Changelog

New features, fixes and improvements requested by Orca users

Added Orca Variables dropdown

24 Dec 2022

were designed to make it easier to extract data from barcodes as they are scanned, and move that data into the relevant field.

To remove the need to read the docs every time you need to do this, we’ve added Orca Variables as a dropdown list to the default field in the Orca Scan web app.

Simply right-click any column in the Orca Scan web app, go to the default value and type $

Zapier integration is now in BETA!

16 Dec 2022

With Zapier, you can scan barcodes into thousands of apps, to do things like upload products to your . Follow our or and we’ll help you get setup.

We’ve also released a mobile app update (v11.9.0); which includes:

And finally… We’ve taken barcodes back to basics in our 👈

That’s all for now; let us know what you’d like to see next

Improved Orca Variables

14 Oct 2022

Thanks to your feedback, we’ve improved so it’s even easier to extract barcode data.

Improved support for slower connections

18 Sep 2022

Quick fix: we’ve increased the amount of time allowed to pull cloud data to better support slower connections. Let us know what you’d like to see next

Return modified data

18 Aug 2022

A few more tweaks:

A visual refresh

24 Jun 2022

To celebrate national barcode day, we’ve introduced a new look… same great product, just a little prettier

Improved trigger functionality

9 Mar 2022

Conditional if-this-then-that triggers will continue to work when “Add detail after scan” is disabled.

This means you can speed up scanning by disabling the detail screen and only show it when needed using a “Set Required” trigger. More info at

Improved UI and some bug fixes

27 Jan 2022

This update includes:

Improved image quality for photo fields

23 Dec 2021

This update includes:

Increase scan region

19 Dec 2021

As requested, this update allows you to increase the size of the scan region.

Faster scanning

8 Dec 2021

Our new scanner allows you to scan barcodes much faster than before.

Improved export

1 Aug 2021

Hi there 👋

We’ve improved data export, you can now choose columns, date format etc… Hit export to give it a try. Thanks to David Gati for the suggestion 🙏

Improved permissions, faster GPS and more

20 Jul 2021

We’ve improved … admins can now alter a sheets structure 🚀

without wiping your sheet 💪

Create an Any Field to monitor all fields:

Improved scanning on PDF417 scanners

16 Jul 2021

Improved ability to scan PDF417 barcodes (thanks Mike)

Better support for non-GPS devices

14 Jul 2021

GPS is now optional, so you can install on devices without GPS

Import without clearing existing data

1 Jun 2021

Hello 👋 as requested you can now append rows to a sheet, without clearing existing rows and history 🚀

Or replace all data as usual… The choice is yours 🙂

BIG thanks to Elaine for the suggestion.

Create medical sheet templates

30 May 2021

Scan any medical device and we’ll automatically extract serial number, lot number and expiry date into the relevant fields. We’ll also warn you when you scan an expired product.

Create a new sheet to give it a try.

We’ve introduced to make extracting values from barcode data into separate fields easier. Add an Orca Variable as a default value to one of your fields and start scanning.

Print barcodes in 3 taps

25 May 2021

We’ve made it a little easier to print barcodes from the .

You can choose from the following types:

Easier to print barcodes

21 May 2021

We’ve made it easier to print barcodes (tap print next to barcode field)

Light Theme, Triggers And More

4 May 2021

Some of you reported difficulty seeing Orca Scan in sunny climates. To remedy this, we added a light theme 😎

You can now use the value of any item within a trigger simply by wrapping the column name in [square brackets]

In case you missed it, you can use to show/hide fields, set up notifications and break barcodes into multiple columns 🤖

We’ve made it even easier for external systems to , and items from your Orca sheets by providing a unique URL for every sheet.

Light theme added to mobile app

1 May 2021

A few of you reported difficulty using the Orca Scan mobile app in sunny climates. To remedy this, we’ve added a light theme :

Let us know what you’d like to see next 👋

Draggable sheet tabs

1 Apr 2021

Quick update; you can now reorder your sheets by dragging the tabs 🚀

Improved GS1 support for extracting barcode data

27 Mar 2021

This update includes the following:

New:

Fixes:

HIBC support for medical users

19 Feb 2021

This update includes:

Use row values with Triggers

8 Nov 2020

Hello again! This update adds a few features you requested:

Live Data URL updates!

1 Jul 2020

Hey 👋. We’ve added more power to the . You can now:

what you’d like to see next!

Further improvement to scanning speeds

26 Dec 2019

As requested, this update improves scanning speed.

Increased trigger functionality

26 Nov 2019

You can now use triggers to conditionally alter the mobile interface based on the value of fields. You can do things like:

Whenever a particular field:

Improved bulk update

15 Nov 2019

A few tweaks to the recently released bulk update feature. To update a bunch of items at once:

“It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” - Steve Jobs

Bulk update items

12 Nov 2019

This update includes:

More visibility on number of items and groups

27 Oct 2019

This release includes:

Luego!

