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Microsoft Office Lens App Turns Your Smartphone into a Document Scanner

Posted on the 03 April 2015 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

Microsoft’s popular document scanning app, Office Lens has just made the jump from Windows Phone to Android and iOS. You can now use the app in combination with One Note to scan and save important documents.

Whether it’s keeping a backup of your receipts, business cards, menus, whiteboards or sticky notes, Office Lens will allow you to do the trick easily by taking a picture of the document, then cropping and enhancing before saving to One Note or One Drive.


Office Lens works pretty much the same as Evernote’s Scannable app, but with a few new features like the ability to automatically recognize the edges of a document and automatically enhance and clean up the scans. Office Lens also supports optical character recognition (OCR) allowing you to search scanned documents by keywords and even convert scans into Word documents.

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Office Lens for iPhone is now available for free via Apple App Store. The Android version is still in preview mode. You can opt-in for testing the Android app by joining Office Lens Google+ community and clicking on “Become a Tester” link.

[ Source: Microsoft Office Blog ]
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