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Our Rating: ★★★½☆ :: IT WORKS :: Read Our Full Review >>

While power users would probably be better off using a service that provides hand checking for business cards, the casual business card grabber would do just fine using ABBYY.

What's New

Dear friends,
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. By popular request, we have introduced the following important improvements to Business Card Reader:
+ We have completely redesigned the card viewer so that all contact data are now conveniently displayed without the need to switch to editing mode
+ Now you can also manage your business cards on your desktop computer by exporting them to Microsoft Excel. Simply select Export to Excel in the app Settings, and your entire database of contacts will be copied to a CSV file and attached to an e-mail message. On your Mac or Windows PC, open the CSV file by selecting File>Open.

We would appreciate your comments in the App Store for this update. That would be the best New Year present for us!

App Description

ABBYY BCR is a powerful multi-function contact data management application which provides easy access to your contact details. Seamlessly capturing contact information from business cards in 21 languages.

***** Winner of RISING STAR Award in the “Mobile Field Sales & CRM” category in the Mobile Star Awards *****

With ABBYY Business Card Reader you can easily and effectively:
- Transfer business card data in 21 languages right onto your iPhone "Contacts"
- Sync cards data across all mobile devices
- Save contacts in the CardHolder, a special archive with convenient search, sorting and grouping functionality
- Share business cards over Wi-Fi among all users of BCR

***** by Neozenith
Clearly a lot of work has gone into making this app simple and easy to use. The OCR works well. 80-90% of what was scanned came through without a problem. So that is 80-90% of a business card I don't have to enter for myself but they go to the effort of highlighting parts in red that the OCR was unsure of. Smart. I can see why these guys are industry leaders in OCR technology.

• Forget having to manually enter contact details into your iPhone. Unsurpassed data recognition and speed, eliminate having to correct or re-key data, making creating new contacts easy and automatic.
• CardHolder, the app's archive, provides convenient business card search, sorting and grouping functionality.
• ‘My personal card’ group in CardHolder allows you to save your own business cards in different languages and for different occasions;
• Sync cards data across iPhone, iPad and iPod to make cards database trouble-free, updated and accessible from all your devices with BCR.
• Crop automatically cuts off all the background of the business card’s photo, making it looking like a real-life business card in the CardHolder.
• Extra images together with recognized business card. Save back side of business card or photo of cards owner in addition to the contact data in CardHolder.
• Text notes to cards easy to make, edit, look through and find.
• Quickly verify recognition results. The app highlights uncertain characters and displays the original image so that you can confirm or correct the app’s output.
• Forward recognized contact data via e-mail as VCard or JPEG files or via SMS as a plain text.
• Cross-platform sharing of captured business cards for all users of BCR (thanks to AllJoyn™ by Qualcomm Innovation Center Inc.).
• Find out more about your new contact on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedln instantly!
• Search in iPhone Maps for the address of your contact with just one tap.
• Always have your contacts secured. Archive and restore data from saved business cards to transfer to another iPhone or computer.

• Support of 21 recognition languages including recognition of multilingual cards:
- Danish
- Dutch
- English
- Estonian
- Finnish
- French
- German
- Greek
- Indonesian
- Italian
- Korean
- Norwegian (both Bokmal and Nynorsk)
- Polish
- Portuguese (Portugal)
- Portuguese (Brazil)
- Russian
- Spanish
- Swedish
- Turkish
- Ukrainian

Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to your comments here. With any questions and suggestions please contact us directly at support@abbyy.com

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App Changes

January 24, 2015 Price Decrease: $5.99 -> $1.99
January 08, 2015 New version 8.3
December 22, 2014 Price Decrease: $5.99 -> $1.99
December 13, 2014 New version 8.2
December 23, 2009 Initial Release

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