New features, fixes and improvements requested by Orca users
4 Oct 2023
Summer is over, the days are getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down. The Orca team have moved to weekly development sprints so we can get the additions you want even faster ⏩
4 Apr 2023
The humble barcode turned 50 this week 🎉 But, despite its age, generating barcodes is still painful. To solve that, we’re thrilled to announce our FREE Barcode Image API with a step-by-step of how you can use it to generate barcodes in Google Sheets.
21 Mar 2023
In this release, we’ve launched our REST API. Our most requested feature lets your business applications seamlessly interact with internal & third-party systems. Add barcode tracking, connect scanners & more!
21 Mar 2022
We’ve introduced Orca Variables to make it easier to extract data from barcodes, add $GS1:GTIN or $HIBC:PCN as a default value and scan a UDI barcode (more info at Variables)
8 Mar 2022
Hello, this update includes:
22 Oct 2021
You can now add images of your items. Whether you want to show proof of delivery, capture a photo for quality purposes or show product variations, it’s now possible!
12 Jul 2021
Added support for Datalogic barcode scanners (thanks for the nudge Nathalie)
17 Jun 2021
1 Jun 2021
1 May 2021
Introducing… Light theme (settings > use light theme)
14 Apr 2021
We added templates to help you track more, faster. A few of our favourites:
19 Feb 2021
We’re super pleased to introduce templates! Simply create a new sheet, select what you’d like to track (Inventory, Books, Medical Devices etc), and we’ll set up your sheet with all the fields you need to do a great job :)
1 Feb 2021
Hi there, just a quick update.
8 Jan 2021
Orca Scan now works with the Linea Pro Barcode Sled from Infinite Peripherals. BIG thanks to Israel & Jose for the suggestion.
1 Nov 2020
You can now use the value of columns in your triggers 🎉
1 Nov 2020
Triggers are a great way to add custom functionality to your sheet, from showing and hiding fields to breaking apart barcodes and sending notification as data changes.
26 Oct 2020
We’ve just launched Contactless Forms, a simple app-less alternative to paper forms.
25 Sep 2020
You can now view the location of all your assets and inventory in real-time ✨
1 Sep 2020
Emails notifications are great for things that need attention eventually, but what if something needs attention right-away?
1 Aug 2020
As requested, we’ve added the ability to view the location of your assets. Just click the map button at the bottom of your sheet:
31 Jul 2020
You know all those sheets people keep adding you to? Well, you can now remove yourself.
31 Jul 2020
10 Jan 2020
we’re super pleased to launch Triggers - simple if-this-then-that logic to do things like:
2 Dec 2019
You can now break barcodes apart into different fields using regular expressions within triggers. Simple, yet powerful!
16 Nov 2019
We’re super excited to introduce triggers! You can now show/hide/set and clear fields based on the value of other fields. We’ve added the ability to set and clear required status using triggers :)
10 Sep 2019
Web app updates
19 Jul 2019
Many of you asked for more analytics and reporting, so we’re pleased to now announce integrations with both Microsoft Power BI and Google Data Studio.
4 Jun 2019
We’re super pleased to announce the release of Lookup URLs and WebHooks. You can now connect Orca Scan directly to your systems using simple HTTP requests and without complex APIs.
18 Apr 2019
You can now connect multiple sheets with Data Sources making it possible to:
14 Apr 2019
We’ve added the ability to Pin values on fields, so you can enter data once and repeat it for every scan.
8 Apr 2019
Orca Scan now works with hardware scanners such as the Zebra TC51 and Bluetooth scanners such as the Symbol CS4070.
30 Mar 2019
Added support for Symbol CS4070 bluetooth barcode scanner
20 Mar 2019
As requested, we’ve added support for Bluetooth barcode scanners. To get started, simply:
17 Dec 2018
You can now connect Orca Scan directly to Microsoft Excel 2016, removing the need to manually export/import data.
13 Dec 2018
As requested, you can now automagically send your Orca Scan data to Google Sheets!
31 Oct 2018
You can now create barcodes with Orca Scan
19 Oct 2018
Orca Scan Mobile:
19 Jul 2018
2 Nov 2016
The first version of Orca Scan has been released onto the Apple and iOS App Store. This is a revamped, rebranded version of Barcode Bulk Scanner initially released onto the app stores on 13 August 2016.