An end to card-shuffling

CardscanDo you have a stack of business cards on your desk, waiting to be entered into your computer? Maybe you shuffle through a file of cards each time you need a phone number. Toss those piles and save the tedious typing—get a business card scanner instead.

These smart devices read contact info directly off the business card and enter it in your electronic address book, cleverly sorting out the name, the address, the office phone, etc. The accuracy is remarkable, better and faster than most people.

Scanners like the CardScan can sync to Outlook, Act!, Goldmine, and Palm/Treo, as well as popular Customer Relationship Management software such as Microsoft CRM, SalesLogix, and Salesforce.com.