It’s hard to believe that so many business introductions still use a little card-stock rectangle. If you intend to contact somebody in the future, after all, that business card is probably going to wind up digitized in your Outlook or smartphone address book eventually.
If you’re entering business cards into your address book by hand, you’re wasting time. Instead, get one step closer to going paperless by using an app with optical character recognition skills. Evernote Hello (available for iOS and Android) lets you snap a photo of a card from your smartphone, then scans the text, digitizes it, and adds the deets to your contacts list.