Evernote Quick Tip - Building a Business Card Database with Evernote Hello

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Evernote Quick Tip – Building a Business Card Database with Evernote Hello

Posted by Stefanie Fazzio on 08 Jun 2012

Posted by Stefanie Fazzio on 08 Jun 2012

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Thanks to Evernote Hello, our app for remembering people, you’ll never forget who you met, where you were and who else was with you. There’s one important part of the meeting process that should not be overlooked: the business card. Here’s how to create a business card database with Evernote Hello.

After you’ve created a new encounter, and added contact information manually or with the new LinkedIn integration, snap a photo of the person’s business card. It will automatically be associated with the encounter and live alongside all of the other useful information you’ve captured.

Since Evernote Hello is part of Evernote, everything you saved about the person, along with the business card, will be available on every phone and computer you use. We’ll even make the text in that business card photo searchable.

If you do this for everyone you meet, you’ll never find yourself with a stack of business cards again. Everything will be in Evernote.

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  • Victor Nava

    Great tip! I discovered, as confirmed by your photo, that taking a picture of the business card horizontally leaves the photo vertical in Evernote and Evernote Hello. Is there a way to rotate the photo of the business card? I know that other photos stored in Evernote can be rotated but it doesn’t appear to be true with photos captured by Evernote Hello.

    Thanks and keep up the great work!

  • Victor Nava

    I did discover that rotating the photo on my Android first and then importing the photo to the Evernote Hello contact using the Gallery is a work around. It is a multiple step process that meets the need but the ability to take the photo and rotate the image within Evernote Hello would be nice.

    I’m sure it’ll be an available feature in future versions.

    Thanks.

    • Ianj

      Does this work on Android? I downloaded the Hello app on my Android but I see no option to scan a business card????

  • Pam Hawk

    This is fantastic. Now, if only there was a way to take this concept and turn it into a punch card, such as the “buy 10 coffee drinks, get one free” promotion common at all the locally owned coffee drive thrus we have here in Oregon.

  • Alexis Zenios

    Could this be integrated with something like Camscanner? I currently use that to record all business cards, cleans up the image and crops it nicely.

  • Chris Berry

    I have a iphone and didn’t know you could do this lol I will check this app out and see if I can make my own business card design :)

  • Paul

    Thanks for the quick tips. Getting new inspiration on making good business cards.Thank you for posting a good article for us.

  • Major_Grooves

    This is good, but how do I then export these contacts in a meaningful way – like if I want to put them in to a csv to import in to Mailing List software?

  • Major_Grooves

    This is good, but how do I then export these contacts in a meaningful way – like if I want to put them in to a csv to import in to Mailing List software?