Version 5.6.4 - com.microsoft.tag.app.reader
Last updated: 2017-10-20

Tag apk

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Download Version 5.6.4 (90)
Apk Size1.35 MB
App DeveloperFlomio
Malware CheckUNKNOWN
Install on Android2.0.x and up
App Packagecom.microsoft.tag.app.reader.apk

Download Tag 5.6.4 APK

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Tag is microsoft,reader,productivity, content rating is Low Maturity (PEGI-12). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Flomio website who developed it. com.microsoft.tag.app.reader.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 2.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 5.6.4 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 590+ times on store. You can also download com.microsoft.tag.app.reader APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Download the free Tag app to read Tag barcodes, QR Codes and NFC touchpoints.

The Microsoft Tag app lets you instantly connect to a whole new world of information and entertainment. This latest version now reads Microsoft Tag barcodes and QR Codes as well as NFC touchpoints for those with NFC-enabled devices. No need to type long URLs or text short codes, simply scan a 2D barcode or tap a touchpoint wherever you see one. Tag recognition technologies transform traditional marketing, such as print advertising, billboards, packaging and LCD displays, into live links that immediately access info, videos and other materials online... no typing required. - - 

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Tag App Screen 1Tag App Screen 2Tag App Screen 3Tag App Screen 4

Name:Microsoft Tag v5.6.4_[Appsroid.com].apk

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Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus,com.microsoft.tag.app.reader.apk Was Pure And Safe.

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Name:Microsoft Tag v5.6.4_[Appsroid.com].apk
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requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Access fine location sources, such as the Global Positioning System on the phone, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine where you are and may consume additional battery power.
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows an application to view the information about the status of Wi-Fi.
android.permission.CAMERA: Allows application to take pictures and videos with the camera. This allows the application to collect images that the camera is seeing at any time.
android.permission.FLASHLIGHT: Allows the application to control the flashlight.
android.permission.INTERNET: Allows an application to create network sockets.
android.permission.NFC: Allows an application to communicate with Near-Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards and readers.
android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and so on.
android.permission.VIBRATE: Allows the application to control the vibrator.
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

control flashlight
Allows the app to control the flashlight.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

control Near Field Communication
Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.


Certificate Issuer:C:US, ST:Washington, L:Redmond, O:Microsoft Corporation, CN:Microsoft Corporation Third Party Marketplace Root
Certificate Subject:C:US, ST:Washington, L:Redmond, O:Microsoft Corporation, CN:Microsoft Corporation Third Party Marketplace Root



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  1. guest-avatar

    Microsoft. If you want to replace an industry standard with something new, you're supposed to offer an experience that is superior to what is currently available. Take a look at what Apple and Google are doing to your products for example. This app barely scanned the code and when it did it penned an in app browser which could not play the linked video. The sad thing was I took a picture of the code and Google goggles took me to the app to start with. Now that was impressive. What followed needs work.

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    corona I got some flooring samples from Lowes amd they advertised this app next to the MS tag. The tag pulls up an error saying there is no information for the tag. What good is this app if it doesnt even work for the tags that advertise it?

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    live Super fast scanner. Figures out the tag even before the camera finishes focusing! Displays relevant info quickly and with a nice layout. Much better than the other two similar apps I've used. Works great on Motorola Razr Maxx.

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    tagesthemen I read other comments and tried it anyway. I'm using a Droid Razr Maxx and as other people have reported, this app doesn't give the camera time to focus or even scan the whole tag or code. I have used several QR Code and barcode scanners and thought the Microsoft Tag might be useful but this scanner totally fails.

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    tagesspiegel I just downloaded the app and have been attempting to scan for the last 10 minutes. It's been attempting to focus in all that time. Do I uninstall and reinstall or just forget about it? Fail.

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    tagesklinik flensburg I have tried many scanners and i must say that this is the fastest working one for my android gingerbread. Others can take 5mins for a scan and keeps telling you to stay still or reilign.. this one was so fast. I have to say it is the best out there for snap it codes.

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    tageshoroskop I have an S4 and it will not focus to scan. I can take regular pics so I know it is not a fault with the camera. I've tried several times to scan but it just keeps saying scanning and never works.

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    tageblatt There is just plain some information that is not necessary for the basic functions of this app and is clearly an effort to collect metadata. MS, you already have enough information through your email service, just make your dang tags possible to be read by other apps easily and stop the shenanigans, please. This is ridiculous.

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    Julius Robinson


    tageshoroskop heute Keeps saying hold steady. You can't hold a phone that steady without a prop. Never reads a thing... UNINSTALL!! The scan button needs to be showing after 5 seconds or less regardless. But you can't hold it steady and hit a button on the screen anyway!

