I have looked again recently at Evernote Hello and I must say I am pleasantly surprised.
I am always looking for better ways of managing contacts and dealing with all the business cards that you receive at conferences and as a result of the numerous meetings I have with vendors. I tried specific apps that didn't seem to work, lost data just when you wanted it and had inconsistent synchronisation.
I looked at Evernote Hello when it was first released but felt that its user interface was a little clunky and the method of collecting new contacts didn't fit my way of interacting with people during meetings. I eventually ended up just scanning business cards straight into a contacts notebook in Evernote.
However with a recent new release on the iPhone I felt it was about time for a new look at this app. For Premium Evernote users (which I am) the app now adds the ability to scan business cards and instantly convert them to Hello contacts, with an automatic check against LinkedIn at the same time. This works really well and the quality of the scan is the best I have seen yet. The interpretation of the business card information has also been faultless so far.
The data can then be synched into your address book and with your Evernote account. Each contact being presented as a nicely formatted note in the desktop client. The interface is very slick and notes are associated with meeting and locations and delivered as a timeline, which is an interesting idea. There are other methods of entering data including Hello Connect which allow two or more users of Hello to all swap contact information, which I haven't tried yet.
Overall I am impressed and will continue to work with the app as a premium Evernote user it is a bit of a no brainer. Unfortunately the latest release is not yet available on Android although Evernote say they are working on it.
Do you use Evernote Hello? Have you tried it?