Great and affordable business card reader
January 26, 2018

Great and affordable business card reader

Robert Chambers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with CamCard

We use CamCard to organize contacts, easily importing information from business cards to contact lists and saving money from purchasing a really expensive business card scanner. This app is simple to use and does a good job at picking up information from business cards by simply taking a picture of a card with your phone's camera. It also allows you to easily add the contacts to your phone or easily export your contacts to an Excel file which you can upload to almost all CRMs, Outlook, etc. As an easy to use and affordable product, you can't beat the price. I looked for a long time to find a different route than buying an expensive card scanner and this has met all of my expectations up to now.
  • It makes adding contact information from business cards that you pick up from events, prospects, etc., extremely easy to your phone or easily exports your contacts to an Excel file which you can upload to almost all CRMs, Outlook, etc.
  • For the price you can't beat it! A card scanner can be really expensive and not easily accessible.
  • Since I can use CamCard from my phone it is easy to take a quick snapshot from my phone in the car and collect the information I want to save. Having this really makes life easy since I can capture information right after I meet someone.
  • Sometimes the scanner doesn't recognize every item exactly where it should go, especially if the card is laid out in an atypical manner.
  • I wish there were more options to integrate this tool with tools you are already using... such as a CRM, etc. Although it is easy to export your information to an Excel file and then upload that information to the tools you are currently using, it would be nice to have a more streamlined process that connected the tools you are using to CamCard directly.
  • The degree of inaccuracy in the OCR is often frustrating. Of course the wacky card categories that people create does not help!
  • Due to CamCard's low cost, I have found it to provide a positive ROI for me. Looking at the cost of business card scanners like ScanDisk provides the cost can be $150+.
  • CamCard has also allowed me to reduce the time of manually inserting contact information from the contacts that I meet, and since time is money, it has saved my organization labor time.
  • Finally, having the ability to use CamCard on my phone, it prevents me from loosing business cards and contact information that I need.
CamCard does everything that I need at a much more affordable price that ABBYY or Evernote. Although ABBYY tends to be more accurate with scanning, it also comes at a higher cost. Evernote, which also has a great scanner, has to many other offers and again was higher in cost. Wantedly People on the other had is something I am just starting to use and appears to have a better BULK SCANNER and is completely free. With that being said, it is hard to teach old dogs new tricks, so CamCard is still my #1 choice.
For people on the road frequently and don't have time to set down at a computer right away this is a good choice, especially on a individual basis. It really isn't ideal if you are trying to capture LARGE amounts of business cards though. If you are in need of something that would allow you to capture more than 5-10 cards at a time, I would look for another product.

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