Scan and Decrypt Business Cards Quickly With This App

I hate business cards.

I like getting some of the contact information, but real paper cards are the worst. Inevitably, I always manage to lose the most important business cards that are handed to me a few seconds after receiving them. If I manage to get home with them, they will get lost in the trash fire, which is my table, and they will never be seen again.

Long ago, LinkedIn had an app called CardMunch that decrypted cards and allowed you to request a connection to that person on the service. I like it. Then they closed it.

Since then, my strategy has been to just take a photo of the card with my phone as soon as I receive it, so there is a backup in case I lose it. This week I stumbled upon an app that looks remarkably similar to LinkedIn’s proposal many years ago: ClusterCards 2 .

The business card scanner allows you to take a picture of the card and then decrypt that information and store it in a kind of virtual rolodex on your phone.

In the app, you can tap a person to call or send an email, and a photo of that card will remain in the app in case the instant transcription isn’t perfect.

You can keep your business cards separate from other contacts on your phone, or sync them in the Contacts section. They can also be exported to a VCF file.

If you’re like me, take a picture with the app while you are out and you can ensure that you have this information for a long time, not just until you get to the parking lot.


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