LinkedIn announced that it is “deepening” its partnership with Evernote and shutting down its own CardMunch app. Going forward, LinkedIn members will be able to scan business cards using Evernote’s mobile app, and directly connected it with contacts on LinkedIn.
“In Evernote, our members will be able to view profile photos, job titles and company information from LinkedIn right in the notes created when they scan business cards,” says LinkedIn’s Bob Rosin. “LinkedIn members will now also be able to enter comments related to the scanned card and geo-tag the location where the card was scanned.”
“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. Members will be able to quickly and easily migrate their CardMunch data to Evernote,” says Rosin.
Data from CardMunch is available in the LinkedIn Contacts feature/app as well. It can also be downloaded for those who don’t want to transfer it to Evernote.
CardMunch will be discontinued as of July 11th.
Even if you don’t use CardMuch, you can get a year of free Evernote business card scanning if you connect your LinkedIn account to the app.
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