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Business Card Reader - Business Card Scanner

Business Card Reader - Business Card Scanner

ABBYY Mobile

Instantly turn business cards into contacts, network and follow up easily!

4.5 Ratings 25K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
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Ratings & Reviews

4.5
24.6K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    73+%
  2. 4
    14+%
  3. 3
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  4. 2
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  • Perfect for what I need! (Japanese/English) Aug 3, 2020

    By kasiamich
    I looked at a bunch of apps, and finally decided on this one. I am quite satisfied! The scanning of both Japanese and English characters is fine, and I don’t mind that I have to revise sometimes. It syncs with my Mac and iPhone Contacts quickly, and is easily exported for backup. I love that I can connect to LinkedIn and Facebook, and that the person’s photo can sometimes come up (I can’t figure out, though, how I can determine which photo can be used). Love it! The only feature I would like is if the business card scanned image can be exported along with the other data in the csv file, if that is even remotely possible. I know I can save a picture of the card in my phone, but I prefer not to. Thanks again for creating this!
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  • Decent App for scanning Mar 9, 2020

    By htimsc01
    Has a good set of tools, but not initially easy to get to. Have to go thru screens of this and that to do so. Also, it like a number of apps these days need an annual type of subscription to use all the features. I think this should be clearer as to what it does cost. Perhaps this is an Apple issue not the developer. Finally, the previous Feb reviewer talks about 7/8 people who work live paycheck to paycheck. This is just factually incorrect - all you have to so is review the data on city by city, by job category type (using the workers compensation categories) to see cost of living vs income is not even close to 7/8. Ridiculous unsupported statements that become true because they are repeated over and over. Even above that “paycheck to paycheck” does not account for how the paycheck is spent and so this phrase just becomes a loaded phrase. But back to the review - a useful app! One suggestion would be to somehow connect it to the Apple contacts app, altho that may take away from the data base this app uses. Thanks.
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  • Sep 26, 2020

    By ELR AndrOS
    While the app is easy to use and has most fields covered, it doesn't take advantage of its developer's (ABBYY) main strength: OCR in a huge number of languages! As such, if one is lucky enough to scan a card printed in one of the few languages the app supports, then everything is just fine; otherwise one is simply out of luck! Pity: provided support would have been available for many more languages (a trick ABBYY knows really well how to manage), the app would have received 4.5 stars or more .
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  • In Theory...Amazing. In Practice...Meh. Feb 1, 2020

    By erinvaughn
    I love this tool and I’ve recommended it to many, many people. It has been brought to my attention that the subscription based charging is problematic. If I stop subscribing, where do my cards go? Why can we not purchase it with different rates for number of cards? I’m sure subscription fees are great as a business model for you, recurring revenue and all, but for those that may be on the job search or not using it as often, it’s too expensive a tool. In a day and age when all developers are being taught to look to inclusiveness in their design models, is there not a way to make this more accessible to the hordes of people that need a tool like this but don’t have the budget for recurring charges? Since 7 out of 8 people in our country are living paycheck to paycheck, can you not design a business model that enables people to use such a valuable tool (in job searches especially) while still paying you for your valuable work?
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  • Nov 15, 2020

    By asim hussain
    Image recognition is best when only one language is selected. Even then, it is far from perfect, but good enough to be fair. I paid for the lifetime version and I don't regret it but I hope image recognition improves with time.
  • Nov 29, 2018

    By Greg Reese
    I spent $39 for the pro version. There is very poor support and only through email that takes at s least a day to get. Then you just hope they actually answer the problem and if not start the whole process over. I installed originally on my Google Pixel XL and recently upgraded to Google Pixel 3 XL. I imported everything from one phone to the other, but nothing from Abby transferred. Now I've lost all the info that was in the app, and it deleted all of them I had had saved to my Outlook 365. 11-29-18 It is possible to back-up the cards, if you set that up in the beginning. However, the support and instructions are not good and do not convey that message to new users effectively. Otherwise, I would have done this.
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  • Nov 17, 2020

    By Greg Mayer
    Installed to test. It failed to read the number and email on the first card and misspelled the name. Uninstalled. After reading the developer response, I've lowered rating to one star.
  • Cannot use app Nov 19, 2019

    By Ricky Rocket22
    Requires you to agree to ABBY’s terms regarding agreement to share personal data. If this can be revoked, then why even ask for it at all? Also, allowance of 3rd Party Advertising, which means that there is a sharing of my personal data with other companies. For myself, these terms are unacceptable. While, true, all private data might not be shared, there are no guarantees, that it won’t. As far as, GDPR, I don’t think most people know what that is, (including myself) and ABBY might want to elaborate its meaning to others and, more specifically, how being GDPR compliant provides justification for denying access to this application to the end user. I would very much like to use this application; however, being required to agree to the privacy and advertising terms, again. for myself, is unacceptable.
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  • Info on app site Nov 1, 2018

