Real talk: Business cards are annoying (except when they’re cute DIY’d scratch-off ones). Think about it: We rarely ever transfer the contact info into our phones, and we end up filling up an entire drawer with tiny pieces of paper that we’ll never look at again. And while we’re printing out fewer paper documents in general, why not digitize these pesky business cards too?


Haystack is an app that allows you to create a digital business card and store future business cards that you receive. To create your card, just enter your email address and all the deets that you want displayed. The app will do the designing for you to ensure you have a professional-looking card. And they might be almost as cute as some of the DIY business cards we’ve seen. You can email or text your card to those you meet. If any of those new connections don’t have a Haystack account, they’ll receive an email about how to get their own digital business card… and get with the times.


We especially love how Haystack doesn’t ignore the fact that the majority of the world still uses business cards. When someone hands you a paper business card, you simply take a picture of it in the app, then toss it into a recycling bin. The app can’t recognize the text like it does with the Evernote Scannable app, but it’s still a great way to digitize business cards without filling up your camera roll.


Haystack is free on iOS and Android devices, and you can officially consider it time to find a new calling for that business-card drawer ;)


Is the end of the tangible business card in sight? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.