Best business card scanner apps

Keep your contacts safe by making business cards digital

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Business cards have become a popular method of communication since the reign of Sun King Louis XIV in 17th century France, when it became customary for guests to deliver them to hosts to announce their impending arrival.

The cards remain a highly effective advertising and communication tool, but the stacks of cards we accumulate are inconvenient to organise and all too easy to lose.

We've all been there: getting back from a tradeshow or conference with more business cards than you know what to do with.

In reality we're never going to manually add all the contacts we make to our digital address books. Instead, we'll most likely put them in a drawer and forget about them.

A good scanner app can ensure your contacts are kept safe and accessible. Lots of the apps listed will scan multiple cards at once and automatically sync contact information on the card with your address book or contact manager. 

Computerworld UK looks at the best apps on the market.

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