Anybody using "Business Card Reader" by SHAPE Services?

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macrumors 6502a
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Jan 14, 2011
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Anybody using Business Card Reader?

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/business-card-reader/id328175747?mt=8

They don't have a demo and I have no $4.99 to through away. My question:

Do they copy all scanned contacts to the iPhone contact list or is that optional and they have their own contact list and may, or may not, copy a contact to your iPhone list?

With WorldCard Mobile Lite you have two contact lists (that's what I want!), but that otherwise perfect card reader can't OCR Chinese.
 

GaresTaylan

macrumors 6502a
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I have tried it before in the past and it was awful. Since so many business cards have different formats, it almost always put the wrong information in the wrong fields. It was quicker for me to add information manually than go in and fix the mess it created in the end.

For $.99 maybe. For $4.99 never.
 

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macrumors 6502a
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Jan 14, 2011
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I have tried it before in the past and it was awful. Since so many business cards have different formats, it almost always put the wrong information in the wrong fields. It was quicker for me to add information manually than go in and fix the mess it created in the end.

For $.99 maybe. For $4.99 never.
If you still have it please check if it has their own contact list or if it copies everything to your iPhone contacts!
 

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macrumors 6502a
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I bought CamCard for $6.99 and so far it works ok.

+ Nice interface
+ easy to add back side of card
+ transfer to iPhone Contacts is optional
o No Chinese character recognition :(
- Uses dial pad rather then then keyboard to edit phone numbers, means I can not add spaces or '-'

That's rather minor and overall I am satisfied.