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Business Card Reader Pro

Posted by ABBYY in Business | Aug. 30, 2016 | 121 Comments

Apk file size: 37.0 MB

Seamlessly capturing contacts information from business cards in 25 languages, ABBYY Business Card Reader (BCR) is a powerful multi-function contact data management application that makes it effortless to enter and manage your business contacts.

✓ Recommended by The New York Times, CNN, The Telegraph, Computer Business Review, Macworld.
✓ Winner of RISING STAR Award in the “Mobile Field Sales & CRM” category in the Mobile Star Awards
✓ ABBYY BCR is a Featured App in the Intel® Business App Portfolio
✓ If your desk is strewn with printed business cards this could be the app for you. Throw away your 1980s-style rolodex and download the ABBYY Business Card Reader (BCR) - The Telegraph (UK)

With ABBYY Business Card Reader (BCR) you can:
- Instantly transfer business card data in 25 languages right onto your smartphone
- Sync cards data across different mobile platforms via ABBYY’s cloud storage
- Save contacts in the BCR’s own storage – CardHolder- with convenient search, sorting and grouping functionality
- Share biz contacts data from BCR via e-mail, SMS or Wi-Fi
System requirements: OS Android version 4.0 and above, camera with auto focus.
✓ Forget having to manually enter contact details into your smartphone. Unsurpassed data recognition and speed based on famous ABBYY Mobile OCR technology, eliminate having to correct or re-key business cards data, making creating new contacts easy and automatic.
✓ Sync cards across different mobile platforms via ABBYY’s cloud storage. This will make business cards database trouble-free, updated and accessible from all your mobile devices.
✓ Card Holder, the BCR’s own storage, provides convenient business card search, as well as sorting and grouping of contacts. You can quickly and easily find biz contact you need.
✓ ‘My business cards' group in Card Holder allows to save your own business cards in different languages and for different biz occasions.
✓ Text notes to cards easy to make, edit, look through and find in BCR’s storage.
✓ Quickly verify contacts recognition results. The BCR highlights uncertain characters and displays the original image so that you can confirm or correct the app's output.
✓ Crop automatically cuts off all the background of the business card’s photo, making it looking like a real-life business card in the Card Holder.
✓ Forward recognized contact data from Card Holder via e-mail as VCard and JPEG file or via SMS as a plain text.
✓ Find out more about your new biz contacts on the most popular social networks – Linkedln, Facebook and Twitter right from your BCR!
✓ Search in Maps for the address of your biz contact with just one tap from ABBYY Business Card Reader
✓ Backup and restore contacts from saved business cards.
✓ Recognize business cards in 25 languages, including multilingual cards (maximum 3 languages simultaneously):
• Czech
• Chinese (Simplified)
• Chinese (Traditional)
• Danish
• Dutch
• English
• Estonian
• Finnish
• French
• German
• Greek
• Japanese
• Indonesian
• Italian
• Korean
• Norwegian (Bokmal)
• Norwegian (Nynorsk)
• Polish
• Portuguese (Portugal)
• Portuguese (Brazil)
• Russian
• Spanish
• Swedish
• Turkish
• Ukrainian
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ABBYY Business Card Reader makes your business cards and contacts work.

Whats new

    • AUTO CROP: the app automatically detects the edges of the business card and removes any unnecessary background
    • MANUAL CROP: perfect the edges manually
    • COLOUR FILTER AND SIZE OPTIMIZATION: improve the colors and enhance the digital copy of your business card
    • EXPORT TO EXCEL: Export your business cards as a file and work with it on your computer
    • SAVE THE BACK SIDE: Save both sides of the business card
    • FULL SCREEN MODE: View your business cards in full screen mode

ABBYY part of our Business and have average installs from 50000 to 100000. Last Update Aug. 30, 2016. Google play rating is 87.163. Current verison is 4.5. Actual size 37.0 MB.

