“If you want to do the business networking thing right, you’d better know who you met and when. Thank heavens keeping those pesky contacts straight is getting easier with a new generation of smartphone business card reader apps that turn your Apple iPhone… into an on-the-go, paperless business contact management tool,” Jonathan Blum reports for TheStreet.
“Smartphone business card readers are apps that can read and understand images, phone numbers, addresses and other info off business cards via photos taken by powerful cameras,” Blum reports. “Instead of taking a contact’s cards, stacking ’em up and transcribing them later — if you are especially diligent — you snap a picture of the card, feed it into the scanning app and confirm the information is correct. Then hand that card right back to your new business buddy.”
Blum reports, “Not surprisingly, business card readers have become hot apps on the iTunes App Store… But selecting the right one isn’t easy. Here are my picks for the latest and greatest in scanner apps:
• CamCard Business Card Reader
• DYMO CardScan Mobile
• ABBYY Business Card Reader
Full article, with description of and links for each of the apps listed above, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Joe Architect” for the heads up.]