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.
Business Card Composer is a complete kit to create and print business cards, calling cards and badges. The package contains 1,000+ high-quality clipart images (24,000 in retail edition), 500+ ready-made designs (740 in retail edition) and advanced editing tools. Business Card Composer video tour. The program conveniently uses personal data from Apple Address Book, and images from iPhoto and Aperture to use on the card design. The program contains over 700 card stock layouts from leading manufacturers, as well as supports duplex printers for printing double-sided cards.