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New: Business Card Scanning and Presentation Mode for iPhone and iPad

New: Business Card Scanning and Presentation Mode for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 12 Dec 2013

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 12 Dec 2013

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We’re always looking for ways to make Evernote more useful in your everyday life. Today, we’re adding some Premium and Business features that will make Evernote for iPhone and iPad your go-to for a whole new set of daily tasks. Let’s take a look.

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Premium Feature: Business Card Scanning

Business card piles are the worst. They seem to collect like useless monuments to past meetings and conferences. It doesn’t have to be this way. Next time, instead of stuffing those cards into your pocket, snap a picture of them with Evernote’s new Business Card camera. Each card is instantly recognized, digitized, and converted into editable text that becomes a contact note in Evernote. You can find the Business Card mode by swiping right on the camera screen.

In your Account Settings, you can create a profile for yourself that can be emailed to your new contacts. It’s a nice, clutter-free way to complete that first meeting.

Better with LinkedIn
Evernote can only read the information that’s on the card, but if you want even more, we recommend connecting your Evernote account to LinkedIn. We’ll cross-reference what we find on the card with LinkedIn to make a richer note that even includes a photo of the person you’ve met.

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If you’re a Free user, you’ll be able to test this feature out on five business cards. Premium users get unlimited access to Business Card Scanning. Go Premium today »

Premium Feature: Presentation Mode

Presentation Mode has fundamentally changed how meetings happen at Evernote. There’s an amazing freedom in knowing that you can share your thoughts with the group just by plugging in your Mac and launching Presentation Mode. Now, we’re bringing this feature to your phone and tablet, no laptop required. All you need is a screen set up for AirPlay or a cable for your device. Once you have that, tap on the More dots at bottom of a note, then tap Present.

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Your notes will take over the screen. As you scroll on your phone or tablet, the screen will progress. Tap and hold to enable the laser pointer to show something important. To switch between day and night modes, tap on the sun or moon icons in top right of the screen.

This feature isn’t just for throwing your notes onto a screen. It’s also great for walking someone through an idea right on your device, without any distractions. You’ll love this on your iPad.

14-day Preview for All Users
Free users get a 14-day complementary preview of this Premium feature. Try it now.

Evernote Business: Faster Notes

We’ve added a new setting that lets you choose whether Quick Notes (the icons at the bottom of the homescreen) create Personal notes or Business notes by default. Just tap into Notebook Settings to choose how you’d like the Quick Notes to function.

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If you use Evernote at work and would like to get your whole team doing the same, check out Evernote Business.

And More…

In addition to all this, we’ve added a sync button to the top of the home screen, making it possible to duplicate a note by tapping on the dots when you’re editing. We’ve also made the app faster and more reliable. Take a look and let us know what you think.

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  • Dean P. Simmer | dsimmer.com

    In case I’m missing something here, you’ve moved Evernote Hello into the main app, correct?

  • Dean P. Simmer | dsimmer.com

    In case I’m missing something here, you’ve moved Evernote Hello into the main app, correct?

  • bashania

    How about existing business cards? Can we ad them as Wel?

  • David

    Is anyone else having major trouble with this update. I have updated both my IPad and IPhone and EN crashes on both now. I was able to reinstall the old version and not update and my Iphone is back. EN on the IPad is totally blank – no notes, no login – just sits there for a couple of minutes then crashes. I have submitted a support ticket so hopefully this will resume working – I will post what I hear from support.

  • peter griffin

    Is there away to connect via LinkedIn after import? It seems as if LinkedIn content is just being imported but there is no way to connect to the new contact.

    • Martin Cheng

      The LinkedIn functionality only pulls information and a picture from LinkedIn. We don’t send any connect requests.

  • kskobac

    How does the business card feature work with Evernote Hello’s business card scanning?

  • Thomas

    What’s the difference between Evernote hello and this new card scanning feature (apart from the direct integration in the main app) ?

  • Phoenix Wu

    I can only take “one” picture of business card?
    How do I add backside of card?

  • LissIsMore

    Android, please.

    • jwtheblueprint

      Yes Android please!

    • jwtheblueprint

      Yes Android please!

  • Ed Miron

    I am a Premium User, and the new business card scanning is a good concept, but it didn’t work. Editable text that becomes a contact note doesn’t happen.

    • Martin Cheng

      Check out the card scanning tips page under Evernote Settings > Business Cards > Card Scanning Tips. If you are on an older iPad or iPod Touch, the camera may be too low resolution for the recognition to work. If this is not the case for you, please contact support so that we can get more information on how you are taking pictures of the card.

