Microsoft Office Lens - PDF Scanner Review

Microsoft Office Lens - PDF Scanner
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Microsoft Pocket Lens is a scanner app that takes photos, recognizes texts and graphical elements on them, and generates PDF documents from these scans.

User Interface & Navigation

The main window of the app is effectively a camera with minimum features. Just point it at a document, and it will automatically detect its borders before taking a snap. If you need, you can adjust them manually. Then tap the button and edit the document in a built-in editor. Voila. Your PDF is ready.

App Features

Along with printed texts, Office Lens can scan texts written on boards, ads, posters, and so on. You can even handwrite a note and then snap and scan it. The app can become your digital notebook where you can store all your paper documents, letters, and notes. You can share the scanned documents to OneNote to store them together with other notes you create.

While languages other than English are not always recognized correctly, with English texts the app experiences no trouble at all. 

Convenience of Use

As you are taking the picture of a document, the app automatically detects its borders and text areas. When the pic is taken, it is opened in a built-in editor where you can crop, rotate or adjust the picture, add text or signature, and save it locally or to the cloud.

There are special modes for simply taking pictures or scanning a business card. Thus, the app can be your virtual cardholder. There is also a Whiteboard mode in which the app removes glares and shadows from the picture, using AI. The default mode is, though, focused on scanning documents.

Compatibility

There are Office Lens versions for iOS and Android. Both are compatible with OneDrive cloud services, but there is even more. The documents are quite standard PDF files that will be opened correctly in any decent PDF viewer or editor.

Microsoft Office Lens - PDF Scanner
Microsoft Office Lens - PDF Scanner
5.0
out of 5

Verdict

Well, do you need a home or office scanner with such an app? If your phone has a decent camera (most phones nowadays do), and you do little scanning, Office Lens will do the work quite decently. The pictures it takes can be later processed on desktops, but your phone and a Microsoft cloud make it good enough for absolutely most documents.

Microsoft Office Lens - PDF Scanner
Rating
4.7
Number of voters
615,839
Compatibility
6.0 and up
Size
Varies with device
Version
16.0.13426.20214
Author
Microsoft Corporation
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