App of the Week – CamCard
Published on September 28, 2016
From the social calls of the Victorian era to the Silicon Valley meet-and-greets of today, business cards have a long and storied history in our culture.
And while cards are still one of the easiest and quickest ways to make a solid first impression and keep track of your contacts, there’s no denying that they can get frustrating. They’re easy to misplace or lose track of, and even the highest-caliber paper gets worn and torn over time.
Fortunately, there’s an amazing app bringing business cards into the digital world: CamCard.
True to its name, CamCard allows you to quickly and easily use your smartphone camera to scan a business card. From there, the app instantly and accurately reads and stores the card’s information, allowing you to quickly manage, organize, search, and access your associates from virtually anywhere. Looking to go even more in depth? CamCard also allows you to add notes, reminders, and tags to contacts, allowing you to recall important details about a client, or more easily schedule meetings and follow-ups.
Even better, CamCard is a great way for businesspeople to cut back on their paper usage and go green: The app offers “e-cards,” which are easy and safe to exchange wirelessly at conferences, trade shows, or seminars. Never bother with bulky business cards, portfolios, or rolodexes again!
The best part? Contacts imported with CamCard can be ported into your phone's address book (which typically syncs with your Gmail or iCloud account these days) directly, meaning it won't just sit in the app.
Ready to try the app that the New York Times describes as “bringing order to the chaos of a business card collection?” CamCard is available to download for free for iOS and Android devices.