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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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  • img Expert
    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

  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Chow Leah To
    Try to scan card but msg mentioned "No recognition left" and I thought I didn't renew it. This was almost 2 years. Now i got surprised emailed that I renewed this apps in 2020 and 2021. What's happening?
  • 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.
  • Dec 8, 2020

    By Survey Tech
    The App is pretty good and can recognize most cards accurately. I just have one small concern though. When i export it to csv all the contacts show as uncategorized even though i have categorized them. Please help. Update 08/12 20: Unfortunately you guys have admitted that this is indeed a problem and that currently you cant even solve it and it might be solved only in the future. There goes your one star.
  • 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?
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Dmitry Zhukov
    The app improved their choice of fields after my last review, thank you! Also, the quality of bilingual recognition improved greatly.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mar 7, 2021

    By john elfi
    Fast and easy to use. I like the application and hope more features developed on it.
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Chow Leah To
    Try to scan card but msg mentioned "No recognition left" and I thought I didn't renew it. This was almost 2 years. Now i got surprised emailed that I renewed this apps in 2020 and 2021. What's happening?
  • 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.
  • Dec 8, 2020

    By Survey Tech
    The App is pretty good and can recognize most cards accurately. I just have one small concern though. When i export it to csv all the contacts show as uncategorized even though i have categorized them. Please help. Update 08/12 20: Unfortunately you guys have admitted that this is indeed a problem and that currently you cant even solve it and it might be solved only in the future. There goes your one star.
  • 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?
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Dmitry Zhukov
    The app improved their choice of fields after my last review, thank you! Also, the quality of bilingual recognition improved greatly.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mar 7, 2021

    By john elfi
    Fast and easy to use. I like the application and hope more features developed on it.
  • 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.
  • Jan 21, 2021

    By Matt Braynard
    This is garbage. Avoid! 1. It doesn't capture email addresses and doesn't have a place for you to add them manually. 2. It sees the name "John Howard, MD." and thinks MD is the last name. 3. Accidentally paid for a full year subscription but it won't refund my money despite making the request 3 minutes after purchase.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • OCR makes lot of errors, almost faster to enter data manually Nov 26, 2019

    By Iscoyd
    I got this app for my iPhone 11 Pro after seeing its excellent review ratings, but sadly my experience has been anything but good. It makes a lot of OCR errors even when the captured image is perfect, and assigns text to the wrong fields more often than is acceptable. Lastly, it takes too much time to register a card in the database (10-15 seconds per card), during which time the screen is frozen and not ready to scan the next card. I’m not sure it is much faster than entering the data manually. Unfortunately, other business card apps that I tried are no better. Looking for an app that can at least do OCR well.
  • 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.
  • DO NOT RECOMMEND Oct 3, 2018

    By SB1627
    I quickly purchased the app for its export to CVS feature. After 10 min of searching for how to easily export, with no clear explanation on the prompt that told me to configure my email, I finally exported the contact list to the desktop site. I was pleased to export to CSV and dismayed to see that I will have to separate Every Single piece of info on any one contact. Instead of having it organized by name, email, company, etc in different columns...all of these things exist in one column. A complete and total waste of time and $30. The recognition software of the cards was also poor. Save yourself time and just enter these yourself the old fashion way.

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  • img Expert
    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

  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Dmitry Zhukov
    The app improved their choice of fields after my last review, thank you! Also, the quality of bilingual recognition improved greatly.
  • 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.
  • Mar 7, 2021

    By john elfi
    Fast and easy to use. I like the application and hope more features developed on it.
  • 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.
  • I’ve tried them ALL, and this is the one to get Sep 23, 2019

    By o1o1o1o1
    None of these packages have 100 % accuracy, but this one comes close. Further, this app connects to LinkedIn, and it has easy editing. Finally, if you don’t think it scanned something correctly, it allows you to send an email to the developer with the details of the improper scan (assuming you don’t mind having the developer see the card). Don’t know if they read the email and do anything with it, this feature at least makes you feel better.
  • Very Accurate Picture Taker Oct 1, 2020

    By MichaelWidener
    This software works much better than its name would suggest. A lot of programs like this have names that use Usability principles in the name itself. This leads us to believe the coding must also be as well thought out or as easy to use as the name is to remember. Not so. I’ve done Agile development as a Designer. That’s the part with the pictures and buttons, and animations, and what could bottoms how an app moves around in response to end user button-taps (in the case of a touch screen.) This app has clearly given their QA team the teeth to hold up release until all the annoying problems are fixed. There’s something called a “backlog” in software development. Unsuccessful app makers (and software makers alike) focus on release dates instead of long-term customer loyalty. This software developer clearly chose the latter. Recommended.
  • Most reliable and accurate scanner Jun 22, 2019

