Foxcard pro & business card reader & business card scanner & visiting card
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
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Foxcard pro, from MINGFEI LIU, is a very useful app for any business person who has to keep track of the many business cards that you receive in your day-to-day dealings with customers, suppliers, associates, and the like.
It allows you to digitize your business cards. Simply boot the app up, then tap the Camera icon. You’ll be taken to a screen where you can snap a photo of the business card.
When using Foxcard you will need to use the best lighting to get the best results. Take the photo, then the app will scan in the details (nice little animation here) and show you the final digitized contact. I found this process worked about 75% of the time, with traditional business cards working the best (sorry to all those newfangled-eye catching ones, they don’t seem to scan in as well!).
Then, you can add additional details to the contact, of correct errors in the scanning process. Next, you can import it to your contacts, contact them through email using the built in tab, or even instant message them, if you have their phone number on the card.
Each card you scan will also save the original card to your app as well for original reference. There is also multi-language support (8 or so) with the app.
All in all, I found the scanner worked fairly well but not perfectly, especially with non-traditional business card formats.
Foxcard looks sharp on the iPhone. The graphics are polished and the layout very professional. It’s really quite easy to scroll through the app and add contacts using the photo button. You can also import existing photos from your Gallery into the app and scan them in as well.
The layout allows for even first time users to start snapping and scanning business cards right away.
Foxcard offers a neat service, but at a fairly steep price ($6.99). Now, there is a free “Lite” version available, which I would recommend to first-time users hesitant to make a relatively big purchase for this app.
Foxcard pro is a solid business app. I like it and I like its multiple features; but honestly there are many apps doing the same thing and often for a much more affordable price. So, it was a little disappointing to see the high price for this business card scanner app.
Functionally speaking, it is a solid business card scanner app that quickly allows you to digitize your contacts onto your iOS device.
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Foxcard pro requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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