ABBYY Business Card Reader Pro 4+

Biz Cards Scanner app with OCR


    • $59.99


ABBYY Business Card Reader Pro –The World’s Fastest Business Card Scanner & Contact Management App for iPhone and iPad!

Recommended by The New York Times, CNN, The Telegraph, Computer Business Review, Macworld.
Winner of the RISING STAR Award in the Mobile Star Awards

ABBYY Business Card Reader Pro easily & simply captures & stores contact from business cards in 25 languages to your iPhone and iPad. The recognized data can be saved in either your device contacts or the app digital storage.

ABBYYs optical character recognition technology provides quick & accurate recognition of all contact information: names, organizations, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc.
Automatically focuses on the business card, detects its edges, crops any extraneous background & captures an image of the card all by itself.
The app highlights “unusual” characters with blue color and displays the original image so that you can quickly confirm the output of the app.
• APPLE WATCH APP. You won’t need to reach for your iPhone or iPad to remember somebody’s name. View contacts and make phone calls right from BCR on your Apple Watch!
BCR will automatically put in all the missing parts so that you can reach the contact even if the country code was omitted in print.
BCR corrects any typos and fills in the missing address fields so you can easily find it on the map.
• MANUAL BACKUPS. Manual backups to archive and restore to another device.
• Export contacts to Salesforce Leads (premium account required). BCR can export business cards to Enterprise, Unlimited, and Performance Editions of SF license. Professional Edition does not allow BCR export.
• Set up voice commands in Siri Shortcuts app to open business cards by voicing the name of the owner.
• Spotlight Search to find business cards from BCR
• Export business cards to MS Excel in .CSV format.
• Smart Facebook and LinkedIn search: connect social media account to the business card and auto upload photo of contact from Facebook.
• Search in iPhone Maps for the address of your contacts.
• Exchange digitally and forward recognized contacts via e-mail as VCard or JPEG files or via SMS as a plain text.
• Share your contacts using QR code.
• Support 25 languages including recognition of multilingual cards.
- French
- German
- Greek
- Japanese
- Indonesian
- Italian
- Korean
- Norwegian (both Bokmal and Nynorsk)
- Polish
- Portuguese (Portugal)
- Portuguese (Brazil)
- Russian
- Spanish
- Swedish
- Turkish
- Ukrainian

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What’s New

Version 9.8.8

Dear users, thank you for choosing ABBYY BCR.

In this release, we've made changes to support iOS 17, fixed a few bugs, and enhanced stability.

Highlights from previous versions:

+ Fixed localizations for numerous countries.
+ Introduced the ability to share your contact data as a QR code.
+ Enhanced the capability to edit separate fields of recognized addresses.
+ Removed synchronization feature for scanned business cards.

If you enjoy Business Card Reader, we invite you to leave a review on the App Store.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Nathan D. M. ,

I Can Recommend This App

I work in a professional setting and I meet with new people once a month within my work life and this application makes it easy to organize and keep everyone’s contacts.

I got a new phone and made quick backup within the app on my old phone. When I installed this application to my new phone, I just restored from the backup (needs internet connection) and I had all my contacts onto my new phone (and on the app). It was easy to do.

One problem is the character recognition sometimes incorrectly get a character and I have to manually fix it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. To resolve the issue, you may try to follow the instructions from the article: Photo tips for mobile OCR.

**ABBYY Support Team** |

ASK1423 ,

Could be better

This app has great features that other apps do not offer. I like being able to search them on LinkedIn, save their photo, and export my contacts into an excel file. However, this app can do better with the address function. If the address isn’t correct, I have to make a new address and delete the original because it will not save my edit, or it will mix the state into the street address. Additionally, once I do get the right address and export to an excel file, the state, street, and zip columns are never accurate in the file. It’s very frustrating. Have you thought about making specific fields when inputting the address on the app instead of one long line? One card will work, while the other card from the same company won’t. I just don’t get it. Also, I can’t download the app on my desktop because it’s a windows, and my phone is an apple product and it shows there’s no device found. In order to get the app on my desktop, I’ll have to pay for the app again..? No. Again, this app has better features than other apps, but I don’t know if it’s worth $35.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback! The desktop application is out of sale. We will forward your wish to improve the address line to the developers. Have a nice day,

ABBYY Mobile

cwilliamt ,

Best one I’ve tried. Rather pay up front than monthly fees like most

Best one I’ve tried, probably 10 a year ago. Ones that are free are like a trail or limit how many you can have. Others are monthly fees so you will spend this much within a year. It’s been the most accurate but has hard time recognizing some cards with designs, odd print or busy cards. On simple cards it’s great, made me think of how I want my business card, plus I can send my business card instead of carrying tons of them. I do check every card after entering because there are sometimes mistakes so make that a habit but always can go back and do that later. Some small business owners appreciate you just scanning their card and handing it back saves money and paper.

If people that use send error reports it will help them better the product. They make updates quite frequently. I’ve got a few people on this. Y’all should give me a referral fee or have a program or something to get people on board. Also a way to import from other programs, though I haven’t checked it out much. Maybe update with more custom features to make more personal or let people keep default.

I look forward to other products. And I don’t leave reviews often, having 1000’s of apps and 10 or so devices personally.

Thank you for making my life easier for card reader

Developer Response ,

We often make discounts and giveaway, follow our Facebook group ABBYY Mobile International to be aware of it. Regards,

**ABBYY Support Team** |

App Privacy

The developer, ABBYY, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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