LinkedIn strikes deal to link business cards through Evernote

7 May 2014

Business networking site LinkedIn has created stronger links with Evernote in allowing LinkedIn members to scan a business card using Evernote’s mobile app and then connect with this contact on the site.

LinkedIn is looking to expand upon its existing services after it recently announced it had passed the 300m user mark, making it one of the largest online networks available.

In the Evernote app itself, LinkedIn members will be able to view profile photos, job titles and company information from the website in the notes created when they scan business cards.

LinkedIn members will also now be able to enter comments related to the scanned card and geotag the location the card was scanned.

LinkedIn has also said the app it purchased back in 2011 to perform a similar function, CardMunch, will be discontinued from 11 July this year.

All LinkedIn members who use CardMunch and choose to transfer their existing scanned cards into Evernote will receive two free years of Evernote’s premium business card-scanning service, LinkedIn said.

Non-CardMunch users have also been promised one year’s free premium service if they connect their account with Evernote.

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic