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:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

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:

Not provided by vendor

  • 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
(152)
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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Abhik
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  • Industry: Computer Networking
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Very good image and PDF scanner to scan a few documents or ID cards

Reviewed on 25/10/2022

The Microsoft lens is a good tool for scanning images and documents. But managing a large number of...

The Microsoft lens is a good tool for scanning images and documents. But managing a large number of scanned documents is difficult.

Pros

The quality of the scanned images is very good. The app can show the area to crop while taking the photo. This is a unique feature most similar apps lack. They show the crop area only after capturing the photo but not during capturing. Showing the crop area during capturing gives an idea regarding the final output image. Auto-detection of the crop area is also better than many other apps. Further, the app is advertisement free.

Cons

The app lacks any folder to organise the scanned images. Also, there is no option just to select a few images and export them as a PDF. The export PDF option is only available just after scanning. Overall, I didn't like the organisation of managing the scanned files. Scanning a large number of pages and probably multiple of them is difficult.

Jamesson
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  • Industry: Individual & Family Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

What I think about Microsoft Office Lens

Reviewed on 27/2/2021

I use it to scan images with texts that I want to keep saved (newsletters, documents, etc.). The...

I use it to scan images with texts that I want to keep saved (newsletters, documents, etc.). The repositioning of the photo is great and helps to make all text readable.

Pros

Easy to use, good filters and scaling to scan images. Direct and effective storage and sharing.

Cons

Perhaps the theme and layout could be made more interesting, customizable and with a more pleasant appearance.

Minenhle
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  • Industry: Capital Markets
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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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

Khan Md Mohaiuminul Islam
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Mobile scanner - Microsoft product, good as expected.

Reviewed on 9/9/2022

As a microsoft product its very easy to use and fills my daily needs perfectly.

As a civil...

As a microsoft product its very easy to use and fills my daily needs perfectly.

As a civil engineer i need to take so many scan/photos of official document.
Without loosing the quality i am able to take images perfectly .

Editing files is good option i used continuously.
Since its very user friendly , takes me less time used to it.

Pros

Very easy to use Microsoft lens, user interface is good, takes less time to master it.

Taking photos of paper documents and making PDF is very quick, especially you don't have scanner nearby.

Besides you can edit the pdf or documents and send the files to other teammates.

It can capture whiteboard also ,it reduces my workload , after meeting just taking the photos and send to all participants.

Positioning the images is key here when capturing images, text identify result is pretty accurate .

Cons

Sometimes i feel like text are not perfectly captured, need to take again steadily to resolve the issue.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Good package with Ms office mobile

Reviewed on 17/10/2022

Best app for scanning documents with ocr and making pdf and ptt from physical documents

Best app for scanning documents with ocr and making pdf and ptt from physical documents

Pros

Well, I like the fast detection of documents when I use it, and it's ability to make a hole small book, also the conversion between images and pdf

Cons

Well it's very good, especially the last version. I don't find anything annoying or bad services.

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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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