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Mobile app of the day: Zapper

Are you interested in paying bills from your handset, or do you provide services and want a simple way to let people pay for stuff with their phones? Either way, you might want to check out Zapper. Do you have to sign into websites and find remembering all your different logins a bit of a pain? Then you might want to check out Zapper, too.

Zapper is a QR code reader with a few neat tricks on offer. Of course it'll do the usual stuff, namely scanning any QR code, decoding it and, erm, zapping you into the content behind the code. But there are two other really neat features.

Scan-to-Login lets you log into websites simply by scanning the QR code placed on the site, and Scan-to-Pay lets you scan a QR code on a printed bill or in a catalogue – or on a website – and instantly authorise a payment. You need to set up all your profile information for this system to work, but once it's done, it's done, and you can free up your precious brain-space for something other than remembering logins or credit card details. Check out the demos at

Click here to download Zapper for Android, or here for iOS, or here for Windows Phone.

Product: Zapper

OS: Android, iOS, Windows Phone

Price: Free