Last week, we launched a feature-packed update to Evernote Hello for iPhone and iPod Touch. One of the most popular features of this update was the ability to create new Hello Contacts simply by scanning their business card with Evernote Hello.
Once you scan a business card, Evernote Hello automatically detects key information on the card, including phone and fax numbers, email address, name and more, and adds it all to the new Hello Contact, making it faster and easier than ever to remember everything about the people you meet than ever before. If you have connected your Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, Evernote Hello will also look the person up by their email address and import even more information from their online profiles.
The following tips will help you get the best results out of this feature:
- Place a light business card on a dark surface. Place a dark business card on a light surface. A contrasting background helps Evernote recognize the edges of the business card and improves text recognition.
- Tilt the phone slightly so the flash bounces away from the card. The card should look a little tilted in your display, but Evernote will automatically correct for this.
- Business cards with complicated designs are difficult to recognize properly. If you are not successful capturing a certain card, move on and enter details manually.
Have you tried the new business card scanning feature in Evernote Hello for iPhone and iPod Touch? Let us know what you think in the comments.