Microsoft Office Lens

OCR solution for businesses of all sizes

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Microsoft Office Lens Overview

What is Microsoft Office Lens?

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 Office 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 Office 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.

Microsoft Office Lens Overview

Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Value for money

Product is available for free.


Microsoft Office Lens Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), English, German, Spanish

Media

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Microsoft Office Lens Reviews

Microsoft Office Lens Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
41

Very good
26

Average
7

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.5
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.3
91% recommended this app
Verna A.

Outstanding capabilities

It's okay, it's no because with all my office software so I don't have to change a thing and even stores in Dropbox and everywhere else I need it.


Pavel R.

A removable scanner that is very practical to use and transport

Microsoft Office Lens has always been able to fill the gap when I needed a scanner at the office or on the road.

The application is very well managed despite some bugs that are still quite rare. I therefore recommend Microsoft Office Lens at 90% to scan all your documents in emergency or not as well as to scan business cards, flyers and other documents.


Jessica B.

Confusing Set-Up

Took months to get set-up all the way completed as there was an issue with the Microsoft customer service reps not being able to assist with set-up or integration. Very frustrating experience.


Sandipan C.

I have been using this app for a long time. The auto detection feature during clicking is...


Jim paul B.

Scanning Made Easy with Office Lens

Microsoft Office Lens is a reliable tool that provides scanning services for free but with maximum quality. On top of all these perks, it's just a click away from your smartphone. I use it during meetings when I don't have with me my laptop, or at moments when I need to take a super clear shot on any document such as memos, announcements, or even receipts at supermarkets or hardware stores which I could use as a proof of purchase or for reimbursements.

Thanks, Microsoft!


Verna A.
Industry: Mental Health Care
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Outstanding capabilities

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 20/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

It's okay, it's no because with all my office software so I don't have to change a thing and even stores in Dropbox and everywhere else I need it.

Pros

Well I use office lens at home and at the office. The scanning software is amazing it does there's no smudges there's no glare when you skating any type of documents they come out at looking just like you type them up it's perfect for office use. The pros for me is as far as getting in the home photos and memories.
Office lens make photo's pop. office lens has the ability to take to make older faded worn photos look like you just snapped the picture yesterday. I've never had to go in and enhance a photo with office lens or change anything I could just scan it in and make a print copy beautifully. I had a free trial and ended up switching and not going back to my old Lenox.

Cons

I like you too. It's very easy software to use.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Pavel R.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: Self Employed

A removable scanner that is very practical to use and transport

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 24/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Microsoft Office Lens has always been able to fill the gap when I needed a scanner at the office or on the road.

The application is very well managed despite some bugs that are still quite rare. I therefore recommend Microsoft Office Lens at 90% to scan all your documents in emergency or not as well as to scan business cards, flyers and other documents.

Pros

Microsoft Office Lens is a reliable tool that offers free but high quality scanning services.
In addition to all these advantages, it is available on your smartphone.
Microsoft Office Lens solves the problem whenever you need to scan photos or documents in a very clear and precise way.
When you are on the move and suddenly feel the need for a scanner thanks to Microsoft Office Lens you can scan everything you need.
The functions of the buttons are simple yet so powerful.
I use it a lot to scan documents and take snapshots of words written on a whiteboard.

Cons

Despite all these advantages, Microsoft Office Lens also has some drawbacks such as a loading time that is sometimes too long.
Or the difficulty to scan the entire document even if it works well most of the time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Jessica B.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Confusing Set-Up

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 19/11/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Took months to get set-up all the way completed as there was an issue with the Microsoft customer service reps not being able to assist with set-up or integration. Very frustrating experience.

Pros

Microsoft is one of the world's leading software's, so it integrates with most other products nicely.

Cons

The customer service for set-up was awful, took weeks to get everything properly set up and the customer service reps don't seem to know what they are talking about.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Sandipan C.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

I have been using this app for a long time. The auto detection feature during clicking is awesome

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 14/11/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I have been using Microsoft office lens for more than two years now. I find it is a great improvement to what I was previously using. The Best feature that I like about this app is that it auto detects and crops the subject during picture clicking and saves time, unlike other apps where auto cropping is done as a post processing part. Being a free tool, office lens offers OCR feature for exporting to text format in PDF and Word, which is often missing in the free versions of peer apps . Thirdly, It doesn't add a watermark to the output files.

Cons

The user should be allowed to tweak the parameters that control the picture quality. Some peer apps have the option of regulating the contrast, sharpness, details and brightness as soon as the pictures are clicked and cropped. Second, office lens should support more options than scanning from just documents, business cards, etc (for example, powerpoints and greeting cards offered in peer apps).

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Jim paul B.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

Scanning Made Easy with Office Lens

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 5/11/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Microsoft Office Lens is a reliable tool that provides scanning services for free but with maximum quality. On top of all these perks, it's just a click away from your smartphone. I use it during meetings when I don't have with me my laptop, or at moments when I need to take a super clear shot on any document such as memos, announcements, or even receipts at supermarkets or hardware stores which I could use as a proof of purchase or for reimbursements.

Thanks, Microsoft!

Pros

Microsoft Office Lens solves the day whenever a need for crystal-clear scanning of photos or documents arises. It's the go-to application when you're out and suddenly feel the need for a handy mobile scanner, realizing that it's an application in your smartphone.

The tool is easy-to-use although the walk-through tutorial upon installing it is of great help too. The buttons' functions are simple yet so powerful. I use it a lot in scanning documents and taking snapshots of words written on a whiteboard.

It's also a recommended software for taking random shots whose quality are at par with those of other top applications out in the market, or maybe better.

Cons

The scanning feature is one of the best and it's so reliable when used. If I may suggest though, the focusing task is sometimes a little annoying especially if the correct shape or outline is not easily met. But overall, it's best at what it does which is performing like an actual scanning machine.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.5/10
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Microsoft Office Lens Pricing

Microsoft Office Lens Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Value for money

Product is available for free.

Product is available for free.

Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 74 user ratings
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Microsoft Office Lens Features

Microsoft Office Lens Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Analytics
Collaboration Tools
Data Capture and Transfer
Data Extraction
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Visualisation
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Multi-Language
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Sentiment Analysis
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
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Microsoft Office Lens FAQs

Microsoft Office Lens FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft Office Lens.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Office Lens offer?

Microsoft Office Lens offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free

Free Trial: Not Available

Product is available for free.

Q. What are the main features of Microsoft Office Lens?

We do not have any information about Microsoft Office Lens features

Q. Who are the typical users of Microsoft Office Lens?

Microsoft Office Lens has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Microsoft Office Lens support?

Microsoft Office Lens supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), English, German, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Office Lens offer?

Microsoft Office Lens has the following pricing plans:

Free

Q. Does Microsoft Office Lens support mobile devices?

Microsoft Office Lens supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Microsoft Office Lens integrate with?

Microsoft Office Lens integrates with the following applications:

LogicGate, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint

Q. What level of support does Microsoft Office Lens offer?

Microsoft Office Lens offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Knowledge Base, Online Support