BizSnap is the perfect tool for business men and women as it allows you to capture contacts and expenses with a "snap" of the iPhone's camera!
BizSnap converts pictures of business cards into contacts on your iPhone; it also converts pictures of receipts into comma delimited files that can be imported to expense reports.
See BizSnap in action at: http://www.bizsnap.cc/video.html
BizSnap requires the iPhone 3GS or later with the 3MP camera.
BizSnap uses a photo you take of a business card or a receipt, passes it through a sophisticated optical character recognition (OCR) engine, then allows you to use the resulting text to create a contact or capture receipt details.
√ Automatic contact field detection for United States formatted telephone numbers and street addresses (international address support coming soon).
√ Accelerometer based camera stabilization to improve image quality and ultimately produce better OCR results
√ Automatic receipt date, subtotal, tax and total field detection
√ Token based pay as you go usage (2 free tokens) with an unlimited token purchase option
√ E-mail receipt snaps
√ Paste images from other applications (e.g., e-mail) to use as card/receipt snaps
Tips & Tricks - BizSnap's OCR will be as good as the photo you take, so keep the following things in mind.
√ Be sure you are using the app with an iPhone 3GS as it has a higher quality camera than the iPhone and the iPhone 3G
√ Hold very still while taking the photo to avoid a blurry image
√ Orient the iPhone camera to match the orientation of the text on the card or receipt.
√ Take the photo in an area with bright ambient light
√ Make there are no shadows cast on the card/receipt when taking the photo
√ For glossy business cards make sure glare does not obscure portions of the text