We rarely do product reviews at Smallbizlabs. But sometimes a product comes along that illustrates one or more trends we are following and we comment on it.
The Dymo business card scanner app for the iPhone is such a product. You download the app to your iPhone (they also support other smartphones) and when you take a picture of a business card it automatically adds the appropriate information to your contact list.
This product illustrates several interesting trends:
1. the growing use of smartphones as our remote controls for life and business.
2. the growing use of smartphone cameras as data entry devices. While reading 2D and 3D barcodes is probably the most common smartphone camera data entry use, the number of data entry uses are expanding rapidly.
3. the growing number of useful, low cost business applications for smartphones.
For people like me who constantly lose business cards, it is a cool application that also increases my productivity. It's also kinda fun to use.
And it is only $10.00.