A good-looking business card can be the difference between being taken seriously and coming off as an amateur. With BusinessCards MX you could go either way; although it has some snazzy templates and it's not difficult to create an attractive card, there's the potential for sloppy formatting and bad design.
The program's interface is attractive and quite intuitive, and most users should be able to start making their business cards within moments of first launching the program. BusinessCards MX presents three choices to start with: users can open a template, launch the design wizard, or go directly to the editing interface. The program comes with a variety of templates that are organized by category, including animals, beauty, education, and medical, as well as templates that include some design elements but aren't profession-specific. For the most part these templates are attractive, but some of the themes include some pretty goofy-looking clip art that doesn't exactly scream, "I'm a professional." The program's design wizard lets users choose a layout for the card's text and then manually add backgrounds, images, and other elements. We liked the wizard--it was quite easy to use--but we did note that the address layout seemed to follow the Polish convention of putting the city before the street address. This can be fixed by manually dragging and dropping address elements to rearrange them on the card, but that can create imprecise spacing between elements and lead to a sloppy look if users aren't careful. The editor feature lets users create business cards freehand, a nice touch for those who are a little more comfortable with basic graphic design. The program's built-in Help file is brief but adequate. Overall, BusinessCards MX didn't knock our socks off, but it's not a bad choice for creating basic business cards without a lot of fuss.
BusinessCards MX installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.
Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of BusinessCards MX 3.99. The trial version has watermark on output.
BusinessCards MX software is used to design and print business cards. The process of designing is based on inserting ready for use elements accessible in the program such as figures, images, the background, and shifting them on the prepared project. The program has the possibility of saving data about a company or people so that it can be used later while designing a business card.
What's new in this version:
Version 5.0: improved Windows 10 compatibility; new calendars for 2016.
This is a really nice program. You can do just about anything you want with the letters, background, and pics you add. Color gradients can be changed for backgrounds and letters. I tried all the Business Card programs on CNET. I even tried some programs that aren't on CNET. I have never had a program that produces such good looking cards. You can put a current calendar on the back of the card. Some people will only save a card if it's useful to them and probably come back for a new calendar-card the following year.Now, I paid $20 for the program. The $30 program includes extra templates, which I didn't want. The way I use templates is like this: I have an idea of what I want, find a template that is close to it and modify the heck out of it until it fits my original idea. You can choose how and where to print cards on a page. Great for using leftover card-stock.
Sometimes when you add many items, the program freezes. Go to Print Preview and come back. Usually this will unlock it. If that doesn't work, exit the program and come back. Thus, it's a good idea to save often. It's not all that intuitive. Some things work a little different, but they can be learned. Sometimes when you click on an object, it doesn't show in the editing box. So, click on another object that does show, then go back to the one you originally wanted.
It's not a perfect program, but take your time in designing cards. Try different colors, fonts, pics, spacings, positioning and you will produce some great results.