Download business-card-reader-pro.apk 37.0 MB


Scott Hirschman

Not bad, room for improvement. Not bad but there is room for recognition improvement, what should have been easy cards to read the app had some difficulties mainly with spelling. Will continue to use it though.

Thomas Krotkiewski

Better than the others If you work internationally, you'll really like this one. The problem with many of the competing solutions is that they assume US formatted addresses and only the standard A-Z alphabet. With Business Card Reader pro, both Polish and Swedish business cards get recognized correctly from the start. Interface-wise, it's similar to others - perhaps feels somewhat snappier.

Sal Battaglia

Used to work good Now it justs stays always out of focus and i cant use it. I would like a refund since it doesn't work. My phone isn't the issue since document camera for evernote works perfect. Please reply.

Alvin Jusuf

It works but... Best in class recognition. But lacks a few key features... Like pc software and more user friendly import card images from gallery or Dropbox. And editing faulty recognitions is a hassle since u can't move the card image at the top of the screen during input. So in conclusion, it performs its main feature flawlessly, but... Would've been a true 5 star if it's more user friendly and has a few more bells and whistles...

Joerg Bauerfeld

Absolutely amazing - just one feature is missing! Returning from a business fair ending up with a stack of business cards, since most people haven't discovered the use of QR code based cards yet, this software makes up for that. Does OCR from the photo in a flash and when automatically assigning the entries to fields in a smart way and it marks all possible misinterpretations in red, very easy to correct, but unless that card has crazy patterns underneath the text you don't even need to correct anything. When correcting a field it automatically shows you just that extracted part of the image on top of the edited field - very thoughtful done! It saves the information to your Google contacts or local phone and in parallel in its own database including the image of the scan. I have been installing and testing professional PC based business card readers with specific scanning hardware and software and this is by far better. Apart from the missing QR address feature still - 5 out of 5 stars.

Darko Krstevski

Works well, I'm satisfied Auto trimming/cropping function would have been nice. Especially for "vertical" cards. After last update it's no longer functional i am missing the previous interface that was user friendly. How can I downgrade to older version?

Peter Thygesen

Good app but something missing How can I select a bundle of Business card puctures and import them ? It seems only possible to select them one by one and I have + 1000 so it's very time consuming

Patrick Phillips

Great app saves a lot of time You do need to check the address & phone but still worth the money for premium

Pandu Poluan

Great Business Tool! Sometimes I receive business cards when I don't have my computer with me. Typing all those info using my smartphone is only slightly more enjoyable than a root canal surgery. With this app, not only I'm saved from tedium, I also no longer have to worry about misplacing a business contact's name card. Highly recommended! (Oh, and the OCR *and* field recognition abilities -- second to none!)

Martyn Barnsley

Business card reader! A must have app, to easily save your business card to your contacts!

Pappy B

All my cards in one location Nice app allows you to search all your card contacts in Linkedin, Twitter, & Facebook. Also gives you the option of storing the cards separate from your phone contacts.

Ty Cady

Almost prefect There are 2 things lacking in this app. 1) The ability to create your our digital business card. 2) the ability to trade business cards over NFC. Other the that Like this app. It gets confused with some of the input fields, but all in all not bad.

Evgeny Petrov

poor eats battery. Several wakelocks in hour (even in frozen state)! Disgusting

Neil Batchelor

Great app but... Great app but occasionally crashes when taking a photo. This then locks the camera and only a reboot will reset the app. Fix that and I would give 5*

Wisnu H.

So so Text recognition is bad. Too many misspelled text despite of good quality business card. What's the point of it if I have to manually correct it all the time.

Josh G

Working fine now on the Note 3 Haven't had a great go yet as I had to use another app, that's why the 3 stars. Will re-rate again once I have used it more

Mohamed Said

Abbyy business card Has very good potential for improvement

Luke Gl

Helpfull app A good app which does what it should. The only negative thing is when you have a business card with to sides it would be nice if you can "scan" both sides to get all the information.