    By appbay
    I have tried over 10 business card scanning apps and this one is the best by far. It is 98% accurate and allows you to connect via LinkedIn/Facebook .. a feature most do not offer. Try the free version if that’s good enough for you no need to pay… But for me I am a heavy user of the app and have no problem paying the developer to continue making improvements extremely happy with this product!
  • Jun 3, 2020

    By Evros St.
    Oh my God! I got impressed by the power and "AI" capabilities of this app!! It recognized the corners of the Business card immediately, even under the light of the kitchen oven, and what surprised me was that it has categorized all the information into the correct boxes each. Although the business cards I have are bilingual. In Greek and English! BRAVO!! Excellent job guys! Take all 5 stars! 👍
  • Doesn’t save cards on app Jul 19, 2019

    By Polpet
    I am having a real hard time with this app. Basically when you scan card it saves to contacts but doesn’t save on app. Out of 20 cards scanned 3 saved on app. If you try again it keeps adding same contact over and over to your phone contact list. This is a mess. Support not easy to find on this app. I paid for the subscription but will contact apple for refund.
  • Wow! Jun 7, 2018

    By Overthetop16!
    I have been in sales for 30+ years. This tool has made my job easier. The most incredible thing about this application, I scan a prospects business card, it’s now in my phone and it makes itMuch easier to follow up with potential customers and current Customers! I have recommended to our Co pant to purchase this app and to have the sales force use it to win!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May have been a BIG mistake Oct 18, 2018

    By iAskMartin
    Using the Fine Reader on my pc for scanning I was expecting much better product. I previously used ScanBizCards but they dropped web access. The web access with BCR is just plain crap. No import function exists. Edit is OK. Sync with contacts appears to be one way only. Scanning is just ok. ScanBizCards did much better job of suggesting correct company too. There is no rescan functionality. You have to delete and start over. Don’t pay for this!
  • Expensive but the best so far Jul 11, 2019

    By Buckeyes Baby!
    Business card scanners are largely horrible. I’ve tried every major product and, though it’s hard to believe that in 2019 there aren’t better scanners, all of them fall short. That said, this one is the best. It has room for improvement, however, is worth the money. They even have an email that sends support a detailed email of the image and OCR results, so they are trying! I’m assuming some of this is due to iPhone XR limitations....
  • Love the app, but... Jun 4, 2020

    By VOFITZ
    I purchased all the apps in a bundle a while back and for some reason I cannot restore my purchases of all apps. I should be considered premium subscriber, however it’s not recognizing my account as premium and am continuously being asked to pay again. Also having a difficult time reaching customer service. App seems to be intact, however customer service has a lot to be desired.
  • Only thing I don’t like... Oct 7, 2019

    By Kimi45
    Unfortunately, there is no way to take previously scanned business cards off of a desktop and directly import them online to your account. I have many business card I have already scanned that are available on my desktop. You are not able to login to this app on a desktop and drag business cards over for importation and synchronization. 😟
  • Almost Perfect - Needs Photo Zoom Jul 20, 2018

    By Jradi
    The only feature I wish this app had, was a way to zoom in the photos per contact. When I visit a company, I want to quickly flip through the photos to refresh my memory as to who works there. Flipping through cards is good, but the photos are too small to be very helpful. Still, this is the best app out there, really hoping they add this feature.
  • Nice app Nov 25, 2020

    By FC904
    Nice app that works as advertised. Fell short of 5 star rating because of the subscription options. After using several times I wanted to “subscribe” for the 50 card option on the Apple App Store but have been unable to locate that option. If I can get that it becomes five star.
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Chow Leah To
    Try to scan card but msg mentioned "No recognition left" and I thought I didn't renew it. This was almost 2 years. Now i got surprised emailed that I renewed this apps in 2020 and 2021. What's happening?
  • Dec 8, 2020

    By Survey Tech
    The App is pretty good and can recognize most cards accurately. I just have one small concern though. When i export it to csv all the contacts show as uncategorized even though i have categorized them. Please help. Update 08/12 20: Unfortunately you guys have admitted that this is indeed a problem and that currently you cant even solve it and it might be solved only in the future. There goes your one star.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dec 7, 2018

    By Slava Fomin II
    One of the best apps I've found. It could actually take photo of the card automatically and recognize 90% of the text on card even in Russian language. However, the final photo of the card is not properly cropped and it's very blurry. Not good for a perfectionist like me. Also, it's extremely expensive (around $100) for a lifetime subscription for a small app which I'm going to use very rarely. And it doesn't make sense to pay monthly for an app I'm going to use couple of times a year. I would rather input contact details manually.
  • Nov 7, 2018

