iPhone apps: the top 10 of 2009

Our favourite apps from the past year

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[[xref:http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/business-card-reader/id328175747?mt=8|Business Card Reader|iTunes

Price: $7.99

As journalists (or gadget lovers pretending to be journalists), we're constantly swamped with business cards. We could put them in a rolodex, of course, but it's the 21st century, right? That's why we're particularly fond of the [[xref:http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/business-card-reader/id328175747?mt=8|Business Card Reader app|iTunes App Store: Business Card Reader iPhone app]], which uses OCR software to digitise information on a business card. When used in good lighting it's surprisingly accurate, and it even figures out which information goes where in the iPhone's contact information fields. You may need to intervene occasionally but, otherwise, it's a great way to painlessly insert a contact into your iPhone.

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