7 business card apps for smartphones

If you can't keep track of your business cards, one of these 7 smartphone apps will help you scan and store all those new contacts.
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Got lots of business cards? Try a business card scanning app.

These apps typically take a photo of the card (using your phone's back-facing camera) and perform OCR on the image to translate the contents to editable text. They then add that info to the app's own database, to your smartphone's contacts listing or both. Most of these apps will also retain the original image for reference.

We looked at seven apps that are available in both Android and iOS. One of these could make your business life a lot easier.

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