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QR Factory

Release Notes

If this is the first time learning about this app, check out the official page of QR Factory, or the FAQ to get helpful tips.

System Compatibility Notes

QR Factory 3 requires at least macOS 11 or iPadOS 14.

The latest version, 3.3.7 can be downloaded anytime from the App Store.

QR Factory 3.3.7

August 31, 2023

  • Added built-in support for new social media platforms: X, Threads, and Mastodon.
  • Restored and enhanced the reliability of opening QR Factory 2 save files on macOS.

  • Upgraded the in-app purchase library for subtle improvements.
  • Improved compatibility with future macOS versions.

  • Fixed an issue where the initial export of a Person QRD file after opening could contain incorrect data.
  • Updated WiFi QR codes to correctly adhere to the WPA3 official specification requiring double semicolons as the suffix.
  • Addressed an issue where Social QRD files could display an incorrect platform after an app update added new choices.
  • Corrected a typo impacting the creation of multiple Instagram QR codes.

QR Factory 3.3.6

May 14, 2023

Fixed a potential crash when using specific types of center icons.

QR Factory 3.3.5

May 12, 2023

  • Added the ability to verify PDF and EPS files when generating a verification summary for multiple QR codes.
  • Introduced a helpful message that explains the constraints when exporting a QR code with a transparent background.
  • Improved support for drawing on pixel alignments in iPadOS.

  • Significantly enhanced CMYK support, including:
  • The ability to export CMYK colorspace to PDF and EPS formats.
  • Center icons, bottom text, colors, and gradients will now be exported in CMYK color space.
  • If a center icon in CMYK colorspace is used, this will now be preserved in the QRD file.
  • Implemented support for using relative paths to the chosen folder for center icons, improving compatibility with iPadOS and simplifying the process on macOS if necessary.

  • Corrected center icon sizing when exporting to vector formats.
  • Resolved center icon sizing problems when the align to pixels feature was enabled for both bitmap and vector formats.
  • Resolved issue where dragging a QR code would not utilize the saved filename if available.
  • Resolved issue where appearance settings would not function correctly after exporting a QR code.
  • Resolved issue where the antialiasing option would not function properly if turned off.
  • Resolved issue where using CSV with the CLI would not enable anti-aliasing.
  • Resolved issue where file paths to icons in CSV files would not function if they contained a tilde.
  • Resolved issue where the chosen icon might not appear until another setting was changed in macOS.
  • Resolved issue where an extra untitled document might be displayed upon app startup in macOS.

QR Factory 3.3.4

April 16, 2023

  • Added a new feature to allow users to choose their preferred font and style for the text displayed beneath QR codes, providing greater control over the appearance.
  • Enhanced color schemes and subtle visual effects have been introduced to provide a more refined and engaging user experience.
  • The drawing code has been fine-tuned to deliver significantly smoother and more efficient performance.
  • Resolved an issue where the safe zone color, if unspecified when using a CSV file for multiple codes, would default to a black background.
  • Adjusted label dimension titles on macOS to prevent them from appearing too large.
  • Corrected an issue on macOS where the bottom text size slider would inconsistently change size during use.

QR Factory 3.3.3

Mar 13, 2023

  • Many improvements throughout the app on iPadOS to ensure that the controls and icons remain visible and usable when the system font size is increased.
  • Added a new feature to warn if the amount of data to encode into a QR code is too much to fit, along with information on how to reduce it.
  • Added a new feature to remove any whitespace before a URL to ensure that it will scan properly.
  • We've gone through the app user experience for both macOS and iPadOS, and made numerous refinements to improve usability and enhance the visual appearance.
  • Updated the keyboard type to make it easier to enter a phone number when making a phone QR code on iPadOS.
  • Updated the text fields for Crypto and WiFi QR codes on iPadOS so it shows the title above the information entered.
  • Fixed issue where the auto verification would require a change in order to be run. Now it's also run immediately after a QRD file is opened.
  • Fixed issue where there was a border around the SMS message text field on iPadOS.

QR Factory 3.3.2

Mar 1, 2023

  • Added translations for Korean & Norwegian languages.
  • Added support for social profiles in person QR codes.
  • Added proper support for the WPA3 security type in WiFi QR codes.
  • Added an alert if both the lifetime access and a subscription were purchased, since only one is needed.
  • Updated the interface for creating person QR codes to be more modern and easier to use.
  • Updated various text fields so they resize vertically to fit the text (macOS only).
  • Updated a few colors to be more cohesive with the rest of the interface.
  • Renamed the "Manual" border type to "Square" so it's clearer what it does.
  • Fixed an issue where the default choice for a new crypto QR code was blank.

