5 Great Business Card Apps for Your Smartphone

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Even though we all have smartphones and keep our contacts safe and sound digitally, we still love using traditional business cards. The tactile feel of a real card just can’t be beat. But the old methods of organizing these cards are antiquated at best and need a refresh to make them truly useful again.

Luckily, there are plenty of apps to digitize your business cards and get them into your digital address books where you need them. Here, in no particular order, are what we consider the top five mobile business card apps.

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Evernote Hello

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Evernote seems to be the undisputed king of digitizing important information. Evernote Hello extends its reign to digitizing not only business cards but person-to-person interaction.

With Hello you get a great business card scanner, as well as linking to social media information and the ability to connect with large groups of people, all from within the app. You can use Hello to remember when and where you met someone, too. All in all, it’s a pretty great app. Evernote Hello is available for iOS and Android and can be downloaded here.

Shoeboxed

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Shoeboxed is the Swiss Army knife of digital information management. Not only is it great for business cards, but you can also use it to scan receipts, tax information, mileage tracking, and expense reports.

You can scan business cards and other documents right from the app, or go the old-school method and mail items in using their Magic Blue Envelopes to have Shoeboxed do it for you. Once your contact information is in, you can sync it to CRM and email marketing tools quickly and easily. Check out Shoeboxed and get started with a free account.

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FullContact Card Reader

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If you’re looking to get your scanned business cards into the most varied list of management applications out there, then FullContact Card Reader is probably what you want. FullContact syncs with over 250 applications, including LinkedIn, Google Contacts, OneNote, as well as Salesforce and MailChimp.

While this is one of the more expensive scanners out there (50-card packs of scans and syncs run $10, and 1,000-card packs are $100), it really is one of the best ways to get business cards into the apps you need.

FullContact Card Reader can be found here and is available for Android and iOS.

WorldCard Mobile

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If you’re just looking to get business cards from the physical world into your address book, then WorldCard Mobile is exactly what you want. While this app doesn’t sync with hundreds of services like some of the others, it does sync with your mobile address book, which is perfect for the majority of users.

Add new contacts and merge existing ones to get the most out of business cards while keeping things nice and easy. You can get WorldCard Mobile for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Check it out here.

CamCard

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CamCard is one of the fastest business card scanners out there, making it perfect for people who have a lot to scan or just want things done quickly. A useful feature of CamCard is the ability to share e-cards, eliminating the need for physical business cards entirely.

CamCard can keep your scanned contacts in sync, too. The app lets you access your contacts via mobile, tablet, and browsers to make them always available. You can check out CamCard here, and it’s available for iOS and Android.

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