When you meet people it is quite often that you share business cards, and keeping them in one place has been a problem which many have. The non-digital way of storing business cards is to get a card book in which you keep all your cards, but then who can carry one hefty book for all of those business cards?
Now we live in the digital world, and it does not make sense to solve problems non-digitally in a digital world, and even better be able to store a large number of cards without much of a problem. One app that i have started to use is CamCard Business Card Reader for Android and it has allowed me to store my business cards safely.
UX, Design and Ease of Use
The app’s design is simple and professional. The home screen shows the list of cards added and the user can sort them by either one of the following ways:
- Sort by Name
- Sort by Create Date
- Sort by Company Name
The main features are laid out at the bottom of the screen in the form of tabs. The user interface and user experience has been designed well, and is quite easy to use for the beginner. Everything has been laid out perfectly well.
As stated above storing business cards is a problem than many face. There are low-tech non digital ways to do so, but then as the number of cards increase the storage book(in most cases) increases in size and causes managing it to become quite difficult.
CamCard also comes with a cloud where your cards are stored, and synced with the Android app so that your cards are safe.
You can also download the cards to an excel file from the website. I have explored the website and the app, but i can have not yet found any information about the number of cards that can be stored in the free account.
The app scans the business cards by using the device’s camera and extracts the information on the card. The quality of the extraction is quite good and perfectly extracts the information correctly, despite the format of the card being scanned.
After scanning the app displays input fields which the user can fill in himself and change the data if needed.
The user can also scan his own card, and save the details. There is also a feature which allows you to exchange cards with other users of CamCard. By using this app, we don’t need to keep any business card in our wallets or card books.
You can exchange cards via the following three options:
- Card Reader which auto finds people nearby
- Scan QR Code allows you to scan your friend’s QR code or your friend scan your QR code to get the business card
- Private Group in which you can create a group or join a group
There are also a number of different ways to create a business card. You can create them by either of the following ways:
- Import Phone Contacts
- Load Card Image
- Email Signature
- Create Card Manually
I have found this app quite useful, but the card exchange feature is as good as the other guy is using it. Until people in your community use the app, the app will just be good for storing of business cards, which is good in itself. I recommend this app to everyone, so that we all can stop carrying business cards and use CamCard to exchange and build cards.