Use Evernote to Save Business Cards

App Love for Evernote

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

  • Evernote to Sve Business CardsCreate 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,
  • Tag the card with the relationship to you, eg. business, blogger, friend – and/or with where you met this contact.

That’s it.

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.

For iPhones

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?


// Comments //

  1. Thanks for sharing! I’ve started getting into Evernote, but there are still SO many things it can do that I’m still learning! Thanks for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday Linkup!

  2. I use Evernote all the time for blogging notes, ideas, and to keep track of review books. It’s so handy to have an app on my phone but also on my desktop and tablet. I’ve only used the photo feature a couple of times and never for business cards. I didn’t realize that it would link up with LinkedIn. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Deborah

    Sep 17

    I’ve downloaded Evernote and made a couple of notes… but never done anything more than that. I know a lot of people swear by it for organising their stuff (and their thoughts) but just haven’t spent enough time working it out!


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