You can use apps on your iPhone to take pictures of business cards, and then the app will automatically read the data off the photo and import it into your contacts.
So if you’ve got a pile of business cards sitting in a drawer because you haven’t put aside the time to type all the data in, here is your solution.
These are the top 4 apps (based on store downloads) for importing data from a business card using text-recognition software (also known as OCR, or “optical character recognition”):
1. WorldCard Mobile, $6
2. ScanBizCards, $7
4. CardMunch, free (because it’s owned by LinkedIn). It doesn’t use text-recognition software; instead a human manually transcribes the information.
Each one is slightly different, so try them out. The 3 paid apps have trial versions, so you can give them a test drive before committing.