December 21, 2011

Most Useful App Ever

Yesterday I discovered the most useful app EVER.

It’s called CardMunch.

Use it on your iPhone to take photos of business cards.  The CardMunch app automatically will transcribe the card and link to the contact’s LinkedIn profile.  You can save the contact info to your iPhone or forward the .vcf file to your Gmail.  You also can invite the contact to connect on LinkedIn.  The transcription is remarkably accurate.

I spent over an hour yesterday sorting and photographing the pile of old business cards sitting in my drawer.  Now they’re all on my phone and searchable, with additional data from LinkedIn for contacts who have LinkedIn accounts.  Super, super useful.

  • Mimi

    CamCard is the same App to Smartphone, anh oi. Totally agree that they are very useful and save a lot of time.

    • Yes Mimi, it’s similar to CamCard. This one is free and links automatically to your contacts’ LinkedIn accounts.

  • Daniel

    Sounds great, but only available in the US iTunes store.
    Just found this work around to download it if you are outside US  and don’t have a US account. http://www.labnol.org/software/install-apps-from-itunes-store/13523/
    Going to try it now. Thanks for the link Chris!

    • Huh, I didn’t know that.  I have a US Apple account so was able to get it.  

      Thanks for providing a solution for our community, Daniel!