Please recommend a business card reader for the MacBook Pro.

Howie Kay
Howie Kay used Ask the Experts™
Is there a business card reader application to organize business cards in a similar function like a Rolodex?

This is for a MacBook Pro  El Capitan, version 10.11.2.

Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
No I have not seen software in this form but there is software called page flip
Free Page Flip Book Maker
Interactive Flipping Book Publishing Platform
I have flip books.
Create Stunning Flash Book for Mac costs 99 dollars
I'm sure you don't want a facsimile of a Rolodex on the screen of your Mac because a screen is not at all the same as a physical Rolodex.  The idea of the Rolodex was the ability to quickly flick through index cards and relies on dexterity in your fingertips and tactile feedback.

On a screen you have neither so it makes more sense to rely on keyboard letters to jump to a specific section or letter and arrow keys or trackpads to scroll through names.

In that scenario you can use a program like Evernote which can scan business cards on your phone or via the camera on your MacBook and OCR the contents to allow you to search the names etc
or a standalone card scanner such as Prismo which can scan and recognise cards and then export them into a VCF file which ANY contacts application can import

Alternatively you have to key in or import all the information into some form of address book application.
I assume you have tried the Apple Contacts App and don't like the interface?
Have a look at the CoBook app which makes the Contacts more accessible from anywhere on OSX at a keypress
An alternative to Apple Contacts App is BusyContacts

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial