Need Way to Organize Business Cards

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lanray, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. lanray macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know of a good (preferably cheap) program for scanning and organizing business cards? Ideally I could use my Epson Scanner. Suggestions?
     
  2. lanray thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. lanray thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is it illegal to bump myself once again? Starting on business venture, don't want to buy card scanner, looking for suggestions? Anyone? Heck, at this point, I'd appreciate even a prank. Throw me a bone, here.
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I don't scan, but I maintain my Entourage address book pretty well. It means manual work, but it's worth it in the long run.

    If you have a lot of business cards to start with, create a spreadsheet that's easier to type the data into, then import it into your Address Book or whatever dbase your using.
     
  5. lanray thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, iSaint. I keep my address book (mac ap) fairly well updated. Would be nice to just scan a card, though - maybe at the least attach it to the name in address book; ideally, there would be some kind of text recognition that would enter it automatically. I know there's this kind of thing for Windows, just hoping for a Mac solution.
     
  6. munkle macrumors 68030

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    There is software available, namely Iris. Here is a list with some other alternatives. I'm afraid I've never tried any of them.

    As they all seem rather costly to me, your best bet might be to plump for a dedicated card reader.
     
  7. Pacwell macrumors member

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    This is old but the only topic related.

    Does anyone else have a better newer solution that perhaps works with iPhone ( possibly Android :/ ) that will sync in the cloud or something.

    I swear im an idiot and can't find anything. Of course I'm looking in the MAC app store and not the iPhone app store. And i want something primarily for Mac.
     
  8. TheBantam macrumors newbie

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    I put all the details from business cards I receive straight into Cobook (as my proxy for the Contacts dbase) for starters. I then put them in DevonThink Pro so that they are stored and OCR'd - I suppose you could do that with your scanner's own OCR software and Evernote if you wanted a free option. Works well as I can find specific people just using Cobook, but if I can't remember their name then the OCR means I can find random things like "they were on the 11th Floor" etc.
     
  9. Weaselboy macrumors Core

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    It is a little old, but here is a review of some iOS apps that will do what you want.
     
  10. Pacwell macrumors member

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    Great, thanks.

    I was looking through some today figuring I would have better luck finding an IOS app that had a mac counterpart
     

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