  10. guest-avatar

    24 It used to work, but no more. Don't waste your time. I uninstalled and reinstalled. Same back and forth zoom in and out. It says it fixed a bug? Really? Now it has a BIG BUG. Doesn't work, at all.

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    Martin Batistelli


    Endlessly cycles through focus/ out-of-focus and never scans the tag. Useless. It didn't work on my Motorola Bionic either. Although it says that it will read NFC, I can't find any way to do so. Most comments say it doesn't work as well. The website indicates that the product was abandoned in 2013 in typical Microsoft fashion. Don't bother to install; I'm deleting this worthless app as soon as I post this review. Be sure to re-rate the app before you delete it.

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    On a Nexus 5 os 5.1 Was able to open a Microsoft tag easily. Had s little trouble at first with a qr code. Stuttered. Opened to the right website but it was blank. The second try it got through no problem. Does not appear to read upc type barcodes. Would not focus. But I am not sure it is supposed to although I thought the ten barcode applied to the one dementional type.

  13. guest-avatar

    First scan failed with 'tag not available', then the app crashed causing my phone to lock up. Using a Samsung Galaxy S4. Uninstalled immediately.

  14. guest-avatar

    Lauren Patterson


    Being allowed to send text messages, take pictures and video, or gain access to accounts on my device.. is going too far.. I'm deleting all apps that do this now. Used to love this app. Sad to have to uninstall.

  15. guest-avatar

    The reader on my galaxy s2 tries to take me to the link as soon as the reader notices the tag. The camera doesn't even have time to focus and the reader thinks it knows where to go. Naturally it doesn't take me anywhere! This is a big bug

  16. guest-avatar

    After reading multiple negative reviews I wasn't expecting much. Just used this for the first time literally 3 minutes ago. The tag wasn't focused AT ALL, as I was still moving my phone to center it and it scanned anyway. In less than 10 seconds the app opened up the content of what I was scanning. I rarely leave reviews for apps, and don't know, realistically, how often I'll use this one (I was scanning for a chance to win a Movado watch in a fashion mag) but if something works, I'll put in my 2 cents.

  17. guest-avatar

    As of 3/13/15 it does not appear to work on my LG g2. After tapping "scan", the camera loads and I can see clearly. But it keeps moving the focus and never actually scans.

  18. guest-avatar

    This application has ads. Why would Microsoft need to ad support a reader for their own technology!?

  19. guest-avatar

    It works, if you can't get it to work, you're kinda sorta really incompetent. Love the app, better than the alternative from god knows where.

  20. guest-avatar

    Otto Normalverbraucher


    Microsoft Tag works very fast and very accurately (Galaxy S3, LTE version) within a fraction of a second! BUT the app right away launches the webbrowser WITHOUT USER-REVIEW NOR ASKING FOR PERMISSION to the scanned/encoded web address, opening your phone to all sorts of malicious intents! (a big security snafu!) - NOT Recommend until this "automatic" behavior has stopped, allowing the user review the webaddress FIRST, before visiting it (like other barcode scanner apps do). I gave stars for speed/accuracy.

  21. guest-avatar

    …as noted in a previous review, on scanning a code containing a URL< this app immediately opens a browser to that URL.  It does not appear to offer any way, from within itself, to examine the contents of what has just been scanned.  This is completely the wrong way to go about handling scanned barcode data.  The correct way, as is done on every other program of this type that I have ever seen, is to display the content of the scanned barcode, and to offer a button or a link that the user may tap to open any URL contained in that data.  It is very bad behavior for an app such as this to open a web browser or other app without the user explicitly taking a step to do so; or without at least having required the user to explicitly set a preference in the app to allow it.

  22. guest-avatar

    Jesseca Vondrach


    It says I have no connection, but I do! And my other code reader works fine. Yet another fail for Microsoft!

  23. guest-avatar

    Does not scan anything. Just constantly tries to focus. Total trash

  24. guest-avatar

    Why do big money companies continue to spew crap. I have a great cam and bright light. Still recognizes nothing.

  25. guest-avatar

    This used to be a good app, now the camera can no longer focus making this application useless. Absolute garbage for a Samsung GS 4.

  26. guest-avatar

    Beauregard Stauffer


    Why would you use a proprietary barcode format? And no one wants a social barcode scanner. App poorly optimized, uninstalling.

  27. guest-avatar

    Just scans anything u put infront of it and without any luck "tag unavailable". Pointless app at the moment

  28. guest-avatar

    App has not seen an update since October 2012 (13 months ago) Needs to use the same Developer credentials such as Skydrive, Onenote etc

  29. guest-avatar

    SoulRaaga Interactive


    When we press the SCAN button it displays error that camera did not start. Whereas camera works perfectly on this device. Slso where are NFC settings??

