LinkedIn and Evernote has deepened its partnership to make business cards more effective. As a part of this partnership, LinkedIn is retiring CardMunch which was acquired by the company in January 2011. CardMunch is a free iPhone app for converting business cards into digital address book contacts. The app has already disappeared from the App Store and will be discontinued on July 11.
Under the new extended partnership, LinkedIn members can scan a business card using Evernote’s mobile app and then directly connect with this contact on LinkedIn. This card scanning service supports seven languages. The Evernote members will be able to view profile photos, job titles and company information from LinkedIn right in the notes created when they scanned business cards. LinkedIn members can enter comments related to the scanned card and geo-tag the location where the card was scanned.
All LinkedIn members who use CardMunch can transfer their existing scanned cards into Evernote and enjoy two free years of Evernote’s premium business card scanning service. Members can also migrate their data from CardMunch to Evernote. The data is available in LinkedIn Contacts on LinkedIn.com on the desktop, and in the LinkedIn Contacts app. If the members are not interested to transfer their data to Evernote, there is an option to download their CardMunch data.