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CardScan Personal

CardScan Personal
alaScore 82

270 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the CardScan Personal is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 270 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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CardScan Executive


The Cost of Doing Business Cards

Scans business cards and saves contact info as editable text quickly and (mostly) reliably. Syncs with Address Book. Quiet, solid scanner

Expensive. Scans only one card at a time. Intel-only software

The CardScan Executive takes some of the drudgery out of getting the information on business cards into your Mac, but not quite enough to recommend to most users.

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Cardscan Executive


Turning that stack of business cards you have sitting around into usable contact information has always been a challenge. The traditional solution is to get a business-card scanner such as the CardScan Executive ($259.99 direct). If you're already...

Small size. Powered through USB cable. Highly accurate text recognition and parsing of text on business cards

No automatic document feeder. Pricey

The CardScan Executive's strength lies in the CardScan software, which is still among the best available for reading business cards and parsing text.

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CardScan Executive


CardScan Executive Saves Time And Keystrokes.


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CardScan Executive


Keep your contacts in order with CardScan's Executive business card scanner.

If you’ve ever come home from a trade show with a pocketful of business cards, you know that typing endless reams of contact info into your address book can be a long and time consuming process. That’s where the CardScan Executive comes in. At two...

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I bought a Cardscan. After I could not get it to work I started emailing for help. I was ignored for over 2 years! Finally a rep answered and told me that it could not be installed on a 64 bit system. NOTHING on the box, in the description or in the...

Won't work

took almost 3 years to get a response from company, now they want me to pay again

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lost it's firmware 85 days in,they don't pay shipping.


this product was great at first, it comes with a 30 day in store return and a two year manufacturer warranty. the disappointing part is that they make you pay for the shipping when you need to return it. i have only had it for 85 days and it keeps...

worked good for 85 days

they should pay shipping on defective products

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It works. Company policies don't. Kills loyalty.


Overall, the product works well and is simple to use. It stays connected to my usb port on the computer, and once I end up with too many business cards floating around, I feed them into it one by one, do both sides if necessary, then file the cards...

I like the device. It organizes all your business cards copying your notes on the card, which is extremely helpful

I don't like their Customer service policies. They'll sell you unit without telling you new upgrade is due out soon. Then want to charge you more. Everytime you get new computer expect to buy additional upgrade. Not worth it to me any more

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Decent Scanner, but pay again for software update


The time has come for me to buy another brand. There are several alternatives in the market now.

It scanned adequately, and their software worked with Windows XP

When I changed operating systems, they did not provide a normal free upgrade to support their device. The price they wanted was almost the cost of acquiring the DEVICE and the software

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Pay now, Pay again later


I have used one of their devices for a couple years on an XP computer, and it worked fine.

A good little device

Terrible software maintenance/upgrade policy

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It works as advertised. Am using with Outlook 2003.


Product works as advertised. Is small black and white scanner specially configured to take business cards and synch them with Outlook contacts. You have to use CardScan's software, but it automatically synchs to Outlook once you set it up initially....

Relatively low cost; fast scanning; accurate scanning; easy automatic conversion to Outlook contacts

Software requires some setup to get it to automatically configure how you want it

Product Specifications

CardScan makes managing, finding and reaching contacts a snap. Assign contacts to any of the scores of business categories provided, or create custom categories of your own. Find contacts as you type your search criteria with CardScan's QuickSearch feature. Use the de-duping wizard to eliminate duplicate records. Print labels to any DYMO LabelWriter, to most every other label format - or print directly on envelopes. Just click to call any contact, to send email to single or multiple contacts, or to generate a MapQuest map for any contact location. Use a PDA or handheld? CardScan's ability to synchronize with these and other devices makes it the ideal contact management hub. In addition to all these great features that CardScan has offered for years, there are a number of new features in CardScan version 8 that make managing contacts even easier.

Dimensions & Weight



Country Kits:United States
Model:Executive/Executive V8/Personal/Personal V8
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:CardScan


Package Type:Retail


Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Portable
Grayscale Depth:8-bit (256 gray levels)
Input Type:Color/Monochrome
Interface Type:IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP)/USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:400dpi
Max Supported Document Size:4 in x 3 in/4 in x 3.35 in
Max Supported Media Size:4 in x 3 in/4 in x 3.35 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Business card/Plain paper
Supported Media Type:Business card/Plain paper
Type:Sheetfed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 month warranty/2 years warranty


Distribution Media:CD-ROM
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Utilities - OCR software

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows CE / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP or later/Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP/Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows CE / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP