WorldCard HD – the Intelligent Business Card Manager
Being a businessman, I have always been looking for a good solution to manage my contacts on my iPad. I tried using different applications for this purpose but most of them were very slow or lacked in features. Then I got to know about WorldCard HD through a friend of mine. I found it really amazing and think it is the coolest app ever for contact management.
What is WorldCard HD?
WorldCard HD is an iPad app with splendid features to help you manage your contacts easily and effectively. Developed by Penpower Technology Ltd, it is a unique business card scanning application.
What does it do?
This user-friendly app lets you take a photo of your business card and store the details in the card automatically on your iPad. The app provides a camera option in the home screen, using which you can take a snapshot of your business card. Once you have captured the image, you will be taken to a recognition screen.
The app recognizes the data on its own and inserts it into the appropriate fields of the contact details. You also have options to correct the input fields if there are any mistakes. The contact is then saved directly in the contact list of the iPad. Each business card is represented as a record in a table with attributes like name, address, company name etc.
The amazing feature of this application is that, it uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology for accurate recognition of characters. It supports multi language recognition. You can select the right language, if the card is in a language other than English. The app also supports batch card recognition, where multiple cards can be recognized at the same time.
The app also recognizes email signatures through a special signature function. You can create and organize various contact groups as per your needs. WorldCard HD also lets you do a quick search of the contacts in your list through an integrated search box. In addition to this, you can access Google Maps and social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter etc with a single tap. You can also import images from iPhone 4S/4/3GS Photo Stream and export contact details into the PC via iTunes File Sharing
In a nutshell, this app is really useful for all businessmen who like to stay in touch with their customers. The sales people who often collect cards for marketing, will also find this app very helpful. The operation speed of the app is very fast which is a plus point. The cost of WorldCard HD is $14.99.