Chronos has released Business Card Shop 5
, an upgrade to its card creation utility for the Mac. One of the key changes is the addition of a Template Chooser, which lets people preview templates or skip to creating a card from scratch. Custom cards can now be saved as templates; Chronos has meanwhile added 50 new templates of its own, including 36 double-sided cards, 10 signature cards, and 4 folding/tent cards.
Cards can be newly shared via integrated Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, email, messaging, and AirDrop options. A card can also be used as an email signature, but only within Apple Mail. Some smaller additions to the software include fold lines when editing folding/tent cards, new card formats, and the ability to convert text into outlines, which are treated like any other shape. Grid settings can be saved on a per-document basis, and a grid itself can be printed out.
Business Card Shop 5 costs $40 new, or $25 as an upgrade from SOHO Business Cards or Business Card Shop 4. The new edition is free for people who bought BCS4 after July 15th. Users must have OS X 10.8.4.