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Laurianne
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5/7/2014 | 1:53:47 PM
other options?
I wonder if readers have found their own solutions for snapping pics of business cards and organizing the contact info? What are some alternative options you like? Obviously people who already live in Evernote have incentive to use this one...
ChrisMurphy
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5/7/2014 | 2:04:09 PM
Re: other options?
I've just never found a pressing problem Evernote solved. Maybe I need to give this and the premium version a chance.
ChrisMurphy
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5/7/2014 | 2:04:49 PM
Digital dealmaking
On another note, for digital businesses, there's an interesting warning here in the Card Munch acquisition. Digital businesses can't buy their way into innovation, they need to know how they'll nurture and develop the functionality after the deal. 
SurvivalWire
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5/7/2014 | 2:32:27 PM
Evernote terms
It sounded so good that I almost downloaded it. Then I saw they demand the right to turn on your phones microphone at any time, without notifying you and they want your GPS location at all times. I don't see how giving them that data helps me scan cards, organize cards, or symchronize with linked in. What is wrong with these firms?.
Kristin Burnham
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5/7/2014 | 2:59:59 PM
Re: Evernote terms
@SurvivalWire -- You're right: You don't need the microphone or GPS location turned on if you use Evernote only to upload business cards, but the app's other features use them -- for example if you want to tag a note with a location or record a voice memo. 

You can turn both of these off, but you  need to go to your phone's settings instead of the application's settings page.

Settings > Privacy > Location Service/Microphone and turn it off for the Evernote App.
Kristin Burnham
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5/7/2014 | 3:06:35 PM
How to connect LinkedIn to Evernote
One other thing worth mentioning: To connect your LinkedIn account to Evernote, you need to first snap a picture of a business card -- you won't find the option in Evernote's settings. After you take the picture, it will prompt you to connect your accounts.
Thomas Claburn
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5/7/2014 | 6:25:52 PM
Re: other options?
I find that most of the business cards I receive can reproduced with a Google search, which entails far less trouble than scanning or entering data. Maybe I'm just not moving in sufficiently rarefied circles.
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5/7/2014 | 11:46:51 PM
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Ariella
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5/8/2014 | 8:48:05 AM
Re: other options?
@Thomas I know I'm not in rarified circles. I also like to find info on the computer. It's faster and easier than looking through cards. I still have a some in places and will sometimes take one if I don't have someone's email and want have it on hand. 
PBURTON943
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5/8/2014 | 12:03:12 PM
Re: Evernote terms
@survivalwire.

I agree that I also don't understand why Evernote needs to spy on your conversations and track your location, just to scan your business cards.  This is scary, because it's an invasion of your privacy right up there with the NSA.

 

What's wrong with these firms?  Only their sense of business ethics.  There seems to be a race to the bottom here, trying to monetize your privacy.  I used to think it was only Facebook and Google that did that, but I was obviously wrong.


All I want is a business card scanner that inputs into Outlook.  What's so hard to understnd about that?  My old Cardscan 500 doesn't work with Windows 7 or Office 2013, and it would be nice to be able to use my phone.

 

Phil
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