Business cards are so last season. Professionals who want a more secure way to share their contact information with friends and potential clients are increasingly turning to the web for help. ContactMonkey is a tool that individuals and businesses can use to make sure the right people have access to their email addresses, phone numbers, Twitter handles, and more.
If you’re looking for a better way to share contact information with colleagues and associates, then sign up for a free personal ContactMonkey account and start adding all your pertinent information. ContactMonkey will store all the same details you would typically include on a business card or in an email signature, along with additional information like a photo or links to your social networking accounts. If manually entering all that information seems like a bore, then you can use ContactMonkey’s Active Directory plugin to instantly populate your contact page with all the right information. What you’ll end up with is a URL and QR code that you can share with people the same way you’d traditionally trade business cards. Potential clients who want to save your contact information can scan a special QR code to download all your details into whichever address books they currently use. Even better, they’ll receive instant notifications if you ever update your contact details in the future.
Businesses that use ContactMonkey can benefit from a host of additional features. Using the web-app’s white label solution, companies can create their own ContactMonkey websites and widgets that online visitors can use to download staffer contact information. Larger companies can also use ContactMonkey to set up an internal directory with information about each employee on staff.
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October 1, 2012
It’s an interesting idea, kind of a business card on the internet. It allows anyone to share all the relevant data, site, social network accounts, etc. It’s a lot easier to send one link instead of sending all the info in a mail.
October 24, 2012
The landing page should not display too much information before the launch. You want visitors to stay curious and wanting to learn more.