Save time with the Dymo CardScan Executive *Giveaway*

dymo_logoBusiness cards. They are so personal, so small, yet so full of information. While I am attending BlogHer coming up in a few weeks, I wil be snagging a lot of business cards from bloggers to companies. With this said, what do I do with them all? Sure, I could keep them, but then what? It would be so cool to be able to get those business cards and scan them in on your computer so that you can have them anytime, anywhere, available even in Outlook.

image_thumb[4]CardScan® Backgrounder
CardScan contact management systems make paper business cards relevant in the digital age by optimizing scanning speed, ease and accuracy. CardScan helps users manage contacts particularly during times when a good network is a valuable asset.

With a suite of solutions powered by proprietary interpretive technology, CardScan customers can easily capture, synchronize and update vital information and use it in virtually any way, anytime and anywhere they want.

CardScan products feature USB connectivity and CardScan At Your Service™, which provides secure online access and back up contact information. Sophisticated contact management software allows the user to scan business card information into a unified digital database. In addition, users can also drag and drop contact information from emails and other electronic communications as well as quickly find contacts through Quick Search, Navigation Bar or Categories functions.

CardScan Executive (flagship product of the CardScan family)

  1. Saves and stores card images
  2. Synchronizes with ACT!*, GoldMine*, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Palm Desktop and Windows Mobile
  3. Allows for upgrade or expansion to multi-user system
  4. Consolidates data and removes duplicates easily
  5. Scans in color

CardScan Executive for Mac®

  1. Captures, organizes and syncs contact information on Mac OS X Leopard operating system
  2. Saves and stores card images to “image view”
  3. Automatically synchronizes to Address Book
  4. Shares selected contacts with Address Book or exports vCards to other software such as Entourage
  5. New 1.5 software further optimizes the CardScan Executive for Mac user experience by scanning faster and processing information more accurately
  6. Scans in color

CardScan Personal

  1. CardScan’s most affordable system
  2. Designed for optimized portability – easy to take on the road
  3. Ideal for scanning in hotel rooms, on planes or at a tradeshows
  4. Scans in black and white only

*CardScan is only compatible with single-user/standard versions of these products.

Also, DYMO just launched a new Web site for small businesses, www.dymosmallbusiness.com. I am inviting you to submit their best business advice and best practices for a chance to win prizes. Also, while you are there, you can also submit your best life hacking ideas – solutions to everyday work problems – for the chance to be the featured “Life Hacker of the Week.” Great site!

You can also log on to www.dymogetproductive.com for more information.
 
I am giving away one CardScan Executive (for PC or Mac)! How would you like to enter for a chance to win?

What you win

How to enter

  • Post to me how the CardScan can help save you time!

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Details

  • ONE (1) winner will receive a CardScan Executive for PC or Mac
  • Winner will be chosen at Random and backed up by post content.
  • Winner will be contacted via Email. If no response in 48 hours, another winner will be drawn
  • For more specifics on how winners are drawn, click here
  • Winners are posted here for reference
  • US & Canada entries only
  • Contest ends on July 18, 2009 at 11:59 pm Central Time

Comments

  1. bridget3420 says:

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  4. bridget3420 says:

    CardScan could help me save time because it’s portable. I could take it everywhere.

  5. Brian E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…when it comes to “collecting” business crds I am the worst; I have tried various schemes to sort & catalog them but some weeks I can get literally 60-100 of them. I used a binder especially designed for business cards for several years but an office fire destroyed them at one point; now I create a physical Rolodex card with the information and I back that up with a computer file that just contains name/phone numbers.

    The CardScan Executive for Mac and it’s accompanying software, CardScan At Your Service, look to be a rational solution for this disorganized aspect of my life…no more keying in business card contact info manually !!!

  6. Tim Fitzpatrick says:

    I get so many bus cards at work, this would be great!

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  11. R Hicks says:

    I would love to have this. It would save me time primarily by keeping all the card info. in one place. It would save me untold time searching for that one missing card I know I have somewhere!

  12. Gabriel J. says:

    This would be great for the cards I get for my home office.

  13. george ferris says:

    If this helps me get organized, then I will save a lotm of time.
    george ferris
    littlegeorgie56@yahoo.com

  14. i wouldnt have so much clutter

  15. wendy wallach says:

    this can help me save time searching for business cards in about a dozen different places around my house. With this, one place to keep and quickly find them all!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  16. Mollie G. says:

    Sounds like this puts the random-access “Search” back into your “Rolodex” functions… Get enough PAPER business cards and you suddenly have a weekly chore of sorting and weeding in order to be able to FIND anything.

  17. joanna smith says:

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  18. joanna smith says:

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  21. joanna smith says:

    The CardScan can help save both myself and my husband so much time! Right now we have a mountain of important business cards for both our ordinary life as well as for my husband’s job and we used to store the “mountain” in a shoe box but when that began to overflow we started to add them to little decorative dishes so now they are literally everywhere! The mountains are growning foothills, lol! It never fails that when we need to contact someone, and we KNOW we have their business card with contact info on it, we have to spend countless minutes rummaging through the mountain and foothills to find it, and of course it is always one of the last ones we go through is when we find it. It would be so, so wonderful and convenient to have them all stored in one central place where we can easily access them quickly, efficiently and effortlessly! And, no matter where we are, not that is cool! I think it would be a fun task to get them all scanned and organized, that is a job I will welcome! Thank you for the chance to enter.

