Android: Today, Evernote added the slick business card scanning feature from the iOS version to Android. Simply take a picture of a business card and Evernote will parse the data and create a new contact for you.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
When it comes to business cards, there is no end to the designs you can try out. However, if you really want to stand out, you might be better off sticking with something simple.
Whether business cards are irrelevant or not, they're definitely a cool way to express yourself and easily provide your information. If you're looking to make some impressive cards, set aside a few hours this weekend (there's plenty of spare time with the Australia Day holiday!) and use these resources to help.
Looking to do a little professional networking? A business card can help, but quotes from local printing places often seem pricey. Thankfully, there are plenty of sites that print high-quality custom business cards without busting your wallet in the process. Here's a look at five of the best, based on your nominations.
Although business cards may very well become extinct one day, most of us still have of a handful lying around. If you want to liven up your next networking event, it's surprisingly easy to turn a stack of your business cards into a tear-off pad.
Lifehacker reader Saul tells us about his unique business cards, which elicit interaction from other people to help them remember who he is.
After accumulating a lot of business cards, it's easy to forget exactly why they were given to you or how you were supposed to follow up. You could write notes on the back, but a pen-less option is this corner-folding hack.
Android: Today's update to Google Goggles brings improved business card recognition to the search-by-photo app, streamlining the process of converting a colleague's business card into a digital contact. Goggles had biz card recognition previously, but it has gotten much better at turning cards to contacts since we first mentioned the feature.
While it has been quite some time since anyone has placed gilded calling cards into the hands of waiting butlers when calling upon the home of an acquaintance, the use of social calling cards has become more popular. In their modern incarnation, calling cards offer an alternative to the dry formality of a business card. The Art Of Manliness blog says:
During the heyday of calling cards, using a business card for a social purpose was considered bad manners. Today, while business cards are great for making business contacts, they still aren't really suited for social situations. They probably have your work number and work email, and not much else on them. Think of all the times you meet someone you'd like to see again. Handing them a business card is too stiff and formal. Ditto for simply having them put your digits into their phone.