As we continue to look around at the vast amount of stuff we need to figure out what to do with, I always look first to see ‘if there’s an app for that’. The latest find, Card Munch, is an excellent app and website that provides storage for business cards. Keith in particular has a stack due to his job – meeting with security vendors and recruiters has a tendency for cards to pile up. The thought of hand entering the information was daunting, so as he was cleaning out his room last night, he assumed he would be throwing out the majority of them. But wait – there’s an app for that (and it’s FREE!) Oh, and to be completely geeky, I ‘bumped‘ the app to Keith after I downloaded it- another very cool app out there that I hope to use more when sharing info.
Card Munch is this simple:
Take a picture of the business card in the app
It is hand verified to ensure the information is copied correctly
It then shows up as a contact in this app. What is awesome is you still have the image of the card attached, and can even slide through them similar to itunes & album art. You can call and email the contact as well. Brilliant.
So, if you are thinking of downsizing, or already on the road wondering where to store all the business cards of people you meet – there’s an app for that! (iphone only, although it does indicate blackberry should be coming soon)