You can also use a short URL (Get Short URL).
Short URLs often come with URL management and tracking.
(see QR Code Tracking)
With a short URL, you can keep using the same QR Code even if the long URL changes.
Click Show Tips for info on URLs for various platforms, social media and other content.
is the most common type of QR Code because it can lead mobile users to many types
of online content, such as a website, a YouTube
video or channel, Facebook,
Twitter, Google Play,
Amazon, Apple Music,
Spotify, an app, music, video, online store, Google Docs, PDF file, image file, online survey,
and other static, dynamic or interactive content.
Below are some tips to finding the right URL to use:
For Apple App Store or Apple Music products go to that product and copy the SHARE link.
Play products copy the Google Play URL for that product.
For a YouTube video, go to the YouTube
video and copy the SHARE link. Same method with other platforms and social media.
For a Google Calendar event, create/publish a calendar event using your Google Calendar account and copy the share link (URL).
You can use URLs with parameters that lead to dynamic (changing/interactive) content accordingly. (urlencode your URL)
easy way to track your QRickit is to get a short URL. Most have URL management and tracking (which you can use to track the related QR Code - when someone scans your QR Code and opens the URL it is the same as a click on your URL). This is also recommended
if your URL is very long (more than 100 characters). A short URL is basically a URL forwarder which redirects users to your original "long" URL. Find a URL shortener service that allows you to modify the original "long" URL associated with the short URL so you can keep using the same QR Code. If you will be printing your QR Code on your marketing materials or product packaging, it is a good idea to use a URL shortening (forwarding) service in case your long URL changes later so you don't have to reprint all your marketing materials with a new QR Code. If you manage your own server/website and know HTML programming, you can create your own URL forwarder with 1 line of HTML. Click here to see code.
OPTIONAL: If you enter text it will be added to the footer of the QR Code image.
About 10-35 characters
*max. depends on
*20px iis added to image size
Any Text Scan Me!
More Info Company Name Reference Number
Code Image Type, Size and Colors
of image file:
gif (default) png jpg
Min. 80x80px square Max. 850x850px square *includes margin *optional text adds 20px
you are ready to meet your QRickit, click "QReate". You will have the
option to download the image, download a high resolution version for graphic
design and high-quality printing, or print it out on a flyer/poster/sign using your home or office printer.
data and QR Code are never saved or transmitted to anyone. This program just
uses your data once to generate a QR Code online in realtime. If you are on
a public computer, remember to clear the history and cache when done.
you find QRickit useful, please make a donation so QRickit can continue to provide
this free public web service.
also offers a free QR Code API
so you can dynamically generate and display QR Codes on your website, blog, emails, or online application.
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