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is the first full-fledged application which converts your iPhone into a mobile and reliable business card scanner – always at the ready whenever you are handed a business card.

Cardreader impresses in everyday business, on trade fairs or conferences by automatically and comfortably reading and adding your new business contact to your iPhone's address book – at the press of a button.

With Cardreader, you snap a photo of the business card or select one from your iPhone album and all contact information is automatically assigned accurate into corresponding address fields.

From now on you can save yourself the hassle of manually entering contact information and leave that chore to the award-winning ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine instead.

Reading address data from other objects like correspondence letterheads is also no challenge with Cardreader. (Recognition of hand-written text is currently not possible!)

Your sensitive data is well protected from third party access and absolutely safe, because Cardreader does not send any information to the internet. The entire character recognition process is carried out solely on your iPhone. All your confidential data stays safe!

ADDITIONAL VALUE - can do more:
Carry all your business partners' contact information with you all the time – clearly arranged and complete. With Cardreader's own address book interface you can edit scanned business cards, manage existing contacts and even do without the visually reduced standard address book coming with the iPhone.

• automatic card orientation (portrait/landscape) optional
• multi-layered photo stabilization
• automatic image enhancement (in half-light)
• automatic data assignment(name, company, telephone, e-mail etc.)
• flexible data editing/adjustment
• any contact group can be created (group: cards, colleagues etc.)
• automatically adds the business card photo to the contact entry
• integrated recognition support for 15 languages
(dictionaries must be activated after initial installation or before referencing them!)

Language recognition for:
• English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norse (Bokmal), Norse (Nynorsk), Estonian, Greek, Polish, Turkish

• English
• German

NOTES to get successful:
• Cardreader provides highest quality text recognition for business cards if you make a well-lit, in focus photo of your high-contrast card. Daylight is recommended to reduce shadows or reflexions.

• Before you start scanning your business cards, please configure the app and activate the dictionaries you require for text recognition. The dictionaries are activated in Settings menu, which you can reach via the Info-symbol.

• Please mind the correct card orientation (landscape/portrait) when making the photo indicated by the HEAD-SYMBOL BUTTON.
Should Cardreader not be able to recognize any text, set HEAD-BUTTON indentical with letters on your card and try again!

Internet: https://mobile.x-root.com/cardreader
Email: cardreader@x-root.de

What’s New

Version 3.0.0

* Ready for iOS 11
* 64-bit support
* Small bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

tech guruu ,

I really like it

I consistently get good results with the OCR if I use good light with no shadows and a steady hand. I think it rather remarkable using the iphone 3GS 3 megapixel camera to get onboard OCR processing. I think it is a great start. Everyone who is having difficulty should pay close attention to the details that make successful OCR possible which most OCR iphone apps try to point out in their description. Remember, this is not a full fledged scanner with a home computer attached and If you are not using the 3GS you should not be writing negative reviews. Besides the OCR I really like the full features the app provides to built-in assess to contact data and especially coverview in landscape mode. A couple of suggestions are: I'd like the option to use iphone photos so I could get better business card scan results from a desktop scanner. I'd also like to be able to touch the coverview picture and see/dial/sms/email contact information like some other iphone contact apps (FastContacts, Peeps). I wish others would better appreciate and support groundbreaking iphone software so the developers can improve them further.

Inspector-Gadget ,

Excellent, Just What I Wanted

Does Exactly What I Needed
Using a little common sense here, there is NO APPLICATION that can perfectly read all the different types of fonts and graphic designs that go into business cards. The question is WHO do you want to edit your information. Either all your information is sent to Cyber Space, and unknown people take YOUR INFORMATION, OR you use an application like this one that does NOT send your information anywhere. On a plane Jane business card, it works perfect, no editing required. Others may need some editing, but the end result is Excellent. The best part, and why I got this app is the beautiful flow card display (just like the album art in iTunes).
Using this application, you can create contact groups (that will sync with contacts on your computer and iPhone). I created a contact group called "Business Cards" and have all my business cards under one group. As I said, it's exactly what I was looking for.

htown1226 ,

Save your money

I was looking at another app on here as well that I just had got through watching a video review of (the onw with a yellow icon) but I went with this one becuase of the flip view of cards. But, like many on here say. It only recogonizes the simplest of cards. I do have a 3G2 with teh latest software, I was using the card under a halogen light (good light) and it still had trouble with some of the simpliest of cards. Now if I have to go in a correct ever a caracter her ein there in 3-5 lines, I just as soon typw it in myself. Also, I notice that you could easily overlook a "j" for an "i" and if it is a card from someone you just met, which in most cases it will be, since after all that is the purposa of this app, then you could easily miss this typo and email the wrong person adn then have to go and look it up again in the picture that you took of that card and figure it out again and make the correction. I spent about 30 minutes in different light conditins and with simple to more graphic cards and it is a waste of money. I wou ldlove to say differantly, but it is just not the case. Perhps one day. I wish I coul dget my money back, but I doubt it. These apps should really have at least 1 day trials, becuase if you rely on the reviews, you could spend $50 on apps befire you find one that works.

My $0.02


x-root Software GmbH
38.9 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© x-root Software GmbH, Andor Greissl


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