    By Inch1962
    I cannot state clear enough information was posted on the App when you looking at it to see if it something you want. I think it is ridiculous to charge that amount for something you can do yourself by taking a photo with the business card and putting it into an album. Some of us are on fixed incomes due to physical limitations, these people have a lot of business cards from their doctors. Perhaps you could offer part of the app for free to hold 30 cards to put all their doctors cards using the app it could save somebody’s life. So if somebody has some kind of a medical problems and and needs emergency they would look in your phone for any information on doctors that you have on the phone .
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  • Jan 21, 2019

    By Luke Marjanovic
    Terrible - low res scans and no logic in the OCR. For what it cannot read, the OCR fills the gaps with gobbleyguck. Imagine the OCR autocompletes a name, then for the email address in format fist name.last name it autofills with other characters and numbers (no logic to check against contact name). Also puts ineligible characters into the email field, and does not recognize the "@" that has to be in EVERY email address. It takes longer correcting bad ocr than it takes to key in contact!!
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  1. De-clutter your desk by turning all of your business cards into digital contacts
  2. Big names in business like CNN and The New York Times give this award-winning app a thumbs up
  3. Uses innovative technology to read business cards and automatically pull the contact information, so you don't have to do any work

Reviewed by Olivia Cordell on May 11, 2018

  • Perfect for what I need! (Japanese/English) Aug 3, 2020

    By kasiamich
    I looked at a bunch of apps, and finally decided on this one. I am quite satisfied! The scanning of both Japanese and English characters is fine, and I don’t mind that I have to revise sometimes. It syncs with my Mac and iPhone Contacts quickly, and is easily exported for backup. I love that I can connect to LinkedIn and Facebook, and that the person’s photo can sometimes come up (I can’t figure out, though, how I can determine which photo can be used). Love it! The only feature I would like is if the business card scanned image can be exported along with the other data in the csv file, if that is even remotely possible. I know I can save a picture of the card in my phone, but I prefer not to. Thanks again for creating this!
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  • Not Perfect But Fine Mar 29, 2018

    By pnoble
    I ingested around 200 old business cards in maybe 2-3 hours. The app crashed 5-6 times but to no ill effect. Parsing of card content was sometimes inconsistent for the same card. Character recognition was by no means perfect. Also doesn’t seem to flag duplicates. But all in all it worked like a charm and since my personal use is purely archival and it stores the original image to refer to it is just fine. Better than fine. A few hundred cards to go and then I will never store another and will return from trips and shows card free!! Just two incredibly stupidly designed business cards out of 200 failed to ingest! And one company’s graphics refused to photograph without enormous effort. Importing into iOS address book, into SalesForce, into Excel is huge if you need. Also knowing where and when you ingested the card is terrific. Great app in terms of utility value. Fair subscription cost. Chose on account of an independent comparative review and it’s very high App Store rating.
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  • Oct 9, 2020

    By Jimacon Inc
    Awesome app!!! Loved it, but find it is too expensive to continue to use. If the price dropped, I would buy it. It only gives 10 free cards which is not much!
  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Zach Proctor
    Absolutely love this app, take a little time and get the hang of how it works and boom it's pretty proper! Although unless I missed it I wish there was a dark theme feature!
  • Wow! Impeccable fn Jan 5, 2020

    By crasshipster
    ABBYY BCR app is so very superior to all other business card import apps that I have tried over the years, both free and paid ones. ABBYY BCR automatically captured and imported the contact info from the card accurately into the appropriate places. I didn’t have to edit or add any info. It also grabbed a pic of the card and corrected the image angles so the pic of the card looks centered and perfect. You then have import options including to your own contacts. I like that you can keep the pic of the business card in the app. I am not a working professional so I don’t have a subscription. I would recommend it. Though I do get subscriptions just to support app development. I don’t use this often enough. I did just see that there are a variety of paid options in addition to the full paid subscription. Thank you big time for that! Thanks for a great app and for maintaining it. Even though I can’t continue to use it.
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  • Decent App for scanning Mar 9, 2020

    By htimsc01
    Has a good set of tools, but not initially easy to get to. Have to go thru screens of this and that to do so. Also, it like a number of apps these days need an annual type of subscription to use all the features. I think this should be clearer as to what it does cost. Perhaps this is an Apple issue not the developer. Finally, the previous Feb reviewer talks about 7/8 people who work live paycheck to paycheck. This is just factually incorrect - all you have to so is review the data on city by city, by job category type (using the workers compensation categories) to see cost of living vs income is not even close to 7/8. Ridiculous unsupported statements that become true because they are repeated over and over. Even above that “paycheck to paycheck” does not account for how the paycheck is spent and so this phrase just becomes a loaded phrase. But back to the review - a useful app! One suggestion would be to somehow connect it to the Apple contacts app, altho that may take away from the data base this app uses. Thanks.
    more
  • Nov 15, 2020

