Evernote adds business card scanning and presentation mode to iOS app

Summary:Evernote continues to expand its functionality, making it an excellent application that serves various purposes and brings everything together in one cloud service.

Evernote adds business card scanning and presentation mode to iOS app
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Evernote is one of the first applications I install on each of my mobile devices. They just rolled out a new update for iOS devices that brings a couple of handy enterprise functions to your iPhone or iPad.

The new functions of Evernote include a business card scanner note option and Presentation Mode so you can show your notes and even sketch out ideas right on the big screen.

Business card scanner: I receive many business cards and as they stack up on my desk at work I grab a phone and use a 3rd party application to scan in the cards and add the contacts to my address book. With this new version of Evernote, you can simply choose the business card option from the photo note capture mode of Evernote and then take a photo of the card.

The card data is then made editable so you can correct anything that isn't correctly captured and then have a business card contact in Evernote with the image of the original card saved as well. I don't see where you can then export that data to your iPhone contact list so will have to look into this a bit further.

If you have Evernote Premium then you can also sync via your LinkedIn account to have even more data for that contact brought into the business card data that is synced and saved to your Evernote cloud account. Free users can test this out on five business cards.

Presentation mode: With this new functionality, you can connect your iPhone or iPad to a large screen via AirPlay or a cable and then work with a note in Evernote in an optimized manner.

You can toggle quickly between day and night modes and work through notes and ideas in a collaborative manner right on the big screen.

They have also improved the speed and performance of the app, along with a few other tweaks and fixes.

 

 

Topics: Mobility, iOS, iPad, iPhone

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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