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Paper business cards look and feel great, but next thing you know you’ve changed your domain name, updated your site design or got a new mobile number, and suddenly your business cards seem kind of old. Check out these alternatives: digital business cards that you can update whenever you have new details or need a fresh look, and ways to store your contacts’ information without storing (or losing) their cards.


CardFlick helps you make business cards out of your Instagram and Facebook photos. It’s easy to use, and you don’t need a professional camera to get great looking results.


LinkedIn’s CardMunch app for iPhone is a great way to store contact information on the go without having to type in phone numbers or email addresses one character at a time.

Google Goggles

Google Goggles is a great alternative to CardMunch for Android users. Save contact details quickly and easily thanks to clever character recognition.


Another app, this time for both iPhone and Android users, Cardcloud helps you store contacts’ info and even tracks where you met them – great if you’ve got a short memory.


Zerply is more of a social profile than a business card, but it’s a quick and easy way to recommend professionals and network.


IdentyMe is perfect if you have the time to create a custom design for your contact details.


.tel domain names were specially designed to store your brand’s contact details. Purchase them from us just like any other domain name, and add your details quickly and easily. In addition to making it easy for visitors and customers to get in touch, you’ll also benefit from an extra listing in the search engines.

Have you got any virtual business cards or are you considering them? Let us know in the comments!


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  • Tim Ferriss


    I think business cards get a bit of a bad rep due to the way they are used. Pressed into your hard via an unwelcome and inauthentic approach at a networking event. Guns don’t kill people, rappers do.

    But I’m quite fond of them as a medium for creativity. There are some great examples of creative genius applied to the humble business card – my favourite is probably Kevin Mitnick’s (reformed FBI most wanted hacker) lock picking card. (https://mitnicksecurity.com/) If you need inspiration, plenty more examples on https://busines.scards.co.uk/

  • Armin


    You can create your own portfolio or virtual business card using https://idslot.org . it’s an open source and free project.

    With your domain name in your web host.


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