ABBYY Business Card Reader –The World’s Fastest Business Card Scanner & Contact Management App!
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 smartphone. The recognized data can be saved in either your smartphone’s Contacts or the app’s digital storage.
The app supports your Apple Watch. You won’t need to reach for your iPhone to remember somebody’s name. View contacts and make phone calls right from ABBYY BCR on your Apple Watch!
• QUICK AND ACCURATE SCANNING
ABBYYs optical character recognition technology provides quick & accurate recognition of all contact information: names, organizations, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc.
• AUTO-CLICK PHOTO FEATURE
Automatically focuses on the business card, detects its edges, crops any extraneous background & captures an image of the card all by itself.
• EASY CHECK OF RECOGNIZED DATA
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.
• AUTOMATIC NORMALIZATION OF PHONE AND EXTENTION NUMBERS
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.
• AUTOCOMPLETION OF ADDRESSES
BCR corrects any typos and fills in the missing address fields so you can easily find it on the map.
• SYNC AND AUTOMATIC OR MANUAL BACKUPS
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 data from scanned business cards to Salesforce Leads (premium account required)
• 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:
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Chinese (Traditional)
- Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk)
- Portuguese (Portugal)
- Portuguese (Brazil)
The free version is ad-supported and provides 10 card recognition.
Enable Premium Account 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.
CORPORATE VOLUME LICENSING
If you are interested in volume licensing (from 50 licenses) for your company or any customization of the app, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to your feedback on the App Store!
In this latest release, we have fixed several issues and made some improvements.
The most important in previous releases:
+ ABBYY Mobile 10 years anniversary icon change
+ Redesigned onboarding: modern look and improved usability.
+ Improved application stability when working with a large number of business cards.
+ Support of 60 FPS in BCR camera.
+ Smart search in Facebook and LinkedIn.
Please feel free to leave reviews and questions here on the App Store.
Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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 USA Software House Inc
- 137.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018, ABBYY Production LLC
- In-App Purchases
- BCR Premium monthly $7.99
- BCR Premium yearly $29.99
- 50 business cards $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.