Can you recommend some business card scanning software?
November 2, 2007 4:21 AM Subscribe
Can you recommend any Windows software which will OCR photographed business cards, store them in a searchable database and work with Outlook?
posted by mr_silver to computers & internet (5 answers total)
I'm sinking under a tonne of business cards and would like to scan them in. I know I could just go and purchase Cardscan which would do the job, but I don't really see the point in buying hardware when I have a perfectly good digital camera.
Plus, work won't reimburse me for the £130 that I'd need to pay for the solution (or the £50 if I got it from eBay) - and lets be fair about this - i'll be coughing up my own money just for something work related so I want to be prudent.
Can anyone make any recommendations on good business card scanning software? My requirements would be:
- Ability to batch load a large volume of card images
- High accuracy rate
- Keep original copy (or low res version) of the card image
I'm in two minds about where the information is held. I don't mind it being in the softwares database as long as it's good, does everything I need, is easily sortable and searchable and can export to Outlook.
On the other hand, I don't mind it just being Outlook, as long as I don't have to import everything into my default contacts folder. I have several hundred numbers and no need for them all to be synchronised to my phone and PDA.
I run Windows XP. I don't mind paying for the software.