  22. I subscribed via email:)

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  24. I would so love this… no more pile up of cards and clutter and no more sorting through all my business cards, not to mention if somehow my children munch up the cards, I would have them on file on my pc! THAT IS AWESOME!

  25. Karen Gonyea says:

    Subscriber :)

  26. It would save time because I wouldn’t have to retype information from business cards into my Outlook contacts.

  27. Marilyn R. says:

    the Cardscan would save me time entering in outlook and syncing to my phone

  28. The CardScan can help save me time by organizing my important cards. I always waste time looking for lost cards = Now they will be scanned into my computer and easy to find.

  29. I subscribe to your newsletter

  30. This would help me better organize the cars I have. I am always losing important cards with numbers on them that I need

  31. I have your main button

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  34. This can help me save time by being more organized. Sometimes it takes me forever to find something.

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  35. I have your button on my blog.

  36. This woudl make it so much easier to have business card info at my fingertips!

  37. Erica C. says:

    this would be great to use, especially when I go to conventions…I feel like I meet so many new people and collect soooo many business cards!

  38. Brenda S. says:

    It can help me save time because I am always collecting business cards from small businesses around me.

  39. I am a personal assistant and my boss always is coming back with handfuls of business cards. I have to put them into Outlook and typing them is such a slow process because I have to extra careful about typos. This would make life so much easier.

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  41. Would save a lot of time and be a lot neater than a rolodex!

  42. It can help me save time because I am always collecting business cards from small businesses around me.

  43. This would help me a lot! We’re visiting lots of different baby-related places at the moment in preparation for our first, and being able to scan and file all the business cards we seem to accumulate would halve the size of my bag!

  44. Subscribed to my newsletter.

  45. easily searhc for the buisiness card I want

  46. Diane Baum says:

    I t allows me to carry less cards, have less clutter

  47. susan smoaks says:

    The Dymo CardScan will help me to clean up my desk. I have too much clutter as it is, this will eliminate one of the things cluttering up the desk.

  48. Jennifer says:

    enter me

  49. Happi Shopr says:

    Oh to have all my contact information in one place and to not have to enter it everytime we get a new business card! No more hunting for numbers and no more data entry would save tons of time.

  50. Carolyn Ireland says:

    I would love to replace my rolodex with this! It would save me time rolling through tons of business cards!

  51. Gloria Dornin says:

    Wow, nice! It would save a lot of time hunting everywhere for a certain card, I tend to leave them all over

  52. I have your button on my sidebar – thanks.

  53. I subscribe – thank you.

  54. This would be for my husband – he has tons of business cards, and I think that he would put this little baby to use. So much neater on a desk that a card box or rolodex.

  55. Melanie says:

    My husband has at least 3 dozen different Dr’s and nurses and specialists and each on has a card with information we need to have on hand. I personally have dozens of business contacts which having digital information for, rather than the stack of rubberbanded cards I current have, would be most helpful!

  56. Got your button!

  57. This could really help me cut-back on the clutter, I’m all about anything that can help me be more organized.

  58. Ashley Davis says:

    I subscribed!! :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

  59. Ashley Davis says:

    My fiance’s parents own a website selling coffee and different models of bottles, thermoses, and mugs. I’m absolutely positive they would love to have this product for their small business. It would be a great asset to their business, helping with weighing/mailing, with labeling, and with keeping track of their contacts. I would love to win this for them, as they have done so much for me.

  60. The card scanner would save me the time of digging through hundreds of business cards everytime I need to find a vendor for my house, the dentist, etc.

  61. Megan B. says:

    I usually type in the information on business cards into a spreadsheet, so this would save me a lot of time! Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. Great products for card scanning.
    If you need an ID card scanner look at http://snipr.com/n4h64

  63. trishden says:

    I’m a subscriber. Thanks!

  64. trishden says:

    I tweeted on Twitter here:
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    Thanks!
    trishden

  65. trishden says:

    It would save me time as I am constantly forgetting where I put the business cards I get and I search and search and search. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  66. Dante T says:

    Would save me time when I get to medical conventions. Cant help people when some reps card falls out on them

  67. it would save time when searching for info and would save on clutter around the house. Ingenious!

  68. Mary Casper says:

    my entry for saturday

  69. I just tweeted! @waystosave

  70. It would help me save time by putting everyone’s email addy in Outlook. Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Kas

  71. REBECCA says:

    This would be for my daughter-in-love, who works long hours and does much of her business and shopping from home.

  72. Mary Casper says:

    great for keeping them in one spot

  73. subscriber

  74. this would help me cut down on the paper I accumulate and be more organized

  75. Kris Basicker says:

    Great idea

  76. Makes it easier and quicker to store and retrieve contact info.

  77. sign me up

  78. it would save time from me not loosing cards!

