For those of you that still read newspapers or magazines, you probably have noticed the growing number of QR codes found inside which point to advertisers for the most part. kooaba wants more functionality from our dead tree periodicals, and so has created Shortcut.
The idea is pretty simple: take a picture of a page from a newspaper or magazine, and Shortcut will find the digital version of that content. It also is said to work with billboards and other advertisements. This means it will bring you to product pages or even the online version of an article, which you can then save, or share however you'd like. The app has integration with Evernote for saving info, or Twitter, Facebook, SMS, and e-mail for sharing.
The one caveat is that the app only works with content from periodicals within its database. Although, the database is fairly large with 1000 publications from around the world, including USA Today, Washington Post, New York Post, LA Times, Toronto Star, Daily Mail, Le Monde, and more. If you want to give it a try, Shortcut is available for free in the iTunes App Store
, Android Market
, and Windows Phone Marketplace