    By asim hussain
    Image recognition is best when only one language is selected. Even then, it is far from perfect, but good enough to be fair. I paid for the lifetime version and I don't regret it but I hope image recognition improves with time.
  • Very creative and very practical/useful tool Oct 16, 2017

    By 岩恩
    Completely worth it! Great concept and fun design especially with nice features such as being able to send an email automatically, with your info in the body and your card picture attached, to those whose business cards you have uploaded. The reason it is not 5 stars is because ok the last few cards I used (which were all the same company but different individuals) it got the spelling and certain info wrong on them so that I had to go in and manually rewrite parts. Not a major issue but something that is there. Also first 15 are free and a fee if you want to add more. Yearly fee is 29+ - not bad.
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  • Apr 2, 2019

    By masha mitkevich
    Good app, very helpful after trying other cards scanners that claim to do the same, still came back to business card reader. Recognition qua;ity can be improved, sometimes it has problems with non-conventional fonts and symbols. when it does not recognize a card, it is easy to go to the settings and select and manually fill in the different fields you want. But it happens very rarely so I am satisfied. It is also fast (takes seconds to save a card) and recognizes several languages. I like that option to save contacts to the phone directly and the cards can be viewed on another device after registration. As I said, it is a good app but of course, has things to improve. To be honest it was not easy to understand how it works when you are in for the first time. Some video tutorials for users will be helpful. Also not free for full usage. Business cards reader developers, please make us store more cards for free! Maybe show more ads or something.
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  • Great tool and resource! A little clunky but that’s ok! Jun 3, 2018

    By redcoat90
    This app helps me organize my contacts from business. I always have them with me and don’t have to carry a big book around or use up space with pictures of cards! I don’t even have to obtain the business card! Thank you for that! This app is still a little clunky. Sometimes I have to re-enter some or all of the info that was misread or the picture doesn’t automatically take (which can be a pain when I only have one hand). I have learned to work around it, tho.
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  • Sep 26, 2020

    By ELR AndrOS
    While the app is easy to use and has most fields covered, it doesn't take advantage of its developer's (ABBYY) main strength: OCR in a huge number of languages! As such, if one is lucky enough to scan a card printed in one of the few languages the app supports, then everything is just fine; otherwise one is simply out of luck! Pity: provided support would have been available for many more languages (a trick ABBYY knows really well how to manage), the app would have received 4.5 stars or more .
    more
  • In Theory...Amazing. In Practice...Meh. Feb 1, 2020

    By erinvaughn
    I love this tool and I’ve recommended it to many, many people. It has been brought to my attention that the subscription based charging is problematic. If I stop subscribing, where do my cards go? Why can we not purchase it with different rates for number of cards? I’m sure subscription fees are great as a business model for you, recurring revenue and all, but for those that may be on the job search or not using it as often, it’s too expensive a tool. In a day and age when all developers are being taught to look to inclusiveness in their design models, is there not a way to make this more accessible to the hordes of people that need a tool like this but don’t have the budget for recurring charges? Since 7 out of 8 people in our country are living paycheck to paycheck, can you not design a business model that enables people to use such a valuable tool (in job searches especially) while still paying you for your valuable work?
    more
  • Economical solution for card scanning Aug 8, 2018

    By Darinpf
    I spent $25 for an annual subscription and that seems like a good deal given costs for similar solutions. The plus side- fast scanning, simple intuitive interface, export to excel. The down side- from the first 10 cards I scanned, only 2 picked up the email address and it seemed that several didn’t pick up the name of the organization. And, if you find you want to upload a contact without a business card, you have to go into settings and select the “create your own business card” option and just use that feature to add other contacts without cards. That’s not as intuitive as the rest of the interface. All in all, my hope is I will be collecting hundreds of cards this way and making it easier to upload into Salesforce. I haven’t tried that yet. This is just my day one feedback.
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  • Good but not great Dec 13, 2018

    By donjbay
    Most features of this app are great, and the recognition is more accurate than other card scanning apps. The main downfall has to do with the text, navigation and email ‘buttons’ or lack thereof. ABBYY would do well to adopt the more user friendly interface of CamCard, when the most used features have buttons on a banner above the card info, so you can quickly call,text, email or load the directions to the address in a navigation app of your choosing. For navigation, simply seeing the pin on a map within the app is mostly useless for navigation purposes, and ultimately renders this app ineffective holistically. Please address this, I paid for the premium features not realizing this, and will ultimately switch to CamCard for its more user friendly interface/functionality.
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  • Jan 31, 2019

