Adobe Scan app just received an update and can now turn business cards into phone contacts on the fly. The app is available for both iOS and Android.
No Need to Type as Adobe Scan Now Transforms Business Cards into Digital Contacts on Your Phone
The Adobe Scan app has been around for a while. As the name implies, it lets you scan documents and turn them into digital copies. Sure, there are a ton of apps out there that do the same. But Adobe Scan just picked up an interesting new trick. Whenever you try to scan a business card from now on, you'll see a new 'Save Contact' option in the corner, allowing you to save said business card as a phone contact in your address book, the way it should be.
NEW: Scan and save business cards to contacts
Scan a business card and Adobe Scan will extract the contact information so you can quickly add to your device contacts — no typing needed.
This feature works best with English business cards. Support for other languages coming soon.
While this feature is great and all, but remember that it is (currently) limited to just English. If the above changelog is anything to go by then it's obvious that more language support is coming through in the future. But hey, the Scan app is absolutely free to download and use, so you can get into the action right away without worrying about anything.
If you haven't used Adobe Scan before, then it's worth a shot. It lets you scan documents quickly and easily using the camera app and turn them into PDF documents. It can even use OCR to transform your handwriting into proper text which you can share with anyone else later on. It's a nice little piece of software which I'm certain will go down well with a lot of you out there.