Business Card Reader Pro
Business Card Scanner with OCR
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"If you're a mobile networker, this is an app you'll definitely like." -TechCrunch
Instant recognition of business cards right on your iPhone. Import contact information from a business card directly to your iOS Contacts. Out-of-the-box integration with Salesforce and Evernote. Easy integration with other CRM systems. Featured in iPhone TV commercials.

"Business Card Reader for iPhone is way better than the alternative. It's not free, but it'll easily pay for itself after your next new business card." -IntoMobile

"Working from home can mean spending a lot of time on the phone to keep in touch with colleagues or customers. To manage all these contacts' business cards, check out Business Card Reader" -The New York Times

"The best text scanning app yet." -TouchMyApps

Business Card Reader is an excellent tool for business people, exhibitors at trade shows, expo attendees and sales staff — anyone who networks regularly!

No need to manually enter contact information — Business Card Reader provides a time- and cost-efficient way to enter and organize important contacts.

Business Card Reader recognizes business cards in English, French, German, Spanish, Czech, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Greek, Norwegian, Estonian, Indonesian, Finnish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Business Card Reader takes a picture of a business card, 'reads' it using text recognition technology and automatically fills in appropriate contact information fields in iOS address book, which can be easily checked and edited.

• Accurate recognition of business cards with multi-language support
• Smart contact field filling: emails, phone numbers, websites
• Background image processing saves time when scanning multiple cards
• Business Card Reader Cloud: easy edit cards on the web and keep them backed-up securely in the cloud. Available as in-app subscription
• Export to Salesforce as Contact, Lead or Account available as in-app subscription
• Export to Evernote
• Export as .xlsx
• Export to VCard
• Optional integration with existing CRM systems
Business Card Holder allows you to search and sort contacts, e-mail and call contacts directly

BCR Cloud features

• Quickly edit cards on the web
• Two-way sync with iPhone and iPad
• Keep recognized cards backed-up on our secure server
• Advanced Contact Search: by name, company, address, etc.

BCR Cloud is offered as a yearly subscription for $16.99 per year.
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
BCR Cloud website:
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1. Place the business card on a flat surface.
2. Good lighting is key: bright desk lamp or direct sunlight are necessary.
3. Hold the device right above the card. Keep the card aligned with BCR viewfinder edges and adjust iPhone/iPad positioning so that the card fits the screen size.
4. Tap the screen to take the picture.
5. After the recognition is done, you can check the results.
6. Tap Save to add the contact into your iOS address book.
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Cloud Archive and Web Editor
Export to Salesforce - 1 year
East Asian (CJK) Language Pack
Export to Salesforce - 3 months


User Rating

3.38 out of 5

143 ratings in United States

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Ratings History


Long time user

Glen808 on

It’s been a long time for updates to happen… but it is an easy way to grab business cards


JimBR549 on

Several years back it was great! For the past several years the half dozen times I’ve tried using the capture card feature it doesn’t work at all! Capture the picture then scans like always but then when it show contact there’s no numbers no name just some gibberish crap in a few of the space where name number and things like that should be! Not sure how something that worked so well at one time could be so bad now!


Muy. on

Love this program. So easy to scan and store business cards and create new contacts

Good App

julianrosso on

Is a really good App and helpful tool to keep all Contats.

Contact list.

cyndicue on

It is not working well with my new iPhone 10. It will not put the info in my contacts list when completely edited. This was one of my favorite Apps. Not after losing several contacts, only to find the were in the app., but wouldn’t transfer to the contact list.

Not Perfect

sync challenged on

But what is. Have the Pro version for several years. All upgrades occurred without incident and without me knowing it. New phones were never an issue. It will accurately scan and decipher most cards (maybe 80%). Cards that are colorful with exotic fonts or unconventional in some form or fashion will not scan properly. Loved the app until now. Recently something has changed that has given me reason to research alternative products. When I scan a card it will place it into my contacts (IPhone/Outlook). Within seconds that contact will be on my main server and I can see it in MS Outlook on my PC. At least it used too. Now, it will scan and place it in my IPhone contacts and I can access when composing a new email or text however it will not upload(sync) with my server. If I manually create a contact on my phone it will sync with my server. If I create a contact on my PC it will sync with my phone. Only contacts created with BCR will not sync. What changed? This issue is now a deal breaker and renders this app essentially useless to me. If I didn’t need to sync with a PC then I would give it 5 stars.

Serious bug

Hmarshall95126 on

This app some serious bug. It has deleted some of my contacts! Vector to replicate the issue Have a contact with a specific string ie “xyz” now scan a card where the string is in either name filed or company field. The older contact data gets wiped out. I have seen this in 3 cases.

Great App

Tfurhunt on

One of only a few apps I Use on A daily basis. Not perfect but very very good.

Poor text recognition

Cbjohnson2 on

Consistently mistakens 6 for 0. Also does not export to Evernote in the ‘business card’ format native to Evernote. Instead it just creates a regular not. Not a big deal, but kind of annoying

Great app

Illini fan1989 on

It uploads business cards - don't know about the frills but the app accurately imports info from business card

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App Info

English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Spanish
Recent version
3.12 (5 years ago )
Released on
Jun 22, 2012 (11 years ago )
Last updated
6 days ago