Business Cards Matter More Than Ever
Business cards are how great things start. Their exchange represents the moment that important partnerships, opportunities, and relationships begin. And even in our hyperconnected lives, business cards are just as relevant as they ever have been. The assortment of cards we collect are a physical tie to people we’ve met, places we’ve traveled, and what we’ve accomplished.
Partnership with LinkedIn
Today, Evernote becomes an amazing business card scanning app. We’re happy to announce a deeper integration between Evernote and LinkedIn that enhances the way business cards are captured, displayed, and recalled in Evernote. Benefitting from LinkedIn’s network of more than 300 million professionals, Evernote can now automatically build a content-rich note around every business card you scan. With full contact information, a link to their current LinkedIn profile, and a photo, plus a section for notes, business cards become searchable contacts in Evernote.
Current Evernote users can connect their accounts with LinkedIn to get a complimentary year of business card scanning, normally a Premium feature, starting today.
How It Works
When you get a new business card, put if down on the table or any contrasting surface and frame it in the business card camera mode of Evernote for iPhone or iPad. The camera will find the card edges and snap a photo. No taps needed.
Evernote instantly digitizes it and, through our integration with LinkedIn, the world’s largest network of professionals, creates a searchable note in your account with the most up-to-date, relevant information about your new contact. The scanning, optical recognition and LinkedIn searching happens automatically and mechanically; no human beings look at your business cards.
From there, use Evernote as you normally would: record every moment from your meetings, attach meaningful documents, and forward key emails from your new contact into a related notebook. In Evernote, that business card now acts as a visual marker for all the interactions and experiences that followed the initial handshake. For the first time, your business cards have the context they deserve.
Note, you don’t actually have to be connected with the person on LinkedIn for this to work. As long as you’ve connected your LinkedIn account to Evernote, you’ll automatically get the person’s profile info and photo. After scanning their card, you’ll have the option to connect on LinkedIn, share your own contact information, or save the new person’s info as a contact in your device’s address book.
The Evernote Business Card Camera is available today in Evernote for iPhone and iPad. This feature is coming soon to Evernote for Android. Business card scanning features are also available in Evernote for Mac and Evernote for Windows Desktop when using the ScanSnap Evernote Edition Scanner.
If you’re not already a LinkedIn member, sign up now to get the most of business card scanning in Evernote. To connect your Evernote account with LinkedIn, simply take a photo of a business card using the Business Card Camera on your iPhone or iPad. You’ll be prompted to link your accounts automatically.
Welcome CardMunch Users!
As part of this partnership, we are also proud to announce that LinkedIn is making it easy for CardMunch users to move to Evernote. If you are a CardMunch user, welcome to Evernote! Move your business cards into Evernote today.