  • Magnus Lindstaf

    The business card camera is a great feature, thanks! But is there a way for me to get the same information (Linkedin etc) on my current notes of business cards that I’ve used my camera on the iPhone to get in to Evernote. I have them as Evernote-notes, but would like them in the new format. Would be appreciated!

  • Jay Cutler

    Now that I have a business card scanned in how do I move it to my contacts?

    • Martin Cheng

      There is a setting under Evernote Settings > Business Cards > Save to Contacts. If you turn this switch on, all the contact information from each business card will go into your Contacts.

  • Douglas Smith

    This is amazing… how can I move all my contacts into Evernote!?!?!

  • bmbufalo

    Thank you for the sync button! That alone is a massive improvement. Love the other updates as well. Will Hello be integrated in further?

    Also can you do what you’ve done to business cards and do it for receipts!? :)

  • Taku

    Can I edit the text on the web after scanning the name card?
    I am afraid that I can edit or modify the text (OCR) only when I take the photo of a namecard.

  • Taku

    Can I edit the text on the web after scanning the name card?
    I am afraid that I can edit or modify the text (OCR) only when I take the photo of a namecard.

  • Pedro Soto

    Is this feature going to be available for the OSX Desktop app, either via scanning or via FaceTime camera? I have an enormous stack of cards to process, and scanning them would save me an incredible amount of time!

  • Victor Segell

    It feels like it’s not “done” yet. It doesn’t work half as well as Evernote Hello’s functionality. No recognition of the information on the card (i have an iPhone 5).
    Even though I enter the information manually (name, email, phone number) only the email and the phone number is added to the note, when I try to edit the note to enter name afterwards, it will not open the edit mode.

  • Victor Segell

    It feels like it’s not “done” yet. It doesn’t work half as well as Evernote Hello’s functionality. No recognition of the information on the card (i have an iPhone 5).
    Even though I enter the information manually (name, email, phone number) only the email and the phone number is added to the note, when I try to edit the note to enter name afterwards, it will not open the edit mode.

  • Jason Frasca

    @martincheng:disqus You left out the best features of Hello. Notating the interaction. 1 click connection via LinkedIn… disappointing.

  • Jason Frasca

    @martincheng:disqus You left out the best features of Hello. Notating the interaction. 1 click connection via LinkedIn… disappointing.

  • Austin Miller

    Much needed feature! I hope it comes soon. About 1/3 of the biz cards I received at a recent event were two sided.

  • Austin Miller

    Much needed feature! I hope it comes soon. About 1/3 of the biz cards I received at a recent event were two sided.

  • Joe

    Business card scanning is a very useful function. I agree the functionality in Hello should be incorporated into the Evernote version. I was finally able to figure out how to add the information to my contacts in iOS. As mentioned, most people don’t scan the cards immediately, so there should be an easy way delete or change the meeting location. The app should allow all contact fields to be added before it’s synced to iOS contacts to avoid the need to input missing information into iOS.

  • Darío Rojo

    Totally agree! :(

  • Taylor

    I love the idea of business card scanning. It’d certainly make everything convenient. Thanks!

  • Brian

    Is this going to be incorporated into the Android version of the app?

  • Mercedes

    When for Android devices?

  • Tony

    Ok, how do I transfer these scanned business card contact information into my iPhone’s Contact list?

  • RAJEEV GUPTA

    This is a great feature. Have scanned over a 1000 old business cards. One question is that why are the scanned files so heavy between 400 to 900 mb. Is there a way to change settings to decrease the overall size? Also can it check for duplicates?

  • Business cards in Fort Lauderdale FL

    When for android devices? Can’t wait that scanning device on my phone thanks for sharing this stuff! Cheers.

  • Cesar

    Yes, please I need the Business Card Scanner on my android. That is why I purchased the premium version.

  • Michelle

    How can I sync cards that I scanned into Evernote into Evernote Hello?

  • Brecht

    3 months after Business Card Scanning became available on iOS…

    I would have expected an upgraded version to be available on Android by now …

    Automatically saving those contacts in your phone contacts would also be a good feature…

    Or do I really have to buy another app for this??

  • Rino

    What about for Android??

  • Humberto

    Android please!

  • Olga

    Do I need to have iOS7 to use business card scanning? Because I don’t see such feature in Camera mode on my iOS6.

  • Geert

    Now also for android please