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New features, fixes and improvements requested by Orca users
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 )
We also fixed a few UI issues.
8 Mar 2022
Hello, this update includes:
As always, let us know what you’d like to see next
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!
Capture multiple values from dropdowns by editing a field/column and enabling multi-select. A few ways you might use this:
12 Jul 2021
Added support for Datalogic barcode scanners (thanks for the nudge Nathalie)
17 Jun 2021
1 Jun 2021
1 May 2021
We’ve made it a little easier to print barcodes from the mobile app:
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:
Medical Device Tracking
Scan UDI barcodes on medical devices, and we’ll populate the make, model, expiry date etc.
Scan FMD barcodes on drug packaging, and we’ll populate batch, lot and expiry dates.
Scan VIN barcodes, and we’ll populate make, model, location etc.
Scan ISBN barcodes on books, and we’ll populate title, author, number of pages etc.
Orca Scan now works with the , , and range of hardware scanners 💪
And finally… you can now reorder your sheets by dragging the tabs 🚀
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.
You can now view deleted items, and see who deleted them, when, and from which device. Simply hit the
History button on the toolbar and select the
Deleted rows tab:
Happy scanning 👋
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 🎉
Let’s say you have a stock list with
Min Stock level :
You can use the value of the
Min Stock within a trigger to say: :
With that trigger in place, if the
Quantity drops below
Min Stock for any of your products, an email notification will be sent asking to reorder the item:
To use a column value in a trigger, simply wrap the column name in square brackets
Hasta luego 👋
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.
To make them even easier to work with, we’ve added the ability to import/export to Excel.
Here are the triggers used in the Medical Device Tracking template to extract data from GS1 barcodes into separate fields:
And the same triggers are exported to Excel:
Hope this helps!
26 Oct 2020
We’ve just launched , a simple alternative to paper forms.
25 Sep 2020
You can now view the location of all your assets and inventory in real-time ✨
A few more updates from the team:
1 Sep 2020
Emails notifications are great for things that need attention , but what if something needs attention right-away?
You can now send an SMS message to up to 10 people per trigger the instant something happens:
You can also send email notifications to multiple recipients now too 🎉
Until next time 🖖
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:
View the entire location history by clicking the asset pin and View History:
Let us know what you think
31 Jul 2020
You know all those sheets people keep adding you to? Well, you can now remove yourself.
Just right-click the sheet tab and hit Remove Sheet 🎉
BIG thanks to James for the suggestion👌
31 Jul 2020
You can now between user accounts. Simply:
Let us know what you’d like to see next.
10 Jan 2020
we’re super pleased to launch - simple 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
Mobile app updates
19 Jul 2019
Many of you asked for more analytics and reporting, so we’re pleased to now announce integrations with both and .
You can now:
4 Jun 2019
We’re super pleased to announce the release of and . You can now connect Orca Scan directly to your systems using simple HTTP requests and without complex APIs.
18 Apr 2019
You can now 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 and Bluetooth scanners such as the .
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:
(1) Pair your Bluetooth scanner with your device as normal
(2) Open Orca Scan
(3) Start scanning using your Bluetooth scanner
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.