Summary: I work for an Indian Company and also interact with many Indian Companies. They put the name of company and your name on the front of the cards and the address and remaining info. on the back of the card. Although you can capture both sides, it is not capturing in a manner that is usable. As long as the data in on one side of the business card, it works great!
Summary: I have been a loyal Carscan user for many, many years. The device is invaluable if you work in Sales or Marketing and collect lots of business cards. After switching to Mac for work (I have used Apple computers for over 30 YEARS now,) I finally decide to skip trying to make my ancient PC version work under a virtual machine on my mid-2011 MBA and purchased the 800c version for Mac.
Caveat Emptor -- please think carefully before buying this product
31 October 2012
Summary: Cardscan 800c used on Mac OS X 10.8 The cardscanner itself is an exceptional product, and I have been using it for around 2 years now. I am a salesman, and the ability to scan all of my cards into my Mac and quickly and easily search for contacts digitally has greatly increased my productivity. Both the initial scan, and subsequent searches are quick and accurate.
Summary: The initial software download did not work properly. When trying to sync contacts with Outlook, I would get multiple errors. I could finally get it to work after clicking cancel on the errors, but I had to do this seven times each step. I'm not even sure how I managed to keep clicking cancel that many times to discover it would work after seven clicks. There wasn't any good information online, but I finally was able to contact a support person through the chat feature.
Summary: I purchased this after reading the mixed reviews here on Amazon.com. The bottom line is that I am still using the device on the Mac platform as I do find the utility to outweigh it's glitchiness. The product was not easy to install. My initial entry of the registration code (from my sealed box) was met with a response that this product had already been registered. That took a couple of phone calls to get resolved with a new and unused registration code.
Summary: The scanner and software are definitely easy to use. The only thing I don't love is that the cards don't process into your computer until after all of the scanning is done. When I'm putting hundreds of cards through at once, I have to wait a long time to check the accuracy because it's uploading all of the images. Other than that, the machine works great and is very easy to use.
Executive CardScan Review - Nice, but NOT Highly Accurate
4 January 2009
Summary: I would have thought by now that current OCR software would make reading business cards fairly accurate and reliable. I am the President of a company and expect to be able to quickly enter business cards without having to spend a lot of time reviewing for accuracy. However, I have to make modifications to scanned cards about 50% of the time which arguably defeats having the device. A quick typist could enter just as fast.
Summary: The only game in town (that I know of) for scanning cards on a MAC. Three negatives: *Mistake prone: some evident, some you might miss (don't believe everything you see) *Slow and hangs *Can totally screw up MAC Address Book and Entourage data when syncing if you're not paying attention Not quite ready for prime time as a business app on MAC
Summary: Version 1.0 requires that the application is run one time by an administrative user. This writes the serial # file in /Library, and creates the appropriate directories as admin. Once this is done, the application does work. OCR is relatively slow, and is performed in the foreground, requiring you to watch a little window with a card image in it for half a minute. There is a batch mode for scanning, but again you must watch that window during batch processing.
Summary: Good if you want the ease of having something in the office and remind you to do it. I do about half of my cards with this and the other half I'll do at or coming out of meetings on free apps like cardsquash. Cardmunch is good, but I don't like the hooks into linkedin.