QR Factory 3.3.1

Jan 18, 2023

  • Added official Vimeo and YouTube high quality icons.
  • Added new feature that automatically resizes the center icon to fit exactly in the middle area, regardless of its original size. This can be toggled in the app preferences.
  • Optimized the code for a substantial speed improvement, especially when using a center icon. This also provides a much smoother experience when filling in the QR code data.
  • Updated the list of companies to be in alphabetical order for easier browsing.
  • Fixed issue so when the export size is changed, it now automatically resizes the center icon to match so the proportions stay the same.
  • Fixed issue where the app would crash if the cursor was inside a text field for a phone number, email or address and the minus button was clicked. (macOS only)
  • Fixed some of the translations for the social media text fields.

QR Factory 3.3.0

Jan 8, 2023

  • Added feature to include an alarm for a calendar event.
  • Added feature to align the center icon to the QR code squares so they overlap perfectly with no gaps.
  • Added feature to automatically insert an official high quality icon for each social company.
  • Added support for creating Cash App QR codes.
  • Added support for CSV files that use semicolons instead of commas as the delimiter. This can happen when exporting a CSV file from Excel or Numbers on some non-English systems.
  • Added support for using columns in the CSV file for Social QR codes.
  • Turned off autocorrect for any text fields in both the Text and Social types.
  • Improved the logic to handle CSV files that have empty columns.
  • Minor layout adjustments to some of the buttons and text fields to improve their appearance.
  • Fixed issue where choosing an existing contact wouldn't always work. (macOS only)
  • Fixed issue where it could show an alert if there was no Internet connection. (macOS only)
  • Fixed issue where any unknown types when choosing an existing contact will now default to the first one in the list. This applies to phone numbers, emails and postal addresses.
  • Fixed a typo where Ethereum was misspelled.

QR Factory 3.2.3

Nov 5, 2022

  • Fixed issue where the background color parameter wouldn't be read when creating multiple QR codes.
  • Fixed issue where the map location marker may not have been visible.
  • Made the map easier to use when searching a location, or setting the GPS coordinates.
  • Adjusted padding slider layout so there's more space.
  • Using a lighter color for the plus/minus buttons for Person QR codes so it's less obtrusive.
  • Added Ukrainian translation.
  • Added Dutch translation.
  • Added Czech translation.
  • Added Danish translation.
  • Added Finnish translation.
  • Added Swedish translation.

QR Factory 3.2.2

Oct 27, 2022

  • Added ability to create and edit custom label dimensions. This includes the paper size, number of rows and columns along with the spacing between them, left, right, top and bottom margins.
  • Added paper size to the list of displayed info for the chosen label.
  • Fixed issues related to the sizing for the selected label preview.
  • Fixed issue where the PDF for labels could have had incorrect margins around each QR code depending on the parameters.
  • Fixed issue where the PDF for labels would cache the output size incorrectly if a different paper size was used.
  • Improved the layout of the UI for creating multiple QR codes.
  • Upgraded the library used for handling purchases.

QR Factory 3.2.1

Oct 8, 2022

  • Added ability to choose the folder where center icons are stored for the Command Line Interface (CLI). It will automatically be used when generating multiple codes using the CLI. (macOS only)
  • Fixed issue with the text field focus switching away from the drop down file naming for Text and URL views. (macOS only)
  • Turned off autocorrect for URL QR codes. (iPadOS only)
  • Updated the information for SEPA QR codes to explain the difference between the two versions.

QR Factory 3.2

Oct 2, 2022

  • Added new feature to launch QR Factory via the command line and generate single or multiple QR codes. All the options available within the app can also be used on the command line. (macOS only)
  • Added new settings area for configuring the command line interface. (macOS only)
  • Added subscription and lifetime access details in the settings.
  • Improved code for loading existing chosen folders for generating multiple QR codes.
  • Fixed the link for the CSV file format.
  • Fixed a few minor typos.
  • Fixed some of the menu items working differently than the associated toolbar actions. (macOS only)
  • Fixed issue where it was possible the filename would not be pre-populated when saving a QR code or exporting as an image.
  • Fixed issue were iCloud Drive files couldn't be used for generating multiple QR codes. (iPadOS only)
  • Changed "QR Code Type" to "Type" for a cleaner appearance. (iPadOS only)
  • Using new icon in the toolbar for creating multiple QR codes.
  • Added new version of Avery L7164 labels with larger margins.
  • Showing how many days are left if a trial subscription is active.

QR Factory 3.1.1

Aug 25, 2022

  • Added support for WhatApp phone numbers with an optional message
  • Updated the help buttons to be slightly more transparent
  • Fixed issue with the keyboard focus not switching properly for some text fields

QR Factory 3.1

Aug 23, 2022

  • Completely rewrote the file handling so QR Factory is now document based
  • Added support for Avery L7210 labels, which are designed specifically for QR codes
  • Added new feature to import text directly from a PDF file
  • Added Open Recent & Revert To submenus, along with many more document related items to the File menu
  • When closing an edited document, it will now prompt to save or delete it
  • Exporting an image or saving a document will now use the filename for the save dialog
  • Fixed typo in German translation
  • Fixed the Open toolbar button having the incorrect icon

QR Factory 3.0.7

June 29, 2022

  • Added new option to set the bottom text color.
  • Added new options for the middle icon border: automatic or manual generation, adjusting the corner size (manual only) and choosing the color.
  • Added new feature to create a QR code from selected text using the Services menu (macOS only)
  • Added extra validation for each text field to ensure the value is within the proper range.
  • Updated vector output formats so they are now the exact export size since they don't need to be pixel aligned.
  • Fixed issue where the raw code wouldn't update if the QR code data changed.
  • Fixed issue with the background color being incorrect if a safe zone was used along with bottom text.
  • Fixed the vertical alignment of the bottom text for a variety of scenarios.
  • Updated the logic for laying out of the bottom text so it has a better visual appearance.
  • Using improved path finding for determining the border around middle icons that have disjointed shapes.
  • Showing a message if the Restore Purchases option doesn't find a purchase.

QR Factory 3.0.6

May 26, 2022

(macOS only)

  • Resolved issue with pricing for customer's upgrading from QR Factory 2.

QR Factory 3.0.5

May 24, 2022

(macOS only)

  • Added discount for customer's upgrading from QR Factory 2.
  • Added item to the Help menu to send feedback

QR Factory 3.0.4

May 18, 2022

  • Improved support for CSV files that contain empty rows.
  • Slight tweaks to some colors in the UI.

QR Factory 3.0.3

May 16, 2022

  • Internal release only and was not available to the public.

QR Factory 3.0.2

May 12, 2022

  • Bottom text font size can now be set using a slider instead of choosing from preset values.
  • Small improvements to the layout for person codes.
  • If a QRD file can't be loaded, the error dialog is now properly displayed.
  • Fixed issue where the toolbar and some menu items wouldn't be available on macOS 11.
  • Fixed issue with missing icon for the Center Icon area on macOS 11 and iPadOS 14.
  • Fixed typo for making App Store social codes.

QR Factory 3.0.1

May 6, 2022

  • Added option to make a one-time purchase for lifetime access.

QR Factory 3.0

May 4, 2022

Initial release for QR Factory 3.

This is a completely re-written version using SwiftUI, with it available for the first time for both macOS and iPadOS. It includes many new features such as:

  • Adding a safe zone around a code.
  • Adding text to the bottom of a code.
  • Adding multiple fields for Person codes.
  • Many more types for Social codes.
  • New Crypto codes.
  • Automatic verification to ensure codes are readable in the field.
  • Automatic setting for reliability level when using a middle icon/logo.
  • Improved multiple code feature including ability to layout for printing to Avery & DYMO labels.
  • Improved UI with a more modern look and feel.
  • Plus much more!

QR Factory 2.9.17

April 9, 2020

  • [Fixed] Issue where a colored background may not have covered the entire code when exporting to PDF.
  • [New] Added feature to use either Mac or Windows style newline characters for text codes.
  • [New] Added link for details on how SEPA codes work.

QR Factory 2.9.16

October 10, 2019

  • [New] macOS 10.15 (Catalina) support.
  • [New] Using Hardened Runtime to secure the app.
  • [New] Completely disabled all analytics in the Paddle service we use for licensing. A win for privacy!

