Review – ABBVY Business Card Reader

There are many business card apps out there. Some are tied to larger applications, some integrate to other products, but few accurately OCR your contacts business cards.

CoolSmartPhone would like to present to you ABBYY Business Card Reader (BCR) for the iPhone . BCR  allows users to capture contact information from business cards directly into the mobile address book and find more information about your contacts in Facebook, Twitter or on the Map!


Key features:

– CardHolder is a special archive of business card images along with their recognized data;

– Instant search in LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter;

– Address search on Maps;

– Unreliably captured characters are highlighted;

– Captured data can be merged with an existing contact;

– New sleek user interface;

– BCR can capture data from business cards in 20 languages.

The one thing that stands out on this app is not only the scanning quality, but also when it’s OCR’d the card it highlights any characters it believes may be ambiguous.

Now that’s all well and good, but then what?

So your contact is now in the Address Book in the time it took you to put the card back in your wallet, what else could you want? How about the ability to look that person up on FaceBook, Twitter or LinkedIn…. Yup it does that too.

There’s no doubt this is a great app, and yes there are others out there, but not that are as accurate, and with such rich features – and at $4.99 it’s reasonably priced too.

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