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  1. I use the app on my android phone to take snaps of powerpoint presentations.  Most of the time the app auto-straightens the image and auto-crops it.  However sometimes it doesn't and you end up with a picture of the whole room.  There doesn't seem to be any way to get Evernote to reprocess the image to do this, either in the app or in desktop.  Would be nice if this could be done after having taken the picture and where it didn't 'whiteboard' process it correctly the first time. 


  2. Arrgh.  Evernote business card scanner is so nearly brilliant.

    I've just scanned in a bunch of cards using Android Evernote Premium.  I recently updated my phone so my first mistake was not setting the default business card notebook to 'business cards', which I think it was by default previously.  Anyway now I've done that now so at least the cards will be saved in the right place.

    I'm having a weird experience - when I click on a business card note (on Mac Desktop) the image of the business card disappears.  Then sometimes the contact info is shown, sometimes its not.  It seems like clicking on the business card note automatically updates it and loses the image of the scanned business card.  What is going on?  Sadly clickly on history doesn't bring it back...

    Aside from that and relating the original post Evernote just need to see a typical workflow on scanning business cards.  What I want to do is scan a bunch of cards from a conference/meeting, store contact info in Exchange (with note saying what meeting it was I met the person), link on linkedin to them.  All this is possible but not in a nice workflow.  You have to scan, add note of what the event was (to each card), save business card to Evernote, then save it to Exchange, then you're returned to the same menu for that card and have to remember whether you've done the steps above (ticks on a menu would be nice).  Oh and you don't seem able to linkin now after scanning.  You have to do this after you finished scanning...  I'm just saying it could be a whole lot slicker...

    And better if it didn't lose the information after uploading (it was there in the web evernote but got then got lost after clicking on the note in the Mac Desktop...)

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  3. On 28 July 2015 at 7:35 PM, Crick said:

    Best solution I've found (on Mac) is saving the business cards to contacts.

    This can be done automatically at the time the cards are created, or manually later from the mobile app or desktop app.

     

    Automatically (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch): To save information from every card scanned, simply tap your account name and select General > Camera > Business Cards and toggle 'Save to Contacts' or
     

    Manually: Select Save to contacts from the options menu (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) or from the pop-up menu displayed after each completed scan (Android)

    (reference KB article: https://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#!/article/53057988

     

    From the desktop app, save each card to contacts individually, or select several cards at once to be saved to contacts.

    Select Share>Save to Contacts from the individual card drop down menu, or from the main menu Note > More Sharing > Save to Contacts

     

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    These saved contacts will show up in your iCloud contacts.  Unfortunately, I found no way of saving the Evernote tags with the contact in iCloud so that the saved contact could be easily identifyied (if someone else does, please lmk!).

     

    From iContacts, one can export selected contacts (singularly or in bulk) using File > Export > vCard.

     

    vCards are importable by many services.  I am using Zoho CRM which allows import of vCards (instructions here) and export in CSV format (instructions here)

    When I just tried this I found Evernote would only export the name, email address and photo (from linkedin) but not phone number & postal address.  This might be because my primary account in Mac Contacts is an exchange server.  Then again it might not.  

    On the other hand if I save it after scanning each card on my Android phone (to the same Exchange server) it works inasmuch as all the detail is captured (address, phone number, notes etc) but *not* the photo (from linkedin)!.  [However the address isn't correctly parsed - ie all the address is on the first line, rather than separated into city, postcode etc.  This would be a nice to have, as my old Cardscan scanner/software could do this pretty well].  

    Conclusion: scanning with Evernote is almost brilliant (particularly with the linkedin integration)...  but not quite...

    Of course you could do the above methods then select both versions and then 'merge' in Mac Contacts - but its a bit of a palaver...

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