Scan Business Cards with Google Goggles on Android
Do you get tired of manually entering contact information from business cards? Google’s picture recognition app is equiped to solve your problem.
Google Goggles has been available in the Android Market for some time. Users can use the app to search the web by taking a picture of about anything. The app scans the image and does a search. This works equally well for images and text and while its really impressive I’ve never come up with any real practical purpose… until now.
I’ve discovered that Google Goggles will read the text from the picture of a business card and give you the option to create a contact from the information scanned. This is very handy and saves me a lot of space in my desk.
If you have Android 2.0 or above you can also check out the Camcard app in the market. I’ve seen good reviews but the free version is limited and since Google Goggles is free and available on all versions of Android I can’t justify using the camcard app.
Jacob S Paulsen