Joe Tong

Slower and less accurate since latest update OCR just got a lot worse. Those as promised, orientation has improved. Also, there is now no option save only to phone contacts. Why?

Benny Yoshawirja

Good Application Saves time...inputting details of a name card.

Mark Howsen

Doesnt install. Got to 13.31mb and stopped. Wont refund

Jeff Brunk

Great app Loaded several different apps for buisness card readers. Erased all but this one. Thank you

brad smith

Card reader Wish it would trim the card like card cam does. Accuracy is ok. Still had to correct several things. Wish I could get a refund.

Dennis Pittsenbarger

Great app for a guy always on the go.

Darnell Greene

Save the trees!! During my initial meetings I would always exchange business cards with potential clients and business partners. Now, I still give them a card but take a snapshot of theirs and give it back. After the funny look I get, I show them my app and how it works. Instant relationship builder and leads into conversations. Love it!! Save the trees!! Download the Pro version !!

Dave Burzacott

Fantastic This is so easy to use and I can now carry all the business cards I have. An electronic rolodex.

A Google User

Samsung Note 2 & Sony Xperia Z Ultra The September 2014 update improved recognition on non traditional business cards almost 100%. Now very reliable!

Todd Wild

Saves time Love this app

n s srivatsa n s srivatsa

Useless app. Nothing works properly.

Chris S

Exspensive and buggy Title says it all

Chandana Weerakoon

Disappointed with the accuracy and functionality for a paid app

Sachin Ganpat

Useful It does save a lot of time entering a bunch of cards. Would have liked the ability to change what was being recognised but its good regardless.


Accurate and integrated Recognition is very accurate as it is with all ABBYY products. Multilingual support and direct integration with other contact management software makes this best in class.

Hans Pietersen

Excellent I like the fact that you can choose to add business card information to your contacts OR keep it separate. (Needs more languages, such as Afrikaans, Chinese and Korean, please.)

Oleg Sh

Language Missing hebrew. Please add hebrew, i will change to 5 star, currently its wast of money for me

Nihat Kalfazade

Good OCR The ocr is better than any other. 5 stars for card trimming&enhancement, back of card scan, ability to share vcf with sms, use phone cardholder on Note 3.

Bob Garner

last update fixed crashes thanks for the update, installed it and opened the app and it now works without the crashes, very happy, can start using the app now, cheers

Delaney Jones

At first quick save After 30 cards it freezes 9.99 wasted

Panus S.

Best app (for Greek) OCR. Need more options. It needs a "merge with google contacts option". It needs synchronization with more cloud services. Also options for the card picture like replace, manual crop, add more pics etc.

Peter Weaver

The shortcut isn't worth it here! I am normally not that guy that posts reviews, but don't want anyone else to waste as much time as I did taking the easy way out. After scanning and editing 100 cards from a conference I just attended; can't do anything with this .vcf data. Import methods I've tried: Windows contacts... Failed. Gmail... Failed. Android... Failed. What good is an efficiency app that makes your life harder?! I emailed support, but haven't heard back.

Yeyati Nafrey

Unable to save contacts as csv files to import to excel. .VCF does not save all contacts and they can not be transfered to outlook. And no refund, that's just great.

ashok kumar

I have downloaded pro version. it doesn't open at all. it is showing message "unfortunatly abby bcr stopped"

Mya Han

to buy premium i want to buy the paid version. how to buy?

Sisca Diwati

Great Makes easier

shival srivastav

Fantastic Great optical character recognition. No need to carry around visiting cards anymore. Use this app to save contacts to app as well as your Google account. The paid version is worth paying for. Great work developer. Kudos ?

Fahad Rasheed

Huge Problem with I and L recognition . Seems like need to correct everytime as to which one is I or L. Spelling mistakes with alot of middle eastern ( english names) . Rest all ok . Mostly alphabet recognition problem .

Sal Battaglia

Used to work good Now it justs stays always out of focus and i cant use it. I would like a refund since it doesn't work. My phone isn't the issue since document camera for evernote works perfect. Please reply.

Don Lussier

Terrible character recognition Though the interface is simple and intuitive, character recognition is quite bad. I had to correct nearly every data field, even phone numbers.

Raj Dubeuy

V good app working nice Smart working app more than one addresses save easily.I had compare this app with others and found its good.

Paula Graham

Fantastic functionality, shame about the spyware This works like an absolute dream. The OCR is really accurate and it offers a choice of addressbooks. Can't fault it - it's so good I'm tolerating its spyware. Doesn't mean I don't resent finding spyware on software I've paid for.


It's OK I do like idea of the application which is great but needed so many languages . For me add Arabic language to get 5 stars.

Chad Irwin

Not bad but... Because business cards seem to list info in different order it would be nice if we had the option in the drop down lists on the right to have all of the fields available to syn to. Not just what's in that subset. It keeps putting name in company name. Rather than cut and paste just let me choose the other field.

Aivar Go

No Latvian How come that already has support of Estonian language but not Latvian?

Steve Lyons

OK Scans 90% which is great. Syncs well with Outlook but for some reason in outlook it's stopped using the business card as the contact photo which I liked. Also when you try to export all contacts on Galaxy s6 it's only doing 1 at a time.

Juan Salvador Mendoza

Excelente Seamless cloud sync, good business card detection

Joe Tong

Slower and less accurate than before OCR got a lot worse. Not using this app anymore. There are better options.

Rory Swindell

So far so good This is doing everything it said so I'm pleased.

John Becknell

Excellent Almost always gets the info correct, and when it doesn't, it makes it convenient to change. Thanks devs.

Keith Gullickson

Best of all... Easily the best of all so far. Nice to have something that does what it is supposed to. Thank you, thank you, thank you...

matt shoda

Simple Great As good they get

Tunde Akinnibosun

Works well Almost 100% accuracy all the time.

Irene Yung

Great App I love this. Very useful. Highly recommend.

Sadie Irwin

Wonderful Easy to use and amazing how it records the business card info.

Frank Rojas

Ok I wish it had option to take picture of back side of card.

braden vance

Works well best I have found yet

Chuck Moore

Great app! Easy to use and quite accurate.

Jorge Raymund Maravilla

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Fast capture and recognition. best app for business card for me.

alan wood

Excellent Only uses this BCR

David Williams

Best Business Card App Simple, Easy, great OCR. Interfaces with any and all of my linked email services/contact lists. Where have you been all my life.

David Hilbmann

Saves tons of my time

mohammad imad

Save to application really helps a lot...

Rajesh Achanta

Useful app Easy and useful app.

A Google User

Great app Do what it says ... Amazing app

Dave Adamchick

A for effort. Works again.

Bob Price

Incredibly convenient. This app definitely saves time. It captures virtually all of the information on a business card. It can have some difficulty in reading type that is not clear, or is unusual.

Nilesh Thakur

Not working on one plus x Not working on my one plus x.. Hope developer fix it soon

Maximilian Zamorsky

Super recognition, instabile camera Used a vertikal business card, crashed had to reboot phone..

Ahmet Alpat

One of the efficient and beneficial apps that I have been using

The Original Buzz

Fantastic This is the best app of its kind ever. So easy to use and I can now carry all the business cards I have. An electronic rolodex.

Scott Jalbert

Very useful card scanner OCR is pretty good but occasionally mixes up letters but with a quick preview it is a real time saver. I'm impressed it puts things in the right fields for contacts.

Stewart Logie

Must be out of date. Version 4.3.1 freezes the camera on Nexus 6P. Only power cycling the phone will restore operation. Crashes once every few card scans when nothing else is running on the phone.

Cory Whitesell

Decent This app does exactly what I wanted it to do and functions better than the alternatives I have tried. Still some bugs though, it occasionally crashes during the OCR, and requires a reboot to regain access to the camera.

