Office Lens

Office Lens

By Microsoft Corporation

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-04-02
  • Current Version: 2.16
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 57.83 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 7,764 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Office Lens App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 7,764 App Reviews

Office Lens App Details

Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Office Lens can convert images to editable Word and PowerPoint files too. Office Lens is like having a scanner in your pocket. Like magic, it will digitize notes on whiteboards or blackboards. Always find important documents or business cards. Sketch your ideas and snap a picture for later. Don't lose receipts or stray sticky notes again! Scenarios: - Capture and crop a picture of a whiteboard or blackboard and share your meeting notes with co-workers. - Make digital copies of your printed documents, business cards or posters and trim them precisely. - Printed and handwritten text will be automatically recognized (using OCR), so you can search for words in images and then copy and edit them. Features: - With Whiteboard mode, Office Lens trims and cleans up glare and shadows. - With Document mode, Office Lens trims and colors images perfectly. - Pictures can be saved to OneNote, OneDrive or other cloud storage. - Business Card mode can extract contact information and save it into your address book and OneNote. This feature works best with the following business cards: English, German, Spanish and Simplified Chinese. Support for more languages is coming soon. - Choose to convert images to Word (.docx), PowerPoint (.pptx) or PDF (.pdf) files that are automatically saved to OneDrive.


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App Reviews

  • So NOT perfect

    By Madcodger
    Using an iPhone X on a whiteboard wall, I can almost never get a usable image. Didn’t pick up most of our red text, and does little more than make a photo appear on a white background. No idea how this app has such a high rating, but almost useless for me.
  • It works well.

    By It's me, Ben!
    I use it a lot for scanning documents and turning them into pdf. It’s great. However, it would’ve been great if the “whiteboard” option could make the background really white.
  • I’ll keep using my old scanner app

    By DonnaFlorida5
    I received a great promo for Lens because I have an office subscription. It made me want to love Lens. But Lens is lacking features that I use all the time when scanning documents. The biggest problem is that it lacks important editing features, such as the ability to change a color document to B/W, and the ability to lighten or darken a document. Second, when I input images from my device (camera roll) into Lens, I must do it one page at a time. I am used to being able to select a number of images at once. (I use that scanner feature frequently to combine PDFs. (I convert the PDFs to images, and then bring the images (PDF pages) into my scanner app and make a new PDF.) Lastly, my old app will capture a page as soon as it detects the edges, without my having to touch the shutter button, but Lens doesn’t. That feature makes it easier to hold the device while scanning and it allows me to scan multiple pages quickly. Lens might offer new functionality for people who want to scan whiteboards. I don’t know and I don’t need that ability. For those of us who deal heavily with documents, Lens needs to step up its game. I can already easily send scans to one note (as an image or a pdf) so switching to Lens would not help me. I will hold off using Lens for now.
  • Loved it but left it

    By flcww
    Initially I swore by this app and recommended it to friends. Got very tired of the bugs and crashes. Every IOS upgrade brought new woes. Switched to CAMSCANNER and problems are gone. It’s an even more robust tool.
  • Meh. So ...meh :-(

    By Joehv
    I mean this would have been great 5 years ago, but now it is positively amateurish. There are way better scanning applications out there. I’ve used a few. This doesn’t come close to the advanced features available in Scanbot for instance. I mean, if you have the office 365 subscription and you don’t want to pay for anything else I guess it’ll do the job - not very well, but it’s free. If you want quality stuff, look elsewhere. Come on Microsoft, you can do better than this. Especially for your clients who pay for the 365 service
  • What happened?! It was great!!

    By Littlebugs
    This app was a life saver when for a whole month intensive course of sight translation from English to Spanish and my prof never gave me a heads up on what text pages to adapt for my print learning disabilities!! I needed to have OCR STAT! Then I was able to easily enlarge the text and spaces between the lines and more!! If it wasn’t down I lost the whole class period of note taking, scribbling in key legal and medical terms that can’t be done with Microsoft nor G translate! Did mention it was a 4 week class vs 16 weeks!? I went to use it just now, with a text book page of grammar, the Immersive Reading feature distorts the text, and removes bold print of words. PLEASE please help! And I will happily change my stars and review. I am an adult with print and related dyslexia issues.
  • Used to be 5 star

    By sbulosky
    It has been cutting off the bottom of many scans to the point of being useless. Adobe PDF Scan works. I’ve given feedback but no reply or bug fix yet. Fix it and I’ll change my review.
  • Works most of the time

    By dhcidndbcjdbdvdj
    Last week or so it has been cropping off the bottom of my documents. What is shown in the orange box does not end up in the final picture. I have to turn my phone sideways for it to work. Other than that it does the job.
  • Something went wrong

    By Gleaken
    This app was my saving grace in school and grad school, allowing me to copy charts from lectures and text books and immediately add it to my notes through the One Drive. Now every time I try to upload an image the app crashes and the image only makes it to the drive 50% of the time.
  • Great app

    By Azistro
    It's very helpful app it deserves 5 stars.