About Microsoft Lens

Microsoft Lens (formerly Microsoft Office Lens) is an optical character recognition (OCR) solution designed to help businesses of all sizes capture and record information from images, documents, notes, whiteboards, business cards and more. It allows users to scan and create digital copy of any printed or written text, facilitating exchange of information across systems.

Key features of Microsoft Lens include data capture, review, editing and file sharing. Enterprises can utilize the system to convert images into PDF, Word and PowerPoint files and store them in local or cloud drives. Plus, it enables students to scan learning materials such as classroom handouts, notes & whiteboards, and upload them into OneNote or OneDrive for future reference.

Microsoft Lens allows sales teams to access details of networking contacts by scanning business cards in various languages including English, Spanish, German, and Simplified Chinese and save information directly into contact lists as well as OneNote. The solution helps users automatically recognize texts and navigate through content using search functionality.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
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Business size

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Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Chinese, English, German, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Microsoft Lens: 21

  • Convert to PDF
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Conversion
  • Document Imaging
  • Document Storage
  • Full Text Search
  • ID Scanning
  • Image Editing
  • Image Pre-processing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Offline Access
  • PDF Conversion
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Text Editing
  • Text Extraction
  • Third Party Integrations

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(140)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Vivek
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy Scan with Smartphone

Reviewed on 9/7/2022

I love this application, it is free to use, easy to use. Scanning documents is very easy with this...

I love this application, it is free to use, easy to use. Scanning documents is very easy with this application. It is very useful application in all ways for scanning. Scanning made easy by this application

Pros

First of all it from Microsoft, the most trusted software company in the world. Microsoft Lens is very useful application in scanning division. I am using this application from last 2 years and I like it very much. It does not show watermark in scanned docs or photos. You can choose filters for the scanned docs, Image clarity is adjusted according to the smartphone. scanning get adjusted as per the size of page, photo or anything that you want to scan.

Cons

All about this application is loveable, no one can say this application is not useful.

Keoagile
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Review of Microsoft Lens' Outstanding Capabilities

Reviewed on 20/7/2022

I'm currently using Microsoft Lens with some of the learners I tutor. I started using around 2010...

I'm currently using Microsoft Lens with some of the learners I tutor. I started using around 2010 when I had corporate clients. Instead of them having to write out notes on their notebooks, I encouraged them to install the app on their devices and scan the notes on the whiteboard as and when they need to. That way, they wouldn't need to be taking copious notes.
And, now I am using with my new group of learns how happen to be teens.

The flow of discussion and learning is much better when we use Microsoft Lens.

Pros

The biggest plus for me was the fact that I could use Microsoft Lens to capture text from a whiteboard that is about 3+ meters away from me. And it comes out clear and crisp.
The second plus is the ability to share to a plethora of apps, including to the printer.

But, personally I feel the trophy belongs to the ability to export the captured text to the Immersive Reader. This alone was the clincher for me.

Oops, forgot to mention that since it is very easy to use, the learning curve is ... none. Anyone can be up and running with it straight out of the box.

Cons

The drawbacks I experienced with Microsoft Lens were the limited intuitiveness when it comes to adding more pages.
Would have been much greater if I could also export alphabets (other than the Roman alphabet) to Immersive Reader. Maybe I'm asking for too much.

Minenhle
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  • Industry: Capital Markets
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Mice office lens

Reviewed on 23/3/2022

It good uses for business purposes

It good uses for business purposes

Pros

Dynamics of new features and always improving with new technology for future use , everything you needed is on one particular place

Cons

Always need update it requires a lot data networks and It consumer q lot of space in computer sometimes it over heating leading to computer to be slower when functioning

Fabian
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Microsoft Lens is the perfect tool if you want to convert your precious images to any type of...

Reviewed on 21/4/2022

Simply a magical tool that gives us confidence to carry out high quality work with successful...

Simply a magical tool that gives us confidence to carry out high quality work with successful results to the satisfaction of our clients, the most interesting thing is that we can count on immediate customer service, this service is scarce or null with other SoftWare of the same guy, thus making him the Ace up the sleeve of our company.

Pros

This SoftWare is the perfect tool in our company, it's easy, its interface is very pleasant to look at, its functions allow you to perform multiple tasks at the same time, with this program the endless hours in editing processes of images to Word are over , PowerPoint and PDF, supporting all our work in case of inconvenience or breakdown of our equipment, through OneDrive or OneNote. Only this detail gives a very high bonus to this important SoftWare that has a number of features that you can explore very easily. It has brought us many benefits and endless editing solutions. I recommend this important tool, once you use it, you will not want to take it off.

Cons

To tell the truth regarding the cons of the SoftWare in question, I must state that we have not experienced any type of inconvenience to date, we have had this important program in our company for more than three years and it does not report any inconvenience.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Converting documents to digital.

Reviewed on 28/7/2022

I scanned and saved all my physical documens like diplomas, IDs, bills with Microsoft Lens.

I scanned and saved all my physical documens like diplomas, IDs, bills with Microsoft Lens.

Pros

I like basic scanning and sharing feature. It works like physical scanner. With taking photo it's done to have bills as PDF. Documents can be shared as PDF or JPG or PNG.

Cons

It would be better if there is folder or labelling feature.

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Microsoft Lens FAQs

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Microsoft Lens offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Product is available for free.

Microsoft Lens has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Microsoft Lens supports the following languages:

Chinese, English, German, Spanish

Microsoft Lens supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Microsoft Lens integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, OneDrive

Microsoft Lens offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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