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Fujitsu ScanSnap S500
(Windows/PC Version)
Cardminder v3.0
June 19, 2006
Introduction Installing The ScanSnap S500 ScanSnap Manager v4.0 (Part 1)
ScanSnap Manager v4.0 (Part 2) ScanSnap Manager v4.0 (Part 3) ScanSnap Organizer v3.0
Cardminder v3.0 ABBYY FineReader For ScanSnap 2.0 / PDF Transformer 1.0
Specifications Conclusion Additional Images


ScanSnap's Cardminder is an application which handles your business cards. In most cases, it will automatically identify the company name, department, employee, phone numbers, and will insert this information into the appropriate fields.

Cardminder Version 3.0

Nothing has really changed with the new version of Cardminder. Cardminder is the application which deals with your collection of business cards and organizes them into one location under the Cardminder program. You have many options available, such as scanning a single side of the business card, or both sides of it. Once the business card is scanned, the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) engine goes to work and recognizes the information on the card. I found the OCR did pretty well overall. For business cards with a very shiny surface, you may have some difficulty. You can also export your business card info to Microsoft Outlook if you wish.

Fujitsu S500 ScanSnap Manager Cardminder v3.0

Additional Cardminder 3.0 Settings

If the standard 4 fields do not contain enough information, you can add additional fields, found in Settings under the Tool menu.

Fujitsu ScanSnap Cardminder Settings Fujitsu ScanSnap Cardminder Settings

Using A Flatbed Scanner

If you have a scanner which uses the TWAIN protocol, you can import business card images.

Fujitsu S500 ScanSnap TWAIN Settings

Mobile Linkage

Your business card images can be instantly transferred to a removable storage device. In my particular computer setup, I have a Fujitsu external 2300U2 Magneto-Optical disk storage system, and it recognized it automatically. There are many other possibilities for this option. If you have a Flash Drive, or just about any kind of removable media drive, you will be able to send data to that particular "mobile" device.

Fujitsu S500 ScanSnap Mobile Linkage

The following are the two windows you will see while your business card information is being transferred:

Fujitsu S500 ScanSnap Cardminder Settings Fujitsu S500 ScanSnap Cardminder Settings

Cardminder Version 3.0 Summation

This version of Cardminder is still a pretty good tool for organizing your business cards. Fujitsu has retained the TWAIN acquisition, which greatly expands the potential of Cardminder and your entire desktop system. The OCR does a great job at recognizing characters and numbers and really saves you a lot of time typing in all the information. Expect to correct a few characters of the scanned information on occasion though.



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