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Genealogy Business Card Scanner

October 27, 2011 by  
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WorldCard Mobile – Business Card Scanner for Genealogy Conferences

Business Card Scanner for iPhone

Going to Genealogy Conferences is one of my favourite things to do.   At these conferences I make lots of connections and in the process get lots of business cards.

When I return home I have great plans to enter all of the contact information into my phone and toss the cards but it never seems to happen.  What DOES happen is I misplace the cards.

I recently downloaded an iPhone app that worked well as a genealogy business card scanner.  This handy app is called WorldCard Mobile and is available in the iTunes App Store.  It costs $5.99.  I have tried some of the free business card scanners but find this one works the best.

It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 3.1 or later.

Here is a little video I made to show how quick and easy this business card scanner is.

 

How to use the World Card Business Card Scanner

1.Download the WorldCard Business Card Scanner in iTunes App Store on your iPhone

2. Click on the camera button. The app will show you a graphic indicating which way it wants the card orientated for the photo.

3. Optical character recognition allows the business card scanner to capture the information. There is an edit button if you wish to make any changes or add to the information.

4. Import the card information into the contact information by clicking the button on the upper right.

Very slick and easy. I like this app and recommend it.

I will be attending the FTDNA Project Administrator conference in Houston Nov 4 to 6, 2011 and Rootstech in Salt Lake City in February.  I plan to have my World Card Mobile app ready to be a business card scanner when I get new cards from my contacts at the conferences.

>>>> WorldCard Mobile Business Card Scanner app

 

Disclosure – I received a trial copy of the WorldCard Business Card Scanner app to test although I don’t feel this influenced my review in any way.  If it didn’t work well I would tell you. Please see my disclosure policy.

 



Comments

4 Responses to “Genealogy Business Card Scanner”
  1. Great post, Joan! It really is amazing the apps out there! You’re video was great too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Cheryl,
    Thanks! I wasn’t to sure about the video but then figured it would never be “perfect”. Glad you liked it.

    Cheers,
    –Joan

  3. Kim Cotton says:

    Sounds like a nice app. I’m always hesitant to spend $ on apps, but that price point is attractive for the reduction in clutter without having to type a bunch of stuff. I have a couple questions though:
    1) Does it keep a copy of the image it takes? (for those unique cards or ones like yours that have your photo on it)
    2) How well does it handle vertically oriented business cards?
    Thanks,
    –Kim
    Kim Cotton´s last [type] ..LGBT Genealogy

  4. Ron says:

    Thanks for sharing this app.

    Just used this app, it’s very handy and useful.

    @Kim, I have tested the app with the questions that you have mentioned,

    1. Yes, we can save and use is it with card holder section.
    2. It handle and recognizes vertical model business cards well as it done for normal cards.

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