Great sales tool. After CardScan replaced the first unit for having a faulty ROM, I've thoroughly enjoyed my CardScan - it makes the 'after meeting' and networking event follow-up much more productive by quickly doing the dirty work of the lead follow-up - entering the contact information. From there your standard sales letters and other follow-up elements can easily be created.
Great if You Don't Like to Type. I use the card scan to keep track of my club members and I don't have to type their name but once in cardscan and it goes to Outlook and then I sync my phone and everything is updated in a flash. No more typing in three different places. I have card scan on my laptop (primary) but I also have it on my home computer but I only need to put a name in one place and everything is coordinated automatically. You can convert excel into cardscan easily which is great. I highly recommended it to everyone I know.
All Your Contacts in One Place Synching. The one thing I'd change to make better is searches of subgroups from lists I've created. For example, I should be able to put in a request for all "business" and "Arizona" contacts and get a sublist of all Arizona Business, rather than every single person from both lists. This would make these radically better as I maintain by necessity many smaller lists already,
Excellent time saver. I have used the Executive model for over a year and have been very impressed with its ease of use and the amount of time it has saved me. I wish that there were Font options available in the Note section and a way to print fax cover letters as I use this often for numerous applications.
Cardscan delivers MORE than expected. I was very skeptical about this product's capabilities before I bought it. However, I have been pleasantly surprised. Everything works exactly the way they say it does. Even more than that, the ability to store contact information online as a backup WITHOUT a monthly fee is incredible. I had a stack of hundreds of cards before. Now I can efficiently manage all of my contacts. Everything automatically synchs between my laptop and mobile phone. Did I mention that their customer service absolutely ROCKS! I have been in the IT business for a long time, and I have never gotten such great service. Most of the time you have to pay extra for the type of service that you get just by purchasing one of these devices. Friendly, knowledgable, and native ENGLISH speaking technical people. How can you beat that?
The Greatest (Apologies to Mr. Gleason). I love Cardscan and have been using it since Version 1. I'm actually the guy who originally recommended the super-sized note field. My only unhappiness presently is that I used to be able to find any of my three-thousand contacts by typing LASTNAME+FIRST and the name would "pop" before I finished typing the first name. I don't know why the plus sign now needs a space and why it works more slowly than it did with the previous software version. I'm against anything that slows down processes. I love all else.
Almost perfect! Big timesaver, wouldn't be without it. I was pleasantly surprised at how seamlessly the USB connection works. Not foolproof but still a significant time saver. Primary annoyance: The file backup process always defaults to the assumption that you'll use their paid service to back up your files. This is annoying and can't be changed by the user. Wishful thinking: I've never found the import/export to be useful for more than a one-time transfer of contacts. It would be nice to have Outlook reference Cardscan for its email address book.