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App of the Week - CamCard

App of the Week - CamCard (Source: camcard.com)

From the social calls of the Victorian era to the Silicon Valley meet-and-greets of today, business cards have a long and storied history in our culture.

And while cards are still one of the easiest and quickest ways to make a solid first impression and keep track of your contacts, there’s no denying that they can get frustrating. They’re easy to misplace or lose track of, and even the highest-caliber paper gets worn and torn over time.

Fortunately, there’s an amazing app bringing business cards into the digital world: CamCard.

True to its name, CamCard allows you to quickly and easily use your smartphone camera to scan a business card.  From there, the app instantly and accurately reads and stores the card’s information, allowing you to quickly manage, organize, search, and access your associates from virtually anywhere. Looking to go even more in depth? CamCard also allows you to add notes, reminders, and tags to contacts, allowing you to recall important details about a client, or more easily schedule meetings and follow-ups.

Even better, CamCard is a great way for businesspeople to cut back on their paper usage and go green: The app offers “e-cards,” which are easy and safe to exchange wirelessly at conferences, trade shows, or seminars. Never bother with bulky business cards, portfolios, or rolodexes again!

The best part? Contacts imported with CamCard can be ported into your phone's address book (which typically syncs with your Gmail or iCloud account these days) directly, meaning it won't just sit in the app.

Ready to try the app that the New York Times describes as “bringing order to the chaos of a business card collection?” CamCard is available to download for free for iOS and Android devices.  

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Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

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Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

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