Evernote's app for iPhone and iPad is getting a nice update today with a business card reader feature that ties in closely with LinkedIn. After taking a picture of a business card through Evernote, a new cloud-stored note can be created with all of the important contact fields populated by information on the card and whatever it can pull in from a LinkedIn match. From there you can import the contact to your device's Address Book or shoot out a LinkedIn connection invite.
Business card scanning is a feature Evernote has been rocking in their people-centric app, Hello, for a little while now, and it's good to see it get nestled into the core app. As a guy who picks up a lot of business cards at trade shows, this is going to be really handy. The only pitfall is that the feature is reserved for premium subscribers, though Evernote is offering a year of scanning for those that connect to LinkedIn. How many business cards do you get in a year? What do you end up doing with them?
The Evernote update is available now in the iOS App Store (hence the iPhone in the video above), and will be arriving soon for Android on Google Play.
Via: Evernote and LinkedIn partner up to scan business cards