    By Christina Goebel
    This app performed more accurately than Wantedly, but still needed quite a bit of editing. It works better when you take the picture closer to the card. I wouldn't have downloaded if the app had been titled Trial. I wanted a free app that was really free, not just free for 10 cards. People who seek the app need more than 10 cards, so might as well be upfront about the costs and call it a trial.
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  • Jun 9, 2019

    By CM Johns
    I find there are more cons than pros with this app. You need to enter contact information yourself and make sure to check that phone, email address and other info is correct because the info it automatically adds usually has mistakes in it. The pros are that you can text message from the app and call and it is fairly easy to use.
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  • Oct 9, 2019

    By Dmitry Ustinov
    The idea is good, but after OCR you need to manually edit every card. So far it failed to properly recognize cards in either Russian or English. Overall the quality would be fine for free app, but not for the paid one. Not going to extend the subscription.
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  • Ok but design flaws Dec 30, 2017

    By Great Service too!!!
    The OCR does a decent job but I hate that the send your card to others feature starts enabled. What if I grab my boss's card or some stranger whose card I just want to have for future reference? Both are true in my case, and I am now wondering if my info has been improperly sent to others. Finally, the categories it uses to keep track of the information should be more carefully thought through. Some feel repetitious while others are lacking. I will not be upgrading and since I only get 10 scans I will need to find another program.
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  • Great concept but HORRIBLE UX!! Jun 7, 2019

    By techster_talk
    How can a paid subscription have no option to contact support?!! The export function is broken, there is no info on how to log into the cloud, help links are broken, and even after I managed to dig up what seemed like a ticket system and spent the time providing thorough explanation of the issues, after submitting the screen went completely blank! No confirmation, no emails, nothing! If this is the paid service, I don’t want to know what the free version does. Get it together! You’re a software company!
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  • Works but too limited Sep 5, 2018

    By Notformee
    I had no problem with the apps functionality but you can only load 10 cards without a monthly subscription. Anyone who even considers looking up an app to store business cards already has more than ten cards to store or they wouldn’t need it in the first place. $25 a month is outrageous. One time maybe but I think for $300 a year I can come up with a better solution.
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  • Nov 29, 2018

    By Greg Reese
    I spent $39 for the pro version. There is very poor support and only through email that takes at s least a day to get. Then you just hope they actually answer the problem and if not start the whole process over. I installed originally on my Google Pixel XL and recently upgraded to Google Pixel 3 XL. I imported everything from one phone to the other, but nothing from Abby transferred. Now I've lost all the info that was in the app, and it deleted all of them I had had saved to my Outlook 365. 11-29-18 It is possible to back-up the cards, if you set that up in the beginning. However, the support and instructions are not good and do not convey that message to new users effectively. Otherwise, I would have done this.
    more
  • Nov 17, 2020

    By Greg Mayer
    Installed to test. It failed to read the number and email on the first card and misspelled the name. Uninstalled. After reading the developer response, I've lowered rating to one star.
  • Cannot use app Nov 19, 2019

    By Ricky Rocket22
    Requires you to agree to ABBY’s terms regarding agreement to share personal data. If this can be revoked, then why even ask for it at all? Also, allowance of 3rd Party Advertising, which means that there is a sharing of my personal data with other companies. For myself, these terms are unacceptable. While, true, all private data might not be shared, there are no guarantees, that it won’t. As far as, GDPR, I don’t think most people know what that is, (including myself) and ABBY might want to elaborate its meaning to others and, more specifically, how being GDPR compliant provides justification for denying access to this application to the end user. I would very much like to use this application; however, being required to agree to the privacy and advertising terms, again. for myself, is unacceptable.
    more
  • Info on app site Nov 1, 2018

    By Inch1962
    I cannot state clear enough information was posted on the App when you looking at it to see if it something you want. I think it is ridiculous to charge that amount for something you can do yourself by taking a photo with the business card and putting it into an album. Some of us are on fixed incomes due to physical limitations, these people have a lot of business cards from their doctors. Perhaps you could offer part of the app for free to hold 30 cards to put all their doctors cards using the app it could save somebody’s life. So if somebody has some kind of a medical problems and and needs emergency they would look in your phone for any information on doctors that you have on the phone .
    more
  • Jan 21, 2019

    By Luke Marjanovic
    Terrible - low res scans and no logic in the OCR. For what it cannot read, the OCR fills the gaps with gobbleyguck. Imagine the OCR autocompletes a name, then for the email address in format fist name.last name it autofills with other characters and numbers (no logic to check against contact name). Also puts ineligible characters into the email field, and does not recognize the "@" that has to be in EVERY email address. It takes longer correcting bad ocr than it takes to key in contact!!
    more

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