BUSI­NESS CARD SCAN­NER

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILES -

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Meet­ings, con­fer­ences, trade-shows and ex­pos only add to our col­lec­tion of busi­ness cards. In fact, it is com­mon to find a long-for­got­ten busi­ness card in the back pocket of your trousers or in the lap­top bag. These cards are usu­ally dumped in the maws of our draw­ers and come out only when we need a spe­cific contact num­ber. But smart­phones can make or­gan­is­ing them a breeze. There are spe­cial busi­ness card scan­ner ap­pli­ca­tions that store the in­for­ma­tion listed on the card to the phone as well as on the cloud. These ap­pli­ca­tions use the phone cam­era to cap­ture the im­age and with the help of soft­ware reads all de­tails and au­to­mat­i­cally en­ters it in the phone­book. But not all busi­ness card scan­ners are per­fect and some of­ten have trou­ble recog­nis­ing char­ac­ters, es­pe­cially when un­sual fonts are used. Also, the phone has to be held very steadily and in good lighting while scan­ning a card. CamCard is an ap­pli­ca­tion that ac­cu­rately scans busi­ness cards. Once the im­age is cap­tured, it au­to­mat­i­cally saves the in­for­ma­tion in the card holder or the ad­dress book. The free ver­sion of the ap­pli­ca­tion al­low users to save up to 20 con­tacts in the first week fol­lowed by two con­tacts ev­ery week and is avail­able for iOS and An­droid. ScanBizCards not only saves the in­for­ma­tion to the phone­book but also backs it up to the cloud. It also syncs con­tacts be­tween iOS and An­droid de­vices. World­Card Mo­bile is an­other ap­pli­ca­tion that is good with this job. There are many other free op­tions too.

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