Evernote makes it easy for you to remember more about the people you meet. The business card camera captures the clearest possible images of your business cards and saves everything into a contact note including:
Click active fields and links in a contact note to add additional notes, call, text (SMS), or email the person.
Note: Business card scanning is currently available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and Android devices. While business card scanning may work on iPhone 3Gs, iPad 2, and earlier models, you will get the best results with devices that have flash and a higher camera resolution.
To start scanning:
It is a good idea to review the information scanned from cards to verify if it is the way you want it to appear. If Evernote finds a matching LinkedIn profile, Evernote imports additional contact information from that profile and adds a LinkedIn icon beside any of those corresponding fields.
If any of the scanned information needs to be edited, do the following:
Business cards vary in size, color, and style, so consider these tips for optimal results:
Note: If you scan a lot of business cards, try the ScanSnap Evernote Edition scanner.
There are two ways to save contact information from every scanned card to the contacts on your mobile device:
By default scanned cards are saved to the Business Cards notebook. You can change this notebook and how cards are tagged from the Settings screen. Simply tap your account name and select General > Camera > Business Cards and select Notebook or Tag to change your preferences.
Note: Microsoft Exchange does not support 'phone', 'main' or 'other' labels used with iOS contacts. If your contacts include these labels, and you save these contact to your device, then sync them with Exchange, Exchange will assign them as 'work' or 'work phone' details. All other labels are supported. Additionally, the Exchange service supports only one 'mobile' number and at most two 'work' or two 'home' numbers per contact created using iOS. So, if Evernote has captured any additional 'home' or 'work' numbers beyond those limits, Exchange will assign an arbitrary label.
Once you’ve successfully scanned a business card, you can either scan another card or immediately connect with the contact through LinkedIn or email:
Connect via email, SMS text, or phone
Once Evernote has captured contact details into a contact note, tap the email (envelope), phone (phone handset), or SMS text (speech bubble) buttons on the note itself and connect with people without needing to leave the Evernote app.
Connect on LinkedIn (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)
If the scanned business card email address matches a LinkedIn profile email address, you can send a LinkedIn connection request from Evernote in one of two ways:
Email your contact info (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)
If an email address is captured from a card, there are two ways to email that person your own contact information from Evernote:
Note: View and edit your personal contact info at anytime from the camera Settings page. Simply tap your account name and select General > Camera > Business Cards.