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Mobile business card reading apps comparison

Brian Jackson | Sept. 21, 2011
If you believe the technological vision of the future prophesized by some mobile advocates, business cards will soon be a thing of the past. Soon enough we'll all be swapping our contact information by zapping digital bits wirelessly through the air with some sort of slick gadget.

Phone numbers: Missed the first six numbers of the work phone, but got the cell phone fine.

E-mail: Got it.

Address: Didn't input the address at all, so didn't register the text at a sideways orientation.

WorldCard Mobile

Name and title: Incorrect spelling of first and last name.

Phone numbers: Looks OK, but uses a comma to separate out work extension.

E-mail: Almost OK, but botches the ".ca" as "" instead.

Address: Not captured.


The ABBYY app seems to be better at recognizing information on the first attempt with the fewest errors. But WorldCard offers more options to quickly fix things when something goes wrong. Both apps will save you time when inputting contact information to your phone, so worth the download.

In the App Store, WorldCard is available for $5.99 and ABBYY is $4.99.

Do you have another business card reading app to share? Let us know in the comments section.

Brian Jackson is the Associate Editor at Follow him on Twitter, read his blog, and check out the IT Business Facebook Page.


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