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Orca 11.15.0: Sign-In with Google and Apple

17 Jun 2024

Accessing Orca Scan is now smoother than ever. Our new Google and Apple sign-in options mean logging into your account is faster, so you can dive right into your sheets and start scanning! Connect Google or Apple→

Orca 11.14.2: Introducing Formulas ✖️➗➕

28 May 2024

One of our most requested features is finally here; thank you to everyone who voted for this.

Introducing GS1 Digital Link 🚀

8 Feb 2024

We’ve been working on something HUGE, a simple solution to upgrade retail barcodes before they’re phased out in 2027 👇

Just in time for the holidays, your requested features are here 🎉🐞

18 Dec 2023

It’s the end of the year, but we’re not slowing down. We’ve got new features, solutions and even a couple of bug fixes 👇

Fresh updates as we fall into autumn 🍂

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 ⏩

Barcode Image API released

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.

REST API released 🚀

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!

Added barcode variables

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)

Added support for UDI barcodes

8 Mar 2022

Hello, this update includes:

Photos are finally here!

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!

Now supporting Datalogic scanners

12 Jul 2021

Added support for Datalogic barcode scanners (thanks for the nudge Nathalie)

Let there be light (theme)

1 May 2021

Introducing… Light theme (settings > use light theme)

Templates, hardware are more

14 Apr 2021

We added templates to help you track more, faster. A few of our favourites:

Introducing templates

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 :)

View deleted rows

1 Feb 2021

Hi there, just a quick update.

Supporting Linea Pro Barcode Sled (Infinite Peripherals)

8 Jan 2021

Orca Scan now works with the Linea Pro Barcode Sled from Infinite Peripherals. BIG thanks to Israel & Jose for the suggestion.

Use column values in Triggers

1 Nov 2020

You can now use the value of columns in your triggers 🎉

Import and export 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.

Launching contactless forms

26 Oct 2020

We’ve just launched Contactless Forms, a simple app-less alternative to paper forms.

View your assets and inventory on a map

25 Sep 2020

You can now view the location of all your assets and inventory in real-time ✨

Send SMS messages using triggers

1 Sep 2020

Emails notifications are great for things that need attention eventually, but what if something needs attention right-away?

Track your assets on a map

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:

Remove yourself from a sheet

31 Jul 2020

You know all those sheets people keep adding you to? Well, you can now remove yourself.

Transfer ownership of a sheet

31 Jul 2020

Hello 👋!

Triggers launch

10 Jan 2020

we’re super pleased to launch Triggers - simple if-this-then-that logic to do things like:

Splitting barcodes with regular expressions

2 Dec 2019

You can now break barcodes apart into different fields using regular expressions within triggers. Simple, yet powerful!

Trigger field changes with other field values

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 :)

Introducing Signature fields

10 Sep 2019

Web app updates

New Data Visualization Tools

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.

Connect Orca Scan to your systems

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.

Launching Data Sources

18 Apr 2019

You can now connect multiple sheets with Data Sources making it possible to:

Pinning values

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.

First hardware integrations

8 Apr 2019

Orca Scan now works with hardware scanners such as the Zebra TC51 and Bluetooth scanners such as the Symbol CS4070.

Support for Symbol CS4070

30 Mar 2019

Added support for Symbol CS4070 bluetooth barcode scanner

Bluetooth scanner support

20 Mar 2019

As requested, we’ve added support for Bluetooth barcode scanners. To get started, simply:

Microsoft Excel integration is live

17 Dec 2018

You can now connect Orca Scan directly to Microsoft Excel 2016, removing the need to manually export/import data.

Google Sheets integration is live

13 Dec 2018

As requested, you can now automagically send your Orca Scan data to Google Sheets!

Introducing the Barcode Generator

31 Oct 2018

You can now create barcodes with Orca Scan

Cloud Sheets released

19 Oct 2018

Orca Scan Mobile:

Orca Scan beta released

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.