If you've got a desk drawer full of business cards or worse yet, they are scattered here and there, then it's time to take a more streamlined approach. The SamCard app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone to snap a photo of a business card so you have a digital version. Thanks to this app you won’t have to worry about jotting down the information or possibly losing the card. Instead you can instantly scan the information into your device.
The SamCard app is a productivity tool that makes it possible for you to scan business cards in a fast and professional manner. All you need to do is take a photo of the business card and then you've got everything you need. The app features automatic detection of text orientation, it offers automatic rotation of the card images, and you can snap the photo in portrait or landscape mode. The app uses anti-shake features so that it’s clear and accurate and you won't have a problem viewing the information. Just line up the edges of the car with the viewfinder edges and you'll have the perfect image.
The app's last updates featured a number of bug fixes and support for iOS 6. Obviously additional updates would be welcome at this time since this was done a while ago. The app scores very high with users who have given it 4.5 out of five stars. Users love that this is a quick and easy solution instead of having to manually input information from someone's business card. There is also a free trial of the app as the SamCard Lite version so you can give it a try first.
A clean and simple menu
Using the App
The SamCard app is very user-friendly and you'll find you aren't bombarded by all kinds of tools that end up being useless in the end. This is meant to be a quick and easy solution that can be used for work and personal reasons, any time you need to keep track of a business card. The main menu is clean and simple. Choose to take a photo, select a photo, or view your contacts. All you have to do is place the card on a flat surface, line up the edges, and then snap the photo. I do find the app takes a bit of adjustment and getting used to the exact right position to place the card in. Once you figure that out, it’s smooth sailing.