Microsoft Launches Standalone ‘Office Lens’ Scanning App for iPhone

Microsoft today revealed the launch of the Office Lens app for iPhone, following its debut on Windows Phone last year. Office Lens transforms the iPhone into a mobile scanner, just like preferred scanning app Scanner Pro, however it has the ability to publish checked papers to both OneNote and OneDrive, making them accessible on all devices.

Office Lens‘ scanning abilities are already built into Microsoft’s OneNote application for iOS, yet today’s Office Lens release is a standalone application. It’s able to scan things like calling card, notes, restaurant menus, whiteboards, invoices, and much more.

Office Lens easilies sense the edges of a file that’s being photographed, which permits it to instantly crop the photo to the best dimension. It likewise cleans it up pictures and improves them for far better readability, and it could also align pictures taken at an angle.

The app consists of optical character acknowledgment (OCR) to make invoices and scanned papers searchable using key word in OneNote or OneDrive, and it has the ability to convert images of paper documents and white boards notes into Word records, PowerPoint presentations, and PDF data.

There’s additionally an alternative to immediately generate contacts when calling card are photographed, and graphics scanned could be put right into OneNote or OneDrive in new formats, including DOCX, PPTX, JPG, and PDF. Images can also be saved on, exported, and shared.

Microsoft’s Office Lens for iPhone application could be downloaded from the App Store free of charge. [Direct Link]

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