samcard- business card scanner

Last modified
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Description of App

Snap a photo of the business card with iPhone camera and all the information
(Name, Job Title, Company, Department, Tel. …) is automatically recognized and go to iPhone Contacts.

[Features and Functions]
SamCard is a fantasic visiting card reader with high recognition accuracy and speed.

Other features:
Anti-shake photo shooting
Display the corresponding image when editing business card
Auto-detect text orientation
Auto-rotate card images
Shoot both vertically and horizontally.

Tips to achieve best card recognition result:

*Take a picture of a visiting card as clearly as possible. (using anti-shake and placing cards in good lighting condition)

*Take a picture of a visiting card as big as possible. (aligning business card edges to viewfinder edges as closely as possible)

*Be sure to position the mobile on the top of the visiting card at parallel level.

When using SamCard Lite, free to save three visiting cards to iPhone Contacts per week.

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(1) Remove all functional limitations and ads.
(2) The purchase of auto-renewable
(3) Privacy in:
(4) Terms of use:

- Monthly subscription for $2.99
- Yearly subscription for $19.99

- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase



Free or Paid

Free With In-App Purchase

Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

This app is accessible enough to be used, but it does need some improvements. Buttons could use labeling, or correcting. It also unfortunately does not say if you are correctly lined up with acard, you have to do a "try and see" process.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments

The app allows up to 3 business cards to be scanned per week.For full features, unlock the premium version.

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1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by tunmi13 3 years ago



Submitted by Greg Epley on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

As of nearly May 2021, this app still isn't as accessible as it could and should be. Based on Seeing A I and similar apps which offer camera guidance, this one could offer some beeps or something to let a visually impaired user know when they had the camera properly on the card. As it is, it's a very much "trial and error" process, with lots of "error". I suppose if one purchases the premium version, they could then play with camera distance and eventually get it working, but that is by no means a "good enough" for recommending this app to any visually impaired person, even if they have some usable sight. There is zero excuse in 2021 for all these sighted developers who remain ignorant of a market as large as the visually impaired, who, I'm sorry, do receive/encounter business cards. It is quite a laborious process selecting, copying and pasting bits of information from other visually impaired recognition apps. Microsoft could extinguish this app for the visually impaired if they added a feature to Seeing A I to import business cards. Unless this app improves, I will be cancelling my annual subscription, which has allowed me to play with scanning as many business cards as many times as I like in order to best evaluate this app. My recommendation to all visually impaired is to find some other way to get your business card contacts into your phone. Don't waste your money on this piece of garbage. Which, by the way, in the Settings, seems to be trying to "up sell" you into something called "Sales Force" given that there is a login which is associated with that entity. There are better, more "up front" ways to inform users of additional offers without trying to "trick" them into buying into something they may not even need, so this is another black mark against this app. For far cheaper, I will simply scan cards with Seeing A I or the like, then manually type contact information into a phone contact using a nice Bluetooth keyboard I already have and use for multiple purposes, or wait until someone designs something more user-friendly for the visually impaired.

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