Organize your business cards digitally
Saving all that contact data from the business cards you receive on your phone manually can be quite a task. This is where your smartphone comes in handy, with some neat apps that let you place the card on a flat surface, open the phone’s camera, do some magic and save the contact coordinates in your phone. Here are some apps you can use:
Android, iOS, web
Free ($4.99, around Rs327, per month for Premium)
The app’s free version lets you scan 200 cards, which should be enough for you to test out its multi-language skills (it can understand 17 languages, including traditional and simplified Chinese, Japanese and Russian), batch mode for saving multiple business card details in one go, share e-cards and also decipher social media coordinates.
This app has been around for over a year (as the rather dated interface would suggest), but it is very good at what it does. Once you scan the cards, the contact details are saved in your phonebook. There is no cloud sync setup that needs to be done, and you can get started instantly. It will not save a batch of cards (you have to do it individually), but the simplicity of use makes up for the other shortcomings.
ABBYY Business Card Scanner
Free ($7.99 per month for Premium)
This app is able to recognize the data on a business card accurately, and also highlights what it may not be able to decipher for you to check and confirm before saving. If the format of the phone numbers printed on a business card is slightly unique, the app will set that in place before saving. The ABBYY app supports 25 global languages.