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Chronos has announced Business Card Shop 5, an update to its business card software for OS X (10.4 or higher). The new version makes it easier to share cards, edit individual faces of double-sided and folding cards, and browse templates, according to the folks at Chronos.
You can now share a business card via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, email, messaging, or AirDrop. You can use a business card as an email signature; Business Card Shop 5 supports Apple's Mail app. The upgrade adds 10 signature card templates and a Template Chooser for previewing templates or creating a blank card. The Template Chooser shows the back side of double-sided cards
Business Card Shop 5 adds the ability to save a document as a template so it shows up in the Template Chooser. It also adds the ability to edit individual faces/sides of double-sided, folding, and tent cards and adds 36 double-sided templates (22 horizontal and 14 vertical).
Fold lines are now displayed on folding & tent cards when editing. Business Card Shop 5 also adds: two folding card templates; two tent card templates; support for new Avery 75361 self-laminating cards; support for new Avery 88220 & 88221 double-sided cards with rounded corners; support for other Avery and generic card formats in U.S. and metric sizes; and the ability to convert text to outlines so the text is treated like any other shape. Also, grid settings can now be saved on a document-by-document basis and the grid can optionally be printed.
Business Card Shop supports 700-plus card stocks including those from Avery, PaperDirect, NEATO, and more. It comes with over 175 pre-designed templates for over 175 different professions. It also comes with a collection of artwork (over 1.4 GB in size) from artists all over the world.
A fully functional 30 day trial version can be downloaded from Chronos' web site (www.chronosnet.com). Business Card Shop costs US$39.99 for a single user license and $69.99 for a family pack.
Registered customers of SOHO Business Cards 1.x to 3.x or Business Card Shop 4.x can upgrade to version 5 for $25. See the Chronos website for family pack upgrade pricing. Customers who purchased Business Card Shop 4.x after July 15, 2013, can upgrade to Business Card Shop 5 for free.