Business Card Reader

Business Card Reader by SHAPE


(3 stars)


Download for Android

5,000 - 10,000 downloads

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Take a photo of a business card and a new contact is added! Business Card Reader (BCR) scans, reads the picture using advanced text recognition technology (OCR) and enters the data into appropriate fields of the Android address book. No more boring manual input of the names, phone numbers, emails and other information from business cards!

#1 Business app in US App Store
Best seller on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry!


"If you're a mobile networker, this is an app you'll definitely like."

"Business Card Reader is way better than the alternative. It's not free, but it'll easily pay for itself after your next new business card."

"The best text scanning app yet."


Reliable business card recognition technology allows to capture contact information from business cards and save it to the Android address book. Business Card Reader creates complete and accurate contact information on Android device in a few seconds.
You can order your contacts by groups, e.g. Friends, Colleagues, Partners, etc.


Business Card Reader recognizes English, French, Italian, German, Spanish business cards.
For support of Chinese, Japanese and Korean business cards please check out special edition - Business Card Reader with CJK:


In a built-in browser it is possible to make LinkedIn search of a scanned contact and read LinkedIn profile not leaving the program.


Scanned business cards are arranged in a convenient card holder for immediate access to contact details. You can also arrange contacts by the first or last name, company or by the date the card was taken.

Business Card Reader (BCR) is the leading business card scanning app for Android, iPhone and Blackberry. If you live active business and social life, contact partners, conduct negotiations, make business deals, you usually exchange business cards. Eventually you get tons of business cards and it becomes difficult to store, search and remember important contacts. Now with Business Card Reader you can scan them to your Android phone!

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Recently changed in this version

Version 1.4:
- Support for Android OS 3.0 and later

Version 1.3:
- Crash fixes

Version 1.2:
- Option to select an account for contact saving (Google accounts only)
- Bugfixes and performance optimization

Comments and ratings for Business Card Reader
  • (54 stars)

    by lanedava on 16/10/2011

    wouldn't focus on text. very blurry. no recognition. useless to me - uninstalled

  • (54 stars)

    by AbdulRahim Aldirhalli on 31/05/2014

    Very good application

  • (54 stars)

    by Rami Molander on 29/05/2014

    No more "what-the-heck-I-do-with-this-business-card". One photo and the information is put into your address book and uploaded in the cloud. Technically the App is still a bit unsavvy.

  • (54 stars)

    by Jesse Placencia on 02/05/2014

    Need app that will allow me to quickly scan a stack of cards then export to excel or sync with Salesforce CRM. Thought this was it but doesn't look like it.

  • (54 stars)

    by Salvi Pascual on 23/04/2014

    Is a great start, very good ORC but missing basic, useful stuff. It is very frustrating that I cannot open the contact directly from the cardholder to call them, neither share the contact with others via email or sms. Something else, what if break my phone? Will i lost all the cards or they are saved somewhere in the cloud for me to access with my gmail account. That was not clear for me at all, a

  • (54 stars)

    by John Croucher on 18/04/2014

    Can only save to gmail account - a real problem. Why you can't save to any account I don't know - would seem fundamental functionality. Also seems a lot more 'buggy' than it used to be - take the photo and nothing happens - app freezes before it begins recognition.

  • (54 stars)

    by Bill Meidenbauer on 05/04/2014

    Generally, works pretty well. Some graphics don't read as well...

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