BusinessCards MX 5.0

BusinessCards MX 5.0

Reviewed by Dan Vlasic

"Business cards make software"

Overview

BusinessCards MX is a shareware for business cards design, creation and formatting. A smart and user-friendly image editor, BusinessCards MX offers a comprehensive gallery of customizable templates in a variety of categories – automotive, services, computers, technical, flowers, children, pets, etc. The software features a wide range of customization options to make your business cards unique, yet preserving the traditional business look.

Installation

The application requires Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Win 7 / Win 8 to install properly. Among other technical requirements are: CPU - Pentium processor, memory 256M or more, free hard drive space 200M.

There is no bundled software, adware, spyware or any other freeware you were not asking for. Download, install, create shortcuts and proceed with peace of mind.

Interface

The interface of the program couldn't be simpler. You can customize the app's theme for greater comfort. You do not need to get used to or familiarize yourself with it. You can browse through multiple templates, choose one and start experimenting right away. Click on the element and immediately you see its customization options in the right field. If it is text, you can type yours, change its font, color and size. If it is an image, you can choose from templates or upload your own, crop it, resize it, whatever you need. The application is very simple, intuitive and similar to numerous visual editors you could have worked with before.

It behaves like a traditional text and image editor combined in one. You can add, move, crop, resize, change objects. Fill in your company's data and save it for future projects. Every element is individually customizable. A variety of templates serve as background, while a comprehensive selection of symbolic elements can personalize your business card and give a stylish and exquisite touch.

Pros

You have access to 750 templates of business cards. The program operates with jpg, bmp, wmf, png, tiff and other graphic formats. You have access to a dozen effects like different textures, shadows, gradients, etc. You can save the project as a business card, or choose to save it as a high resolution image file. The cards come with standard size of min 70x40 and max 105x65. BusinessCards MX supports 400 papers for ink jet and laser printers from Avery, APLI, Sigel, Printec and others. Supports Unicode, so users with Cyrillic based languages can use it, too. Quick view of the print is also a plus. The free version does not currently limit individual usage to a specific time period.

Cons

Full version costs $49.95, but since the free version is feature-rich and unlimited in time, we can say we haven't found any cons.

Alternatives

Belltech Business Card Designer Pro helps you create and print business cards on papers from Avery, Herma, Sigel, etc. You can export your design as .pdf or .jpg file. There are a lot of designs, backgrounds and templates to choose from – one or two-side cards, horizontal, vertical. Create Your Business Cards is also an intuitive and comprehensive tool for business card creation that has generated some positive user rating.

Conclusion

A very nice tool for someone who needs to save money on business card design and printing. If you have a printer and professional business card paper, you can easily create and print out business cards for your small business even using a free demo version. If not, you can take your custom design to the print workshop – it is still cheaper than order your cards with an agency. With a little effort you need to apply in terms of style and personalization, BusinessCards MX does the biggest part of the job for you.

Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

What's new in this version: Version 5.0 Changes: - small bug fixes and improvements - improved Windows 10 compatibility - new calendars for 2016

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested BusinessCards MX on 4 Sep 2015 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
BusinessCards MX Antivirus Report
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