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Business Card Reader

By SHAPE GmbH

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Description

Instant recognition of business cards right on your iPhone. Import contact information from a business card directly to your iOS Contacts. Out-of-the-box integration with LinkedIn, Salesforce and Evernote. Easy integration with other CRM systems. Featured in iPhone TV commercials.

THIS FREE VERSION ALLOWS TO PROCESS UP TO 5 BUSINESS CARDS INITIALLY AND 1 CARD PER WEEK LATER ON.
You may purchase unlimited recognitions as in-app purchase.

"If you're a mobile networker, this is an app you'll definitely like." -TechCrunch

"Business Card Reader for iPhone is way better than the alternative. It's not free, but it'll easily pay for itself after your next new business card." -IntoMobile

"Working from home can mean spending a lot of time on the phone to keep in touch with colleagues or customers. To manage all these contacts' business cards, check out Business Card Reader" -The New York Times

"The best text scanning app yet." -TouchMyApps

Business Card Reader is an excellent tool for business people, exhibitors at trade shows, expo attendees and sales staff — anyone who networks regularly!

No need to manually enter contact information — Business Card Reader provides a time- and cost-efficient way to enter and organize important contacts.

Recognizes business cards in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Business Card Reader takes a picture of a business card, 'reads' it using text recognition technology and automatically fills in appropriate contact information fields in iOS address book, which can be easily checked and edited.

FEATURES INCLUDE:
• Accurate recognition of business cards with multi-language support
• Smart contact field filling: emails, phone numbers, web sites
• Background image processing, saves time when scanning multiple cards
• Export to Salesforce as Contact, Lead or Account available as a subscription
• Export to Evernote
• Export as .xlsx document
• (New!) Export to VCard
• Optional integration with existing CRM systems
• LinkedIn support: search, contact adding, import of info and photo
• Business Card Holder allows you to search and sort contacts, e-mail and call contacts directly
• Anti-shake image capture

INTEGRATION WITH SALESFORCE1 HOW-TO GUIDE:
http://bit.ly/BCR_SF1

INTEGRATION WITH EXISTING CRM SYSTEMS HOW-TO GUIDE:
http://bit.ly/BCRexport

HOW TO GET GOOD RECOGNITION RESULTS

1. Place the business card on a flat surface.
2. Good lighting is key: bright desk lamp or direct sunlight are necessary.
3. Make sure the camera is focused on the business card.
4. Hold the device right above the card. Keep the card aligned with BCR viewfinder edges and adjust iPhone/iPad positioning so that the card fits the screen size.
5. Tap the screen to take the picture.
6. After the recognition is done, you can check the results.
7. Tap Save to add the contact into your iOS address book.


NOTE FOR SALESFORCE INTEGRATION
We recommend you to contact your Salesforce account representative in order to find out if API access is enabled under your Salesforce profile.

COMPATIBILITY NOTES

• iOS 7 and later
• iPhone 4 or later, iPod Touch with camera, the new iPad or later
• On iPad 2 the app can be used to recognize business cards from images saved in the photo library.

What's New in Version 3.3

- Fixed crashes on iOS 8
- New feature: exporting contacts to VCard format
- Export to Salesforce is now available as a subscription.

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Customer Reviews

Usability issues

SHAPE Business Card Reader, has pretty good text recognition, which is not surprising since it uses the ABBYY OCR engine. However, it’s takes too many taps to navigate—for example, foveate share a card. It also (arguably) suffers from skeumorphism. I’d like to see the interface tightened up for better usability, as well as a cropping feature for the card images.

In its favor, the app does support integration with LinkedIn, from which you can import and merge selected data with your contacts.

Business Card Reader
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  • Free
  • Category: Business
  • Updated: Nov 10, 2014
  • Version: 3.3
  • Size: 37.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Seller: SHAPE GmbH

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Unlimited Recognitions$6.99
  2. Export to Salesforce - 1 year$59.99
  3. Export to Salesforce - 3 months$17.99