Old fashioned business cards may feel nice to the touch but once they accumulate, they can become bulky and they will take up space. Eventually, they will become a hassle no matter how useful and pretty they are. A much more efficient solution, especially in today’s mobile digital world, is to use virtual business cards. There’s no printing involved and they can be created faster, possibly costing you nothing but a few minutes of your day. This idea is what CardFlick is banking on as an online service that lets you create and share easily virtual business cards.
How exactly does one share a virtual business card?
CardFlick lets you share your virtual business card to other people who are also using the app. All it takes is a simple upward swipe on your card, seemingly sending your virtual business card flying out of your mobile device. Anyone with the CardFlick app near you will receive your virtual business card and it’s their choice whether they want to keep it or not. Be careful when and where you flick your cards, though. You’ll never know when stalkers are close by.
How does one create these magical virtual business cards?
You can design your virtual business cards using the online Instacard creator. You can choose any of your Instagram or Facebook photos as your background photo. You can also upload a photo from your hard drive if none of your Facebook and Instagram photos work with your vision. This online Instacard creator also lets you customize the text color, accent color, profile image, and your personal and business information of course.
You can also create your card using the mobile app with a single tap. You can pick from any of the dozens of professionally designed card designs from some of the most awesome designers in the world. Do note that while you control the information and images on your card, it still follows a basic design layout. For a completely customized design for your virtual business cards, you would have to go Pro. Don’t worry, though. While CardFlick is still in beta, the Pro version is still free.
On which mobile platform does CardFlick run?
CardFlick is currently available for Android and iOS mobile devices. Whatever device you have, as long as it has the CardFlick app, you can share your virtual business card immediately.
What about people who do not have the CardFlick app?
You can still share your beautiful virtual business card to people without the CardFlick app. Just go to the Flick screen and choose the Email option. Enter the email of your friend or business contact and they will receive your Instacard in their email inbox.
Does one need to resend their business card if they have updated their information?
No. If you update your info, all the people who have already received your business card will have your updated info as well. There’s no need to resend it.
The Bottom Line
CardFlick has the potential of changing the way people exchange contact information. It’s cheaper, more efficient, and environmentally friendly too. So, all we see is benefits unless you really like the feel of a real business card in your hands.