla
Has worked great every time I've used it.
2011-04-12 09:16 blendable
2011-04-13 03:47 FOX8586
Doesn't work with my hd7. Its a cool concept just too bad it doesn't work.
2011-04-13 04:59 brockwc
Moderately amusing, but not very useful. Missing usefully functionality once a tag is scanned. Can't save vCard to contacts, information attached to tag is not cached so you have to always be online.
2011-04-13 12:28 Player591716582
Works great, but not many tags out there to scan. Be nice if it could read qr codes too. Windows phone 7 apps on bing scan well.
2011-04-08 14:05 csr0801
2011-04-09 07:24 SpainNZ
Scanning Microsoft tags
I tried to scan bar codes, which will not work. It does work OK on the Sprint HTC Arrive handset when I scan a real Microsoft tag.
2011-04-05 18:09 PhilS97
2011-04-05 19:43 Vinicius HD7
Does not work
2011-04-06 01:10 leodcdelosreyes
Worst windows app ever, I'm on HTC hd7
2011-04-06 20:35 VijayaMalla
Not alot of tags to scan yet.
2011-04-07 03:23 jk1107888
2011-04-02 05:45 MeDropD
Doesn't work for my focus and it needs a trace mark so we can know were to take the picture.
2011-04-02 11:05 GraciousNuts
Works great on my HTC hd7
2011-04-02 19:09 rmf361
Doesn't work. uninstalling now
2011-04-03 05:58 tmh0310
Really awesome tech! I love scanning when I come across a tag. Even worked on a commercial on TV. Use macro.
2011-04-03 18:59 SonicLooking
Does not work for me.
2011-03-30 21:45 VeselkaMartin
2011-03-31 06:33 manny108
Doesn't work for me with HTC Arrive phone... :-(
2011-03-31 18:13 Johnwolfe13
Dosen't work with my HTC Arrive either :(
2011-04-01 15:58 Mike thelays3
How can this app don't have API access to do live scanning instead of taking picture. Ridiculous since ms made this.
2011-03-28 17:32 SuzyKil
Microsoft... This is ur phone, ur app... Why does it take 5+ pictues to scan 1 good one? NICE app... When it works...
2011-03-28 20:07 TeaMJPx
Works so far for me. I am able to scan (best with no flash and macro setting). Would be great if vCards tags could be saved to the peolpe hub.
2011-03-29 15:08 Player686129879
2011-03-29 17:55 R2EU
Does not work
2011-03-30 00:27 P4arcyde14
Did not work for me. Downloaded the app and followed directions to the T. Kept getting error message saying try again. My son using a MyTouch 4G app called easy Scan got the exact same tag to identify and display on the first try. I'm going to uninstall this and keep looking as I have an HTC HD7 phone.
2011-03-26 17:31 Player215795121
2011-03-22 20:50 BlindSpotJT
Works as it is supposed to. The scan can be finnicky, however.
2011-03-23 16:35 Josh Amacker
Sweet app! Works just like they say it does. I tag a copy of the USA today every morning and catch up on some news without having to buy the paper. So the app saves me money and I like that.
2011-03-24 00:14 ReallyChanks
After recent update the photo option seems less buggy, but still couldn't get a valid scan at best buy.
2011-03-21 00:00 Elkagorasa
Microsoft blew it on this one! In short, it does NOT work!
2011-03-21 14:29 Player624867415
Horrible. Rarely works.
2011-03-18 01:25 J0 Dangerously
*** thing doesn't work
2011-03-18 17:02 bobt
2011-03-15 20:35 SunwardTag6287
Hd7: doesn't work. Better on hd2
2011-03-16 00:37 darndelion
Beyond sucky. Didn't translate the code properly one time, tried many and of varying sizes. Sees it, triangulates it, then sucks. Uninstalled.
2011-03-17 00:08 Jimbonics
Please make this a scanning app versus taking a picture. Annoying having to take 4 pictures to get this to work.
2011-03-17 07:59 lggy
Great app! Quick scan
2011-03-17 09:37 monstersandy123
2011-03-14 23:30 Wild Typhoon 87
2011-03-15 04:26 branhicks
Load of junk. Can't Scan message all the time.
2011-03-15 06:09 nUgLeTmAn
2011-03-15 08:08 ToAn Woo
Won't scan any pic
2011-03-11 19:33 louco est1982
Doesn't work - waste of time
2011-03-11 20:30 dr timoth
Never scans...always says can't scan
2011-03-09 04:02 COlive73
Have not been able to scan a single thing
2011-03-10 17:01 BigLanceLS
2011-03-06 23:21 DireDozer
2011-03-07 06:53 MuMan66
Does what it says, albeit poorly. But, why, oh why does this app require access to location?
