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
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 (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 database 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
• Export to MS Excel to manage business cards database on your desktop.
• 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:
- 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 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 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 9.0.5

In this latest release, we made a few improvements and bug fix.
Major changes from the last releases:
+ New business card editor. No extra taps are needed to review and edit your new contact.
+ Smart search on Facebook and LinkedIn: the most likely profiles are ranked higher in the search results.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

5.5K Ratings

5.5K 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.

Developer Response

Hi. Thank you for your feedback! We will consider your note. Best regards, ABBYY Mobile team.

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

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.

Developer Response

Hi! We are very sorry about that! We will take your feedback into account as we work toward improving the product. In case of any issues with the app you can always contact our Support Team, they are happy to help: Regards, ABBYY Mobile Team


BCR Premium monthly

Unlimited cards, export to Salesforce, Excel

Free Trial

BCR Premium yearly

Unlimited cards, export to Salesforce, Excel


In-App Purchases

Export to Excel

Export all business cards to Excel (CSV file)



ABBYY USA Software House Inc
109 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
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
© 2018, 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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