Evernote is one of my most used and useful apps. I’ve found a lot of uses for it, but the one that makes me log in everyday is using it as my blog’s editorial calendar.
For Android Phones
- Create a notebook called Business Cards in which all business cards will be saved.
- Create a New Note.
- Click the Camera button to take a picture of the business card.
- Name the business card with the name of the person and company name, eg. Tanya Patrice, Girlxoxo.com
- Tag the card with the relationship to you, eg. business, blogger, friend – and/or with where you met this contact.
The beauty of this system is that Evernote will also recognize text on images, so it’s super easy to search for contacts – use company name, person’s name etc.
On iPhones, the “camera” icon will say “business card” and Evernote instantly digitizes it and creates a searchable note and photo from the person’s LinkedIn information (and you don’t have to be a LinkedIn member yourself).
There are apps that will save business cards and add them to your contacts. I prefer to keep my business separate from my personal contacts.
How do you save business cards and even those blogger cards you get when you go to conferences – are you digitzing them, or still keep paper cards around?