Best business card scanners

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Please provide me with a list of the best business card scanners that will scan the business cards directly into Outlook 2016 or into a format that can be quickly imported into Outlook 2016.
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Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
WorldCard V8 from Penpowr may help you.

http://www.penpowerinc.com/apro.asp?m=192
Camcard pro is excellent but don't know if it works with outlook
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
Camcard pro does not work with MS Outlook.
Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
As with all queries searching for "the best" of anything, answers will be subjective "at best" and what's "best" for one person may not be for another.

One starting point that may be of interest is the following (whether it's an accurate reflection is left to the reader to do their own due diligence)

The Best Business Card Scanner of 2017
http://www.toptenreviews.com/computers/scanners/best-business-card-scanners/

As for being able to export contacts from an 3rd party "app" that may be provided and subsequently get imported to OL'2016 - answer is very simple - that app needs to be able to export its data to a CSV file <or> have a direct connection to Outlook (highly unlikely in most cases). Some apps may export the contacts to individual .vcf files OR to a single .vcf file containing multiple contacts. In both of the latter cases, you'll really need a 3rd party .vcf card importer to deal with those files effectively

Other things that you'll need to look at is <if> the scanner comes with software that directly imports into Outlook, is how that's done. In one customer scenario I ran across, the app used a custom form when creating contacts which was not published as a normal "custom form" which may or may not present a problem in the future.
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
Agreed.

Normally, such card reader comes with its own PIM software which will sync with MS Outlook.

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