ABBYY Business Card Reader Android App Review
ABBY Business Card Reader is a pretty cool Android app that lets you capture contact information from printed business cards directly into your Android phone’s address book. This app uses ABBYY Mobile OCR technology in capturing data from business cards using your Android phone’s camera.
Once you’ve scan a business card, the app will then read it, recognize information and gives you a preliminary display of the information it gathers. While the app promises accurate scanning and saving of information there will still be some flaw when doing this especially since business cards are not designed similarly. It’s a good thing that the app does not save the information immediately. It gives you a chance to edit some fields of information prior to saving them to your Android phone.
Aside from saving information from business cards, the app also has some other nice features. One of this is that it lets you do a quick search in LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to find out if your contact has available information from those sites. If you find an entry, you can easily transfer their profile to your Android phone via this app.
ABBYY Business Card Reader also lets you do an address search on Maps, highlights unreliably captured characters, and recognizes multi-language business cards. The app also features a sleek interface which makes it easier to use the app.
Overall, ABBYY Business Card Reader is a simple and yet very useful Android app especially for the mobile warriors. It will also be useful if the person you are exchanging business cards with has already run out of copies of his or her business card. You can just ask for the last remaining copy and scan it using this Android app. In an instant you’ll have the contact information saved on your Android phone.
ABBYY Business Card Reader is available now from the Android Market. More details can be found here.
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