Best Business card readers for iphone

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by upperscore, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. upperscore

    upperscore
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Messages:
    27
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Is anyone using Business card reader apps?
    Can i get a recommendation of a good app for such purpose?
     
  2. twerppoet

    twerppoet
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend II

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    20,399
    Thanks Received:
    6,049
    If you use Evernote, then their new Scannable app will 'usually' recognize a business card and extract the information, as well as keep a jpg of it for complete reference.

    I don't have any other business card readers, so I can't compare. But it's free, so perhaps worth a try.

    I dug an old card out of my wallet and scanned it, then exported it to Evernote. Here are some screen shots of how it looks when saved to Evernote.

    It missed some info due to the funny fonts, but got the all important phone number and email address.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1422585704.955320.jpg

    You can edit the information after you tap the note's title (where it says Add Name). With the card's image sitting right there, it's easy to fix any mistakes.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1422585720.454048.jpg

    And you can export that information to the Contacts app.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1422585738.073827.jpg


    Note: Other than being a customer, I have no association with the business on the card. For that matter, they changed their name and contact information about a week ago. Still, if you are ever in Walla Walla and want some gluten free goodies, it's a nice place.
     
    #2 twerppoet, Jan 29, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2015
  3. upperscore

    upperscore
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Messages:
    27
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Thanks for this suggestion and all the effort taken to post the pictures etc. Let me checkout
     
  4. twerppoet

    twerppoet
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend II

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    20,399
    Thanks Received:
    6,049
    No problem. Not long after I made the post, I discovered it was possible to edit and export straight to the Contacts app; though I think I'll just use Evernote for business's that I don't call every week, because it keeps the image. I can always export from Evernote later if I change my mind.
     
  5. ProfXplo

    ProfXplo
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2015
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    What is the name of the app please?


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  6. twerppoet

    twerppoet
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend II

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    20,399
    Thanks Received:
    6,049
    Scannable by Evernote
     

Share This Page