  30. guest-avatar

    The app works excellently and it reads the codes clearly. It also read the non-universal codes,like triangles and colours, and that's pretty cool.

  31. guest-avatar

    User interface doesn't match the rest of the phone at all, all images are very blurry, text boxes do not move up when the keyboard opens. Autofocus fails to work properly.

  32. guest-avatar

    It keeps hunting around focal length.... but cant decide where the image is. Unfortunately useless.

  33. guest-avatar

    I have been using Motorola Matrix now for a little more than two years, first the Atrix 4G, and now the HD, and I have never had any issues with the QR scanner or bar code reader, except with this app, I am guessing that MS is still planning on a huge increase to their Win Phones sales, but I don't see it happening especially if they can't even get the jelly bean software bug free

  34. guest-avatar

    Please add support for regular bar codes. As a user I don't want tons of different apps that conceptually do the same function.

  35. guest-avatar

    It immediately takes you to the link in the tag without proofing and prompting- very dangerous vector for rouge and malicious tag creators!!!

  36. guest-avatar

    I have a new Samsung Galaxy 4 and this is the only app that doesn't work. It scans the tag, goes to the info sheet and when I go to send it - FAILURE!

  37. guest-avatar

    Cannot scan almost anything. It says to hold device steady what I'm doing, but still cannot focus on code. Doesn't work on nexus galaxy on Android. Fix it.

  38. guest-avatar

    Another app I have, Barcode Scanner, works well but apparently doesn't scan Microsoft tags. I never got this one to scan a MS tag either, so what is this good for? Nothing! Besides, the world needs another tag format like it needs another muslim terrorist organization. It's gone!

  39. guest-avatar

    I'm not sure what to think about this app. It takes the scan too quickly, before the pic is even in focus, while it's very blurry and when the actual MS Tag is not even in the pic. So at that point I thought, "this app sucks" but then it seemed to recognize what I was scanning (but the tag was unavailable), leaving me puzzled as to how the app knew what I was scanning and whether it actually works. The scanner definitely jumps the gun. Go figure?

  40. guest-avatar

    I can't even get the image in the box fast enough or focus when I do. Garbage app

  41. guest-avatar

    it doesn't wait for the image to come into focus it just snaps a picture of the first blurry image that might look like a code

  42. guest-avatar

    Johnny Phoukhao


    It doesn't give it time to focus, it instantly reads and no time to recognize the codes that you're scanning. Very bad.

  43. guest-avatar

    Youtube videos can't play within this app (on jellybean anyway). Rather than trying to keep all content within the app, it should go to, or have the option of opening content with the default app (eg default browser our YouTube)

  44. guest-avatar

    Why not use QR codes? Dumb of Microsoft to create a solution where there wasn't a problem.

  45. guest-avatar

    It works, but every code you scan stays withing this app and is nearly impossible to copy and use in other apps.

  46. guest-avatar

    Christopher Campbell


    Just says hold device steady to scan...but refuses to then scan it. Just flat out doesn't work. Infuriating.

  47. guest-avatar

    Great app but the second time I scan something it completely locks up my S3!

  48. guest-avatar

    I'm having a lot if issues trying to scan a tag on Xbox live. I've sat here for over a half hour trying to scan the evil dead ringtones code.

  49. guest-avatar

    Press scan and it's already taken the pic in a couple microseconds...often I haven't even pointed the camera yet...no point in having this app.

  50. guest-avatar

    Kathryn Pfleging


    Used once, works fine, but I won't keep this on my phone due to permissions. once, works fine, but I won't keep this on my phone due to permissions. Uninstalled.

  51. guest-avatar

    This app used to work wonderfully but now it won't even scan

  52. guest-avatar

    This app doesn't work anymore(01/Feb/2016) on my Sony SP mobile with Android v4.3. Camera keeps focusing!!

  53. guest-avatar

    99% of the time when I go to use this app, it crashes the moment I open it. Very frustrating, and unreliable.

  54. guest-avatar

    Never even heard Microsoft Tag until today when I bought a product with a MS Tag on it. When I scanned the tag with this app, it says no longer available. I'm guessing because MS is discontinuing the app/feature in August.

  55. guest-avatar

    It comes up with blank info screen for the tags I scan, then it crashes. Defeats the purpose of having the app to scan tags. Galaxy Note 3.

  56. guest-avatar

    ASUS TF100 running ICE fully updated. Tag will not turn the camera on. Runs OK on my Droid phone running Android version 2.2.3.

  57. guest-avatar

    It scanned the initial tag but when I tried to enter my info it wouldn't allow me to. It let me put in my email and name and half my address and that was it. Tried to twice.

