Business Card Composer for Mac

Business Card Composer for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 27 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.7
  • Total Downloads:
    46,766
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 20, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (Watermark is printed across the design.); $34.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    65.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    64
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Business Card Composer for Mac provides the environment for creating highly detailed business cards, which include features that are not found often, such as QR codes and Google Maps printouts. This paid app comes with support for five types of cards and numerous templates for card layouts and graphics grouped by profession and degree of detail. One feature that stands out is the ability to generate unique graphics on the fly.

When started for the first time, Business Card Composer for Mac greets you with video tutorials, then lets you get started by choosing a project template. Each template supports either a horizontal, vertical, double-sided, or folded card, as well as a CD cover. After choosing a blank card or a template and the type of paper you want to use, you are presented with the app's accessible interface, which consists of a customizable toolbar, a side pane, and an inspector. The app integrates with your AddressBook, iPhoto, and Aperture libraries to import photos and contacts data. Elements that can be added via the toolbar include barcodes, QR, smart shapes, and Google Maps printouts with location markers and images.

If you own a business and meet clients face to face, a tool like Business Card Composer for Mac can help you make a good first impression. AddressBook, iPhoto, and Aperture integration ensure convenient access to your data and images, while unique elements like maps and barcodes can make your business card a lot more interesting. This is a useful app, overall, and you should give it a try.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Business Card Composer for Mac 5.1.7.

 
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4 stars

"Great Product to Buy-Trial Doesn't Hold Up"

October 10, 2010  |  By geeekgrrrl

 |  Version: Business Card Composer 5.0.4

Pros

Unique Graphics, Colorful Business Cards, Super Easy Interface. Anyone can use this program. Cards look Professional

Cons

Cons: Need Professional Printing. Limited Options for Paper. The program seems allow for setting sizes that are not standard, but it doesn't work. Also, the trial version reads "TRIAL VERSION" right across the page. Kind of cheesy.

Summary

Bottom Line: Solid Product and worth the Investment. Cards look good and can be personalized to look great. Don't waste your time on a personal printer. Professional Printer or Kinkos and Unique, Colorful Creative Business Cards!

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5 stars

"Easy to use. The product looks professional."

December 16, 2009  |  By johninsapporo

 |  Version: Business Card Composer 5.0.2

Pros

Business Card Composer makes it really easy to create a professional looking product. This application doesn't need a manual.

Cons

There is nothing I dislike about it.

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5 stars

"Give lots of cards and travel frequently? Buy this!"

November 06, 2009  |  By Donald Nordeng

 |  Version: Business Card Composer 5.0.1

Pros

Easy to use and has a huge variety of business card designs to choose from. If you are traveling to Asia, buy this software. You will run out of cards, and this will allow you to make a simple card quickly and cheaply.

Cons

A bit quirky sometimes when printing.

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5 stars

"Elegant, sophisticated, editing shines with arrow..."

December 07, 2007  |  By Randy_Jazz

 |  Version: Business Card Composer 4.4.1

Summary

...keys
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
In my 15+ years as a Mac user, this is the best $40 I ever spent. Not only does it give virtually unlimited ability to create exactly what your mind visualizes for business cards quickly and efficiently, but I also utilized the many well thought out features to replicate (from scratch) an offset printed detailed identification card for our club (2-1/4 x 3-1/2, portrait). Editing is possible on an extremely fine level of movement by using the arrow keys in lieu of the mouse. Placement of any element is available via the inspector to 1/100th of an inch, left, right, up, and down. Cropping can be done also via arrow keys (in lieu of mouse) to crop just from one side or just from the top or just from the bottom, and again, via inspector, to within 1/100th of an inch. Custom design of layout for printing is quick and easy for non-standard papers (including two-sided printing, either auto or manual). Merging from a text file is provided, including graphics/photographs and serial numbers for auto generation of two-sided ID cards for the entire list of members. Documentation could be more complete, but, if you don't see it in the documentation, just try it, it may well work. There was nothing that I wanted to accomplish that the program did not provide in a clear and intuitive manner. Use your imagination and this program can probably accomplish almost anything you can conceive. So far I have not needed to use tech service.

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5 stars

"Great app! Couple of things would perfect it"

May 30, 2007  |  By Stephanie Mitchell

 |  Version: Business Card Composer 4.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've had thisprogram for a while and recently used it to generate "friendship cards" (nnetworking cards for convention attendees). I hit the wall in a couple of areas. I mentioned them to the developer and am a bit disappointed to see they're still not addressed.

1. Not every field from Apple Address Book can be imported; in particular, the "Note" field, which would be really handy for importing a business name, greeting, pithy motto etc. can't be imported. Not a showstopper, but at this version level it would have been nice to see it included.

2. AppleScript support is very poor. In my case I wanted to generate cards from a FileMaker database of registrants, using AppleScripts created within FileMaker. I couldn't script the creation of a card; in fact, I couldn't even get BCC to open an existing card template under AppleScript control! The developer basically said, "yup, you're right; you can't do it."

I love the product, don't get me wrong, but I think some polishing in these areas would make this a really industrial-strength card creation application.

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5 stars

"is very god....but just for Mac"

September 06, 2006  |  By dex_ok

 |  Version: Business Card Composer 3.2

Pros

verry big template

Cons

is just for Mac :(

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5 stars

"A master at what it does"

June 27, 2006  |  By illegal.alias

 |  Version: Business Card Composer 4.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a quintessential Mac program. If you registered prior to version 3, you will need to pay a (reasonable) upgrade fee to get to this latest version.

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5 stars

"This one great simple software"

June 26, 2006  |  By 4x

 |  Version: Business Card Composer 4.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Exactly how a great software for Mac should be: simple effective layout good support (not that I have needed one but they keep updating this product all the time). It creates great looking cards in no time and is actually fun to use

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5 stars

"This one great simple software"

June 26, 2006  |  By 4x

 |  Version: Business Card Composer 4.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Exactly how a great software for Mac should be: simple effective layout good support (not that I have neede one but they keep updating this product all the time). It creates great looking crads in no time and is actually fun to use

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1 stars

"Crap"

May 11, 2006  |  By anbudmor

 |  Version: Business Card Composer 3.2

Cons

Damn download didn't work

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.7
  • Fixed crashes reported by some when exporting to PDF.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
General
Publisher BeLight Software
Publisher web site http://www.belightsoft.com
Release Date January 20, 2014
Date Added January 20, 2014
Version 5.1.7
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Resume Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 65.48MB
File Name BCComposer.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 46,766
Downloads Last Week 64
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Watermark is printed across the design.
Price $34.95

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