Business Card Scanner

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rayward, May 9, 2008.

  1. rayward macrumors 65816

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    Anyone got one of these little gizmos? Any recommendations as to the best models, or the best models for a Mac, would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mikenike192 macrumors regular

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    This is a really nice scanner that can also do business cards. This thing scans up to 36 pages per minute. This thing will scan all your documents in your office to PDF files along with your business cards so the "paperless" office is really possible. The only down side is its a little pricey.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16838115035
     
  3. rayward thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, but FWIW I picked up an IrisCard 4. It doesn't have all the extra functionality on a Mac as it does on a PC, but it scans the cards, give you an image you can save and lets you export the contact file as a vCard. Then, you just double-click the vCard to put the contact in your Mac Address Book.

    The instructions suggest that you can export "direct" to a Mac Address Book, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet.
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    Too bad you couldn't wait a while longer, Neat Receipts for Mac has been released (albeit without business card support--yet). Definitely a killer app, been using it (on the Windows side) for about two years and love it!
     
  5. rayward thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I believe that I can use the IrisCard scanner to scan receipts, which is something I'm going to try as Quicken (which I run in a Parallels VM) allows you to attach a scan to an account entry.
     
  6. Mugwumper macrumors regular

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    Can't install update on 10.5.3

    Hi Rayward -

    I just got an IRISCard Pro 4 (to replace an earlier version that no longer
    works in Leopard), and while the v3.6.3 s/w works fine, I can't install the
    3.6 -> 4.0 upgrade. I'm still waiting to hear from the IRIS folks (left v-mail
    and e-mail messages), and there are rumors of needing some sort of
    "patch" to get this to run properly in Leopard.

    Do you have this patch? Can you post a link if you do?

    And did you try the "Send" button in the CardIris s/w? It should go straight
    to your AddressBook (I have mine set to go to Now Contact). I can confirm
    3.6.3 sends scans fine to my AddressBook without any difficulty, but I need
    to figure out why it doesn't send to Now Contact.

    Thanks . . .
     
  7. Mugwumper macrumors regular

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    Update - 4.x doesn't work with Leopard

    I just got off the 'phone with IRIS tech support. They have a problem
    with 4.x installations on Leopard, and are working on a solution. They
    said they'll put something on their web site FAQ to tell us what's going
    on and maybe when to expect a fix.

    Also, I confirmed that I can no longer export cards to Now Contact (this
    used to work in the 3.0/3.1 days with Tiger). Again, a known problem,
    but no solution. A possible workaround is to Send to AddressBook and
    then Export to Now Contact - yuck . . .

    That's all I know . . . :)
     

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