Ronnie Kanter

Old Comment (☆): "I need to export ALL of the contacts I have scanned using the Samsung Galaxy S6. This bug needs to be fixed as it defeats the entire purpose of scanning using OCR in the first place." New Comment(☆☆☆☆☆): Thank you ABBY for the quickest support response time I have EVER received for a paid app! Figured out how to successfully import my contacts with the help of their support team and they are using my experience to make the in app instructions clearer. Will be downloading more from ABBY in the future.

steffan petrocelli

Purchased for $15?? I downloaded the free version (LOVED IT). proceeded to purchase the full app for $15 (most I've ever spent on an app) and now it won't even open the title screen without crashing???!!! Bullshit... If this doesn't get fixed I'll be looking into how I'll be getting my refund.


Recognition is very accurate as it is with all ABBYY products. Multilingual support and direct integration with other contact management software makes this best in class. Think some image processing to better detect the card edges is necessary. Also it would be very nice to straighten the picture taken automatically using the card edge detection. Currently, I need to take the picture from right above the card for best results, where the shadow of the mobile phone is also dropping on the card I need to scan. Check Microsoft Office Lens app for edge detection capability.

Monzer Yazigi

Great tool. I am using it now for couple of months and frankly, only few times had to do manual edit to OCR results, or to assigning extracted information to its appropriate fields. Great App, great job developer. To Developer: Missing Feature. Some of the business cards have two sides, where company name, address and contact name and title is on first side, while phone numbers, email address, Mailbox, etc on the second side. The app should have the ability to scan both side and extract information. Also, there are business cards with dual languages. I know its not easy to OCR for other languages, but at least allow the user to scan the side with the second language and save it as image for his reference only. Regards

Robert Sorensen

An easy way An easy way to enter in your contacts the more clear business card the better it works

William Crendal

Excellent Tested a few other apps quickly, this one has great OCR and autofocus well. Just right for me!

Joe Kelly

Handy Only used it for a few minutes but so far it looks like a handy tool!

Juan Alvarado

Works on my BlackBerry! Works great, even on my BlackBerry Passport.

Sultan Alhebsi

Helpful application It's very helpful application and easy to use. Really I like it, 5 stars

Mario Januar

The Best Work like magic really need it

Anne Kothe

Is there a way to scan the backside of a card to the same contact? Thanks

satan 4u

Needs some work Detection was off on a decent amount of cards I tried and it forces the contacts permission, app won't run unless it gets access to contacts, I should be allowed to deny contacts and only use the app to store the cards if I want

Razvan 1314

Worth its money Easy to use, fast, it does not recognize Hungarian accents but the rate of mistakes is really insignificant.

Abhishek Jain

This is a very good and accurate card reader. It says what it does. I would have liked it to be linked to SugarCRM or some such package so that we do not have to manually do it. It is best at the best price.

Jerzy Brodzikowski

Solid business app Excellent camera scanner and simple to use. Love the integration with Google contacts and with the cloud server. The interface could be a bit more modern, but then again, this is a business application.

Cowboy Butler

A business card reader? Give it a shot, you'd be surprised at how handy it is. Not only does it save the card photo [read: no more carrying around a book full of cards], it is more intelligent than just an OCR app. Saving internally and syncing with Google Contacts is indispensable.

Maurice Serico

I tried this in a personal comparison with Google Goggles on a business card that had mixed columns and multiple addresses. Goggles scanned the card and dumped all the text into one splodge of a paragraph, except for the person's name and email address. Business Card Reader Pro scanned the same card and correctly parsed all the text into different addresses and labelled all the phone numbers correctly. Well done.

Victor Kohnke

A solid business card reader Yes, I know that Google will do this for you now to but the interface is well designed and the app does a good job of selecting the right aspects of the card to put in which field. I also like that I can choose not to put the person in my contacts and only keep them in this app just to keep my contacts cleaned up a little.

