There are many apps that can help you digitize business cards. That way you won’t have to worry about losing any cards or entering information in wrongly.
Imagine pulling out your iPhone when someone hands you a business card, opening the CardMunch app and then snapping a photo of it. Immediately, the information from the business card is entered in your address book. You can then hand back the business card. The contact may just be so impressed with it that it will strengthen the connection you have made.
In addition to adding the person to your address book, the app finds the person on LinkedIn. You can then send an invitation to connect right there while you’re standing in front of him or her.
This app enables you to send your business card to people easily. All you have to do is swipe to unlock your phone, tap the app, and an email pops up in which you can add someone’s email address. The email will already either have your contact information or an image of your business card.
When you use this app, you will have to scan the business card you receive. It will store it in its system where you can organize all the cards you’ve scanned. You can also add text, video, graphics and more to the scanned cards.
If you’re looking at these apps thinking that you just don’t want to deal with them at a networking event, but you still want to organize your business cards digitally, there is another option.
If you don’t want your business cards saved in your phone’s address book, you can have it added to a site called Shoeboxed. You have three options to have this done.
- You can mail the business cards to them.
- You can scan them and then upload them to the site.
- You can enter the information into the site from the business cards.
With Shoeboxed, you can access your contacts without your phone because you go to the site to see them. You’ll also still be collecting business cards as you always have, and can just put them away as a backup.
Download one of these apps or check out Shoeboxed today. Try them out with your business cards or some that you’ve collected from past networking events. That way when you go to your next event, you’ll know which one you want to use and the organization of your contacts will be much easier for you.
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