Born out of TechStars back in 2011, FullContact offers a suite of tools that tap publicly-accessible data to auto-magically complete the missing information in your contacts list. In a nutshell, it’s all about eliminating duplicate, partial, and out-of-date records. As it happens, former TNW Editor Brad McCarty recently joined the company.
With its new Card Reader app for iPhone, users can simply snap a picture of a business card, and let people – flesh and bones – transcribe and verify the information on the card, before adding this information to their iPhone’s contacts.
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It’s actually a pretty neat idea, and the human element is a decent differentiator to other similar apps such as Evernote Hello, or LinkedIn’s own incarnation – the latter does actually feature human transcription, but your data is locked in to LinkedIn.
So if you’re prone to gathering business cards in your wallet and having a monthly clear-out as you forget who’s who, FullContact’s app should help you out. You only get 10 cards for free though – it’ll cost $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year to make it unlimited.
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