ABBYY Business Card Reader –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 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.
Sync card data across platforms to make database updated and accessible from all your devices on ABBYYBCR.COM. Automatic and 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.
• 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

The free version provides 10 card recognition. Enable Premium to get unlimited functionality:
• Unlimited business card recognition
• Export to Excel
• Automatic backup
• No ads

Premium Account auto-renewable subscription allows using all functions of this app. Subscription length periods: 1 month with 7 days free trial, and 1 year. The subscription is automatically renewed at the end of the period unless you choose to cancel the subscription at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. You can manage your subscription and switch off the auto-renewal by accessing your Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription to that publication.

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What’s New

Version 9.5.5

In this release, we have made some stability updates and bug fixing.
The most important in previous versions:
+ Improvements for iOS 13.1.
+ Now BCR can open business cards if you ask Siri. All you need to do is set up the 'Open card' command in the 'Siri Shortcuts' app, and presto! You can now open any card from BCR by saying the contact's name.
If you enjoy BCR, please feel free to leave your review on the App Store.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
15.2K Ratings

15.2K Ratings

pnoble ,

Not Perfect But Fine

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.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thank you for taking time to share your opinion with others. Know that we strive that every customer will receive products and services that exceed their expectations and your honest feedback surely will help other people to learn about the product. Thank you for being with us : ) Sincerely yours, ABBYY Mobile Team

Darinpf ,

Economical solution for card scanning

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.

Developer Response ,

Dear user! Thanks for your feedback, we will take it into account your comments while developing future versions. Also, could you please, check in Settings that you enable correct recognition languages and make sure that the light is good enough. Regards, ABBYY Mobile Team.

donjbay ,

Good but not great

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.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your bits of advice! We have forwarded them to our research and development department. With warm wishes,

ABBYY Mobile


ABBYY USA Software House Inc
102.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 2.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

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In-App Purchases
  1. 50 business cards $3.99
  2. No Ads $2.99
  3. BCR Premium monthly $7.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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