Business Card Reader

v. 3.0.1

Import contact information from business cards directly to your iPhone/iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Android or Windows Mobile contacts! Just take a photo of a business card and a New Contact is added!



Version 3.0.1, Released January 27, 2014

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 3.0, Released December 9, 2013

  • Updated UI with new light theme for iOS 7
  • Batch mode - take several photos in a row and edit them later in card holder. Text recognition is processed in background

Version 2.6, Released October 2, 2013

  • Clean look and feel of iOS 7

Version 2.5.1, Released May 1, 2013

  • Option to export to Evernote
  • Bug fixes

Version 2.4, Released March 11, 2013

  • Export to Salesforce (requires 'Marketing User' account)
  • Improved recognition of Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages

Version 2.3, Released October 12, 2012

  • Optimization for iOS 6 and iPhone 5

Version 2.2, Released April 5, 2012

  • Optional integration with existing CRM systems
  • Options to save contact to Address Book, Card Holder, or Address Book and Card Holder
  • New contact information editor in Card Holder
  • iOS backgrounding fully supported
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.1, Released October 5, 2011

  • Native LinkedIn integration: contact creation, contact information, picture import and convenient LinkedIn search.
  • UI improvements and bugfixes

Version 2.0.2

  • Bugfixes

Version 2.0.1

  • Improved contact editing and convenient preview of a business card
  • Bugfixes and performance improvements

Version 1.5.2

  • Chinese localization

Version 1.5.1

  • New languages to recognize: Danish, Dutch, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
  • Performance improvements

Version 1.4

  • Hi-Res graphics for iPhone 4
  • Adding contacts to groups
  • Card Holder contacts sorting

Version 1.3

  • Recognition of business cards in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean

Version 1.2.2

  • iOS 4 compatibility update
Softonic Editor’s Choice

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


"This Card Reader uses your iPhone's camera to scan the business card, read it and extract the information into a handy database so that all of your contacts are there and easy to find."


"SHAPE Services may be best known for its popular IM+ app, but they've also pioneered the art of capturing business cards on your iPhone with Business Card Reader."


"Business Card Reader for iPhone is way better than the alternative. It's not free, but at $4.99, it'll easily pay for itself after your next new business card."


"The best text scanning app yet."


"Business Card Reader is a solid, reliable, visually aesthetic business card reader that performs as advertised, with minimal effort on the user’s part."


"The idea of this application is great, and the way the developers created it keeps it simple, allowing you to add cards in an efficient manner."


"Businessmen that prefer to store every piece of information into their smartphones would be happy to use Shape Services' small application called Business Card Reader."


"Business Card Reader is designed to make the life of the mobile networker easier."


"With this app, you will no longer have the need to carry all of your collected business cards inside your wallet. Simply look for their information on your phone and dial away!"