Type of app: Business/productivity
Platform/where to buy: (universal for iPhone and iPad)
Developer: Christof Knittel
Description: Create and print your own business cards with KaiCards instantly in seconds! Choose your contact data, select a design, and instantly see a preview of your individual card.
Price: Free to design a card; $1.99 to generate a printable template
Major features: Allows you to design a business card, using the app's design templates or by adding your own logo. For a small fee you can generate a card template or print directly to an AirPrint printer. There are also partner print shops available that can accept an exported design and print the cards for you. In addition to the contact information, you can create a QR code for the back side of your card.
Ease of use/Overall performance: Want to know how easy this app is to use? I downloaded it at 7am, and by 7:15 I had two designs finished and emailed out for second opinions. I need Gear Diary cards for CES, and KaiCards let me design cards with the Gear Diary logo in less time than it takes my shower to warm up in the morning. Because I am cheap, I ordered card stock off Amazon, so for under $10.00 between card stock and printed template, I will have plenty of business cards now and for the foreseeable future. This was faster and easier than anything I could find online!
Would use again/recommend?: Absolutely. I can't get over how easy the cards were to design, and this is a perfect example of how the “freemium” app model can work well. It is free to design your card and customize it, and the app charges you once you want to turn into a real world business card. There's no risk to trying it, and the only cost is incurred once you have the design exactly how you like it, and $1.99 for a professionally spaced and designed template isn't bad at all.
Suggested changes/wish list for updates: It would be nice to be able to merge some of the different corporate and casual designs with a photo background too.