Everything is now being so digitalized. Days of paper based business card will end soon. We already seen some great working paid Business Card Reader/ Scanner apps for iPhone. Now LinkedIn the biggest social network for Professional re-launched their Card Reader Apps CardMunch with updated featured, and good this is its still free.
Smartphone Business Card Reader is not a new thing. We seen some amazing apps for iPhone too. Here at TheTechJournal we have reviewed Business Card Reader for iPhone from Shape Services over 1 year ago. But here LinkedIn bring a free Business Card Reader “CardMunch”. Thats why it seems special.
What is CardMunch?
The newly launched CardMunch program can digitize printed business cards and turn them into a digital representation, just like similar offerings on the App Store. Unlike other programs, CardMunch automatically links scanned cards to LinkedIn profiles.
* Convert business cards to address book contacts, and then add them as connections on LinkedIn.
* View relevant LinkedIn profile info, connections in common, work history, and more, for the cards you scan.
* Improved card capture experience for faster and easier card scanning.
* Manual transcription ensures high accuracy for scanned cards.
* Newly revamped user interface and visual experience
How to Get It?
iTune Link – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cardmunch-business-card-reader/id478351777
Whats New in CardMunch 3.0?
**Previously selected as iTunes App Store Staff Favorite
**Named to Mashable’s Top 20 Must Have Apps for the iPhone 4S
**Over 1.8 million business cards scanned to date
What People Are saying About This?
The app has less functionality than the last app! In particular, no more syncing of contacts to your iPhone. All you can do is manually add selected contacts to the iPhone. This would be ok if the contacts were flagged to remember which ones were already exported, but this is not the case.
Camera no longer has speed setting, either.
It’s just a step backwards. Not great. I’m not sure what the rationale for emasculating this app was, but I’d like to know.
by Joshua Merrill
This app has become indispensable to me. I can’t imagine going to a networking event or business social function without it.
I liked the sort by company feature from the old version. Can we bring that back?
Also it would be nice to manually add contacts sans business card.
So Guys why wait? Try it out. I am sure this App is very useful now-a-days for most of us. What you think?