Improved grouping

23 Oct 2019

Quick update. We’ve added the number of items within a group to the group headers (thanks for the suggestion Prithvi!). To enable grouping tap the sort icon :)

Improved in-app search

21 Oct 2019

We’ve upgraded the in-app search, you can now search by one particular field at a time. Tap search to try it.

Support for external data validation

17 Oct 2019

We’ve added support for external data validation via a Validation URL, this allows your system to inspect data entered by a user before it is saved to your sheet.

If your server returns an error, we’ll present that error to the user within the app and reject the changes until the issue is resolved.

More control over data fields

15 Oct 2019

Thanks for the suggestions! This release includes:

Search by scanning

10 Oct 2019

Just a couple of tweaks this time:

Delta values return to number fields

30 Sep 2019

A quick fix to bring back delta values on number fields

Unique ID fields

22 Sep 2019

As Abraham Lincoln once said “The best way to predict the future is to create it” - so let us know what you’d like to see next.

Match found with Cloud Sheets

30 Aug 2019

This update brings a couple of features:

Improved loading for slow connections

10 Aug 2019

Increased timeout when loading the sheets menu on a slow connection.

Improving sheet loading speeds

8 Aug 2019

This update contains a few performance tweaks:

Showing more delta values

30 Jul 2019

Yet another rapid release, this one contains:

Settings for fields

24 Jul 2019

Hello everyone, as requested you can now:

If you’re using the quantity field you will need to make this visible again after this update (Edit field > Show in list).

Item quantity sums

20 Jul 2019

A few small improvements:

Return of the Pin Value

16 Jul 2019

This update brings back the “Pin Value” value feature to help reduce data entry when batch/location scanning.

Export sheet-by-sheet

9 Jul 2019

Thanks for using Orca Scan! As requested this update contains:

-/+ delta indicator

12 Jun 2019

This update includes a few UX tweaks, most notably +/- delta indicator on numeric fields.

Grouping items

4 May 2019

This update includes:

Let us know what you’d like to see next hello@orcascan.com

Sorting lists by field values

30 Apr 2019

Hello! A couple of tweaks:

Let us know what you’d like to see next hello@orcascan.com

Bluetooth scanner compatibility

4 Apr 2019

Improved Bluetooth barcode scanner compatibility

Logic Bluetooth scanner speed

27 Mar 2019

Improvement speed of Bluetooth barcode scanner logic

“View on map” for GPS fields

23 Mar 2019

Let us know what you think hello@orcascan.com

Save & Close scan button

9 Mar 2019

Thanks for the feedback, this release includes:

Drop-down default values

7 Feb 2019

As requested, you can now set a default value for drop-down fields.

Drop down fields

6 Feb 2019

As requested, you can now add drop-down lists as a field type.

Exporting dates

2 Feb 2019

Dates are now exported as ISO 8601 with timezone information.

View Cloud Sheet data on your phone

14 Jan 2019

App:

Web:

You can now push your barcode scans directly into Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.

Bugs:

You can now delete default fields

5 Oct 2018

A few updates/fixes you requested:

Export barcode via DropBox, WhatsApp and more

24 Sep 2018

Just a couple more of the changes you requested:

Added auto field types

21 Sep 2018

We love getting your suggestion; please keep them coming. As requested, this update includes:

Improved date fields

18 Sep 2018

Thanks for your feedback! This update includes:

Added true/false fields

10 Sep 2018

As requested, you can now add true/false fields to every barcode scan. We’ve also

Added scan into field button

1 Aug 2018

We’ve added a “Scan into field” button next to all text fields allowing you to scan additional barcodes after every scan.

Added account info to app settings

27 May 2018

As requested, we’ve added the email address you have logged in as to the bottom of the app settings screen.

Lots of improvements based on your feedback

19 Apr 2018

Thank you for all your feedback! This update includes:

You can now add new fields

31 Jan 2018

Thank you for your suggestions. This update includes:

Added autogenerate barcode feature

30 Dec 2017

Thanks again for your feedback, please keep it coming! This update includes:

Added reset quantities and fixed some bugs

28 Dec 2017

Thank you for your feedback! Please keep it coming, it helps drive development.

This update includes:

Lots of improvements based on your feedback

18 Dec 2017

A BIG thank you for all your feedback! Please keep it coming as it really does help drive development. This version contains the following changes:

Bug fixes

New features

Changes to CSV export

Added barcode detail screen after scan

17 Nov 2016

Added, “Add detail after each scan” to allow an optional prompt for quantity/name/notes after every scan.

Added support for more barcodes

11 Nov 2016

As requested, we’ve added support for PDF417, Aztec & Code 93 barcodes.