ABBYY Business Card Reader App Review
Looking at the name of the app anyone would think what would a person do with a Business Card Reader, isn’t it just enough to have a folder for business cards and keep them away for later if reference is required?? That may be true but its not that simple. Many of us get introduced to more that 20-30 people on a day depending on the field of business that we deal with. In such cases, many of our references get thrown away or lost in the bargain of attending to our other duties. This is where “ABBYY Business Card Reader” comes to play.
Well to let you know about the app in simple terms, its just that you get to add contacts to your phone by just taking a picture of the card that you have in your hand. And the story doesn’t end over there, there is more, ABBYY Business Card Reader is an app with a brain. It can identify first and last names, company names, job titles, phone numbers, e-mails and Web addresses, and does the saving on its own into the corresponding fields of your address book.
The app is also very easy to use, there are only three steps to saving a contact, just snap, recognize and save. Well there are other features as well, you could look up addresses that you are not familiar with on Maps, you could use Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter as a search feature to help you gain more information about your new contact.
With ABBYY Mobile’s OCR Engine technology, you’ll be able to receive High-quality recognition as well. The app is also fast and efficient as well, the time taken to make checks on recognition is of a very small duration. What if you don’t know or you can’t recognize a symbol on the card??? Not to worry, BCR will help by highlighting them and also gives you a display of the original image as well to help you with comparisons.
If the card is in a different language that you are not familiar with, the app also solves the mystery of what is written, for it can recognize multi-language business cards up to three languages on one business card. The languages recognizable are Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian (both Bokmal and Nynorsk), Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian which sum up to 19 languages on the whole. Being a person who is into business, I can firmly say that this app is of great use in many ways. A Lite version of the app is also available if you want to try it out.