How often do we get back from a networking event with a stack full of business cards that we are not sure what we are going to do with them? I know that I have stacks and stacks of business cards that never actually made it as a part of my contacts. Recently, I was doing some research on ways to make it easier to transition those cards from afterthoughts to being actual contacts that I can use. I came across the CardMunch app from LinkedIn.
CardMunch is an intuitive and free app that allows you to take a photo of the business card that you just received and that convert that card into a contact. That contact then can be added to your phone’s contact list for easier access.
Step 1: Take a photo:
Just line up the card in the screen and take a photo. Upon submission, the photo of the card is transcribed into a usable contact as such:
The individual contact displays as follows:
The best news of all? The app is FREE! I also found the ability to connect via LinkedIn to be a very useful feature as it deepens the connection with the new contact.
I personally have enjoyed using CardMunch but would love to hear what apps work for your contact management. Please leave a comment below with your insights and suggestions.
* All photos are from the CardMunch App page at the iTunes App Store.