Camcard Application Review
The first app that I want to talk about is Camcard. I discovered this app a couple of weeks ago, it was mentioned on Mashable on one of their “Boost Your Productivity” App Reviews.
Camcard is a mobile phone business card scanning application with a difference, currently available on the IOS, Andriod and Blackbery platforms.
Yes, I know that there are many similar type of business card scanning applications on the market, but Camcard’s OCR scanning ability is really clever. What it does is it scans the image of the business card, then recognizes the text on the card using OCR scanning technology. But wait, it then takes it one step further, it also recognizes what field the information would belong to, and adds that information under the add new contact fields of your applications contacts, meaning that it matches mobile with mobile, email with email, name with name etc. The accuracy is astounding.
There are some really bad business cards out there, and if you cant make out the fonts by reading it, then blame the designer of the card, not the app. I must be honest, I have not come across this often, most of the cards I have scanned, I have saved to my IPhone contact without having to edit anything.
Tips and Tricks:
If you set up your GMail account to automatically sync with your mobile phones contacts and emails, your newly scanned business card contact will seamlessly appear in you GMail contact, next time you visit a PC.
So lets recap. Someone gives you a business card, you pull out your Smart Phone and snap the card with CamCard. You quickly look over the field to make sure that the OCR did its job, perfect. You hit save to contacts and the information not only gets added to your phone contacts, but automatically gets added to your GMail contacts as well.
Just the expression on the business card givers face is worth the download of the app. It is priceless when they don’t know what to do with the business card when you return it to him.
Life just became simpler.
Pricing: You do get the free application. Download and test it yourself, I’m sure you will happily part with the $6.99 for the full version after testing.