  58. guest-avatar

    I have a Galaxy S4 and every time I try to scan it says it's not available. I tried over wifi and data and nothing. Should have listened to other ratings. Uninstalling.

  59. guest-avatar

    Tried with HTC and MotoG, both phones came up with error as it scans too quickly before focused. Please fix!

  60. guest-avatar

    Piece of garbage.. Camera goes on and on trying to focus and then it crashed.. Samsung 4 kit kat

  61. guest-avatar

    The camera that turns on is confused between portrait and landscape mode. So it cant even scan

  62. guest-avatar

    It is not a currently supported app yet it's still in the store. Why?

  63. guest-avatar

    Just sits there and spins...says installing and then fails. It was working, but now it seems to have been abandoned.

  64. guest-avatar

    never has scanned anything. camera just keeps trying to focus regardless of how steady I hold it

  65. guest-avatar

    Let me open links in Chrome. The built in browser is broken.

  66. guest-avatar

    Sends all of your data to Microsoft, no one supports this format. Use QR codes instead!

  67. guest-avatar

    Installed for the NFC reader. Where is the NFC reader? When you press the button SCAN the app opens the camera instantly. I don't know much about NFC technology, but I'm pretty sure the camera is not enough to detect it

  68. guest-avatar

    Will not work keeps saying try again later. Sent email a week ago and still no reply.

  69. guest-avatar

    No longer seems supported. Says there has been a transition to scanlife and that app doesn't work either.

  70. guest-avatar

    Won't tell me how many ceiling fans are in an airplane

  71. guest-avatar

    Does not work with printer canon pixma mg3520 - kinda messed up on the company - I have a android

  72. guest-avatar

    One and only tag I ever tried to scan with it didn't work at all (yet it was mailed to ME yesterday). Amazingly large permission set for a simple code scanner.

  73. guest-avatar

    Want to scan something... No problem. This app scans all codes you can think of. I use it when I need to scan something. It's only 5 stars because I couldn't give more.

  74. guest-avatar

    Like others have said this app doesn't work. Camera just keeps going in and out of focus.

  75. guest-avatar

    Don't know if app works. Every tag returns "Not Available"!

  76. guest-avatar

    Keeps sending u to download scanlife and that doesn't even work...don't bother downloading it's a waste of time

  77. guest-avatar

    John Clingingsmith Jr


    Have not been able to scan anything for way to long, probably will remove from phone.

  78. guest-avatar

    Pawandeep Singh


    there is no scan or tag buttn when camara display image.... . it doesn ' t go anywr

  79. guest-avatar

    It doesnt work, useless camera kept hunting even though the image is clear

  80. guest-avatar

    I've tried this on several codes and it can't read any of them. Galaxy S5.

  81. guest-avatar

    Installed and it just locked up my phone had to factory reset, so I tryes agen thinking it might be some I installed and it just locked my phine up agen with stock FW don't install messes up your phone

  82. guest-avatar

    I have done it once then it CRASHES! WHY?

  83. guest-avatar

    Didn't read the code not barcode. Who's using MS tags anymore? To be of any use, this app should be able to read any codes imho.

  84. guest-avatar

    I am getting a -505 error when trying to install on HTC M8 version 5.0.1.

  85. guest-avatar

    Denise Drummond


    And won't go anywhere. Using for android 2.0 on Samsung Gal.4

  86. guest-avatar

    So stupid not to include bar code scanning with the QR & Tag support.

  87. guest-avatar

    Great when u r reading a learn book of all subjects..

  88. guest-avatar

    Useless Microsoft nonsense. No scanned tag is "supported" on products I bought today.

  89. guest-avatar

    Sucks. it scans anything even if its not a barcode.

  90. guest-avatar

    For some reason it won't identify any codes even when my phone is held completely still.

  91. guest-avatar

    I've tried a few of these on the past, and this is the most effective one I've found. Has an issue with really tiny ones, but otherwise it works great.

  92. guest-avatar

    The first one that I have found that's in English, and didn't lie about how fast and accurate it was. Love it

  93. guest-avatar

    It stops working, even though it has automatic update checked.

  94. guest-avatar

    None of the videos are wanting to play. Please fix issue

  95. guest-avatar

    Annette Manwaring


    And I've tried several times

  96. guest-avatar

    This app works well but it doesn't store your information or back it up even when you flag it. So if it is ever un-installed or re-installed you will lose all your information. So I gave it 3 stars.

  97. guest-avatar

    Tomek Papierniak


    It sort of works but UI is one big mistake

  98. guest-avatar

    Cannot share. Does not load to Facebook, etc.

  99. guest-avatar

    Like the other reviews have said it doesn't work at all

  100. guest-avatar

    Rubbish app , doesn't works on my phone