Tackle It Tuesday – Cardmunch those Business Cards

by Susan

Tackle It Tuesday

It’s been a month since BlogHer 2011 in San Diego, but I’m proud to say for the first time ever… I tackled my pile of business cards!

Every time I come home from a blogging conference, I have a stack of business cards from awesome people that I met and I want to add them to my address book and visit their websites.

But… I never have time to copy all those details from each card into my contacts and get them organized.

Now, for those of you who know me well, you will realize that, considering it takes me at least two weeks to unpack my suitcase, you will know that those cards are going to stay in their stack and eventually get added to other bags full of cards.

Well no more…

Thanks to a suggestion from Tania Reuben of Pure Natural Diva, I used the CardMunch app and tackled those cards.

cardmunch app

Cardmunch does need an iPhone with a video camera to operate.

I was amazed with how easy and quick it was to use…

I logged in with my LinkedIn (CardMunch is now part of LinkekIn) user name and password and then clicked the camera icon. It lights up the flash and brings up a screenshot area to fit the card details into. Then a tap of the finger and it takes a photo that, as it says, if I can read it, they can read it. So, I click the green check box and it’s ready for the next one.

Now, like I said, I had a ton so I just clicked through my cards and, by the time I was done, most were already transcribed into contact fields along with the photo of the card.

Apparently, it is humans doing this somewhere and it’s amazing. It just works.

The contacts can be read on an iPhone in the CardMunch app, or I can log into their web site and see them there. They can be edited, deleted, exported into other formats such as Outlook and, with one tap, can be added to your LinkedIn contacts.

How cool is that?

Plus, to make me feel better about myself, it even told me how much time I’d saved from not doing the entries manually myself. I’d entered 118 cards and saved 3 hours eight minutes and 21 seconds.

So, no more scary bags of wasted contacts for me…

Mom Bloggers — what are you tackling this week?

Link up your Tackle it Tuesday post…

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the Linky below!

We are Tackling Our To-Do Lists Together and making housework bloggable — Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about how Tackle It Tuesday began.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in tackling all our tasks — whether household or otherwise.

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Here is a fun thumbnail linky:

And here is a basic linky if you prefer your linkies the good old fashioned way!

Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of the Mom Blog 5 Minutes for Mom.
Talk with me: @5minutesformom and Facebook.com/5minutesformom.

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Kate September 6, 2011 at 1:44 am

Such a helpful post! I’m totally gonna try that out! And I’m think just cleaning my house, laundry and washing the dog will be my week. Although I would love to do the follow up from BlogHer I’ve been meaning to do.

Kate
@wilkinsonjk

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2 Tania aka Pure Natural Diva September 6, 2011 at 1:58 am

SO glad you shared this with your readers! You already know how much i love this app! It’s not perfect… but it’s pretty darn close!
AND it’s FREE.

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3 Skye Diaz | motherhood, etc. September 6, 2011 at 3:38 am

Hey, this is a really cool app! thanks for sharing! Now, if only I have an iPhone……… ! :(

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4 BCA September 6, 2011 at 5:42 am

Wow – how cool! I wish they had a laundry app. Just snap a picture and boom it’s all washed and put away…..

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5 Patty September 6, 2011 at 10:36 am

I don’t collect many business cards any longer, but I do have LOTS of slips of paper to process and address labels to record. Thank you! for the inspiration!

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6 Sid September 8, 2011 at 12:20 am

Thanks fir the great review! We are working on some really new and exciting stuff for the upcoming release of CardMunch.

Sid
Co-Founder
CardMunch

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7 Karlene September 12, 2011 at 9:36 pm

It will be nice if they come out with an Android version. :)

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