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Business Card Scanning Arrives on Evernote for Android

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 20 Nov 2014

One of our most-requested Premium features is now available on Evernote for Android: business card scanning! All across the world the business card exchange is a powerful, daily ritual. Evernote gives this meaningful interaction a significant upgrade.

Swipe over to the Business Card camera mode in Evernote for Android, then snap a photo of the card. Evernote will instantly recognize and digitize the information on the card.

For added accuracy, connect Evernote to LinkedIn. When you do, we’ll enrich the contact with additional information and the individual s photo and let you connect to them on LinkedIn.

Connect to LinkedIn and Scan for a Year

If you’re a free user, simply connect Evernote to LinkedIn and you’ll get unlimited business card scanning for an entire year!

Business Card Notes Are Different

Unlike most notes in your account, Business Card notes are very structured. For example, when you open the note, you’ll see a phone icon next to the number and an envelope near the email address. Tap on either to perform the expected action. Tap the edit icon to add notes or update the information. You can also add this individual to your phone’s contacts.

New: The Snap Case Business Card Holder

As if adding this feature wasn’t exciting enough, we have a new addition to the Evernote Market that just happens to be this feature’s perfect companion: the Snap Case Business Card Holder .

This beautiful, soft microfiber case comes in three different colors and holds up to 20 cards. Like all of our Market products, there’s more to this case than meets the eye. Lay the case open and place your new contact’s card on it. Now you have a contrasting surface that will make for better photos with the Business Card camera.

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I fear (with the introduction of a $70 card holder) that perhaps Evernote is still leaving trouble focusing on its main product functional, efficient software.

It s been months since Evernote Food functioned (it died with iOS8).

The Penultimate debacle seems to mirror several versions of Evernote Mobile for iOS a while back.

In general if Evernote is going to be the 100 year company it hopes to be, it would do well to focus sufficient attention on the products at the center of its ecosystem.

Just tried it and it generally works fine. However, it can t distinguish between phone number and fax number. I always have two phone numbers and no way to change one field from phone to fax on my Android devices. And even though I can change one of the fields on my Windows client from phone to fax it will change back to phone upon next sync. It can get pretty confusing trying to guess what is a phone number and what is fax number. Need a way to change field from phone to fax on the Android device.

I am an Evernote business user and have downloaded the Business card update. For some unknown reason, when the camera is in Business card mode, neither the camera nor I can see the business card. I have placed pens and coins next to the business card and pens and coins show up perfectly. Is this a bug in the system, or is there some method of tweaking the camera. I have noticed that in when in business card mode the very bright camera light is constantly on, is this perhaps blinding the camera ?

2 questions:
* Is there a way to include a 2nd picture? I often come across cards with information on both sides, but I can t find a way to add a 2nd picture to a Business Card note.
* Is the automatic scanning coming to Android?

I was having same problem where I was unable to scan business cards unless I used the explore new feature method Found out to get this working using normal + camera method (from within evernote) you first need to go into settings, camera and make sure the Activate multi-shot is enables (checked) Then when you use camera across the bottom of the camera screen you will see the options for post it , Business card, Document, etc). Choose Business card and take picture of card nice new feature works great.

Great answer, David. I couldn t find that search evernote web site itself. Not the most user friendly way to activate the feature on their part, but very happy you shared it!

When i tap camera and swipe to the left, I can not see any business card camera. I do have 6.2 and I ve made it work 3-4 times but can not find a business card camera 90% of time. Thank you.

Sincere thanks to David Schultz. When I finally found and activated multi-shot feature in camera inside Evernote, it makes the business card function appear!

OK, But, it is not coping with two phone numbers Office and Mobile.

Also, can you link into Salesforce, create contact or lead, please.

I have the version 7.9.3 for Android on a ASUS Zenfone2 but the camera doesn t open the business card mode. Can you help me to find a solution? thanks


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