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ABBYY Launches New Compact Version of Digital Card Holder with OCR for the iPhone

November 20, 2012

ABBYY CardHolder 1.5, a new compact and budget-friendly version of the on-device ‘card case’ application from ABBYY, is available via the Apple® App Store starting today. Smoothing the process of managing contacts as a part of daily routine, it helps users to accurately capture any types of contact data from business cards in 21 languages and keep them safe in the app’s own storage with intuitive navigation and content handling capabilities. Designed to deliver basic business card reading capabilities, this app is the optimal choice for active city dwellers with many cards to manage, allowing them to see the ABBYY’s Optical Character Recognition technology and its benefits in use.


As a compact version of ABBYY’s business card reading application, the CardHolder 1.5 provides handy grouping, sorting and searching functions for quick and efficient contact data management, and enables customers to dial up phone numbers or send e-mails and SMS messages with just a single tap. The program also makes it easy to create a backup copy of recognized images of business cards for any reason. With the new version of CardHolder, iPhone users can say a definite “no” to unnecessary clutter in their address books and enjoy simplicity of using business cards.


More sophisticated customers might want to turn to ABBYY Business Card Reader, a versatile contact managing application, for getting a range of advanced capabilities to apply to captured contacts. They can choose the iPhone address book, the app’s digital archive or both as a storage for captured cards; can easily export contact data straight to Salesforce® CRM solution and also look for additional information about new contacts across popular social and business networks and online mapping services.


ABBYY CardHolder 1.5 for iPhone is available for purchase and downloading via the Apple App Store (accessible through iTunes®). Supported interface languages are English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian. Supported devices include the Apple iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S and 5 (OS 4.3 or later) with autofocus cameras, and also iPad 3 in compatibility mode. For more information about the product, please visit


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