Easily Share PDFs & Other Files with a Download File QR Code

Embed a PDF, Word Doc, MP3, MP4, JPEG and more into QR Codes

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Make any file downloadable in a scan!

Whether you run a restaurant and want to share your menu in a scan, or a teacher sharing classes with your students, share any file, from PDF to MP4, to videos and runner maps!

How simple is that?

Create your File QR Code and share your files in a blinkTurn. Your idea into a File QR Code

When a person scans the QR code, the file immediately downloads to their phone.

QR codes are perfect for sharing files with your customers, fans, attendees, volunteers, or anyone else you need to give information to.

You just have to make sure your file is maximum 5MB, so you don’t accidentally overload people’s phones. And if your file is bigger than 5MB, let us know, and we can work something out. Just make sure your customers know the file is larger than 5 MB, too.

Create

Share documents effectively

Share PDFs, Word docs, songs, videos, photos, and more so your customers can easily access the files you want to share with them.

Customize

Make it your own thing

Drive up the number of scans you get by making your QR code one-of-a-kind.

Branded short URL +
Your brand’s colors +
Your brand’s logo =

One inviting QR code

Track

Measure performance

Follow the stats to see how well your QR code is performing. When was it scanned? Where was it scanned? How many times was the file downloaded? It’s all in the stats!
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How do I make one?

First, you need to find a dynamic QR code generator, just like uQR.me!

Then, you can register for a free trial. Or, if you already have an account, log in and follow these simple steps:

  1. Click “Create QR Code.”
  2. Select “Download File” as the type.
    Add your file (up to 5MB).
  3. Give your QR code a title so you can keep track of it.
  4. Click “Save and Apply Changes.”

Finished!

That’s all you need to do to make a Download File QR code.

What else can I do with it?

Once you have created your QR code, you can personalize it with your branding.

  • Customize it with colors and logos.
  • Edit the shortened URL.
  • Download it in a variety of file formats.
  • Password protect it if necessary.
  • Connect your Google Analytics account.
  • Add a redirect page with a branded message.

You can also create a landing page template to use for your codes and so much more.

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Why use dynamic download file QR codes?

Express uniqueness

Add your brand name to the shortened URL and your colors and logo to the code. Be creative to increase brand awareness. Your customers are more likely to scan a customized QR code.

Assess progress

Dynamic QR codes provide you with useful information, like when and where the code is scanned, and how many times the file is downloaded. See your campaign’s success in real time!

Remain flexible

Change the file your QR code points to any time you like. If you want it to connect to something different, simply change the file it links to. Swap out a PDF for a video, maybe. It’s all up to you.

Showcase your brilliance

Print your QR code in a variety of high definition formats that look good no matter what size they are and what medium they are in. We would be happy to help you choose the right format!

How ‘bout some tips?

Of course! We’re all about helping!

  • Show ‘em how it’s done.
    Upload a PDF file to a QR code that contains instructions on how to assemble a product.
  • Share knowledge.
    Link to a PDF that has valuable information people can use. It could be a white paper, terms and conditions, reports, relevant documents you need to be signed and returned.
  • Advertise yourself.
    Give people a brochure or a catalog of your company’s offerings to download or provide them unique discount codes or coupons they can use at your store.
  • Present findings.
    If you are giving a presentation, create a PDF of your research findings or presentation slides for the audience to download.
  • Drop a beat.
    Upload an MP3 file to a QR code that contains a sample of your music or podcast.
  • Tease ‘em.
    Upload an MP4 file to a QR code that contains a movie teaser or some other video you want to share.
  • Paint a picture.
    Upload a JPG file to a QR code that promotes a book or an art exhibition.
  • Collaborate
    Upload a DOC file to a QR code so the user who scans it can edit the file and send it back via email.
  • Optimize your link destinations for mobile.
    Make sure whatever people download is optimized for a mobile device.
  • Include a call-to-action.
    Wherever you post your QR code, include a call to action (CTA) that invites people to scan the code and tells them what will happen when they scan it.
  • Host humongous files if necessary
    If you absolutely need to share a file larger than 5MB, we suggest uploading the actual file to a cloud file hosting service like Google Drive or Dropbox and then putting the link to the file into a website QR code. That way, people are taken to the file and can still download it. We also suggest letting people know the file size, so they are not caught off guard by having a huge file downloaded onto their phone.
  • Be courteous.
    As a courtesy to people who scan your QR code, make it clear to them that a file will immediately begin to download once they scan the code.
  • Secure your code.
    If the file is only meant for certain people, make it password protected and only give the password to people who are meant to see it.
  • Secure your code.
    If the file is only meant for certain people, make it password protected and only give the password to people who are meant to see it.

How do you scan QR codes?

Most modern phones can automatically recognize and scan QR codes. Please click here to see a detailed guide to scanning QR codes.

If you have a file to share with a broad audience, a Download File QR code is a fabulous way to distribute it. They are easy to make, simple to use, and completely contactless.

QR codes provide a fun and interactive bridge between the real world and the online world. Be creative and share files with your audience in a memorable way.

Start creating QR codes that actually work for you.

It will take you only 5 minutes to get your first QR code going.
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