One of my favorite networking apps to showcase, LinkedIn’s CardMunch app, is shutting down its doors. LinkedIn established a new partnership with Evernote to tackle business card. With the Evernote Business Card scanning feature you will get you many of the same features you enjoyed with with CardMunch such as:
- Backup and access from any device at any time
- Full-text search
- LinkedIn connection
Business card scanning is typically a Premium feature in Evernote but as part of the partnership with LinkedIn, Evernote is offering business card scanning to LinkedIn users who connect their Evernote accounts with LinkedIn. You will get one year of complementary business card scanning by connecting your account. An additional bonus for CardMunch users who transfer one or more cards to Evernote, we will get two years of complementary business card scanning.
How to transfer your CardMunch cards to Evernote
The transition process to Evernote is pretty simple. To transfer all your CardMunch cards to Evernote, follow these steps:
- Login to Evernote and LinkedIn from https://evernote.com/cardmunch. If you are not an existing Evernote user, you’ll need to create a new account.
- Once you have successfully logged in to both accounts, your CardMunch cards will automatically be transferred to Evernote.
- Once you’ve received an email letting you know that all your CardMunch cards have been successfully transferred to Evernote, login to Evernote for Web or Evernote on any of your devices or platforms. Once you’ve synced your Evernote account, all your CardMunch contacts will appear in Evernote.
Your CardMunch cards are saved into Evernote as Contact Notes and can easily be edited, searched, and shared. Download and install Evernote on all your devices to make it easy to view, edit, and add more notes to your Contact Notes from anywhere.
If you want to add more business cards to your collection, the Evernote Business Card camera makes it easy to capture and digitize them directly into Evernote. In addition to providing you with faster results, support for more platforms and devices, and support for more languages, other features that come with your new Evernote account include:
- Enjoy the ease of automated image captures
- Import relevant LinkedIn information into Evernote
- Easily connect with others through LinkedIn or by sharing your own contact information through email
- Save business card contact information to your iOS Contacts
Start scanning cards with Evernote Business Card feature
To start scanning, follow these steps:
- Make sure your device is connected to the internet
- Tap the Camera button from the Quicknote panel on the Home Screen
- Slide over to the Business Card Camera. The camera immediately starts looking for a business card to capture
- Once the Business Card Camera detects the card, it automatically focuses, takes the photo, and displays all the information recognized from the card. If you are logged into LinkedIn and the email from the card matches a LinkedIn profile, Evernote pulls in additional information about the contact.
Review and edit contact info
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:
- Tap the field edit the information.
- Tap the checkmark to save to Evernote as a new Contact Note. To scan additional cards, tap Scan another card or tap Done.