Microsoft yet again dish out more goodies for Android and iOS users despite the lack of favours in return im sure people will be happy to hear they can now avail of the feature.However the version for Android is just a preview. Office Lens is a handy capture app that turns your smartphone into a pocket scanner. It crops, straightens, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Pictures of documents are automatically saved to OneDrive and editable on any device.

Office Lens on iPhone

 

  • Identifies printed text with optical character recognition (OCR) so that you can search by key word for the image in OneNote or OneDrive.
  • Converts images of paper documents and whiteboard notes into Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and PDF files for easy editing and reformatting (see moredetails here).
  • Captures business cards and generates contacts you can add to your phone.
  • Inserts images to OneNote or OneDrive (as DOCX, PPTX, JPG or PDF format) and gives you options to save, export and share the image.

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Download for iPhone

 

Office Lens Preview for Android

Download for Android you need to go via G + and join preview first

 

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