2. BUSINESS CARDS
The modern worker relies on
networking more than at any other time in history. Apart from meetings
and conferences, we now have trade shows and expos to help network. All
of these add to our collection of business cards. These cards are
usually dumped in the maws of our office drawers and come out only when
we need a specific contact number (that is if we can find it). But
smartphones make organising these easy. There are applications that scan
business cards and copy the information on the card to the phone as
well as on the cloud.
The use the camera on the phone to capture the image and with the
help of a software reads details and automatically enters it in the
phonebook. But not all card scanners are perfect. Some often have
trouble recognising characters, especially when unsual fonts are used.
Also, the phone has to be held very steady and lighting conditions have
to be near perfect. CamCard is an application that is very accurate.
Once the image is captured, it automatically saves the information to
the card holder (a unique folder) or the address book.
The free version of the application allows users to save up to 20
contacts in the first week followed by two contacts every week and is
available for iOS and Android users. ScanBizCards not only saves the
information to the phonebook but also backs it up on the cloud. It also
synchronises contacts between iOS and Android devices. WorldCard Mobile
is an alternative application that is also good at