Save Time With These #4 Tools For Managing Business Contacts

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Let's face it not everyone is good at keeping business cards safely after a successful meeting with professionals. Keeping track of the business contacts and organizing them on various devices can be challenging for entrepreneurs.


Good contacts make your job easier. But you need a single platform of some kind because you can’t keep on managing contact lists from Facebook, LinkedIn, and Gmail separately. Also, syncing one set of names with another often causes duplicates that fill up your phone directory. What if you find one platform that keeps all your business contacts in one easy place with a single click. The good news is that you don't have to manually enter it.

Given below are four tools that are best free alternatives to traditional business cards.

  • Scan and Manage Business Contacts : 

CardToContact is one alternative for entrepreneurs having a stack of business cards. Snap a photo of the card and the app will add the contact information into your phone or tablet. You can also use the full text search to easily find the card you are looking for.

  • An Email CRM For Important Contacts : 

Contacts Ultra unites all of the contacts found in all of your different social media platforms. It helps you view the message history for the important email contacts you should follow-up with. Apart from this the app allows easy navigation between contacts (pager on phones, list on tablets).

  • Card Scanner In Your Pocket :

Tired of adding new contacts? Card Scanner App by Zoho Corporation extracts contact information from business cards and saves it into Zoho CRM as Contacts or Leads. For that, all you have to take a photo of a business card and the app extracts information from it automatically.The app also extracts multiple languages including English (US & UK), French, German and Spanish.

  • Contact Management Software To Stay Fully Connected :

Is your business contact book a complete disaster? Keep it updated with FullContact Address Book that scans business cards into your address book. You can also bring your contacts together in one place by easily combining your contacts from your Google Contacts, social media accounts, and more. The app automatically merges duplicate contacts and save yourself the hassle of wondering which entry is correct .