Bar codes aren’t just for the grocery store anymore. The advent of personal bar code readers, like ScanLife’s latest for Android phones, allows you to quickly jump to Web sites, phone numbers or videos. This is basically a shortcut for typing on your smartphone’s keypad or browsing through menus. It’s even possible to create your own bar code on ScanLife’s Web site for quick access to oft-used functions. The software has been available as a free iPhone app since August, and can be downloaded now for Android phones as well. Head to ScanLife’s Web site and start checking yourself out, aisle three. [ScanLife via CNet]