The best free mobile inventory barcode scanner app for retail.

Perform inventory counts, stock takes, and partial counts, and process deliveries and transfers — straight
from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Scan all common barcodes straight to a spreadsheet.

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Eliminate pen and paper.

Turn your iOS device into a powerful mobile barcode scanner. Count your inventory using the camera right from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with no additional hardware required.

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The clipboard killer.

Say goodbye to clipboards and highlighters. Scan all the most common barcodes and datamatrix codes: for a full list of codes see our FAQ.

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Track your progress, accurately.

Simplify your inventory tracking process with clever options. You can edit and save the name and quantity of any scanned item, enter barcodes manually, and scanning is simple with the autofocus camera mode.

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Never lose count.

Save your count with an automatic timestamp to easily resume your progress at any time using Counter’s intuitive user interface. Perfect for stock orders, transfers, returns, stocktakes, and other situations where scanning to make a list is needed.

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Get it right first time.

Your products are scanned into a versatile CSV file. Easily email completed CSVs, with name, quantity and SKU data, directly from your iOS device. Save countless hours and the possibility of human error by eliminating manual data entry.

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Information you can use.

The CSV file is compatible with many business tools, allowing you to import your counts into databases, spreadsheet software, and other applications.

Over 15,000 retailers are using


The free mobile inventory scanner app for retail.


How much does it cost?

Counter is a free app.

Does it integrate with my POS system?

We don’t support direct integrations at this stage, but you can import CSV files into many business tools.

What can I do with my sent file?

You can import your counts into many business tools, or just use Excel to read your spreadsheets. In Vend you can import your CSV files to create stock transfers, orders or returns, however we do not currently provide an import option for inventory counts (stocktakes).

My barcodes are not scanning!

Counter supports many common barcodes and datamatrix codes: UPCE, Code39, Code39Mod43, EAN13, EAN8, Code93, Code128, PDF417, AztecCode, Interleaved2of5Code, ITF14Code, DataMatrixCode.

I get an error saying my email client is not set up properly when I try to send my file.

You shouldn’t have to set up your email client. If that’s the case please email us at

I have a problem, can I contact you about it?

Please email us at

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