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 in the app’s own digital storage.

ABBYYs award-winning 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 apps output.
View contacts and make phone calls right from BCR on your Apple Watch!
No matter how a phone number appears on a business card, 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 will correct any typos and fill in the missing address fields (e.g. postcode, ZIP code, or county) so you can easily find it on the map.
Sync card data across smartphones, tablets and computers to make business cards database trouble-free, updated and accessible from all your devices on ABBYYBCR.COM. Automatic and manual backups to archive and restore data from saved cards to transfer to another iPhone or computer.

• Spotlight Search to find business cards from BCR on the iPhone main screen
• Export to MS Excel to manage business cards database on your desktop .
• Find out more about your contacts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
• Search in iPhone Maps for the address of your contacts.
• Exchange digitally with your business card 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:
- Czech
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Chinese (Traditional)
- Danish
- Dutch
- English
- Estonian
- Finnish
- French
- German
- Greek
- Japanese
- Indonesian
- Italian
- Korean
- Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk)
- Polish
- Portuguese (Portugal)
- Portuguese (Brazil)
- Russian
- Spanish
- Swedish
- Turkish
- Ukrainian
The free version is ad-supported and provides 15 card recognitions.
Enable Premium Account to get unlimited functionality:
• Unlimited business card recognition
• Export to Excel
• Automatic backup
• No ads

Premium Account auto-renewable subscription allows to use 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. You cannot cancel the current subscription during the active subscription period. 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 8.58.2

Bug fixes and stability improvements

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

417 Ratings

417 Ratings

Very creative and very practical/useful tool


Completely worth it! Great concept and fun design especially with nice features such as being able to send an email automatically, with your info in the body and your card picture attached, to those whose business cards you have uploaded.
The reason it is not 5 stars is because ok the last few cards I used (which were all the same company but different individuals) it got the spelling and certain info wrong on them so that I had to go in and manually rewrite parts. Not a major issue but something that is there. Also first 15 are free and a fee if you want to add more. Yearly fee is 29+ - not bad.

Ok but design flaws

Great Service too!!!

The OCR does a decent job but I hate that the send your card to others feature starts enabled. What if I grab my boss's card or some stranger whose card I just want to have for future reference? Both are true in my case, and I am now wondering if my info has been improperly sent to others.

Finally, the categories it uses to keep track of the information should be more carefully thought through. Some feel repetitious while others are lacking.

I will not be upgrading and since I only get 10 scans I will need to find another program.

Easy to use


I’ve used several business card reader apps. The ABBY app is by far the best - it accurately reads a business card and thus you have to do few or no edits after the card is read. Plus, it puts the card into your contacts, unlike other readers which only store the contact information in the apps themselves, which is of no use to me.


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ABBYY USA Software House Inc
106.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
© 2014, ABBYY Production LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. BCR Premium monthly $7.99
  2. BCR Premium yearly $29.99
  3. 50 business cards $3.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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