About 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.

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Markets

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

Supported Languages

Chinese, English, German, Spanish

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Features

Total features of Microsoft Office Lens: 14

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

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(109)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Verna A.
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  • Industry: Mental Health Care
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Outstanding capabilities

Reviewed on 20/12/2019

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

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.

Sandipan C.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 14/11/2020

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).

Vgc V.
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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Are you searching best mobile scan Office Lens is the solution.

Reviewed on 27/11/2021

My favorite application. I'm saving lot of time due to this all of the official document and my...

My favorite application. I'm saving lot of time due to this all of the official document and my university application I'm converting to document using this. OCR Saving is one of the best format for me.

Pros

This application develop by Microsoft, this has good reorganization. Application is intelligent to identify document borders then we can do the crop, rotate and file size selection. I'm pretty interesting with One Drive saving option including business card scan. Applicating is fast and working without any issues.

Cons

I don't have any single least point to mention about Office Lens. Grate application. Thanks Microsoft

Arturo L.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

The PDF scanner for Microsoft users

Reviewed on 22/7/2021

The application itself can be found in mobile stores, I would recommend using other types of...

The application itself can be found in mobile stores, I would recommend using other types of scanners, as this one is a bit slow and can heat up the device a lot, but if it is for something very fast like scanning 1 or 2 documents, this one can get you out of trouble and more if you are a Microsoft user.

Pros

The biggest advantages we have in this document scanner, is that it is designed mainly for users who have the Office service, as it has direct connections to their applications, because when scanning your document with the camera on your phone, you can convert it to PDF or simply pass it to a Word document, PowerPoint or other Microsoft product, you can even digitize it or also in the case of students, scan the class blackboard and pass it as a document to save it to your OneDrive. Similarly, you can choose a document or image from your phone's camera roll and then share it or convert it to a Microsoft product.

Cons

When opening the application, I find it a bit slow, or it can even crash and restart itself. When scanning the document, it does not manage to finish scanning the document well and some parts are left on the top and bottom edges. It can also consume a lot of battery life, as the application relies purely on your phone's camera.

Joel B.
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  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My experience with Microsoft Office Lens

Reviewed on 3/10/2021

At work, I have needed formal documents without a watermark, which is why this application has...

At work, I have needed formal documents without a watermark, which is why this application has helped me a lot. I also like the option to save the image in JPG format in the phone gallery for other purposes. The use is quick and easy to understand, it is free and does not require an account for the necessary features. I can confidently recommend this app to my colleagues.

Pros

The application is fast to detect the text or area of interest to be scanned. It also provides appropriate options for editing the image. The options for saving and sharing in other formats are very clear. Something good too, is not having a watermark on PDF files.

Cons

Although the application does a good job detecting the document to be scanned, it cannot correctly adjust the image when it is taken from the side or at steep angles. For best results, you need to carefully position the camera in front of the document. In addition, the application should improve the immersive reader option, which still makes errors in character recognition.

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Microsoft Office Lens FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft Office Lens.

Microsoft Office Lens offers the following pricing plans:

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

Product is available for free.

Microsoft Office Lens has the following typical customers:

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

Microsoft Office Lens supports the following languages:

Chinese, English, German, Spanish

Microsoft Office Lens supports the following devices:

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

Microsoft Office Lens integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, OneDrive

Microsoft Office Lens offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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