ABBYY CardHolder: how not to lose useful contacts

    imageAny two people on Earth are connected to each other through six to seven common acquaintances - the popular theory says.

    In the meantime, ABBYY is working on creating handy tools to preserve your dating history. Today we released a new mobile application for storing business cards and working with contact data - ABBYY CardHolder for iPhone.

    ABBYY CardHolder is a full-fledged electronic business card holder on the phone, which makes it possible to store business cards in a structured form and not clutter the iPhone address book. The application recognizes and saves images of business cards in its own archive, equipped with convenient search, grouping and sorting.


    Working with ABBYY CardHolder is as simple as using an iPhone address book - to use the contacts from recognized business cards (call, write a letter or SMS, go to the specified site) you just need to click on the button with the image of the corresponding action when viewing a business card.


    In addition to working with recognized data, ABBYY CardHolder can export contacts from a vcf file, aka VCard. The format is supported by many applications: various email clients, organizers, PIM and so on. So contact information can be transferred to different devices: PC, Mac, iPhone, other smartphones.


    ABBYY CardHolder is already available in the App Store , the cost of the basic version is $ 2.99.
    If desired, the capabilities of an electronic business card holder can be expanded to the functionality of the business card application already familiar to our users - ABBYY Business Card Reader . This is done by purchasing directly from the application by tapu to one of the buttons with a lock or from the About section. The purchase price is $ 1.99.

    In the purchase version, you can choose where to store information from business cards - in the iPhone address book, in CardHolder or in both places at the same time, search for a contact profile on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, as well as viewing the address from a business card on Google or Yandex maps is available.


    A little about the technical characteristics of the card holder. CardHolder recognizes texts in 20 languages , both in monolingual and multilingual business cards, supports 7 interface languages ​​(English, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian and French) and iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S devices with iOS 4.0 operating system and higher.

    In the video, we tried to show the main features of the application.

    Olga Kashcheyeva
    Department of products for mobile platforms

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