    By Victoria Whitehead
    I upgraded to the non-free app for unlimited scans and exporting to excel. When exporting to excel, the column headers and information are not delimited correctly. Most of the information is in column 1 (no problem-use the "text to column" feature in excel.) The problem arises when some of the information is set in the other columns...and the "used" column headings are not ALL exported. For example: street name, city, state, zip. It exports Address (Work) but does not include the rest of them. This app was suppose to make my life easier. Now I am spending time formatting it both in ABBYY and excel.
  • Need some improvement Dec 6, 2020

    By Eafb1234
    The app is good, scan and reads the cards quick and is fairly intuitive. But there are some important needs for improvement - Application crashes far too many times. Scanned +300 cards and the app crashed more than 50 times, luckily with no loss of info - App should recognize and learn from prior scanning. If you scan several cards from the same firm, it would be good that once 1 is corrected, then forth coming are scanned correctly - Scan is ok, but could be improved, specially for international business cards. Some scanning errors are not understandable - Should try to follow a format for the phones, particularly when there are international cards so they are all recorded properly - Maybe a good idea would be for the app to lear. If I don’t use nicknames, and rename it as the 2nd last name, well that could be the result next scan. Hope to see further updates to the app that take care of some improvements that could be made.
  • Jul 30, 2019

    By Arki Kali
    It does a decent job of recognizing text, provided the card is in a fairly standard layout. You really need to go in and proofread / edit each card though. But the thing that drives me CRAZY and has me still looking for a different app is that there's no way to edit cards to manually crop them after you've scanned them in. To manually take a picture via the standard camera mode would take forever. But if you don't do that, your biz cards don't look all nice and pretty, just a jumbled mess. I'd have thought you could maybe edit the card images in the computer / web app, but no. Also, there's a serious lack of support so far as a how-to manual / instructions goes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Works well, but is NOT free Oct 10, 2019

    By jyggt64457gvgg445
    This app works well and does a better job with its recognition software. It does a good job recognizing cards. However, the “free” version is not really free, you are only allowed 10 cards to scan. The price of $60 is ridiculous for this app. Even their method to buy “recognitions” and their sale and promotion prices are ridiculous.
  • Struggles with almost every card I scan Apr 20, 2018

    By Marco VK
    It has a real problem recognizing professional designations following a name so it treats the last name as middle and puts the letters from designation in the last name field - have to correct manually. Also adds random words into address block 50% of time.
  • Jan 21, 2021

    By Matt Braynard
    This is garbage. Avoid! 1. It doesn't capture email addresses and doesn't have a place for you to add them manually. 2. It sees the name "John Howard, MD." and thinks MD is the last name. 3. Accidentally paid for a full year subscription but it won't refund my money despite making the request 3 minutes after purchase.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • 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!!
  • OCR makes lot of errors, almost faster to enter data manually Nov 26, 2019

    By Iscoyd
    I got this app for my iPhone 11 Pro after seeing its excellent review ratings, but sadly my experience has been anything but good. It makes a lot of OCR errors even when the captured image is perfect, and assigns text to the wrong fields more often than is acceptable. Lastly, it takes too much time to register a card in the database (10-15 seconds per card), during which time the screen is frozen and not ready to scan the next card. I’m not sure it is much faster than entering the data manually. Unfortunately, other business card apps that I tried are no better. Looking for an app that can at least do OCR well.
  • DO NOT RECOMMEND Oct 3, 2018

    By SB1627
    I quickly purchased the app for its export to CVS feature. After 10 min of searching for how to easily export, with no clear explanation on the prompt that told me to configure my email, I finally exported the contact list to the desktop site. I was pleased to export to CSV and dismayed to see that I will have to separate Every Single piece of info on any one contact. Instead of having it organized by name, email, company, etc in different columns...all of these things exist in one column. A complete and total waste of time and $30. The recognition software of the cards was also poor. Save yourself time and just enter these yourself the old fashion way.
  • Total violation of your privacy Nov 13, 2019

    By jaseinatl
    WARNING: in order to use this app, you have to agree to let them know all of your information and send you ads from third parties. This is totally inappropriate as you have to give up all rights to your data before using the app. These 4 star reviews can be purchased from services designed to fake high ratings for apps. Anyone who cares about their personal data would rate this app 1 stat. Apple should look into this company and it’s shady business model. This is not what I signed up for when I bought a $1000 phone.
  • Why a subscription?? Aug 12, 2019

    By JL64
    I downloaded this and scanned a few cards. For the most part it works pretty good, it didn’t get one of the addresses right but I was able it easily edit that. My only issue is with all these great apps that want to get in on the subscription kick. Why?? I don’t want to pay monthly or annually...if you make this a small one time fee this would be an awesome app, but $7.99 per month is insane. Without subscribing you can only store up to 10 cards. If I only had 10 cards to store I wouldn’t need this app. Reconsider your subscription fee!!

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