What's New

Bug fixes and performance improvements

App Description

Instant business card recognition right on your iPad! Import contact information from a business card directly to your iPad address book.

"If you're a mobile networker, this is an app you'll definitely like." -TechCrunch

"Business Card Reader is way better than the alternative. It's not free, but it'll easily pay for itself after your next new business card." -IntoMobile

"The best text scanning app yet." -TouchMyApps

Business Card Reader is an excellent tool for business people, exhibitors at trade shows, expo attendees and sales staff -- anyone who networks regularly!

No need to manually enter contact information -- Business Card Reader provides a time and cost-efficient way to enter and organize important contacts.

Recognizes business cards in English, French, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Business Card Reader takes a picture of a business card, 'reads' it using text recognition technology and automatically fills in appropriate contact information fields in iOS address book, which can be easily checked and corrected.

FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Accurate recognition of business cards with multi-language support
- Smart contact field filling: emails, phone numbers, websites
- Business Card Holder allows you to search and sort contacts, e-mail and call contacts directly.
- Anti-shake image capture


HOW TO GET GOOD RECOGNITION RESULTS

1. Place the business card on a flat surface.
2. Good lighting is key: bright desk lamp or direct sunlight are necessary.
3. Make sure the camera is focused on the business card.
4. Hold the device right above the card. Keep the card aligned with BCR viewfinder edges and adjust iPad positioning so that the card fits the screen size.
5. Tap the screen to take the picture.
6. After the recognition is done, you can check the results.
7. Tap Save to add the contact into your iOS address book.


COMPATIBILITY NOTES

• iOS 4 and later
• Works best on the iPad with autofocus
• On original iPad and iPad 2 the app can be used to recognize business cards from images saved in the photo library.

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • July 19, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $6.99
  • July 17, 2014 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $0.99
  • June 30, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $6.99
  • June 28, 2014 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $1.99
  • March 03, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $6.99
  • February 26, 2014 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $0.99
  • December 20, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $6.99
  • December 19, 2013 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $1.99
  • December 02, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $6.99
  • November 30, 2013 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $1.99
  • March 20, 2013 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • February 13, 2013 New version 2.2.6
  • January 17, 2013 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $4.99
  • January 03, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $6.99
  • December 21, 2012 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $0.99
  • December 18, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $6.99
  • December 13, 2012 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $1.99
  • November 26, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $6.99
  • November 24, 2012 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $1.99
  • October 28, 2012 New version 2.2.3
  • September 25, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $6.99
  • September 20, 2012 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $0.99
  • August 22, 2012 New version 2.2.2
  • August 22, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $6.99
  • August 13, 2012 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $1.99
  • July 17, 2012 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • July 10, 2012 Initial release