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Topic # 119008 16-May-2013 23:28
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I have over 3,000 business cards that I havent been bothered to enter into my Gmail address book - any good business card scanners that snap a pic and then sort out all the contact details?

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Jay

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  Reply # 820895 17-May-2013 00:57
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how about linking to everyone in LinkedIn and then configuring the phone to show linkedin contacts in People hub?

(sorry, never used a business card scan app on my WP7)




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  Reply # 821492 18-May-2013 10:37
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I have to get a blog post together, as I need to remember and record how exactly I did it - but last time I took

- Facebook
- Plaxo
- Various free form spreadsheets of contact details
- LinkedIn
- Xobni

And some other sources I cant remember and then did this uber linking of all the different contact places I had, back into Gmail and then worked through Picasa to face tag and upload to Gmail contacts, all those who I had pics for, and also there was a facebook profile pic downloading app, which then uses those images.

As I work in Gmail, I have the Xobni / Smartr plugin, so then you can link to other social media as you are are emailing them, and it searches / finds their profiles online.

The end result was that I have Gmail contacts which can be de-duped quite smartly, and most with mugshots so then I have the contact details and a profile pic of most people you have worked with etc.

But for the moment, I was just not wanting to have to type up 3000+ business cards in one go!

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  Reply # 821496 18-May-2013 10:43
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Will send you a PM. It may be an interesting test case for us:

http://xtracta.com/





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  Reply # 821737 18-May-2013 20:20
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Zeon: Will send you a PM. It may be an interesting test case for us:

http://xtracta.com/


Hey that looks awesome - I have some gmail / email folders also with heaps of contact details in a messy format (eg signature blocks), is it able to read that in?


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  Reply # 821746 18-May-2013 20:52
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Good job for a student

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  Reply # 822739 20-May-2013 23:52
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adslgeek:
Zeon: Will send you a PM. It may be an interesting test case for us:

http://xtracta.com/


Hey that looks awesome - I have some gmail / email folders also with heaps of contact details in a messy format (eg signature blocks), is it able to read that in?


Cheers,

J


Yea I see no reason why not. Having seen particular formats before makes a big help in our accuracy but we should be able to find global trends in your sigs that would allow extraction.





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