QR Factory 2.9.15

September 18, 2019

  • [New] Exporting from CSV (ex: 200,000 QR codes) is now significantly faster.
  • [New] Exporting person codes from CSV now default to vCard format, instead of MECARD.
  • [New] Added Internet Access Policy for Little Snitch that describes all possible connections for QR Factory.
  • [Fixed] Issue with person codes, where when scanning, the entire address would go into one field.
  • [Fixed] Typo in the customize code window.

QR Factory 2.9.14

October 2, 2018

  • [New] macOS 10.14 (Mojave) support including for the new system wide Dark Mode.
  • [New] Refreshed icon for the "Copy QR Code" button.
  • [Fixed] Issue where a CSV file with rows of empty data would fail to parse.
  • [Fixed] Potential crash when creating multiple QR codes if the CSV file changed or moved after it was chosen.
  • [Improvement] Updated the notes for some of the QR code types to be more informative.
  • [Improvement] Updated Paddle framework to 3.0.39 to include their fixes and improvements for licensing and activations.

QR Factory 2.9.13

February 7, 2018

  • [New] Added new options for specifying both RGB and CMYK colors in CSV files using rgb(r,g,b) or cymk(c,y,m,k).
  • [New] Added description field for calendar events for both normal and CSV generated codes.
  • [New] Minor update to the UI for a cleaner look.
  • [Fixed] Issue where SEPA fields were not saved properly when exporting info.
  • [Fixed] Issue where SEPA remittance type popup wouldn't work properly.

QR Factory 2.9.12

September 26, 2017

  • [New] Support for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).
  • [New] Added support for SMS codes that have only a message, only a phone number, or both.
  • [New] Updated Paddle framework to resolve multiple issues within it.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the built-in verify code feature wouldn't work properly when in trial mode.
  • [Fixed] Issue where errors shown during exporting multiple codes could cause the app to become unresponsive.

QR Factory 2.9.11

July 1, 2017

This was an internal beta release that was not available publicly.

QR Factory 2.9.10

April 29, 2017

  • [Fixed] Issue where a slight mis-alignment of the squares could occur when saving in a vector format.
  • [New] Added support for WPA2 authentication type in WiFi codes.
  • [Improvement] Using a more reliable method of checking for an Internet connection in order to use the map feature in Location codes.
  • [Improvement] If the app happens to quit unexpectedly, it will now prompt to send an anonymous crash report on the next launch.

QR Factory 2.9.9

March 15, 2017

  • [Fixed] Issue with icons drawing upside down when saved.
  • [Fixed] Issue with PDF/EPS saves potentially having incorrect rotation angle.

QR Factory 2.9.8

March 13, 2017

  • [New] Added ability to save codes in RGB, CMYK or Grayscale color spaces.
  • [New] Added ability to save codes in the TIFF format.
  • [New] Added ability for the saved codes to be rotated 90, 180 or 270 degrees.
  • [Improvement] Exporting codes is now up to 400% faster.

QR Factory 2.9.7

January 24, 2017

  • [New] Added support for exporting QR codes as EPS (vector) files.
  • [New] Minor improvements under the hood.
  • [Fixed] Issue where some QR codes exported as PDF would have part of the right side cut off.

QR Factory 2.9.6

July 17, 2016

  • [New] Add a selectable sized border around your icon so it stands out from the qr code. It works with any icon shape, even ones with multiple curves and edges!
  • [New] For convenience, the choose icon dialog now shows right away after the add icon option is checked.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the in-app qr code validation wouldn't always work properly.

QR Factory 2.9.5

May 25, 2016

  • [Fixed] Issue where an unwanted border could appear around a code exported as PDF.
  • [Fixed] Issue where an exported PDF code might not be centred.
  • [New] Overall improvements when saving small or large sized codes.

QR Factory 2.9.4

May 4, 2016

  • [New] Added new area for creating SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) payment codes.
  • [Fixed] Issue when using quotes inside a code's content.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the logo wouldn't be centered properly when printing.

QR Factory 2.9.3

May 17, 2016

  • [Fixed] Potential crash on app startup.

QR Factory 2.9.2

March 10, 2016

  • [New] Initial release of the website version.

Note: Versions 1.0 to 2.9.1 were available exclusively on the App Store.


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