2011-03-08 07:18 brakepads
2011-03-08 16:35 VenezuelaDan
Wish it would automatically detect the tag like other versions
2011-03-05 02:21 udtwanab
2011-03-05 03:41 FickleMuerte
At&t scanner works better
2011-03-06 16:19 rjstefan
Totally *** or I'm stupid (friends 2) we tried sand tried and got absolutely NO where with this app. trashin' this bad boy!
2011-03-02 14:56 SumSleazyHough
Does what it says it will do. Although it would be nice if it scanned automatically instead of having to manually snap a picture. A minor irritance in an otherwise functional app.
2011-03-03 08:07 Th3 Th0rn
Great app!
2011-03-04 06:10 scooptydo
Not as good as the iPhone version. The iPhone automatically detects the tag where as for WP7 you have manualy have to take a picture
2011-02-28 15:41 BisshMal
2011-03-01 11:30 Ant 5teps
Worthless app! Can't line up the tags.
2011-03-01 14:39 Player462231986
2011-02-27 04:40 georgeone1
It used to work, but the update broke it for me
I'm not sure what the last update did, but now I get the "make sure it is centered" error message/excuse every time I use it. It used to work absolutely perfectly for me until this last update.
2011-02-27 07:57 LandSharkMarc
Works great. Hopefully tags start to appear in more places.
2011-02-27 17:12 ShakeyDangerous
Yea just downloaded it and tried to scan the same code over and over again nut never could read it. Yet another fail from our good friends at Microsoft.
2011-02-24 21:04 ShowStopR
I find it works good on my phone.. But I've only scanned from magazines.
2011-02-24 21:18 Player232975778
Its been fun finding all the places tags are showing up. See many on blog page
2011-02-25 06:37 Player020135629
Not as good as the iPhone version. The iPhone automatically detects the where as for WP7 you manualy have to take a picture
2011-02-25 12:47 BisshMal
Works well for me...have scanned tags from websites.
2011-02-26 04:39 denden95
I wish it could read a perfectly clear picture taken from my TV in an ad I accessed on my 360, but it can't. I tried it with and without the flash and macro autofocus. Please fix this MS, this system shows promise, but only if you can get it working.
2011-02-22 15:51 BahamutBBob
This is terrible. It is impossible to center it perfectly, and some scans aren't even compatible with this phone. I have never been more frusterated in my life. Terrible.
2011-02-22 23:13 Barrellofsoos
What a cool idea for an app... However that's where the praise stops. Horrible interface and impossible to get it recognize anything off a crystal clear TV. I would recommend people don't waste their time and get frustrated with this app. Google could've gotten this app right sad to say
2011-02-24 03:10 OBEY YOUR LANDO
Does not work plz fix Microsoft
2011-02-24 03:58 X00DeathWish00X
2011-02-20 19:37 FillingCobra701
Doesn't work that good
2011-02-20 21:41 My great Fuhrer
2011-02-20 21:57 odessit79
Two points off for having to turn off the flash and for the need to take a picture
2011-02-21 01:09 PrincessSF
I've been using it with the tags in USA Today. It works every time...if I turn off the flash.
2011-02-21 03:31 Player331423584
It quite simply doesn't work. I have tried it several times, and it just exits when I try to do a scan. WM version was much better. This one is worthless. Don't waste your time with it.
2011-02-21 20:07 KevinFullOfIT
2011-02-22 07:02 RAIN MERCENARY
5 Levels of completely useless. Obviously the restrictions on the camera API came back to bite you. Here's a tip: take the pic then allow me to set the ROI!
2011-02-18 21:36 ZeusFonsi
Really bad app. Doesn't scan well
2011-02-19 08:14 appoorve
I don't have many problems with it. There are some limitations with the API so they couldn't scan raw from the camera so you actually have to snap the picture. Users must understand this is not for qr codes. It is for ms tag codes. you have to turn the flash off in most cases which is again an issue with having to snap the picture and a minor annoyance. Sometimes the app says it can't access the Internet even when you can directly from the browser so that is a true bug in the app.
2011-02-19 17:55 UCME1X
Works fine even with blurry pictures. There is a catch, you have to turn off the flash manually (-1 star). Love to see it in other places
2011-02-16 16:15 Kiarash2000
Never once worked after multiple attempts on many different tags. Even with flash disabled and/or anti-shake enabled. Guess you get what you pay for.
2011-02-16 23:05 Hamletd
Tried to scan 5 different codes. No success. Very frustrating.
2011-02-17 21:30 ktreynolds
2011-02-15 02:06 ChrissyMusic
Microsoft® Tag Reader - Average rating : 5 - Max : 10 - Based on 335 ratings and 335 reviews.