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Best Or Nothing: Compare And Choose A Business Card Reader

When networking and doing business we are actively exchanging business cards. In order to stay organized with all the contacts, many people are using a business card reader app (or business card scanner).One of the reasons for that is just to eliminate those old-school rolodex in the best case scenario or those card piles in the worse. Another reason for using the scanner is to avoid manual entry to your CRM or e-mail address book. All these features save you the most valuable resource – time! You get to focus on your business vs stressing over finding your contacts.

Let’s take a closer look at the business card scanner software available:

 FullContact

ABBYY BCR CamCard

100AM

Language Support

English only

25 17

27

Sync with call email or txt

YES

YES YES

YES

Switch between devices (iOS, Android, web)

YES

YES YES

YES

Store scans

YES

YES YES

YES

Add notes

YES

YES YES

YES

Groups of contacts

NO

YES YES

YES

Set ToDos

NO

NO NO

YES

Scan and share

NO

NO NO

YES

E-cards (digital business card)

NO

YES YES

YES

E-card design

NO

YES NO

YES

Discover nearby

YES

NO NO

YES

Event networking

NO

NO NO

YES

Price

$8.33 / mo

10 free scans/mo

$7.99 / mo

15 free scans

$4.49 / mo

FREE

unlimited scans

 

Current BCR (business card reader) apps are all about being multifunctional. All of them are offering additional features on top of actual scanning of the card and storing of the data. You just have to make a decision on what’s more important for you.

Fullcontact allows you to safely synchronize your contacts with SalesForce or other platforms via Zapier, as well as with up to 5 accounts (Google, iCloud, or Office 365 / Exchange). A change on one device will be reflected on all your other address books.

ABBYY BCR performs a scan in the the fastest and most reliable way by using the latest OCR technology. Synchronization with CRM and e-mail accounts is also available.

Camcard is trying to keep up and even get ahead of the game with a tool that will alert you when the contact information of someone in your address book have changed. On top of that you are encouraged to enrich your profile to be able to share more info with the others.

100AM, powered by ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK Technology, is taking the ability to exchange digital business cards to the next level: Print2Digital is a cool feature, allowing you to scan someone’s paper business card and immediately e-mail your contacts to them.  That is just one example of an array of useful tools for networking that 100AM developed.

Bottom line is – there are several worthy solutions available on the market, yet most of the versions are paid. 100AM (iOS and Android) offers ABBYY OCR technology with the free business card scanner and numerous networking features at no cost to anyone who joins event networking.