The business card reader/scanner apps for iPhone can be a great way to save time when you add a contact to your address book. Combining iPhone’s powerful camera with a really good character-recognition/text-scanning can be useful, and that’s what business card scanning apps do.
- Card Scanner to Contacts + OCR
- Business Card Scanner-sam Pro
- ABBYY Business Card Reader Pro
- Contact Snapper
- Business Card Reader Pro
- Card Scanner
- WorldCard Mobile
1. Card Scanner to Contacts + OCR
Are you having trouble managing business cards at your busy schedule? Card Scanner to Contacts + OCR application is for you. Scan your business cards effortlessly; the application reads the information (OCR) on the business cards. It automatically fills in the words, so it is effortless to add your business cards to the phonebook. Share the business cards you scanned effortlessly.
In addition to all these features, the feature we liked most, and what makes this application special is the ability to export your business cards to Excel. Scan the business cards you receive after an event or a business trip, and Card Scanner to Contacts + OCR application will create an excel file for you. Thanks to cloud sync, your business cards are synchronized to the cloud, even if your phone is broken or stolen, you will not lose your business cards.
Price: 3 Day Free/Subscription 19.99 USD
Having won the trust of 100 million users, CamCard is worth a serious look if you wish to keep your contacts clutter-free. Take control of your business cards without any stress and keep your address book organized without any stress. With a simple user interface, it ensures you are to manage your cards fast and without any hassle. You can flawlessly scan and store cards.
If you don’t want to forget important things, add notes and reminders to your contacts. It sends you the contact updates so that you don’t fail to send congratulations. Lastly, the support of 17 languages Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian makes CamCard an ideal contact manager.
ScanBizCards is a simple, elegant, and neat business card scanner. With the integration of multiple services like Salesforce, SugarCRM, mailer, and Oracle Fusion you can keep your CRM updated with ease. The app allows you to quickly add contacts to your iPhone address and also export them as CSV files.
You get the option to either create new contacts or merge scans with existing records. With iCloud backup, you will be able to sync your contacts across devices. Additionally, ScanBizCards comes in a lite version which you can try before switching to the pro version.
4. Business Card Scanner-sam Pro
As compared to its rivals mentioned in this list, SamCard Pro doesn’t have too many elegant features. However, it does the work of scanning cards flawlessly. The anti-shake photo shooting technology ensures all the information on the cards is captured accurately.
It allows you to shoot both horizontally and vertically. Furthermore, SamCard Pro is compatible with seven languages like English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Swedish.
5. ABBYY Business Card Reader Pro
“Business Card Reader Pro” is lightning fast and boasts of the ability to scan cards with absolute precision. It automatically detects all the edges of the card and removes the defective edges.
With the use of auto-normalization of the phone, as well as extension numbers, it aquatically puts the missing parts. What’s more, it can even correct any typos and fill in the missing address filed to ensure. Additionally, Business Card Scanner Pro supports 25 languages including German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.
CardKeeper is a simple yet highly effective business card reader for your iPhone. It is fully capable of scanning cards with the desired result. Once you have scanned any card, you can easily add it to your address book.
The app allows you to manage your cards without any hassle. Besides, you will also be able to quickly share your cards via AirDrops. Besides, the support of multiple languages makes CardKeeper more user-friendly.
7. Contact Snapper
“Contact Snapper” is an exceptionally user-friendly and perfect app for those who are looking for a high-quality business card reader. What sets it apart from the rest is the ability to support more than 200 languages. The optimized OCR technology enables you to convert images into text with ease.
Important features like QR code recognition and the ability to assign groups to multiple contacts add more value to its profile. It lets you export your address book as PDF or excel to Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive. Business Card Scanner allows you to scan only three cards for free after that you will need to upgrade the app.
8. Business Card Reader Pro
Perhaps the most solid of all, Business Card Reader Pro is a really pricey affair at $6.99, but it’s also one of the most accurate card readers for the iPhone. There’s a lot of features that the app rides on including things like background image processing so that you can scan a bunch of cards quickly, anti-shake to compensate for bad picture quality (caused due to shaky hands), and much more.
The app also features a decent sort, filter, and search function (which is quite helpful because the app functions as a contacts manager). You can export the data to Evernote, SalesForce, and VCard. Easily edit your cards, keep them organized, and back up them to iCloud so that they remain secure and accessible from anywhere.
9. Card Scanner
I rate Card Scanner very highly based on its functionality. What impresses about this business card reader is the ability to recognize 14 languages, which makes it very handy.
You can ask Siri to let you quickly search for photos for business cards. Furthermore, Card Scanner lets you sync contacts with Google Drive, Salesforce, Zoho CRM, Zoho Invoice, Zoho Book, and Zoho Desk.
10. WorldCard Mobile
Having won several awards and ranked as number business app in the US App Store, included in the top 10 apps in business categories in 194 countries and with more than 20 million users worldwide, “WorldCard Mobile” is a must-have for professionals. The app uses advanced OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology to quickly transfer information from business cards to your iPhone contacts.
It lets you easily sort information like position, name, company, fax number, phone number, address or other fields. You can make a phone call, send SMS and email to your contacts right from the app.
The compatibility with 25 languages such as English, French, German, and more makes it very handy for users. Even better, this business contact reader also lets you sync contacts with Google Contacts and manage them with ease.
What gives “Eight” a slight edge over many other business card scanners is the high-accuracy. The company claims that the business card reader delivers 99.9% accuracy by taking advantage of the advanced OCR and human transcription.
Apart from reading business cards with precision, Eight also offers a better way to organize the digital cards. For instance, you can add notes and tags to profiles to not only keep them in the perfect sync but also easily find them.
As for the freemium variant, it has most of the basic features that can pretty much take care of your simple needs. But just in case you want a full-fledged business card reader, you can upgrade to Eight’s premium version to unlock many handy features including exporting data and more efficient digitization of the visiting cards.
Price: Free/Premium version comes at $3.99 (starting price)
I’m sure you have picked one of these business card reader apps to make the task of scanning cards and managing contacts more straightforward. What are the important qualities you want to see in a top business card reader app for iOS? Do let us know that in the comments below.
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