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SnaBiz – iPhone Business Card Application

SnaBiz Business Card Reader

SnaBiz – iPhone Business Card Application

If you have a lot of business cards or receive a lot of business cards weekly, that are not entered into an online contact database, your new iPhone has the ability to convert those business cards to iPhone contacts within minutes. SnaBiz is an iPhone application that you can purchase that will take a picture of any business card an recognize the text on the card. You select the fields that match the text recognized and everything is stored for you to sort, search, and contact later.

Snabiz utilizes the Tesseract OCR engine to recognize the text on your cards. This OCR recognition software is considered the most accurate available by many. The application is easy to use and takes photos of the cards with the built in iPhone camera. An additional lens for magnification might be helpful. Taking a photo is a three second process and recognizing the text on the card takes another 15 seconds. The text field assignment can be completed in as few as a 2 minutes depending on how quickly you can designate the destination of the text recognized.

 

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