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Too many business cards, try Presto! BizCard 6

Posted on: September 23, 2011

Presto! BizCard 6 - Global Business Card Scanning and Management SolutionThe scan man has set up this software twice in the last week, and I’m quite impressed!  Presto! BizCard 6 is a software-only business card reader (most business card readers come with scanning hardware).  I’ve been setting this up for clients who already have a scanner, and in both cases the scanner was a Kodak i1120 desktop unit.

The software OCR and “reads” the card to determine where the data goes.  For example, the software will extract the name, address, phone numbers, email, company name, web, and more.  On most cards, the extraction is very good.  On cards that have intricate designs, not so much.

From the website:

Presto! BizCard 6, the Global Business Card Management Solution

Presto! BizCard 6 is a complete contact management solution that lets you scan, edit and synchronize business card contacts to various contact management software applications. It is the ideal tool for helping you stay in touch and organized whether your contacts business cards are printed in English or different languages.

Presto! BizCard 6 - Global Business Card Scanning and Management SolutionPresto! BizCard 6 captures and converts your business cards into a searchable and editable database. The information can be effortlessly exchanged between your laptop, PDAs and PIMs. You can also “one-click synchronize” your contacts with ACT!, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, as well as exporting to vCard or CSV format.

Presto! BizCard 6 software supports all standard TWAIN compliant scanners, which automatically recognize multiple business cards from a single scan off your flatbed scanner. It also works with ADF (auto document feeder), which provides batch scanning in simplex or duplex mode.

Presto! BizCard 6 delivers a simple and intuitive workspace. You can sort contacts by company group, category, the first and last name or other fields. The multilingual character display lets you manage your global contacts in one screen. The Browse mode gives you a quick view to the front, back and notes of each card, and the Smart Search feature retrieves contacts instantly.

Presto! BizCard 6 introduces a new “scan to Outlook” feature. The BizCard add-in can be accessed from Microsoft Outlook and all the scanned business cards will be directly transferred to the designated contacts folder with its card image attached, as well as BizCard software.

In addition, you can scan your business cards without having BizCard or Outlook application opened. Simply scan your business cards by using the BizCard Tool from the System Tray. All the contacts with its card images will be seamlessly transferred to both BizCard and Outlook.

Presto! BizCard 6 includes a full-featured printing utility that allows you to print the contact data onto address labels, nametags, ID badges and more. – It supports various formats including Avery standard label stickers and also offers ready to use templates as well.

This software can be downloaded here.  Contact me if you need some help setting up and configuring for action.