  79. i subscribe

  80. This would be great I netwrok a lot since I sell child’s hair accessories this would really come in handy.

  81. Jennifer McLachlan says:

    i’m a subscriber!

  82. Jennifer McLachlan says:
  83. Jennifer McLachlan says:

    Oh my goodness – this is fantastic! We are constantly collecting (and losing!) our clients business cards and what a pain in the you-know-what that can be! The fact that this can automatically sync to my outlook and windows mobile device is amazing and I would never lose another contact again! Incredible!

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  85. I’m a subscriber

  86. This card scanner would save me the most time when I need to call someone on the road and I know exactly where the biz card is but cannot read it from miles away.

  87. button is on left sidebar of my blog.

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  90. Having the information on the cards in ONE place instead of little scattered piles of cards here and there would save a ton of time!

  91. jill watkins says:

    It would save me from tearing my house apart searching for that tiny business card that I put away 6 months ago!

    jill.watkins@gmail.com

  92. This would be great for keeping track of all the Etsy shops that I love and win stuff or buy stuff from! I would also use it to keep track of local eateries!

  93. I also added your Summer Event button on my blog, can that count? 😛

  94. Added your button to my blog.

  95. Subscribed to your newsletter.

  96. The CardScan will help me save time by keeping me more organized and preventing me from collecting so much business cards/paper!

  97. I have your main button.

  98. I’m also a subscriber.

  99. The Cardscan would make a great gift for my sister. She is a recruiter and has a rolodex with business cards. This would save her a lot of time hunting down a specific contact. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  102. The DYMO CardScan Executive would help save me time in so many ways. I would no longer have to spend time filing business cards and contact information or digging through all of them to find just the ones I need at the time I need them. I could scan in everything and have it all right at my fingertips for easy and quick access. It would save me time at home or away by being able to have the card scan with me as it is easily transportable. No more digging through crds or trying to keep track of them all. Amazing!

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  103. I subscribe via email.
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  104. What a great tool. I am in sales support and we get lots of leads through business cards. This would certainly save me time from entering contact info into Outlook.

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  105. I twittered @babygoodbuys

  106. I would love this just to keep my contacts organized. It sounds so simple, but I have paper EVERYWHERE and it would be nice to get rid of the cards!

  107. We have so many business cards around this house. It would be so nice to have this and not have the cards around.

  108. andrea v says:

    email subscriber

  109. andrea v says:

    i would love to win this for work. I’m a admin secretary and am asked to enter this information for many of my VPs. This would save me so much time.

  110. Susan West says:

    It will help me to get rid of this huge box of business cards and make finding the person I NEED easier and quicker!

  111. Venus M. says:

    Wow, what an awesome machine. It would definitely help build or contact list for our non-profit organization, L.I.F.E. living is for everyone.

  112. I am a subscriber.

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  115. It would help me organize all my contacts from different organizations that I belong to. Much easier than trying to save all those cards!

  116. I subscribe.

  117. Geoff K says:

    I get tons of business cards whenever I go to seminars and conferences, and I’m always either misplacing them or forgetting the details of the name on the card, so being able to scan the cards and keep that info handy, I’d definitely save myself a lot of time either hunting the cards down or racking my brain for the info I could easily store on my computer. Thanks for the giveaway!

  118. Wow–a CardScan would really help us to keep our living surfaces less cluttered. My husband and I both regularly accept (and hand out) business cards, and having a way to store all the card info without having to keep a 3-ring binder w/ business card holder sheets (which is how my dad keeps his business cards in order) would be wonderful!

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  121. After I complile my list I can also download to my Mimbot and all I have to do is carry and I have all the info I need. Saves so much time
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  122. Nanette Olson says:

    This would be a great way to organize all those business cards..

  123. I’m would love to win this for my dad. He recently lost his job & has started up a small business of his own. He has tons of business cards he has collected over the years all rubberbanded together & he wanted to some how organize them so he can make connections & try and get some business. I think this would be an awesome tool.

  124. lindsey says:

    I am always losing busniess cards of Businesses I am interested in contacting or purchasing from then I have to search for the Company which just takes time. This would be a great way to stay organised.

  125. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    save less clutter and keep me organized

  126. I constantly have to type in the info from business cards. Cardscan would save me a huge amount of time–and save me from a boring activity.

  127. Look great on my desk…

  128. I subscribe to your blog aswell. Its a great contest.

  129. I have your button on my blog too

  130. The Card Scan could help with all of my daughters projects as she is getting into high school and love grahics and design, and phototaking. She i looking at trying to start her own little side business babysitting so this would be a bonus. As a parent this would be great for the family, i like the portability of it, it has USB connection , scans in color, and is a unit that can consolidate data, so i dont have doubles of everything. The Exectutive is definately an up grade to our old old scanner.

  131. Shell Hale says:

    This is will save me time at tax time no more bags of little bits of paper