Jon Hubbard

The best business card scanner! I really like how fast and accurate this app is as a business card reader/entry app!

Atul Singh Chauhan

Just bought it. Will be helpful if hindi language is added I have yet to try it, but it would be very helpful if you add hindi as a language (fourth most widely spoken language). Also, is there a functionality to use mixed languages for a dance card


Camera is up-side-down on Nexus 5x pls fix it You may update corresponding API to latest version to solve this.

Keith Henson

Works Does a pretty good job in good lighting filling out eveything, but I constantly have to move the state out of the zip code field, or the city out of the street address. Went through 78 business cards in about 4 hours. Had to double check close to no spaced fonts for c i's turned into d's and such, but it saved so much manual entry.

Zlatan Sabic

Would be 5 stars, but OCR needs serious improvement I bought full version. I thought this was perfect. Excellent interface,smart features,synchronizes perfectly well with Google contacts. After about 50 cards scan,it turned out to be a nightmare. Each one I needed to edit. So many mistakes. Not only in character recognition,also fields recognition. Please, fix it, no excuses - it is not about the light or so, many other similar apps do the job much better; also, field recognition works bad even with very standard cards. Also, please, add edit Google groups.


Works well with regular office light. Easy forwarding to a corporate contact system.

Joshua Munoz

Finally It's about time. I love that it does most of the work for you and keeps the picture of original card. Wish it had a fb column and some other stuff but it can be added under notes. I have S7 edge and it works on my phone fine.

Operation Management Service

Need improvement First Thanks for adding the back side are doing wonderful job in right direction.?.....going head Now The both side image should be click one by one at the first time, the option has given below.... and we need to scrowl down every time and than touch to add back image option and than moved to up and than click... Make it with the first click , like first we will take front image and than back or skip .. one by an other .... Rest is ok you people are doing wonders....thanks

Mikey Patterson

Great app, but Photos of cards aren't syncing through to Outlook via Nine email app. This feature works on other card reader apps. Would love for this feature to be implemented.

Colin Friesen

Lost Had to get new phone now all my cards are gone.

bilal madni

excellent n real time saving

M. Zaheer Sattar

Mr. Zaheer Sattar Great and worth it

Howard David Sterling

Not perfect and very useful. Looking forward to improved detection. Hint. If doesn't detect first time, seems to learn and better second time. I need help on two items. First, How many contacts does the app hold? I have over 17000 overloading my Google Contacts. Second, how do I import my Google Contacts to Abbyy? When I push the import button, nothing happens. HELP. I still love the app.

IT may congest with whatsapp I have been a long time user of pro version. Recognition capability is very strong. I was scanning the cards directly my outlook exchange account. However, after whatsapp started autonomously linking my contacts in exchange account, Abby cannot save to exchange account anymore. I cannot stop whatsapp doing this automatically. I had to stop working with Abby unfortunately.

Stephen Holtzclaw Sr.

Pretty decent It's handy and free is hard to beat. It does have trouble with cards that are fancy with darker colors. White on black is pretty darn accurate. Even though I have to edit and load some manually I'm using the program.

Rama Murthy

Essential & functional A great app with precise recognition. REQUEST : Could you please provide for a functionality to convert the business card information (not the picture) into QR Codes & recognition of QR codes.? It would be of great use for rapid sharing of cards and ease of scan. Thanks for a cool app.

Jerry Wiser

It needs fine tuning in several areas. It is not a bad app. Just expect to proof and edit the data in fields after scanning.

Kamau Patterson

Awesome reader Has some recognition flaws but over all best I've seen yet

Brett Passmore

Good app Accurate, flexible, worth the money.

Ki-hyun Park

Nice Quality and convenience.

Maximilian Zamorsky

Super recognition, instabile camera Used a vertikal business card, crashed had to reboot phone.. Update: still crashes the camera and the only fix is to reboot!!!

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