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Business card scanning and saving to contacts


JHE

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It is in general working: Hit the up arrow right beside the new note text on the green button.

Select scan document. When it detects a business card, it switches into that mode. Or you can switch it yourself after scanning.

If in a note already, hit edit, then the blue + to the left, above the keyboard. Select camera, scan, it selects or let you select business cards.

The downside: It will try to find name, phone and e-Mail, and put it into fields in the note with the card. But it will not export it into contacts.

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It's a bad change that business cards can no longer be exported to contacts. This used to be possible. Is it still possible? If not, this is a huge loss, and makes entering business cards into Evernote all but pointless. Evernote is not, and will never be the primary way I manage contacts.
 

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When I tried early in the process, I found no easy way to export from the fields with extracted information.

Then I did not follow up, because I use a special app (CamCard) to scan business cards and move the information to contacts. I don’t feel that EN is really good on this, especially if you get business cards from a roaster of European countries, all with their own conventions about how a business card should look, different coding systems for addresses etc. In CamCard I can sort a Stack of cards by country, select the country in presets, scan and have a good chance that local properties will reflect, up to the language settings. Then I move on to the next country, reset settings, and so on.

It works great as well when you only have one setting, and just scan ahead. With a paid version you can even sync to Outlook, Google and Salesforce.

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Card scanning is available. It recognized a business card, will extract some information from the scanned card, and save it into the note with the new contact information.

It just won’t export to contacts at the moment.

So you can debate whether the glass is half full or half empty.

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On 9/17/2020 at 6:57 PM, JHE said:

Hi,

How to define default notebook / tag for scanned business cards? 
How to make them be automatically saved into Contacts?

BTW: nice look. 
J. 

Thanks for posting this, this is exactly what existed and now gone (with no idea why). I need them back, also plus "Option to automatically send hello email to scanned namecard"

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I was just about to get a subscription with CamCard and a friend said Evernote has a good scanning card option which links to Linkedin with same features as Camcard in gathering all the tel/address/email details and you can add notes like where you met the person etc. So today I just paid for whole year upgrading to Premium and name card just scans but not saving it in the business card directory. Or recognizing any details. I hope I'm doing something wrong as will be really upset if cant use this function as I have thousands of name cards want to keep in 1 place with searchable tag functions to put them in different categories like media/finance/property etc. Can someone help me or do I have to apply for a refund and use another app as spent 5 hrs today and still cant find answer. Using newer Samsung Android and PC. M

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On 2/20/2021 at 2:22 AM, scanMike said:

I was just about to get a subscription with CamCard and a friend said Evernote has a good scanning card option which links to Linkedin with same features as Camcard in gathering all the tel/address/email details and you can add notes like where you met the person etc. So today I just paid for whole year upgrading to Premium and name card just scans but not saving it in the business card directory. Or recognizing any details. I hope I'm doing something wrong as will be really upset if cant use this function as I have thousands of name cards want to keep in 1 place with searchable tag functions to put them in different categories like media/finance/property etc. Can someone help me or do I have to apply for a refund and use another app as spent 5 hrs today and still cant find answer. Using newer Samsung Android and PC. M

Unfortunately the Linked in partnership was terminated by LinkedIn a while back. 

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I wonder whether your friend will refund you ....

With EN, you may try by a support ticket. If you subscribed through the Apple AppStore, you can cancel your subscription there within 14 days without a problem.

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On 2/13/2021 at 5:21 PM, DannySands said:

Scanning and doing OCR on business cards and then syncing to Contacts on my iOS device was a terrific feature. I hope it's slated to be coming back.

It never should have disappeared!!

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