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No matter how much technology improves we still end up with paper and business cards being part of the paper pile.  If you end up with cards from networking events and the like, and you treat them as you should, you’re somehow entering them into your contact management system.  If not, then you probably have quite a stack and it’s safe to say that some of the cards in your stack are outdated.

Business cards have always posed a problem and technology produced results to help, but for some, the work just doesn’t get done.  CardMunch is an app that allows users to convert business cards to address book contacts, and then add those contacts as connections on LinkedIn.  With just a quick photo of a business card you can upload it to the service, and the information will be automatically added to your phone. There’s no need to hang on to the paper business card after that. That automatically eliminates the pile of business cards.  Every business card you submit is transcribed, edited and reviewed by multiple workers to guarantee accuracy. They even crop the company logos from business cards.  This eliminates one of the challenges that some of the technological tools produced to help with this can’t do.

With a simple flip of your phone you can experience a view of all your business cards and flip through them and access your contacts’ information.  Your contacts are fully searchable by name, address, or even by notes and CardMunch indexes all your contacts’ information.  The app also does auto image capture.  All you have to do is hover your phone over a business card and the app automatically detects when the card is in range and takes the picture.  You ca use the Multishot mode to submit a stack of cards at once. As you capture information you choose whether to store the info in CardMunch or into your iPhone, so you can avoid a cluttered address book.  You won’t lose your information either since CardMunch backs up and syncs all your contacts to your web account and your phone. You can log in to any phone and recover all your contacts.

This seems like  a great way to solve the business card stack problem and save yourself the time of entering or scanning the cards that you get at every function or just during the course of day-to-day business.  To get the full picture of CardMunch,  visit the website.

 

 


During one of my internet searches I discovered Organisemee, a cloud based task management application.  Organisemee hit the scene in 2010 with the purpose of helping people manage tasks and to support on the “how to” get them done efficiently.

You enter tasks and any additional information you’d like into Organisemee and can structure your them by lists or projects. Tasks can be filtered by priority or by due date, so only tasks due before a certain date are shown, which allows you to focus on the task which needs to be executed next instead of looking at everything there is to do.  You can also define individual rankings of your tasks for every list or project and the application also lets you delegate tasks to others.

You can collaborate by finding your colleagues or VA in Organisemee and become contacts, then have the ability to delegate tasks to your contacts – and vice versa.  Tasks that are accepted become part of your lists, just like your own tasks.  You can also exchange messages assigned to a specific task, to align yourself with your contact.

Reminders definitely help keep things moving and Organisemee gives you the capability to set multiple reminders before and on the due date. You can receive reminders via eMail or as SMS on your mobile phone up to three times a day.

Since it’s internet based, you can access the application from anywhere with your PC, laptop or netbook.  There’s also a mobile version of the site so that you can manage things from the palm of your hand.  Currently the company is working on mobile phone apps for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone.  For more info on Organisemee, visit the website at www.organisemee.com or access the mobile site at m.organisemee.com

 


We all know that there are a ton of apps out there coming at us just like everything else in the world of technology and more are being created every day, which makes it hard to choose or find one that works for you.  It’s important to take a good look at what an app offers you before you add it to your phone or other technology.

One app that seems to have gotten rave reviews is 2 Do. 2Do is a feature rich to-do app that runs on both iPhone and iPad.  It had a great graphical interface and allows you to setup tasks in a simple yet powerful layout.  This app tends to stand out from the crowd with its fancy graphical user interface, and most find it esthetically pleasing.  This app has been called the most functional, which some say is especially true on the iPad in landscape mode.

2Do has plenty of features and can be as simple or as complex as you want.   You do not have use all the functionality, but it is there for power users.  You get to decide.

Here are a few of  the app’s key features:

  • Powerful “tabs” feature
  • Easily set up multiple lists or categories if you choose
  • “Today” and “Starred” tabs let you quickly see a unified list of what is most important
  • Quick entry mode, ability to “star” tasks quickly
  • Syncs to multiple devices

As with any application, be sure to review the features to see how they can serve you and if they’re a fit for your needs.

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